fall wedding decorations: couple kissing at an outdoor night wedding ceremony

Fall is a magical time of year. As the long days of summer come to a close, green trees turn into a veritable fireworks show with an array of red, gold, and orange. Plump pumpkins and scented spices fill the air, beckoning loved ones to cozy up together. With magic in the air, it’s no surprise that fall weddings are incredibly popular.

Discover the best fall wedding decorations with this handy guide. From rustic accents like cowboy boots and antlers to seasonal treats like pumpkins and sunflowers, these options will have you falling in love all over again.

18 Fall Wedding Decorations You’ll Fall For

Natural elements are hallmarks of fall weddings. From pinecones and hay bales to gourds and jewels, this season is ripe with enchantment. Here are some incredible fall wedding decorations that are sure to make you fall head over heels.

1. Fall Bridesmaid Dresses

fall wedding decorations: the bride with her bridesmaids holding bouquets

When it comes to weddings, the bridal party is as much a part of the decor as the cake. The stunning dresses and color-coordinated outfits are truly a work of art. Weave in a fall wedding theme into your bridal party by choosing earth tones. Shades of red, orange, yellow, and brown are all great choices. Choose one color for the bridal party or let them choose their favorite hue for a varied look.

2. Sunflower Field

Looking for a gorgeous fall backdrop for wedding photos or the wedding ceremony itself? Try a sunflower field. These stunning beauties will bring plenty of sunshine to your happy day (even if it’s cold outside). If you can’t find a sunflower field, look for other floral farms or choose a tree with autumn maple leaves as your backdrop.

3. Fall Welcome Sign

Greet guests with a lovely fall ceremony sign. You can use rustic materials like reclaimed wood, a wood pallet, or a hay bale to welcome guests. Add solar string lights and use clothespins to attach Polaroid photos of the guests with their seating assignment. Or use the sign to tell guests they’re free to sit wherever they please.

4. Gem-Colored Linens

fall wedding decorations: gem-colored linen on table

Decorate your wedding reception tables with the colors of fall. Some great jewel tones include emerald, ruby, amethyst, and sapphire. You can choose colorful tablecloths to make a bold statement or simply add colorful napkins to all-white party tablescapes.

5. Floral Wedding Arch

Say “I do” under the foliage of the season with a floral or leaf arch. Choose wedding flowers in red, yellow, and orange hues to keep with the fall wedding theme. You can also add some greenery with eucalyptus leaves or maple leaves in vibrant colors. Complete the look with a few rustic twigs or beams to secure the arch. These arches can be used outdoors as well as at indoor wedding venues.

6. Autumn Centerpieces

fall wedding decorations: pumpkins with floral arrangements

Choose autumn flowers like chrysanthemums, dahlias, and black-eyed Susans to adorn your fall wedding centerpieces. Add some grasses — like pampas grass, hare’s tail grass, or purple fountain grass — to complete the fall look. Display the floral arrangements in wooden or galvanized steel vases or hollowed-out pumpkins as the focal point of the table spread. 

7. Pumpkins and Gourds

Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween. Bring the joy of the season into your wedding by decorating the aisle with a few small pumpkins. Choose orange pumpkins for a colorful look that complements your fall wedding colors. Or opt for silver or white pumpkins for a more glamorous or a boho-chic look. You can also use small pumpkins as seating cards.

8. Antlers and Barrels

fall wedding decorations: antlers with floral arrangement

Wood wine barrels are another great way to elevate your fall wedding decorations. They add a rustic look and they can double as tabletop decorations for guests in the cocktail area. You can also use a barrel to display a welcome greeting or to hold wedding favors for the guests.

Antlers are another great rustic addition to autumn weddings. Use them as place card holders, table numbers, or add them to floral arrangements. These elements also work well for winter weddings.

9. Autumn Bridal Bouquet

Red and orange flowers are sure to catch everyone’s attention, especially as the colors stand out against a white dress. You don’t have to stick with autumn flowers like sunflowers for your fall wedding bouquet. Just select flowers in the classic fall color palette to match the fall-themed wedding. For example, consider roses in red, orange, and yellow and add in a few rose hips for an autumn feel.

10. Cowboy Boots

fall wedding decorations: cowboy boots with flowers

Nothing says rustic wedding quite like a pair of cowboy — or cowgirl — boots. Have the guests wear their best cowboy attire or use boots as part of your fall wedding decorations. They work great as flower vases (either fresh or dried flowers) or you can use them to hold party favors for guests.

