Tim Burton Themed Wedding Ideas

No wedding is complete without a fabulous theme—and it doesn’t get any more fabulous than a Tim Burton inspired big day! From The Corpse Bride to Beetlejuice to Nightmare Before Christmas, Tim Burton has given us some truly extraordinary films for years. What better way to capture this mysterious magic than on your own wedding day?

Tim Burton Wedding Gown - Black White Stripe Victorian Steampunk

Gown by KMKDesignsllc

Tim Burton Wedding Decors

Two words should come to mind when putting together the décor (and really everything else, too) for your Tim Burton themed event—bold and offbeat! Rich colors and avante garde fabrics mixed with eccentric design and accents is just the thing for an unforgettable wedding celebration. A crisp, black and white foundation of hues sets up for beautiful additions throughout the venue of brilliant reds, purples, or oranges that really pop. Centerpieces and bouquets of black and ruby roses in crackled, glittering vases are breathtaking. Twinkling fairy and bulb lights strung all around the venue in glowing purple and yellow hues set the stage for an amazing ambience. Black garland feathers and velvet tablecloths are a magical pairing, and silhouettes of Jack Skellington look mesmerizing along the venue walls. Incorporate candelabras and different portraits of Tim Burton film characters, along with framed quotes that are specific relation to the wedding couple. Your options are really limitless with this theme, so have a blast with it!

tim burton Calla and feather real touch bridal bouquet

Bouquet by PumpkinandPye

Tim Burton Wedding Food

If you thought the decorations were fun to round up, you’ll have a ball with the food, too! Have a multi-layered wedding cake as the main attraction, complete in spunky fondant, frosting, accents, toppers, and more! Theme the cake up in the bride and groom’s favorite Tim Burton movie, or if they can’t choose, opt for The Corpse Bride, of course! Frame menus with a special Tim Burton font and you can even create labels for wine bottles that are themed, as well. Have black and white striped bowtie cookies or Alice in Wonderland inspired cupcakes and cake pops. Set up a Frankenweenie hot dog station and a Beetlejuice beverage bar. Offer an entrée to wedding guests in the spirit of Big Fish, or a tea party cocktail hour set up in, of course, Through the Looking Glass style. Also, you can’t forget the presentation of your awesome food. Gleaming black goblets, or webbed design serving platters are great ideas to pair with amazing food, while large apothecary jars full of candies and snacks are as appeasing to the eyes as they are the taste buds!

Tim Burton Wedding Favors & Games

Guest gift favors for this one-of-a-kind event should be just as unique and fun. Feather and bead fascinators for women in a delightfully dizzy design hatbox and bright cigars with cutters and matches for men in oversized top hat-shaped boxes are both fabulous and fun. Velvet goodie bags full of gourmet candies and treats are always a classic favor idea, or wine goblets to commemorate the special themed wedding day. Remember, you want to send guests home with something truly off the wall and representative of not only the wedding event itself, but also the bride and groom’s personalities. And don’t just stop at the favors for loads of fun—themed games and activities are an extra load of entertainment and offer more interaction for guests. Break guests off into teams or even individually and have them participate for prizes in games such as Guess the Tim Burton Movie by Quote or Tim Burton Mad Libs. Have guests fill out darkly-humored well wishes for the new couple’s future together, keeping in line with the feel of the wedding’s darkly humorous theme. You can even take the theme of the wedding up a notch by requesting guests in their initial invitations to come to the celebration dressed as their favorite Tim Burton character! Regardless of how much or what sorts of Tim Burton magic you infuse into this special day, there’s one thing for certain—there’s not a theme that is more memorable than this one.