45 Fall Wedding Ideas for the Dreamiest Autumn Vibes

autumnal orange flower arch outdoor fall wedding ideas
photo: Sarah Kate Photo // floral design: Ashley Fox Designs

If you’re looking for fall wedding ideas that aren’t so heavy on the pumpkin spice + maple leaves, you’re in the right place. There are so many ways to channel fall without going the obvious route!

Infusing the most picture-perfect season into your big day is all about capturing those cozy, warm, dreamy autumn vibes. Think: glowing color palettes, rustic romantic details, and that magical feeling you can only get in the fall time.

Below, we’ve rounded up 45 modern fall wedding ideas for a celebration as dreamy and romantic as fall itself. Prepare to fall in love!

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What color is appropriate for a fall wedding?

rich velvet gold gown fall wedding ideas
photo: Sarah Lotus Photo // dress: WeAreReclamation

One of our favorite things about fall weddings is the colors! Inspired by the changing leaves and darker days, the best fall wedding colors revolve around rusty oranges, deep burgundies, golden yellows, rich reds, and moody blacks. This year, we’re especially in love with burnt orange bridesmaid gowns — they’re such a rad look for any style of wedding!

But remember: there are no rules when it comes to fall wedding ideas! Here at GWS, we’re all for doing things your way, whether that means rocking a black wedding gown for your Halloween-themed ceremony, or switching things up with a sage green bridal party!

bridal party wearing colorful bridesmaid gowns

Still waiting to say yes to the perfect bridal party dresses for your fall wedding? We’ve got you covered with our ultimate guide for where to buy bridesmaid gowns online!

What time should a fall wedding start?

rustic outdoor bride and groom portraits fall wedding ideas
photo: Kayla Sprint // florals: Hey You Flowers // wedding dress: The White Dress PDX and Eddy K Bridal with custom sleeves

Fall means the end of long summer days and the beginning of dark romantic nights! Since the sun sets earlier in the autumn time, fall weddings should typically start earlier in the day than summer celebrations (depending on when in the fall season, usually by at least a couple of hours). You’ll want as many daylight hours as possible for a stunning outdoor ceremony or a gorgeous fall photoshoot!

To ensure you’re making the most out of your wedding timeline, work with your wedding planner and photographer to figure out the best timing for each part of the big day. We can almost picture those fall golden hour photos now — swoon!

Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas

autumn flower square arch outdoor fall wedding ideas
photo: Abbey Rice Photo // planning: Sugar Willow Events // florals: Urban Canyon Floristry, as seen in this autumnal Colorado wedding

Colder weather doesn’t mean you have to take your celebrations indoors! Dreamy autumn foliage and golden afternoon light means that outdoor fall celebrations are some of the most stunning. And we have the outdoor fall wedding ideas to make yours seriously unforgettable!

From blossoming red + orange floral arches to rad cold-weather bridal fashion, these outdoor fall wedding ideas have us counting down the days until our next autumnal outdoor party. So throw on your long sleeve wedding gown and let’s go!

long sleeve wedding dress with lace

Stay warm and look AMAZING with these show-stopping long sleeve wedding gowns! Perfect for an outdoor fall wedding celebration and a timeless bridal look.

1. Autumnal Roses “Love Path” Fall Wedding Ideas

orange autumnal flower aisle path outdoor fall wedding ideas

photo: DAZL Production // design + planning: Strawberries and Champagne // flowers: Roni Bassil

Did your jaw just drop? This magical autumnal rose path is almost too dreamy to take in! How perfect are those colors?!

This outdoor fall wedding idea is proof that autumn weddings can absolutely be labeled as LUSH — and you don’t even need any traditional fall decorations to make it feel seasonal.

2. Magical Autumnal Greenhouse Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas

autumn leaves table decor outdoor fall wedding ideas

photo: Chelsea White Photography // design + planning: What Peggy Did Next // flowers: All For Love London, as seen in this modern greenhouse wedding

The best outdoor fall wedding ideas are the ones that plan for any, ahem, unforeseen situations. We’re talking: unpredictable fall weather.

Greenhouses are one of our favorite fall wedding ideas because they give you the magical feeling of being outdoors, without the risk of rain or cold ruining the vibes. (Rain would actually make an autumn greenhouse reception even MORE dreamy!)

Plus, you can still bring those outside autumn aesthetics inside with leafy foliage décor, from garlands to centerpieces!

