How to Choose the Best Fall Wedding Decorations | Discovering

September 9, 2020 by Just Marry!

How to Choose the Best Fall Wedding Decorations | Discovering

It’s that magical time of year when our couples start asking us for ideas for their fall wedding decorations. We just love it! Fall is one of the most popular times of year to hold a wedding, and with great reason.

From the cooler weather to the gorgeous color palette provided by Mother Nature, there is so much to love about fall weddings! Today I’m sharing some of my top tips on where to find inspiration for your fall wedding decorations and how to stay organized, within budget, and on theme. Let’s jump into the fun stuff like a fresh pile of raked leaves!

Fall Wedding Decorations


Tip #1 - Keep the Venue in Mind

As we move into the fall season, some venues like to decorate for the holidays. Consider what decorations are already at the venue to help you save on your décor budget. Also, pay attention to things like the venue’s wall and chair colors, standard table décor, and lighting in your event space. Whether your venue has a bold and bright color palette or a darker, moodier one, the venue itself might inspire your choices on additional fall wedding decorations!

Fall Wedding Decorations

Tip #2 - Count the Tables

Autumn is more than pumpkin patches, apple cider, corn mazes, flannel, and Halloween parties…as much as we love all of those things! This season is about gatherings with close family and friends, something that should inspire your fall wedding decorations. Consider how many tables you will need to decorate for your guests (and what style they’ll be) during your cocktail hour and reception. This will dictate how much you need to invest in your table décor.

Fall Wedding Decorations

Tip #3 - Choose Your Color Palette

Fall is the season that bridges the typically bold and vibrant hues of the summer with the more commonly muted and dark tones of winter. That means couples can really go in either direction! If you’re not sure which way to go, think about the coloring in your venue as well as the skin tones of your wedding party attendants and choose a color palette that complements both.

Among the most popular fall wedding colors are yellow, red, orange, and russet. Whether you go warmer with bright tones or cooler with tones like gold, burgundy, burnt orange, and brown, this color palette is sure to capture the season! Don’t be afraid to go more neutral, though. Shades of gray, blue, and white accented with greenery and metallics such as copper or rose gold are also quite popular for fall weddings.

Tip #4 - Include Popular Seasonal Elements

To truly get into the season, consider some fall themed elements. You can embrace the changing colors of fall, for example, and incorporate fall leaves throughout your décor. You can never go wrong with floral and greenery either! Vases filled with bare branches, wheat bundles, apples, pumpkins, and bonfires are also perfectly in theme with the season. Be sure to think of details like your wedding cake design, photo backdrops, and even your hair accessories as creative ways to reflect your fall wedding decorations!

Fall Wedding Decorations

Tip #5 - Embrace the Fall Holidays

If Halloween is among your favorite holidays, consider some spooky décor like centerpieces crafted from old apothecary bottles and tins, dark table runners, flickering white candles, and plenty of deep maroon or purple flowers. Like Thanksgiving? Include cornucopias and traditional harvest items like gourds, maize, and pumpkins in your fall wedding decorations.

Fall Wedding Decorations

Whether you stick to a rustic fall wedding theme with burlap table runners, apple-filled centerpieces, pie bars, and hay bales, or opt for wooden textures, copper place settings, fall blooms, and gourds, you truly can’t go wrong! We’re confident you’ll be inspired to create a fall wedding your guests will never forget!


Looking for more information about fall wedding decorations or in search of inspiration for a wedding at any other time of year? Fear not…we’ve got you covered! Check out some of our previous posts where we provide you with our best wedding planning tips and tricks:


We’d love to welcome you into the Just Marry! family! If you’d like help with your wedding planning or would like to speak with one of our planners, e-mail us at and we’ll get back to you right away. We’d be happy to customize a planning option that will allow you to enjoy every moment of your planning and your wedding day!

How to Choose the Best Fall Wedding Decorations | Discovering

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