Think warm colors, textural florals, and plenty of creative details.
If you haven't heard, September and October are now the most popular months to say "I do." And it's really no surprise why. Fall weddings involve not-too-hot, not-too-cold weather, seasonal cocktails (hello, apple cider!), and décor elements in the some of prettiest shades of the rainbow (orange, red, yellow, and more).
Plus, let's be honest: Fall is naturally a beautiful time of year. There are gorgeous leaves on the trees; bright flowers (like dahlias, marigolds, and zinnias) in bloom, and items like pumpkins, gourds, and fresh fruits (apples, pears, pomegranates) at the market. Why not utilize them in your fall wedding décor? We think you should and found plenty of creative ways to embrace the season—from leaf-accented escort cards to pumpkin centerpieces and arbors of fresh foliage.
Beyond the seasonal beauty, we also love the cozy, casual vibe that comes with fall wedding season. There's something special—dare we say magical!—about seeing couples embrace unique color palettes (think yellow with blue and orange with brown) and creative, experience-minded ideas like mini beer flights and customized corn hole games.
Take our word for it, and keep reading to see why we love fall weddings so much. You'll find 39 fall wedding décor ideas that might just convince you to celebrate with the season's foliage at your back—and with plenty of warm beverages, cozy blankets, and romantic candlelight at your table. Check them out below!
Embrace the Foliage
Take advantage of your surroundings and play up the textures and colors of fall. You can accomplish this look—even if you aren't marrying in a forest!—by incorporating fresh foliage into the day's décor details like escort cards, centerpieces, and the altar itself. We especially love how this organic structure makes a statement impression while also blending into the environment.
Say "I Do" in a Rustic Setting
Take this ceremony scene as proof that "rustic" can be done in an elevated way. There are no mason jars or hay bales here! Instead, this couple created a rustic-chic setting with bench seating, warm blankets, and natural greenery accents.
Set the Tone
A wedding invitation is your first opportunity to share your wedding vision with guests. So, if you're experimenting with color in your décor (more on that later!), go ahead and begin with the invitation suite. We're obsessed with this bold design, which incorporate botanical accents, textured details, and tonal hues like yellow, green, and cooper.
Showcase Seasonal Blooms
Provide Comfortable Seating
Serve Apple Cider
We believe that every wedding needs a signature cocktail—and that every fall wedding should have a spiked apple cider. The seasonal favorite can be served warm or cold and garnished with spices such as cinnamon and rosemary.
Set Up a Lounge
We know we already mentioned comfy ceremony seating, but this idea applies to cocktail hour as well. Fall is a season for gathering, so ensure your guests do the same with distinguished lounge area (or a few!).