There are several ways to guide the theme of a Halloween wedding. Certainly you can try a cutesy theme with a cartoon and Disneyesque vibe. However, another option you might want to consider is “dark elegance.” There is something beautiful about an air of mystery and All Hallow’s Eve is the ideal time to capitalize on it.
The level of formality at most weddings is dictated by the attire. It is, of course, the bride who sets the tone for the day so pay plenty of attention to how you will dress and require everyone to follow suit. After all you’re the star of the show on your wedding day. If you want your wedding to be pure class in the midst of a darkly romantic ambience, then start with the decision about color. Halloween is associated with black, orange, and purple for the most part. When planning colors for a wedding it never hurts to work white into the scheme, even if the wedding will be primarily dark tones.
An excellent color for the bridal gown is purple, and because Halloween is generally an overstated event we recommend a traditional ball gown. In keeping with the sense of mystique we most definitely recommend a veil with a long train. If you prefer to keep the wedding dress a light color, try experimenting with lavender instead of white. A large bustle with tiered layers adds a nice touch as well. Once your decision is made, use the opposite color for you bridesmaids and maid of honor. So, if your dress is purple have them wear lavender and vice versa. Next think about accessories. Lace is commonly associated with darkly romantic themes so include laces gloves for yourself and all of the gals.
In the spirit of the holiday we recommend adorning the ladies’ hairstyles with oversized fascinators made of flowers, feathers, and tulle. Another elegant and lovely accessory is a mask. Think along the lines of the beautiful and intricately designed masks used during Mardi Gras. If weather will be warm be sure to use masks that breathe and are lightweight. Otherwise your makeup will melt. The final consideration is your bouquet. Choose flowers that are in line with the fall season and exude class and good taste. Skip the orange and try white, black and purple flowers. Once the bouquet is designed ask the florist to spray it liberally with silver glitter so it has an element of magic.