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A Day Of the Dead Wedding Theme

by | 29 October 2016 | Inspiration

Forget Halloween themes, if you’re getting married at this time of year and you want to channel the spirit of the season, look to the Day of the Dead holiday for some inspiration. Originating from Mexico, this colourful, feel-good festival has the perfect uplifting vibe to capture for your special day.

Happy hues

The Day of the Dead is all about colour, so it’s the perfect excuse to get inspired by the rainbow. Instead of looking to the typically muted tones for your wedding palette, pick out a medley of bright shades and have fun with a multitude of colour.

Vibrant florals

Your colour scheme will really shine when it comes to choosing your flowers. Let your imagination run wild here, look to every type of flower, from the commonly chosen tulips and roses to lesser used types such as delphiniums and orchids. Let your palette sing amidst multicoloured centrepieces, utilise delicate and vibrant paper flowers across your venue, and of course be sure to capture this spirit with an eye-catching bridal bouquet.

The Dia de los Muertos dress

With the Day of the Dead wedding being all about colour, it’s the perfect excuse to choose a vibrant wedding dress. Look to ombre dips dyes, embroidery and botanical patterns for some bridal style brights. If you’d rather not break from tradition, a white or cream wedding dress provides the perfect contrast to the theme, and you can lift your outfit with plenty of colourful flowers and accessories.


Playful accessories

Accessories are all about punctuating your wedding outfits, and they’re the perfect way to channel this theme with some style. Multicoloured stacking bracelets, bright gemstone statement necklaces and vibrant hair flowers are all worth exploring. While pocket squares, socks and ties are all a great place for the groom to get creative.

One of the best places to channel this wedding theme is in your shoes. Look to striped stilettos, embellished court shoes and rainbow block heels for some inspiration.

Creative make-up

Search Day of the Dead makeup and you’ll likely come across thickly painted sugar skull faces. Give yours a bridal spin and use the festival’s symbolism as inspiration. Think delicate floral motifs to paint on your cheeks or next to your eyes, or even just some multicoloured eyeshadow. Blackcurrant matte lips are hot for A/W 16, wear them with bare-faced look for a stylish take on the sugar skull.

Would you consider having a Day of the Dead themed wedding? Or have you checked out our other themed wedding ideas? Let us know what you think in the comments box below.

About the author

Laura Feasey

Having studied journalism at the London College of Fashion, Laura trained in crafting features and articles, not only in the subject of fashion, but in lifestyle, art, travel and culture. For the last few years she has been writing for a number of clients, from holiday companies such as and lowcostholidays, to design retailers such as and Debenhams.

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Inspiration A Day Of the Dead Wedding Theme