Candy, costumes, and pumpkins--oh my! Who says Halloween is just for trick-or-treating? If you're as into the holiday as I am, consider throwing an extravagant Halloween-themed wedding for an evening of ghostly adult fun! Think classic fall wedding decorations, black or pink bridesmaid dresses, and the obvious must-have: candy. If you're looking for some spooky inspiration, look no further! I have some fun and simple ways to elegantly incorporate the holiday into your big day.
You might be picturing an event with skeleton's hanging from walls, green punch with floating fingers, and people dressed in their best 80's costumes. As fun as all those things are, they might be better suited for next year's Halloween party, rather than your actual big day. That being said, here are some ideas that will perfectly tie in your theme, while also keeping the elegance of a wedding.
Big and small, pumpkins are one of the easiest (and cheapest!) ways to add in fall wedding decorations. Whether they're carved or painted to coordinate with your colors, they make great accents for aisles, tables, or even as escort cards for your guests.
Lighting is key for a Halloween-themed wedding, so lanterns and candles are perfect for setting a spooky ambience. Besides that, keep the lighting low and allow the flames to really be the main source of light.
Victorian-inspired décor creates a vibe that's eerie, yet stunning! Whether you go to the grand scale of renting vintage furniture pieces, or a simpler route of antique frames and candelabras, the look will definitely be eye-catching.
A tasty way to get in the Halloween spirit is by adding a delicious candy bar for your guests to enjoy! Add treats based on color or just select your personal favorites and allow people to take a small bag home as a favor!
Outfit your bridal party in colors that perfectly complement your palette. Black is always a classic Halloween choice, but if you're looking for a pop of color and don't want to risk your girls looking like pumpkins, pink bridesmaid dresses are the way to go! Not too dark, not too light, Kennedy Blue's berry color is available in the silky taffeta fabric and is perfectly appropriate for your theme.
We'd love to hear your own ideas of how you styled (or would style) your own spooky bash! Leave comments below and send us pics to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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Taking Your Measurements
For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn’t be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor.
Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it’s not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.
Compare these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5” (size 12), your waist measures 31” (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5” (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body.
Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).
While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button. Stand up straight and do not “suck in” when taking this measurment.
Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.
Depending on the fabric, a dress can be altered down up to 2 full sizes, but can be very difficult to let out as there is only about .5 inch of fabric to do so at the seams.
Ordering anything smaller than a size 12 would not fit in the bust area. Please note: Our bridal gown size chart is different than the bridesmaids sizing and is listed below.