5 Tips for Fall Wedding Decorations

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Fall wedding decorations are a fun way to turn your wedding day into a colorful autumn event. The warm, earthy colors that fall foliage brings make terrific wedding colors to use throughout the decorations for your big day.

Here are five tips for fall wedding decorations:

Pick A Fall Wedding Theme

Fall is a great time of year, and a few themes work very well. Fall is harvest time, so choose one or a couple theme ideas to weave throughout your wedding day.

Examples of possible themes include fall leaves, pumpkins, apples, pears, vineyard and fall flowers. You will want to choose a theme that works well with your chosen wedding location.

Choosing a theme to start with gives you an outline of your wedding decorations, which can make your life a lot easier.

Wedding Colors

Wedding colors can be an important part of your fall wedding decorations. You can combine your fall colors with a theme taken from the examples above, or fall colors can also stand on their own as a theme.

Color combinations that are popular for fall include lime green, deep reds and other foliage colors paired up with a natural tone like chocolate brown.

You will want to use your chosen colors in all aspects of the decor you choose for your wedding.


Place fall flowers on the first chair of each pew if you are getting married in a church. Many churches and other religious houses will also allow you to place flowers on the altar which is a nice touch.

For outdoor wedding ceremonies, you have a few more options. Wedding arches and other arrangements can brighten up the area where you are saying your vows.

For a unique touch, sprinkle flower petals on the aisle to create a floral runner to walk down.


Have some fun with your fall centerpieces. Flowers along with candles and other fall accent items like pumpkins, apples, pears, coffee beans and wine bottles can work well.

Try to match your centerpieces to your fall theme. For example, if you have a vineyard or wine theme, consider having wine-related items or grapes as part of your centerpieces.

Getting creative with your flower containers can be a lot of fun too. Instead of a typical vase, try using pumpkins (or jack-o-lanterns), wine bottles for simple arrangements or other fall-related items.

Other Reception Decorations

Common areas like the bar, place card table and other areas that might need a little color are perfect for small fall floral arrangements. Small pumpkins or jack-o-lanterns are fun and help to tie your theme together.