3. Traveling Cocktail Cart Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas

prosecco on tap traveling bar rustic outdoor fall wedding ideas

photo: Katelyn Mallett Photo // mobile bar: The Roaming Speakeasy Co. // design: Cause We Can Events // dress: Rue de Seine Bridal

Mobile bars make for SUCH fun (and crowd-pleasing) outdoor fall wedding ideas! Plus, most of them are designed to be designed — aka, custom autumn decor and flowers can be added to make the cart uniquely yours for the day. Perfect whether you’re going for a semi-formal affair or a laid-back boho bash!

If you want to find a mobile cocktail cart in your area start with this list!

4. Autumn Foliage-Inspired Bridal Party Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas

autumn jewel tones bridal party outfit outdoor fall wedding ideas

photography: Jessie Casey // design + planning + flowers: The Prism House // wedding dress: Rue de Seine, as seen in this folky fall mountain wedding

One of the best parts about outdoor fall celebrations is the colors — you couldn’t create a better background than fall foliage if you tried!

That’s why we love outdoor fall wedding ideas that incorporate some of those natural hues into the big day.

Case in point: this autumn foliage-inspired bridal party! Match your bridal party gowns to the autumnal background with colors like golden yellow, burgundy, orange, or sunset-pink. BHLDN has some of our favorite gowns for the occasion!

(Bonus: fabrics like velvet and satin also add to those luxe fall vibes!)

5. Embroidered Leather Jacket Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas

to the moon and back embroidered leather coat outdoor fall wedding ideas

embroidered leather jacket: NiamhDesigns

Dressing for the weather, but make it fall fashion! Because you’re not a regular bride, you’re a cool bride — and you need outdoor fall wedding ideas that show your style!

For chilly fall ceremonies, rad bridal jackets will help you stay warm and look cool at the same time. We’re obsessed with the embroidered leather jackets from NiamhDesigns on Etsy. They add an edgy, modern, and super romantic touch to any fall dress!

GWS Tip: Fall bridal jackets look AMAZING when paired with equally rad bridal boots!

purple faux fur coat for weddings

Keep things cozy (and chic) during your autumn wedding with one of these rad bridal jackets! Perfect for the fashionable AND practical fall bride.

6. Autumnal Textures Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas

rustic chic autumnal altar outdoor fall wedding ideas

photo: Katie Mitchell Photography // design + planning: Golden Arrow Events, as seen in this edgy botanical wedding inspiration

For outdoor fall wedding ideas that don’t scream fall, but still bring those warm, rich, cozy vibes, it’s all about the texture. Think: wood accents, luxe velvets, jewel-tone glassware, and soft leather.

To capture these fall wedding ideas, add some velvet throw pillows to your seats, display candles on rustic wood crates, or stand on a couple of vintage-inspired rugs as you say your “I do’s.” The options are truly endless!

7. Pumpkin + Pampas Grass Arch Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas

pumpkin and pampas grass autumnal circle arch outdoor fall wedding ideas

ombré fall arch: Olena

We love a brilliant autumnal centerpiece and this circular ombré fall arch by Olena is everything. Literally one of our favorite outdoor fall wedding ideas! Nestled in the pampas grass are all kinds of fruits and vegetables — a real celebration of the harvest season.

Show-stopping arches like this one are also the perfect fall wedding ideas for spicing up ANY outdoor space. Add this in front of a whimsical forest, a rustic ranch, or even a modern greenhouse to set the ultimate fall mood!

8. Fall-Themed Suit Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas

burgundy suit fall wedding ideas

photography: Jenny Haas  // suit: Topman, as seen in this fall equestrian-inspired wedding

Why have a classic black, grey, or blue suit when you could have a fall-inspired suit! This is another one of the best outdoor fall wedding ideas that take inspiration from the stunning natural background, and you could say we’re obsessed.

We especially love a rich burgundy look for fall nuptials (we found a similar one here) — super eye-catching for the groom and/or the groomsmen!

Fall Wedding Ideas on a Budget

baby's breath flower altar fall wedding ideas on a budget
photo: Steph Masat // wedding dress: Sweet Caroline Styles // flowers: Serendipity Floral Design, as seen in this macabre baby’s breath wedding inspiration

Want to create a dreamy, autumnal wedding wonderland, but don’t want to empty your savings account? No problem! We’ve rounded up the best fall wedding ideas on a budget that delivers all the magical fall vibes, without any of the painful price tags.