11. Pinecones

It’s not just leaves that fall in the autumn. Pine cones are everywhere, making them affordable and easy DIY fall wedding decorations. Adorn your tabletop with real pine cones from the forest or park. You can also choose a table runner with stitched pine cone designs or select acrylic pine cones for a modern aesthetic.

12. Macrame Decor

fall wedding decorations: plate with macrame rope and name card

Macrame rope and yarn add a soft, casual feel to your wedding table. Wrap a cinnamon or vanilla stick with macrame rope and leave a little fringe at the end for a whimsical touch. Pair it with white candle holders, wood place settings, and a sprinkling of fall leaves on the table settings.

13. Pomegranate Name Cards

There are many ways you can incorporate pomegranates into your fall wedding decor. The seasonal fruit works well in desserts and cocktails, and you can use the whole fruit as part of your fall table decor. Write each guest’s name on the side of a pomegranate and place it in front of their plate for an outdoor wedding they’ll never forget.

14. Ropes

Like macrame, ropes add a rustic element to any wedding. Use the rope to tie the floral arrangements of the wedding party or to adorn the wedding aisle with floral bouquets. You can also use a rope to wrap favors and gifts for attendees at the bridal shower.

15. Fall Wedding Venues

Choosing an autumn venue goes a long way in setting the tone for your fall wedding. Barns are a popular choice as are farms and vineyards. You can also look into apple orchards and pumpkin patches, which are perfect for the fall season. These venues can also help you coordinate a color scheme based on the location and natural foliage.

16. Autumn Wedding Cake

fall wedding decorations: autumn wedding cake

Whether you work with a professional cake maker or make your own for the special day, autumn florals are a great way to emphasize your wedding theme. Want an affordable autumn wedding cake? Gather beautiful fall foliage from your garden and use it to decorate the cake table. You can also add a fall-colored rose or sunflower to the top of the cake.

17. Hot Chocolate or Hot Toddy Bar

Create a hot drink bar for guests to enjoy at the wedding reception. You can choose alcohol recipes such as rum apple ciders and hot toddies or opt for kid-friendly options like pumpkin spice lattes or hot chocolate. Try these fall cocktail recipe ideas

18. Personal Pies

Just because it’s your wedding day doesn’t mean you have to let them eat cake. If you’re not into having a wedding cake, choose mini pies instead. Serve each guest a small pie featuring fall favorites like apples, cherries, and berries. Pecan pies are another great choice if you prefer a more savory taste.

4 Fall Wedding Invites You’ll Love

Ready to announce the big day? Here at Greenvelope, we offer a large selection of fall wedding invitations. From floral invites to leafy designs, you’re sure to find a digital invitation you love. Here are a few of our favorite fall wedding invites.

1. Autumn Florals Invitation

fall wedding decorations: Autumn Florals Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Available in four seasonal color schemes, this fall invite is sure to invoke dreamy visions of autumn. The muted color palette lends a regal and sophisticated air. Use it for outdoor and indoor fall weddings.

2. Essence of Autumn Invitation

fall wedding decorations: Essence of Autumn Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Lisa Travis

This leafy invite captures the heart of the autumn season. Featuring leaf veins, it’s sophisticated and modern. The leaves frame a text area where you can include all of the vital event details.

3. Burgundy Blossoms Invitation

Burgundy Blossoms Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Clementine Creative

Getting married in a whimsical woodland or at a rustic farm? This autumn invite is a perfect choice. It features a rose gold foil frame adorned by fall foliage. Customize the card by choosing from three color schemes and changing the font.

4. Hanging Terrarium Invitation

Hanging Terrarium Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Lisa McLean Design

This elegant terrarium invitation is ideal for fall weddings. With magical accents like plump leaves and a modern gold frame, it’s sure to set the tone for a whimsical wedding.

Gourds, Jewels, and Weddings, Oh My

With these fall wedding decor ideas, you’re sure to fall head over heels all over again. With brilliant color schemes including jewel tones and fun accents like plump gourds, fall weddings are always a hit. Your autumn wedding will be a dreamy affair thanks to our fall wedding decorations ideas including DIY centerpieces and new spins on the traditional wedding cake.

Planning a wedding can be one of the most joyful — and sometimes stressful — times in your life. Make it easier with digital fall wedding invitations. We offer a huge selection of wedding invitations for all seasons. You can upload your own designs or search through hundreds of artist-created designs to find the perfect fit. Each design is customizable and personalized so you can make it all about your unique love story. Continue browsing our Stationers blog for everything you need to pull off your dream wedding.