10 (Last Minute) Fall Wedding Ideas

10 Last Minute Fall Wedding Ideas

Totally Doable. Totally Affordable.

Hello, Autumn! We love you--with your muted landscape, copious comfort foods, aromatic spices, cooler temps, cozy flannels, backyard bonfires, and beautiful weddings. It's an inspiring time of year! Are you getting married this fall or next and need a few ideas {last minute and otherwise} that are totally doable and totally affordable to fill in the decor gaps of your ceremony and/or reception? Great, cause we have a few simple ideas to inspire you with. Which do you find the most doable?

10 (Last minute) fall wedding ideas

  1. Your Fall Color Palette Ideas: For those getting married this fall, we know you already have this one nailed down! With fall, you could go in a myriad of ways--from rich and robust to low-key and neutral. Choose 1 or 2 primary colors and 2-3 accent colors. Be inspired by these 8 color palettes trending now. What are your colors?

Fall Wedding Colors & Trends

2. Mini Pumpkin Topiaries: Easy-peasy fall decor. Don't you just love these simple mini pumpkin topiaries with a raffia bow in small clay pots? Not only is this idea simple but you can make the topiaries at different heights to bring variation to reception tables, guest book table, drink station, etc.

pumpkin topiary

3. DIY Chalkboard Signage: Chalkboard signs can be created out of nearly anything. All that is needed is chalkboard paint and a fun frame. Create food and bar menus to fun wedding sign directions to poems and quotes ... DIY chalkboard signs are simply irresistible. Here's a tutorial and lots of ideas for placement and materials.

DIY chalkboard wedding signs

4. Feature a Bounty of Botanicals from Nature: Eucalyptus, fall leaves, birch twigs, birch bark, pumpkins, acorns, corns husks, Indian corn, greenery, fruit. The key here is to display them according to height and color contrast.

birch vase centerpieces

5. Pumpkin Containers: Pumpkins are wonderful fall decor--and can be used for anything from drink coolers {so awesome!} to flower containers, votive, and hurricane holders as well as being carved with fun images or your monogram. Here are a few more pumpkin ideas.

Pumpkin cooler

6. Wraps and Cardigans! Keep your wedding party cozy with an array of colorful cardigans or wraps. Not only do you keep your girls warm for chilly photo shoots, they make super fun photo ops, too!

bridal wraps

7. Painted Soup Cans: It doesn't get any easier than painted soup cans for creating simple flower containers for your centerpieces. Super easy {and fabulous}! See this rustic organic wedding for more ideas.

DIY wood round wedding centerpieces

8. Mason Jar Drinkware and Decor: From glassware to vases sitting on tables, to hanging from trees and arbors, using mason jars is simple, tried and true--no matter where you live.

rustic reception table

9. Wood Rounds: Cut in a variety of shapes and wood types, wood rounds can bring unique textures and heights to any tablescape to create easy rustic touches for a fall event.

Rustic wedding decor

10. Make Your Own Cake Table: In the spirit of your wedding theme, you can make a unique focal point for your cake {or drink station, candy buffet, bar, etc} that's full of natural charm--and perfect for a fall event.

rustic wedding cake table

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