We are all about coming up with creative ways to get the most bang for your buck on the big day. From repurposing your fall ceremony décor to swapping out pricey flowers for something more affordable (like the baby’s breath pictured above!), there are SO many fall wedding ideas on a budget that still look amazing.

So put away your credit card, because here are our favorite fall wedding ideas on a budget!

elegant ball gown black wedding dresses

How amazing is that black dress in the photo above?! SO perfect for moody fall nuptials! Don’t miss our full list of the best black wedding gowns for every bridal style!

9. Safari Tent Reception Fall Wedding Ideas on a Budget

safari tent reception cozy outdoor fall wedding ideas on a budget

photo: Jessie Casey // venue: The Toad Hill Farm // design + planning + flowers: The Prism House, as seen in this folky fall mountain wedding

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 when you put up a dreamy safari tent to house your lounge, magic like THIS happens!

Plus, safari tents are great fall wedding ideas on a budget, especially compared to large wedding tents, greenhouses, or even indoor reception venues. Add an autumnal floral garland and you’re pretty much golden.

10. Affordable + Chic Bridal Gown Fall Wedding Ideas on a Budget

floral lacy autumn-inspired bell sleeve white gown fall wedding ideas on a budget

autumnal bridal gown: Lulus

Think you have to break the bank to find your dream dress for your fall wedding? Think again! We LOVE Lulus for their affordable (and impossibly chic) wedding gowns for every style and season.

I mean, just look at this autumnal floral lace gown! It’s feminine, unique, and soooo stunning. Oh, and did we mention that it has over 375 five-star reviews AND is only $159?! We told you we’d be sharing fall wedding ideas that work for every budget!

11. Wicker Décor Fall Wedding Ideas on a Budget

wicker escort card display and decor outdoor fall wedding ideas on a budget

photo: Magdalena Kernan Photography // flowers: Fresh Designs Florist // design + planning: Shannon Wellington Weddings, as seen in this boho black tie wedding

Looking for fall wedding décor ideas on a budget? Meet your new best friend: wicker.

Unlike heavy wood or luxe glass, wicker/rattan is a super affordable option for your fall wedding décor (it’s also SO easy to find at the thrift store!). As an added bonus, wicker has MAJOR boho fall vibes!

Get creative and use an eclectic mix of wicker pieces (like this rad basket) for your escort card display, your autumnal ceremony + reception décor, or your lounge!

12. Mix + Match Bridal Party Gowns Fall Inspiration on a Budget

mix and match bridal party gowns outdoor fall wedding ideas on a budget

fall bridal party gowns: Lovely Bridesmaids Dresses

We love this modern take on a fall wedding party lineup! Not only is this one of the raddest bridal party trends, but it’s also one of the best fall wedding ideas on a budget.

With mismatched bridal party gowns, you can let your crew choose their own ‘fits, which are usually less expensive, and your bridesmaids will LOVE you for it — a win-win! These particular Lovely Bridesmaids Dresses come in an assortment of colors, perfect for a mix-and-match look.

GWS Tip: Be sure to order fabric swatches to mix and match before you make any decisions! It helps to see the colors in real life as opposed to in photos — and you’ll rest easier in the final call.

13. Digital Custom Invitations Fall Wedding Ideas on a Budget

digital downloadable custom invitations fall wedding ideas on a budget

fall wedding invite ideas: Alponas

As much as we love a bespoke wedding invitation printed on luxe thick paper, it’s a small detail that can end up costing a lot of money. For fall wedding ideas on a budget, go digital or DIY instead!

Etsy has so many stylish fall-themed wedding invitation templates that are fully customizable and easily downloadable (like that gorgeous botanical design above, which is less than $5!).

Plus, you can also print and mail these out yourself — much more affordable than hiring a company to do it! Talk about fall wedding ideas that give you a lot of bang for your buck. We love to see it.

14. Autumnal Ceremony Altar + Reception Backdrop Fall Inspiration on a Budget

autumn flower ceremony altar reception photo spot fall wedding ideas on a budget

photo: Carley Jayne Photography // design: Rock & Stone Weddings // florals: Colibri Blooms, as seen in this life imitates art wedding inspiration

So you’ve splurged on the PERFECT autumnal background for your ceremony — don’t let it go to waste after you’ve had your first kiss!

We are so here for fall wedding ideas on a budget that help you get the most out of your décor, and this one is no exception. After the recessional music plays, move your killer autumnal altar to your reception area, and voila! The perfect fall-inspired Insta photo spot for all your guests.

