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13 Stylish Halloween Wedding Decor Ideas

13 Stylish Halloween Wedding Decor Ideas
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Are you following unconventional wisdom and throwing a spook-tacular Halloween wedding? To that, we say: Congratulations, you creative, offbeat bride-to-be! We love the aesthetic possibilities inherent in a Halloween-themed wedding ⁠— and the decor choices run the gamut. On the tamer end, the style might lean toward festive rather than frightening by integrating pumpkin motifs and fall colors while remaining traditional in most regards. Somewhere in the middle is the wedding that includes glamorously gothic motifs taken from the steampunk world: Black lace, candelabras and Victorian touches. At the extreme end, a bride may dive fully into the Halloween theme by infusing her decor with dark floral centerpieces, skull motifs and classic characters of macabre origins (think: Frankenstein, Dracula and mummies). That bride might even invite guests to wear ghoulishly gorgeous costumes for the ultimate in Halloween chic. The dark, moonlit sky is the limit! Here, we’ve rounded up an epic selection of Halloween wedding decor ideas from your favorite retailers, including Etsy, Amazon and Zazzle. Now you can plan a wedding that’s as wicked as you want it to be.

 

 

Creating the Best Halloween Decor

 

Tips:

If you’re throwing a Halloween-themed wedding and reception fête, you probably have good reason for doing so. Maybe Halloween has always been your favorite holiday. Maybe you have a cultural connection to Dia de los Muertos. Maybe you adore gothic style. Or maybe that’s the best date available for your venue of choice! Whatever the reason, spooky wedding accessories can create fun, yet tasteful decor. A halloween-themed wedding can include gothic table cards, a coffin-shaped ring box, a ghoulish cake topper (we love skeletons!), candy-inspired cocktails, black lace tablecloths and candles galore.

 

 

How to Attain Unique Halloween Wedding Decor

 

Cost:

There is absolutely no reason why a Halloween-themed wedding should be any more expensive than a traditional one. Refer subtly to trick-or-treating by creating a Halloween-themed dessert bar: Include creepy cake pops designed in Halloween motifs, as well as crowd pleasers such as cotton candy and cupcakes topped with skull motifs. For a dose of candy-inspired nostalgia, top cocktails with rock candy sticks instead of typical garnishes (candy is cheaper than fruit!). Why not add a gingerbread haunted house as a dessert bar centerpiece? Kits are inexpensive, so you can DIY (make it a fun activity to do with your fiancé!). Ambient lighting is an inexpensive way to create some moody magic: Mass candles together in groups for the most impact. We’ve outlined a slew of low-cost ideas to help you create your hauntingly beautiful wedding on a budget.

 

 

Color:

If using all-black is too somber a move, add hints of black into a sophisticated palette for your Halloween affair. You can fold in tones of steel gray, moody lavender, venom green and ruby red, along with metallic accents. If you want to paint your wedding in the classic palette of orange and black, think about choosing enchanting imagery to keep the look sophisticated rather than childish. Choosing vintage visuals will keep the look elegant.

 

 

Style:

Choose your exact style, then pick elements that will work together cohesively. Remember that you want to embrace Halloween without being too macabre. Don’t make the reception look like a carnival’s haunted house, as we’re fairly sure guests don’t want to sip eyeball punch and eat finger-shaped cookies. Blend in some subtle Halloween charm without grossing out the guests.

  

 

Material & Other Features:

Fabrics should reflect the theme: This is not the time for rustic burlap (unless you can convey a “harvest festival” theme). You want to choose materials that are moody and romantic (in the darkest of ways, naturally). Think: metallic silver, black lace, smokey chiffon and purple tulle. By incorporating elegant tree limbs, lanterns and purple or black orchids you can complete the spellbinding aesthetic.

