4 Fun Ideas for Your Fall Wedding Reception

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A fall wedding reception can be a magical event, and there are many great options for your wedding day. Fall is a great time to get married, and the colorful fall foliage provides the perfect backdrop for your big day.

While spring is usually considered the most popular season for weddings, fall has become a very popular season for weddings in many parts of the U.S. Try to think of was take advantage of the beautiful fall foliage and cooler temperatures when planning your reception.

As you probably already know there are many aspects to planning a wedding; listed below are 4 ideas for a fall wedding reception to get you started.


Outdoor fall weddings can be a lot of fun. Not only can you have your reception outside, but you can also have your ceremony outside as well.

Parks, inns, bed and breakfasts, backyards, vineyards and any setting that highlights fall foliage can be a great location. Look for scenic parks or historical sites as settings for your photos.

If you are getting married around Halloween, consider getting married in a castle or an old historic site that offers a spooky setting. Try to choose a location that fits your wedding theme and style.


Fall flowers are colorful and work really well as ceremony and reception decorations and centerpieces. Choose colors matching your overall wedding theme and reception location colors.

Options for flowers include hydrangeas, mums, and roses. These flowers come in rich fall colors that work great for a fall wedding reception, and a good florist can help you put together flower combinations that work for your wedding.


Flowers are an obvious choice for centerpieces, but your centerpieces can include more than beautiful floral arrangements. Pair your wedding flowers with candles and other fall items, like pumpkins, for unique centerpieces.

If you are getting married in a vineyard or around holidays like Halloween or Thanksgiving, use items in your centerpieces that compliment your chosen wedding theme.


Cakes are another part of your fall wedding reception where you can have some fun. Decorating your cake with fall flowers is always a nice touch, or add a fall cake topper for a unique twist.

Instead of a traditional white cake, choose a unique flavor or color like spice or red velvet. Putting a unique twist on your fall wedding cake will help make your big day stand apart from all the rest.