Kendra Hagerman
Kendra Hagerman October 24, 2017

15 Classy Ways To Incorporate Halloween Into Your Wedding

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A wedding theme can be anything; a season, a color scheme, a shared interest, or even a holiday. Traditionally, a love-related theme is used, but if you’re a non-traditional bride, a Halloween wedding may be the perfect way to say “I boo”.

Merging two polar opposite events can be challenging, but it’s absolutely possible. The trick is to stick to a subtle theme while incorporating the traditional wedding elements you value the most.

To get you in the wedding Halloween spirit, we’ve rounded up 15 ways to throw a sweet and spooky affair, complete with candy corn and cake (or maybe a candy corn cake?).

Dark Dinner Accents

Ditch the traditional light and bright tablescape for something more dark and mysterious; try dark flatware, napkins, name tags, menus, or cups.

I LOVE this dark tablescape. This is a great way to incorporate halloween into a wedding and still be classy. Styling + Found on: Style Me Pretty / Photography: Rebecca Hansen Weddings.

This dark charcuterie board is so pretty! Spooky and classy halloween party food. Photography: Kate LeSueur / Found on: Camille Styles.

Pumpkin Guest Book

Make this easy DIY faux pumpkin guest book for a festive memory that will last a lifetime.

Such a cute idea for a fall or halloween wedding! This white pumpkin and glitter guest book is such a cute memory. Photography: Something Turquoise Photography / Found on: Something Turquoise.

Black Lanterns

Lanterns are a little spooky and a lot stylish; leave them empty or fill them with candles, pumpkins, gourds, or anything else that screams Halloween to you. Bonus: you can keep the lanterns as a keepsake and use them around your home after the wedding.

Beautiful black lanterns with mini pumpkins inside.  Easy and affordable DIY centrepiece for a wedding or party.Found on: Celebrate Magazine.

Candy & Dessert Bar

Invite your guests to “trick or treat” at your dessert bar full of gummy worms, candy corn, black gumballs, and chewy spiders.

This is the cutest Halloween candy cart! I could see this for a candy bar at a Halloween or fall wedding. Found on: Sugar and Charm.

These dark, black desserts are so cool! Great for a halloween party, fall wedding, or just for fun! Styling + Found on: Style Me Pretty / Photography: Rebecca Hansen Weddings.

Candy Apples

Dress up this classic fall treat by using white chocolate or caramel.

These apple-y married candy apple wedding favors are so cute! Found on: Evermine Weddings.

Black Tulle and Lace

Spookify balloons, vases, pumpkins, and table settings by covering them with black tulle or lace.

Such an easy DIY! Black tulle with a white balloon. So easy and still classy - perfect for a fall wedding or a halloween party. Photography, concept & creative direction: @hipster_mum / Balloons: @borntopartyshop / Found on: Poppy Talk.

Pumpkin Favors

Show your gratitude with a mini pumpkin or gourd that guests can take home.

Mini white pumpkins for a fall wedding. These would be great as favors. Photography: Ryan Greenleaf Photography

Draped Fabric

Draped fabric can be both creepy and chic, so it’s the perfect backdrop for a Halloween wedding.

Chic and classy wedding fabric draping with a chandelier. Photo: Vic Bonvicini Photography.

Scary Signature Drink

Offer your guests some sinister sips by incorporating ingredients like blackberries, currants, raspberry syrup, black vodka, or blood orange.

This blackberry bourbon smash is a great spooky halloween or fall wedding drink. Found on: Half Baked Harvest.

Dark Florals

Flowers add drama to any wedding, so use classic wedding flowers like ranunculus, calla lilies, anemones, and dahlias in deep colors for a dark, romantic vibe.

These moody, dark wedding flowers are so pretty! I love them as a non-traditional bouquet or for a fall wedding. Photography: Bryce Covey / Found on: Wedding Chicks.

Wine Bottle Candle Holders

Start saving those empty wine bottles now to create easy DIY wine bottle candle holders. Clean the bottles thoroughly, remove the labels, and melt some wax over the bottles for easy, affordable centrepieces.

DIY wine bottle candle holders make a great wedding centrepiece for a fall or halloween wedding. Styling + Found on: Style Me Pretty / Photography: Rebecca Hansen Weddings.

Festive Table Runner

Combine gourds, orange pumpkins, fall berries, and white pumpkins to create a DIY table runner.

White pumpkin table setting. Beautiful centrepieces. Photography: Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo / Tabletop: Borrowed Blu / Flatware: Classic Party Rentals / Found on: Elle Decor.

Black Wedding Dress

A Halloween wedding is anything but traditional, so why not consider a non-traditional wedding dress? Look for dresses and accessories with black tulle, beading, or lace accents if an all-black dress is too extreme for you.

This black and white lace wedding dress is AMAZING. Perfect for the non-traditional bride. Hair And Makeup: Chiali Meng Artistry / Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Mackenzie Designs / Photography, Concept + Creative Direction: Luna de Mare / Floral Design: Emblem Floral Design / Model, Agency: Lacey Hannan / Found on: Style Me Pretty.

Pumpkin Ice Bucket

Carve out a pumpkin and fill it with ice for a unique Halloween-themed ice bucket.

What an awesome idea! A white pumpkin ice bucket made out of a REAL pumpkin.  Major fall wedding inspo. Styling + Found on: Style Me Pretty / Photography: Rebecca Hansen Weddings.

Swap Confetti for Leaves

Use leaves instead of wedding confetti; not only is this swap environmentally friendly, it’s completely free. One word of caution: please inspect the leaves thoroughly before getting your wedding party to throw them at you. To avoid unexpected surprises, dry the leaves out for a few days or use faux leaves instead.

I like the idea of throwing leaves instead of rice at a wedding. This would be great for a fall wedding or engagement shoot. Photography: Lara Hotz / Found on: Swooned Magazine.


Kendra Hagerman is a fashion, beauty, and lifestyle writer who had a dreamy DIY backyard brunch wedding. She and her husband are now the proud fur parents of Mona, a chiweenie rescue that is still getting used to the Canadian climate. Find and follow her on the social channels below for design, wedding, and fashion inspiration!

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