 

 

 

1 of 13 Image Credits: Etsy

Spookiest Cake Topper

Top Topper Shop Day of the Dead Topper

Price: $239.00

Embrace all things eerie with this wedding cake topper. From the polymer clay studio of a Russian artist, this topper is an elegant and traditional representation of the Day of the Dead holiday that is native to Latinx cultures. The groom and bride stand side by side holding hands with the dog in the middle (the pet can be customized to whatever pet belongs to the couple). The figurines are made using high-quality, non-toxic polymer clay with a wide range of details — from the bride’s bouquet style to hair and eye color — carefully sculpted by hand. Among the specifics included are wedding date, the pose, the bride’s style (dress style and color, floral bouquet, jewelry and veil) and the groom’s details (hair style and color, suit style and color, boutonniere, tie and shoes)

Specifications:
Made with polymer clay, wood and aluminium wire.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I literally couldn’t be happier with the final product and the customer service. Natalya is amazing and extremely talented. I couldn't recommend her more.”

2 of 13 Image Credits: Etsy

Scariest Desserts

Trsrs By Carolyn Halloween Cake Pops

Price: $25.00

Round out the Halloween theme with these darling cake pops decorated as Jack-o’-lanterns, mummies and Frankenstein. Reviewers have said these adorable handcrafted cake pops don’t feature the doughy “wet” cake found in some cake pops, but are baked into a light, rich texture that they love. Made fresh to order by a specialty bakery, they are carefully decorated and will look pitch-perfect in a Halloween-themed dessert bar.

Specifications:
Made of sugar, flour, eggs and milk.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These cake pops were a huge hit! These were just as delicious as they were adorable and packaged very thoughtfully with extra bubble wrap. I had both funfetti and chocolate flavors, which I highly recommend. I will definitely order these again!”

3 of 13 Image Credits: Zazzle

Most Spirited Invitations

Halloween Ouija Board Invite

Price: $2.26

Invented during the Victorian era in 1890, the Ouija board has since held a major pop culture presence with its alleged ability to communicate with spirits (without even hosting a séance). This Ouija board invitation will set the tone for a Halloween wedding from the outset. The antique lettering and creepy motifs — black clouds, a sun and a crescent moon with two stars — are suitably spooky for use as wedding invitations. While this example says “Halloween party,” you can edit it to reflect a wedding instead, thereby infusing some vintage glamour into the wedding design.

Specifications:
Made of 120-pound cardstock with a soft, eggshell texture and smooth finish.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Creating this card was easy. I like the flexibility of using a template, along with making changes to personalize the invitation. The quality of the card and envelope were excellent.”

4 of 13 Image Credits: Zazzle

Best Gothic Table Numbers

Wedding Gothic Frame Halloween Cards

Price: $1.15

Get glamorously ghoulish with these vintage-y table numbers. The elaborately scrolled frame is created from gothic elements: Bats, black lanterns and one wee spider. They will look right at home topping the tables at a Halloween-themed wedding.

Specifications:
Made of 110-pound semi-gloss paper designed specially for vibrant full-color.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These table numbers turned out perfectly for the wedding. They are thick enough to stand up on a mini easel alone and they are double sided. I think they’re a great value!”

5 of 13 Image Credits: Etsy

Creepiest Ring Box

Til Death Do Us Part Coffin Box

Price: $23.00

Get seriously scary with this decoupage coffin for holding the rings. The box is covered with black-and-white art prints. An Edwardian couple occupies the center and black roses trim the edges. The woman wears a Gibson Girl hairstyle and a dress that sparkles with hints of glitter. About five inches long, the wooden coffin box is lined in black velvet. What an unusual keepsake.

Specifications:
Made of fabric, paper and wood.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This box is beyond amazing. It looks so awesome in person. I can’t wait until Halloween to put my rings inside!”

6 of 13 Image Credits: Amazon

Most Boo-tiful Table Decor

Shiny Beauty Black Lace Tablecloth

Price: $14.97See Reviews

Make the tables Halloween wedding-worthy. Covering the reception tables with black lace tablecloths over white ones makes them look particularly ghoulish. This lace tablecloth features intricately designed floral openwork with lovely fringe details. And at only $15 each, you won’t be screaming like a banshee at a mysteriously disappearing budget.

Specifications:
Made of nylon lace featuring elegant floral patterns and scalloped edges with fashionable eyelash lace.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It is soft and pretty. The tablecloth is very pretty and exactly as described. Be aware that it does not come with the white layer underneath as shown in the picture.”

