Great Ideas for Decorating a Fall Wedding Reception
Wow, you’re getting married this coming fall! Congratulations. You and your beau will surely have the time of your life organizing your wedding that falls into one of the most beautiful seasons of the year—autumn. You’ll not only have a wonderful time, you’ll also find it very easy to decorate your fall wedding reception, as there is an abundance of great decor ideas like these ones listed below.
- Be creative with color combinations. Don’t limit yourself to one or two color combinations. Even a three-color wedding motif will work if you’re able to choose the right combination. This season’s color palette includes chocolate, red, eggplant, olive, rust, red orange, mocha, eggplant. Popular three-color combinations are chocolate-red-orange, eggplant-olive-dark olive, chocolate-mocha-ivory, red-rust-golden yellow, eggplant-deep blue-merlot, and mocha-chocolate-eggplant.
- Fill the aisle with fall leaves. Sure, everyone else would use rose petals for the aisle. But you’re not like everyone else. Use autumn leaves instead, whether you’re having an indoor or outdoor wedding.
- Use nature to decorate your reception. Begin by filling up wicker baskets with shiny apples. Carve pumpkins and fill with stalks of wheat. These items can be used either as table centerpiece, decors for the buffet table, or for the entire venue.
- Bedeck the place with autumn flowers. Seasonal flowers are great to use for dressing up the place. They’re also less expensive than those that you’ll have to import from another place. Of course, any flower that comes in autumn colors (red, orange, gold, burgundy, purple) will do. Mix wheat into the floral arrangements for stunning contrast.
- Use small pumpkins as candle holders. Since pumpkins are staples of this season, carve these out and insert votive or pillar candles. If you’re having an outdoor affair, these can be used in lieu of lighting fixtures to illuminate the site.
- Light up scented candles. It’s true that scented candles are not recommended during dinner, as this would interfere with the food’s natural aroma. But there’s an exception to this rule. Candles with scents that evoke the season—think cinnamon, apple, spices or pumpkin—don’t interfere but instead enhance the natural aroma of the food that you’re going to serve, enticing the guests even more. These decors are not only for the eyes but also for the nose.
- Create grapevine wreaths using grapevine and raffia. These can be used to embellish the reception tables.
- Dress the aisle with mini pumpkins carved with letters that spell out the name of the couple or a phrase that holds special meaning to them. Don’t forget to place candles inside and light these up.
- Gather fresh cinnamon sticks and tie together using raffia. Place these on top of the tables. They don’t only look nice, they also smell wonderful.
- Choose a wheat wedding cake. This can be the focal decorative element of your reception. Top it off with a humorous couple figurine.
All these ideas will find a special place in your fall reception. Make sure that you enlist the help of family and bridesmaids so you won’t be too stressed out with the entire planning and preparations.