These Halloween Wedding Accessories are Chic AF

For the bride who wants something with a little edge

Updated 09/21/18

Photo Courtesy of Catbird

When it comes to wedding accessories, we've seen it all. From the more feminine and subtle (pearl earrings, diamond studs), to boho (flower crowns to trendy (tasseled earrings, statement necklaces), there are infinite possibilities when it comes to choosing your day-of accessories. So what's a gal to do when she throws a Halloween wedding? Step one, don't be scared. Because the idea of Halloween and wedding thrown together in the same sentence, we know, is a little intimidating. Step two, read this article. Which you're already doing so good on you!

Whenever a wedding is centered or themed around a particular holiday, there's always the potential that things can go very ugly, tacky, or just plain wrong, very, very, quickly. We've seen far too many weddings die a kitsch-infused death because there were one too many black and orange tablescapes (Halloween)/fur trimmed decorations (Christmas)/or Turkey place card holders—and by one too many we mean even one is one too many when talking about any of those scenarios. So maybe we should start by expressing what you shouldn't choose as accessories for a Halloween wedding.

A) Do not choose anything that you think your Great Aunt Gertrude may wear during the days surrounding Halloween (no offense to your Great Aunt, but you get what we mean). This means no candy corn "statement" earrings.

B) Think outside the box. Although there are some accessories that may be perfect, cool, AND just what you would expect someone would wear on Halloween, most of the time when it comes to themes, hitting the nail too hard on the head is kind of the opposite of cool. AKA, maybe try a vintage gold serpent ring in lieu of cobweb earrings featuring a dangling spider.

C) Don't be scared that you're straying from tradition. Sure, maybe your Grandmother won't be thrilled to see you're not wearing the pearls she wore on her wedding day, but you should feel like yourself! And if a a necklace covered in dainty gold bugs is something you'd feel more comfortable wearing than pearls, then you do you.

Here, some of our favorite chic Halloween wedding accessories, to get you started!

01 of 07

Thorn Comb

Photo Courtesy of Collected Edition on Etsy

Don't want the ubiquitous flower crown? Go for some edge with this 3D printed thorn comb.

SHOP NOW: Collected Edition, $20

02 of 07

Ouroboros Ring

Photo Courtesy of Catbird

Instead of your run-of-the-mill wedding band, embrace your Halloween wedding day with a slithery serpent band.

SHOP NOW: Catbird, $750

03 of 07

Makao Snake Hair Pin

Photo Courtesy of Catbird

For the bride that wants a more relaxed, cool-girl vibe, do your hair in a messy and casual up-do and finish it off with this snake hair pin.

SHOP NOW: Catbird, $230

04 of 07

Small Diamond Evil Eye Ring

Photo Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

Ward off any evil on your day with this delicate evil eye ring--perfect for stacking with other skinny-band rings after the wedding's done (or during!).

SHOP NOW: Bergdorf Goodman, $400

05 of 07

Skull Insect Earrings

Photo Courtesy of FarFetch

Their pretty iridescent stones and statement size distract from the fact that these are not only insect shaped, but have tiny (signature for McQueen) skulls at the top. Wear with something simple and modern so the earrings can speak for themselves.

SHOP NOW: FarFetch, $645

06 of 07

Gold Snake Ear Climber

Photo Courtesy of Shop Bop

Petite enough for a bride who wants something delicate, but it is a snake after all, not your grandmother's pearls (which are still lovely!) if you want something that doesn't scream heirloom.

SHOP NOW: ShopBop, $575

07 of 07

Goldbug Short Station Necklace

Photo Courtesy of Croghan's Jewel Box

If you're not opposed to wearing bugs around your neck (we aren't!), this gold bug necklace is chic and subtle.

SHOP NOW: Croghan's, $130

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