7 of 13 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Lighting Fixture

Honysky Black Metal Candelabra

Price: $22.00See Reviews

When guests take a seat at your reception, a chill will go down their collective spines at the tables illuminated by this spooky-yet-stylish candelabra. Designed for five candles, this 10.6-inch high candle holder is so inexpensive, at $22 each, that you can light all of the tables at your reception with them. After all, a Halloween-themed wedding is one occasion at which you can’t have too many candles.

Specifications:
Made of black-toned metal.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love this sturdy, black candelabra. It's so much sturdier than I expected. There is zero wobble. I love the color and look of this.”

8 of 13 Image Credits: Etsy

Scariest Photo Prop

Custom Party Store Photo Booth Backdrop

Price: $34.21

Prepare for hauntingly beautiful photos with this backdrop. “Happy Halloween” is written in stylish script and the dimensional bats flit along the edge. The backdrop is available in wrinkle-resistant fabric or heavy-duty vinyl. It comes with a sewn in rod pocket for easy hanging on a stand or any standard pipe-and-drape frame.

Specifications:
Printed to last on a wrinkle-resistant fabric or heavy-duty matte vinyl.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I’m so happy with my order. It shipped in a timely manner and Sara answered my questions within the hour!”

9 of 13 Image Credits: Amazon

Eeriest Flourish

Lureen Gold Spider Napkin Rings

Price: $17.00See Reviews

Get devilishly decadent by topping the reception napkins with these metal spiders. They come six to a pack and are made of a metal alloy topped with sparkling crystals. As long as no one has arachnophobia, unfolding the napkins will take on a new appeal with these 8-legged creatures on board. We love that these are glitzier than the standard black spider napkin rings.

Specifications:
Made of a metal alloy and glass stones
each spider is 2.2 inches long.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love them! They are so beautiful and well made! I highly recommend them.”

10 of 13 Image Credits: Etsy

Most Spine-Chilling Centerpiece

Sparkle With Style Halloween Skeleton

Price: $171.00

This centerpiece is living proof that skeletons can be as glamorous as they wanna be. The perfect statement piece, this centerpiece is made on a matte black charger topped with bows, glittery accents and a skeleton "bust.” If you want it in a different color combo, just message the seller. It can be made with different accent colors; oxblood or rich royal purple would be stunning.

Specifications:
Made of faux fall leaves, black flowers, black leaves, Halloween roses and glitter.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love this guy. He is very novel and gorgeous, like all of my other purchases from the seller.”

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Best Guest Accessory

Redstar Gifts Black Lace Mask

Price: $2.54

This Venetian-style mask is perfect for your Halloween-themed wedding. Just think: You can leave them at guests’ seats at the reception and they can wear them as they dance incognito. Placement is simply: You simply secure the mask with the ribbon tie. They will fit most adults and will undoubtedly put your guests in a spooky mood.

Specifications:
Made of soft lace.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My order was very quickly dispatched. I’m very pleased and happy with the item. I would recommend this seller.”

12 of 13 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Vintage-Style Favor

Edible Classic Dracula Halloween Cookie Topper

Price: $8.00

The bride who adores classic Dracula movies can make her homemade or store bakery cake, cupcakes or cookies look spooktacular with these custom-printed decorations, available on either wafer paper or frosting sheets, her choice. We love that these feature the classic Bela Lugosi Dracula images for the ultimate in retro chic. Complete instructions are included so that the application is a breeze.

Specifications:
Made of frosting sheet, wafer paper, edible ink.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These are gorgeous with a high quality print.”

13 of 13 Image Credits: Amazon

Freakiest Floral Touch

Ling’s Black Roses

Price: $18.00See Reviews

There are no hard and fast rules for planning a Halloween-themed wedding. But let’s face it: You have to feature that Halloween chestnut, the black rose. We like Ling's Roses because they are made of a soft latex foam that makes them look like fresh roses. With their flexible wire stems, they are easily bent or cut. You can use them to make bouquets, centerpieces, kissing balls, boutonnieres, cake flowers or any other arrangements.

Specifications:
Made of high-quality latex.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I was absolutely thrilled with the quality of these flowers! Even up close, you would think that they were real! I assumed that they would have been of a lesser quality, since they were inexpensive, but that's not the case at all.”