Zombie Wedding Ideas Inspired by Walking Dead

Love The Walking Dead? We've rounded up the most creepy-hilarious wedding ideas inspired by zombies, or "walkers," as they're referred to on the show. Rather than dress up in costume on the day of their actual weddings, the newlyweds featured below got creative and depicted an apocalyptic fantasy using special effects, décor and more.

Zombie Photos

A groom who goes by the username Josiahx on Reddit asked his wedding photographer to shoot him, his lovely wife, and their bridal party doing their best zombie impressions, and then he added incredible special effects using Photoshop. Watch this amazing timelapse showing how he created this pic!

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Photo Credit: Josiahx on Reddit

Who could forget the picnic gone wrong that we covered back in August 2011? The couple survived thanks to a shovel, but we'd feel a lot safer using Daryl's crossbow or Michonne's katana sword. This is one of our favorite creative engagement shoots to date.

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Photo Credits: Amanda Rynda Photography

The engagement shoot inspired other quirky couples to include zombies in their snapshots:

Photo Credits: The Liri Valley on Imgur


We think Maggie and Glenn would approve of these macabre yet elegant invitations. (Who could forget the memorable scene when he ripped an engagement ring off a zombie's hand and proposed shortly thereafter?!)

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Invitations by Emily Bawn

One bride and groom chose to hand out traditional wedding invitations to the majority of their guests, but this special version was mailed out to their best friends:

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Photo Credits: Mathy Shoots People

Imagine getting this illustrated save-the-date in your mailbox? Sign us up!

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Illustrated poster by Manuel Morgado

This life-sized poster was used as an alternative to a traditional wedding guest book:

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Photo by: Nicole Pomeroy via Offbeat Bride

For your favorite couple with a healthy dose of sarcasm:

Card by: Craft Colorfully on Etsy

Write love notes to your groom zombie husband in this pixelated journal:

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Journal by: Blackbird & Peacock on Etsy


Guests got an eye-popping surprise in their signature drink at this L.A. wedding:

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Photos by: Kate Harrison Photography

At another couple's nuptials, guests took home these fun temperature-activated cups:

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Photos by: Retro Restyling


For a subtle nod to your zombies fixation, consider a ghoulish cake topper. The undead newlyweds below are looking a little worse for wear, but dare we say it, they're actually kind of cute. 

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Photo by: Donald Yeager Photography

We love the contrast between the traditional buttercream cake and the herd of zombies climbing up each tier!

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Photos via Platform Biased

This cake had a split personality: A whimsical purple pattern on one side and a zombified version on the other.

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Photos by: Retro Restyling

Similarly, this two-faced cake topper was custom-created for a zombie-loving bride and groom:

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Cake topper by The Pixelette on Etsy

This couple had a gorgeous four-tiered cake with regal flourishes:

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Photo by: Two One Photography

But their groom's cake stole the show (check out those cheeky tombstone sayings):

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Photos by: Two One Photography

Tell us: Are you a Walking Dead fan? Which of these ideas gets your vote for most unique/creative/creepy?

—Stefania Sainato