10/31/2012 12:40 am ET Updated Apr 15, 2016

Halloween Wedding Inspiration

Fall is here and if you're planning an autumn wedding you might be feeling inspired by the season's warm colors and cozy atmosphere. Rustic barn weddings, bundled up engagement photo sessions, and vineyard receptions are great options for fall brides-to-be, but if you're hoping to do something a little different for your big day, we've got one word for you: Halloween.

Before you start picking out orange and black bridesmaid dresses and stocking up on candy corn for guest favors, take your inspiration to a fancier place. Halloween-themed weddings don't have to be so predictable! Instead of jack-o-lanterns, think chic, white pumpkins and real lanterns lining the aisle. Pass out intricate, masquerade disguises for guests and dress up place settings with gothic, silver goblets. If you're especially daring, trade a traditional white gown for something with dramatic color.

Check out our ideas for more inspiration and for some great ideas on how to take a Halloween wedding from creepy, to completely gorgeous.

1. Haunted hay ride
Use hay bales to create cozy ceremony seating.

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2. Get glowing
Add some light with glistening lanterns. Get crafty and feature your initials or new monogram on the canister.
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3. Trick-or-treat drinks
Create a signature cocktail featuring candy for a grownup treat.

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4. Wild Blooms

Use blood red or deep purple blooms for a dark, yet beautiful, look.

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5. Raise your goblet
Heavy stemware gives receptions a Gothic feel.

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6. Do you dare?

Go for all out drama in a dark dress.

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7. Masquerade
Greet guests with ornate masks for great photo ops.
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8. Dark Dinnerware
Dark tables and black candles don't have to be creepy.

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