(Closed) Fall wedding ideas

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

hmm..when I think fall, I think cranberries, colored leaves, squash, hay bails, apples, eggplant, apple cider, corn, and cornucopias.

What specifically are you looking to decorate? Did you want to add more to your tables, or just the reception in general?

Post # 4
332 posts
Helper bee

We are spreading fall leaves on all of the tables. Our centerpiece is a gold transparent, tall candel holder that kind of looks like a giant wine galss. We are putting grape vine type garland around the bottom, minus the leaves on the grape vine with a sprig of fall berries….if I can find them. Very earthy and natural. Other than that, Im not sure what else to do for the fall theme. We were going to do apple cider mix favors. Put it in a little bag with a cinnomon stick sticking out and a ribbon tied to around it. I love that idea but we went with a different favor. Im interested to see other ideas to decorate too.

Post # 7
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love autumn!  One thing you have going for you is that the colors are rich, you can use alot of colors because they all look good together, and those colors go along way.  Think a candle in a red or orange glass- alot more punch than a white candle in a clear glass.  I like the Martha Stewart pumpkins, you can also use a varitey of gourds.  I think fragrance adds alot of energy, especially the fall smells.  Good luck.

Post # 8
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I know wedding floral arrangements are expensive, but in the season, there will be potted mums for sale everywhere in varying sizes. What if you bought potted mums from the grocery store and put them in pumpkins? That would decorate the space well, and they wouldn’t need to be on the tables, or in the center of attention.

This is from Real Simple. But you wouldn’t even need to make an arrangement like that, you should be able to just drop in a potted mum if you size the pumpkin and the pot right.

Post # 9
12 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010



we are doing all different fall season vegetables and fruits in tall and short cylinders, of course you can pretty much fill anything with them!  The best part is it is really inexpensive and you can arrange for a food pantry pick-up for the next morning so you get excellent wedding karma as well as pretty decorations. Here is the list of fall produce that should be available:

  • Apples
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage

  • Cauliflower
  • Chicory
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Okra
  • Oranges
  • Parsnips
  • Pears (late season)
  • Peppers
  • Pumpkins
  • Quince
  • Shallots
  • Star fruit
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Winter squash

I love these design ideas as well, the first is from the the Allan House in Austin, the second is from Rachel Ray and the third is from project wedding!  Let me know how they turn out.  Also, for aisle decorations think pampas and miscanthus grasses, which you could probably finagle some stems from a garden center since the season is coming to a close…or cull them from nearby suburbs, there are at least three planted near all the houses I grew up, they are massive and a few stalks just won’t be missed!  Of course I didnt really suggest that :).

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Post # 10
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011


Post # 11
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We are doing a fall theme as well…..dark orange, plum, green, and chocolate brown are our colors.  On the table I found 6in tall frosted candle holders w/ silver leaves on them @ Yankee Candle for $7each.  Our venue is strict on the candles – they HAVE to be in containers that are slightly higher than the candle itself.  There are awesome websites online that sell cheaper glass vase/candle holders that come in all sort of colors and shapes — all are super cheap as well.

We are also having glass blown pumpkins (his friend makes them).  I found a cute picture (Martha Stewart maybe?) where they took different sized pumpkins and painted them (white, another chade of orange, brown, green) and then stenciled on different things (flowers, etc).  They sound tacky but were beautiful…..

Post # 12
3576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Here’s my inspiration board and we’re taking some of the ideas from this and incorporating them into our decor. 

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