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‘Til Death Do Us Part: Halloween Wedding Ideas for Fall

by Wedding Shoppe Blogger: Hannah Arkelin October 31, 2013 @ 8:45 am

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There are so many wedding ideas for fall that are classy, chic, and colorful. Fall wedding bouquets are gorgeous, and rustic settings are stunning, but what about a fall theme that’s a little out of the ordinary? Consider an All Hollows’ Eve wedding! From Halloween wedding dresses, to creepy, creative cocktails, to whimsical wedding guest attire, I’ve compiled a collection of spook-tacular wedding ideas.

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Knock ‘em dead in Halloween wedding dresses.

When considering Halloween wedding dresses, you can choose to go bold or subtly spooky. Black bridal gowns are a beautiful option! They’re flattering, chic, and unique. Try a vintage dress, find a Victorian-inspired wedding gown, or even dress up in couple’s costumes with your fiancé! If you’re looking for Halloween wedding dresses that fit your theme, without sacrificing tradition, consider gowns with black lace appliqués, like Cosette by Maggie Sottero or Allure Romance 2616. For your bridal party attire, look for bridesmaid dresses in rich, deep hues, like dark purple, black, or navy. Feel free to keep it classic and go with orange bridesmaid dresses, too! For the wedding guest attire? Costumes, of course!

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Daring décor for your big day.

You will be surprised when you start researching wedding décor for Halloween— there is so much to choose from! The first items on your list should be candles, candles, and more candles. Use unique candelabras, chandeliers, and votives to light up the night. Wedding ideas for fall often include pumpkins, and I personally love the idea of carving your table numbers into them! Many couples use all black décor, but adding hints of gold, amber, and white will give your reception some life. For fall bridal bouquets and wedding flowers, black and red roses, calla lilies, feathers, and rustic branches make a gorgeous combination. The music? An organist, orchestra, or even Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” will do just fine. Combine these gorgeous (and ghoulish) wedding decorations with creative wedding guest attire, and your spooky style is nearly complete.

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Tricked-Out Treats: Halloween-themed food to die for.

Fall wedding ideas for food should always include what’s in season. Pumpkins, apples, and squash are key ingredients in some very delicious fall dishes. What about pumpkin or butternut squash ravioli for dinner? How about a red velvet wedding cake? Bloody Mary’s or appletinis are perfect for your wedding cocktail. Halloween-themed food should be delicious with a festive twist. Finally, what’s Halloween without your favorite candy? Give out dark chocolate, salted caramels, and your favorite candy for wedding favors!.

Did you have your wedding on Halloween? Any tips or ideas? Share them in a comment below!

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Quite simply, I love everything wedding-related! My goal is to help couples plan their dream day with unique tips and tricks. I've been a wedding blogger for 2 years, and a writer for many more. I enjoy exploring the Twin Cities, traveling, and going on long walks with my curious dog, Watson. Is there a topic you'd like me to cover? Email me at!

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