Love your theme idea 🙂 I’m apologizing in advance for the flood of photos that I’m about to post 😛
We had a Nightmare Before Christmas themed wedding (it was one of the first things that we bonded over when we were first dating) and we are both huge Burton fans.
We decided to add smaller touches here and there to bring out our theme so as to not frighten our elderly guests with skeletons and rag dolls haha but I think, overall, it turned out well!
I kept my dress traditional white but I was considering finding something with black or even a black gown but I didn’t really like anything that I tried more than the one I picked. I did buy a black bolero to put over top but decided that it competed with the dress too much
Bought from here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/101327895/sale-black-34-sleeve-bridal-bolero?ref=shop_home_active_11&ga_search_query=black%2Bbolero
Our ceremony venue was an old historical building, it used to be a school. Definitely had a bit of a gothic architecture feel which added to our desired theme (and it is said to be haunted haha).
Our colours were purple, black, and white. We added Damask touches as well (invitations, wedding programs, seating chart)
Bridesmaids were in purple dresses
Men were in black suits, black ties, white shirts and purple vests.
For our recession we had an oboe, harp, and flute play the finale/reprise from NBC https://youtu.be/HOfkQ88NAXk
We had a candy table where we were able to play around a little more and add a few Burton touches
We had cookies made with Jack and Sally’s faces on them and they were on the candy table as well
Our head table was a sweetheart table and we made our Backdrop to match Burton’s signature black and white stripes:
We had candle sticks on our table with Jack and Sally:
We had a “pumpkin patch” that we lit up with lanterns around it when it got darker in the hall:
Our centerpieces were black and purple branches to try and recreate the “holiday forest” feel with reflective candles to try and create a glow for the dance.
(This was a photo of the hall the night before. For the actual wedding those black curtains were closed behind the sweetheart table)
We got these great black and white striped straws from Michaels
My brother made our cake stand
(on the right we added a photo of Darling Husband and I dresses up as Jack and Sally for one Halloween)
DH’s aunt made our “striped and stiched” cake and we ordered our silhouette cake topper off etsy
Cake topper is from here https://www.etsy.com/listing/181499626/wedding-cake-topper-the-nightmare-before?ref=shop_home_active_3&ga_search_query=jack%2Band%2Bsally
Our invitations were from Michaels
However we did find some really great Burton prints on Etsy that woud have worked too:
Our card box was a regular white card box and I added a thick black and white striped ribbon and had these Emblems printed, laminated and added to the front
And these were our inspiration photos
Have fun with your theme!!