15. Faux Autumnal Flower Arch Fall Inspiration on a Budget

red autumnal flower circular arch at a lake outdoor fall wedding ideas on a budget

photography: Light and Found Photography – Sam Guilbeaux // florals: Mimosa Floral // design + planning: Jove Meyer

Speaking of stunning altars, we’ve got more rad outdoor fall wedding ideas on a budget that can help you get that unforgettable ceremony look!

If you love autumnal floral arches, capture those same vibes for less money with faux flowers. (This is the perfect fall wedding idea, since your favorite blooms may not be in season.)

You can find tons of mesmerizing faux flower arrangements made for wedding arches — or hit up your local craft store and design it yourself! Trust us, your photos will look just as amazing and your guests will never know the difference.

16. Budget Friendly Autumnal Table Numbers

pomegranate table number decor fall wedding ideas on a budget

photography: Kindred Photography // design + planning: Tyler Speier Events, as seen in this floral-covered greenhouse wedding

Sometimes the best fall wedding ideas on a budget are the simplest! Channel those fall harvest vibes by displaying your table numbers on seasonal fruit, like pomegranates, with delicate cursive or a simple sign.

You can also go above and beyond by scattering other fresh fall fruits around the tables, like figs, apples, or cranberries. The perfect (and SUPER affordable) way to get everyone in the mood for your delish seasonal fall dinner!

Fall Décor Wedding Ideas

moody autumnal flowers outdoor decor fall wedding ideas
photo: Adriane White Photography // florals: Flowers By Carra // fall bridal gown: BHLDN, as seen in this milk and honey wedding inspiration

Let’s be honest: the vibes of a wedding are all in the décor. If the phrase “fall décor wedding ideas” makes you cringe at the thought of cheesy pumpkins and way too much orange, we’re here to change your mind!

These fall décor wedding ideas are cool, moody, and super elevated. They channel modern fall vibes, with luxe textures and unexpected twists on classic motifs. Nothing to cringe at here!

For all the fall décor wedding ideas that will have your guests oohing and ahhing, keep scrolling!

17. Rad Pumpkin Assortment Fall Décor Wedding Ideas

colorful pumpkin assortment decor fall wedding ideas on a budget

photo: Whimsie Studios Inc. // design + florals: Dogwood and Fir, as seen in this pumpkin spice fairytale wedding inspiration

There definitely IS a place for pumpkins at a fall wedding! But it doesn’t have to stop at classic (read: cheesy) orange. Bring in all the fairytale pumpkins and gourds, plus some lush flowers, for a super chic autumnal display.

This is one of the fall décor wedding ideas that you can totally make your own. Create this display for your ceremony centerpiece, your escort card display, or around your reception tables. There are no wrong answers here!

geometric DIY backdrop ideas

Want to make your fall ceremony unforgettable? Check out these 37 DIY wedding backdrops and ideas for the ultimate autumn ceremony and reception décor!

18. Candlelit Botanical Autumnal Entryway Fall Décor

candlelit flower entryway decor fall wedding ideas

photo: Kindred Photography // design + florals: Tyler Speier Events, as seen in this floral-covered greenhouse wedding

If you haven’t noticed, we’re just a little bit smitten with fall décor wedding ideas that revolve around autumnal florals. Case in point: this amazing green entryway!

No matter what your wedding reception venue looks like, add some serious drama to your grand entrance by framing the main door with blossoming botanicals with an earthy fall vibe.

You can also display some flickering candles around the sides of the entryway for a truly magical moment. (We love these electric ones because safety first!)

19. Jewel Tones Fall Décor Wedding Ideas

modern jewel toned invitations with dried palms decor fall wedding ideas

photo: Erin Trimble Photography // design + florals: Maddox and Rose, as seen in this modern fall wedding inspiration

Get ready for some seriously swoon-worthy fall wedding ideas. Forget pumpkin orange — how cool is this luxe teal blue?! Jewel tones are perfect for giving your wedding those rich, luxurious fall vibes, and we’re digging this unexpected blue hue.

Take a note from this couple and add pops of teal into your décor with your napkins, your cocktails, and even your getaway car!

Bonus: now you’ve found your “something blue,” too!

