If you’re looking for fall wedding ideas that aren’t so heavy on the pumpkins + maple leaves, you’re in the right place. There are lots of ways to channel fall without going the obvious route! Infusing the most perfect season into the wedding day means incorporating feelings of coziness, warm colors, and unique details to bring it all alive. Below, we’ve got 12 modern ideas for a celebration as dreamy and romantic as fall itself!
1. Look for Invitations with Fall Motifs
Fall can come through in specific colors (or lack thereof), in images of trees or florals, and even certain font choices. You don’t have to go overly crazy with pumpkins and maple leaves if you don’t want to! A good place to get ideas is Minted’s seasonal fall invitation category.
2. Choose Bridesmaids Dresses in Fall Colors
We love this modern take on a fall bridesmaid lineup! These particular Lovely Bridesmaids Dresses come in an assortment of colors. Tip: order fabric swatches to mix and match before you make any decisions! It helps to see the colors in real life as opposed to photos—and you’ll rest easier in the final call.
Here’s a little more inspiration for you…this color lineup is a popular favorite! All those mustard and rust and neutral tones—SO good.
as seen in: These are the Fall Wedding Colors We’re LOVING Right Now
photo: Kemp Collective
3. Call on Autumnal Tones in Makeup + Accessories
Fall colors are fantastic for makeup! Post-summer, the colors grow a bit richer and move toward orange + brown undertones. Paint a copper nail and go for some drama around the eyes. A floral fall crown would absolutely top it off. Spend time discussing ideas with your hair + makeup artist to make your beauty look to match the season!
4. Get Inspired by Fall Bridal Fashion
Chances are you’re thinking about white…but what if you stepped outside the box?! If not in color, think about rich, warm textures like velvet, and how you can incorporate them into your bridal look.
5. Think a Suit with Fall Colors
If you are planning to stick with a white dress, let your partner have some fun with color! We love a burgundy suit for a fall wedding…
6. Create a Fall-Themed “Love Path” to the Altar
Did your jaw just drop? This magical path is almost too dreamy to take in! But how perfect are those colors?! Proof that a fall wedding can absolutely be labeled as LUSH—and you don’t even need any traditional fall decorations to make it feel seasonal.
7. Go ALL IN with an Autumnal Wedding Backdrop
We love a brilliant centerpiece and this circular ombré fall arch by Olena is everything. Literally! Nestled in the pampas grass is all kinds of fruits and vegetables—a real celebration of the harvest season.
A moody monochrome red arch also makes a similar WOW impact! And the cool lake backdrop doesn’t hurt, either.
8. Take Advantage of Autumnal Wedding Portraits
Fall gives golden hour a whole new meaning! Get in front of those changing leaves, wade through the brittle grass, cozy up—and perhaps even through a little confetti in the air!
9. Think “Cozy” for the Reception
We didn’t mention it yet, but a venue that lends itself to a fall setting is SUCH a bonus. It does the ambiance work for you so that when you put up a dreamy safari tent to house your lounge, magic like THIS happens!
10. Deck Out a Mobile Cocktail Cart with Fall Florals
Mobile bars are such a fun trend and most of them are designed to be designed—aka, custom decor and flowers can be added to make the cart uniquely yours for a day!
If you want to find a mobile bar in your area start with this list!
11. Pumpkins, But Make it Rad
There IS definitely a place for pumpkins at a fall wedding! But it doesn’t have to stop at classic orange. Bring in all the fairy tale pumpkins and gourds for a chic display.
12. An Autumnal Take on the Wedding Cake
A painted cake dripping in autumnal florals is the literal icing on the fall wedding cake!
For more fall wedding ideas, check out these colors to incorporate into the day!