Our Favorite Ideas from Real Halloween Weddings

Halloween can be a magical time to tie the knot — and there are so many fun ways to infuse the holiday in your celebration. Here, check out some of our favorite ideas from the spooky Halloween weddings we've featured in our Real Weddings gallery.

Set the Tone with the Right Invitation

We love the wording on Kristen and David's bewitching wedding invitation:

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And the skeleton print, gothic font, and black tone perfectly reflected Tamara and Jason's classic Halloween wedding:

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Costumes and Masks

The bride and her flower girls floated down the aisle in fairy costumes at Aspen and Brad's rustic halloween wedding:

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halloween wedding

And at the reception, the couple provided a selection of masks for guests to choose from:

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For Laurin and Brett's modern Halloween wedding, guests were encouraged to dress up and enter into the Halloween costume contest:

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Flower Girls and Ring Bearers

Swap your flower girls' traditional baskets for faux pumpkins:

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And have your ring bearer carry the rings inside a mini coffin:

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Painted Pumpkins

Using pumpkins as décor doesn't mean you're relegated to an orange color palette. Patricia and Thomas displayed this stack of painted pumpkins at their ceremony entrance:

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Aspen and Brad used this painted set on their candy buffet table:

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And Laurin and Brett used mini white pumpkins to dress up their cocktail hour tables:

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Spooky Signs

Add an ominous vibe to your celebration with haunted house-inspired signs, like at Kristen and Brad's "Hallowedding":

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Pumpkin Escort Cards

Mini pumpkins made the perfect escort cards for this classic Halloween wedding:

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pumpkin escort cards halloween wedding ideas
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Skeleton Details

Skeletons are another fun way to add a spooky touch to your wedding. We love Tamara and Jason's skeleton place card holders:

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And this skeleton cake topper was the perfect fit for Kristen and David's haunted house cake:

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Photo Credit: April Smith & Co. Photography

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Spiderweb Chairs

Patricia and Thomas traded in the traditional ballroom chairs for these spiderweb-inspired versions at their Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired bash:

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Pumpkin Centerpieces

There are so many ways to incorporate pumpkins in your centerpieces, from surrounding them with florals to placing flowers inside of them:

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Graveyard Photos

Add an eerie touch to your wedding album by heading over to a nearby cemetery for some photos:

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No cemetery nearby? Lyndsay and Michael created their own for their vintage-inspired Halloween wedding — complete with a zombie trying to escape:

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Candy Buffets

No Halloween wedding is complete without a trick-or-treat-inspired candy buffet:

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halloween wedding candy buffet
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Don't forget the DIY treat bags:

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Themed Desserts

Kristen and David's cake was inspired by a haunted house:

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They also served these lady finger cookies:

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Lyndsay and Michael topped traditional cupcakes with creepy details:

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And Patricia and Thomas's cake perfectly refected their Nightmare Before Christmas theme:

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Tell us: Would you plan a Halloween-themed wedding?

—Kristen O'Gorman Klein