12 Fall Wedding Décor Ideas
Weddings are beautiful and special any time of the year, but there’s just something magical and romantic about celebrating weddings in autumn. Like us, if you, too, have a soft spot for fall weddings, we’re here to help you embrace the best of the season when it comes to the wedding décor. Whether you’re having a casual ceremony in the cool, crisp outdoors, or you plan to say “I do” in a barn somewhere in the country, these 12 ideas—showcasing themed motifs, earthy colors and jewel tones, rustic and chic details, and vibrant foliage— will help you pull off your big day in style. Even for brides still in the pinning phase of planning, most of these are simple enough to DIY, without having to splurge on a florist or decorator. Ahead, creative tablescapes, centerpieces, and aisle decorations for you to revel in this season.
Twine and Lace
Meet the modern version of burlap and lace. More and more brides are trading in the burlap for other fall-inspired, rustic details, such as twine, ribbon, lace, and wood. Here, Mason jars are used as outdoor row accents, and dressed up in delicate lace and sturdy twine. You can fill the jar with whatever flowers you like, or let the Mason jars stand in as makeshift lanterns, with tea lights placed inside.
Apple Place Cards
A clever and inexpensive way to use up all those leftover apples. Fall’s most prolific fruit makes the best place card holder, don’t you agree? Once your guests find their table, they get a tasty souvenir to take back home.
If you thought you could only hang wreaths on church doors or during the holidays, think again. A similar branch style like this can easily be used as a beautiful backdrop for outdoor ceremonies.
You can walk down the aisle in style, opting for dried leaves as your aisle runner. The ombre effect is beautiful to use here, as opposed to white traditional fabrics.
It wouldn’t be a fall celebration without pumpkins. White and gilded gold offer a more subtle, elegant approach than bright orange gourds. Regardless of which color you choose, your tables wouldn’t be complete without them.
Apple Tealight Candles
We love candles at weddings, but turning apples into candle holders is a new way to really set the mood and light up the night. Not to mention, they smell incredible!
Birch Wood Centerpiece
Birch décor makes it a breeze to bring the outdoors inside.
Instead of flowers, let the foliage do the talking! It’s so easy to string up a few leaf garlands around the reception area, particularly around the cake or dessert table. Green or fiery-colored leaves will really stand out in photos.
The reception really comes to life with the proper lighting. Thankfully, antique lanterns are a fun and appropriate alternative to candles.
Tree Log Décor
Bring a natural element to your ceremony with tree logs used as table runners and clever escort card holders.
Spray painting leaves in gold will add just the right sparkle to the occasion.
In search of an inexpensive yet impressive centerpiece? Well, look no further than the backyard. Branches placed in vases with water and candles will make a big splash at the reception.