Wedding Tip #17: 6 Halloween Wedding Ideas that will Slay
24 October 2017
1. Start as you mean to go on
As with all wedding themes, we recommend to run with your theme right from the start. This means introducing your theme before the day has even begun. The best way for this is to choose wedding invitations in a style matching your theme. Whether it’s through a gothic styled designed invite or something more sinister, nothing starts your Halloween theme off better than a creepy wedding invite.
2. Choose flowers in deep, dark colours
Colour is an important ingredient for getting a chosen theme right. For your Halloween theme, it is important to stay away from the more traditional blush and white for your bouquets and wedding venue centrepieces, instead choosing deep, dark colours with a hint of Halloween orange.
3. Use lots of candles or lanterns
Speaking of centrepieces, use of tall candled centrepieces will create a wonderfully ominous feel. Think big, beautiful ones dripping to create the antique, gothic affect. Use of lanterns or tasteful props such as pumpkins or antique vases/bottles can also help achieve the desired effect. Chat to your wedding venue coordinator or wedding hotel personnel and ask for assistance and ideas on centrepieces and carefully placed props.
4. Make it a masquerade party
Providing masks for your guests so guests don't feel left out can help bring out the theme even further and provide a little bit of fun among the way. Better still, why not choose/encourage a dark colour palette dress code or host your wedding as a masquerade party.
5. Create spooky signature cocktails
Continue the theme right down to the catering and menu options. Avoid the witches fingers and candy apples and instead, greet your guests on arrival with a spooky cocktail or themed appetisers/desserts.
6. Choose a cake to complete your theme
Finally, a key factor for delivering the perfect wedding theme is your wedding cake. Be as creative as possible, paying particular attention to style, design and, of course, your chosen cake topper!