20. Velvet + Acrylic Minimalist Fall Décor Wedding Ideas

hanging florals with acrylic chairs and velvet tablecloth decor fall wedding ideas

photo: Aurelia Baca Photography // design: 36th Street Events // florals: Remi and Gold, as seen in this neutral velvety fall wedding inspiration

We’ve already mentioned the importance of texture for fall décor wedding ideas, and this couple has nailed it!

For a modern autumnal look that your guests will be obsessing over, balance heavy and light textures to add depth and interest to your fall wedding.

This velvet + acrylic combo? Perfection.

21. Custom Leather Signage Fall Décor Idea

vintage inspired custom leather bar signage outdoor decor fall wedding ideas

photo: Katie Mitchell Photography // design + planning: Golden Arrow Events, as seen in this edgy botanical fall wedding inspiration

Let’s keep these textured fall décor wedding ideas coming! There’s something about leather that just screams fall, and this couple decided to use it in SUCH a cool and unique way! Perfect for giving your custom wedding drink signage its time in the spotlight.

P.S. We found some equally rad leather wedding signage here!

22. Lush Autumn Lounge Fall Décor Wedding Ideas

leather lounge adorned with pumpkins and flower decor fall wedding ideas

photo: Whimsie Studios Inc. // design + florals: Dogwood and Fir, as seen in this pumpkin spice fairytale wedding inspiration

One of the fall décor wedding ideas that we hope never goes out of style? Ambient autumnal lounges! Great for cocktail hour, modern receptions, and intimate after-parties, a lounge is a real show-stopper — and epic photo op.

Give yours an autumnal makeover with a mix of fabrics, like velvet and leather (we found that exact boho leather cushion!), plus the perfect fall color palette. And a pumpkin or two never hurt anybody! The fall wedding ideas of our dreams.

23. Boho Earthy Palms Fall Décor Wedding Ideas

couple sitting at a table with a boho autumnal hanging palms installation fall wedding decor ideas

photo: Erin Trimble Photography // design + florals: Maddox and Rose, as seen in this modern wedding inspiration

Modern fall décor wedding ideas, but with a boho touch? Sign us up! This couple created a totally unique autumn look with an installation of neutral-tone palms hanging over their sweetheart table.

Graphic and creative, this is an autumnal décor piece we can definitely get behind!

This fall wedding idea is especially cute if you’re tying the knot in Palm Springs like this couple did!

Fall Wedding Cake Ideas

sweet ornate rust decor fall wedding ideas on terracotta cake stand pedestals
photo: Kindred Photography // cake: Little Mallow, as seen in this modern fall greenhouse wedding

Now for the good part: dessert! One of the sweetest parts of the day, fall wedding cake ideas take your autumnal décor to the next level. Like all of our other fall wedding ideas, we love cakes that are modern, unique, and a little bit unexpected.

There are SO many styles of fall wedding cake ideas, so it really comes down to your overall wedding vision. And since cake tasting is arguably the best part of wedding planning, we thought we’d help you find a few different autumnal options!

Below are our favorite fall wedding cake ideas that are easy on the eyes (and even easier on the tastebuds).

24. Sunset-Inspired Fall Wedding Cake Ideas

romantic orange and burgundy flower adorned dessert decor fall wedding ideas

photo: Emily Delamater Photography // cake: Autumn Nomad, as seen in this modern meets vintage wedding

If you’re looking for floral fall wedding cake ideas, you can stop scrolling now! We’re suckers for fresh blooms on a tiered cake, and this one goes above and beyond with that moody sunset-inspired color palette.

Add a painted design, and you’ll have a cake that’s almost too dreamy to eat!

25. Terracotta + Wicker Fall Cake Inspiration

orange terracotta and wicker layered dessert decor fall wedding ideas

photo: Magdalena Kernan Photography // cake: Nutmeg Cake Design, as seen in this boho black tie wedding

Calling all boho babes! One of the most beautiful fall wedding cake ideas of all time, this design has EVERYTHING. Florals? Check! A rad (wicker) stand? Check! Multiple layers with different, unexpected styles? Check, check, check, and check!

But the show’s real star is that terracotta color scheme, perfect for boho fall weddings. Plus, it would look amazing with your burnt orange bridesmaid gowns!

boho rustic wedding cakes with movement

Dig your teeth into our round-up of the most beautiful wedding cakes in every style. It doesn’t get sweeter than these!

26. Simple Fall Wedding Cake Ideas

simple flower adorned dessert in burgundy and deep orange decor fall wedding ideas

photo: Kindred Photography // cake: Crushcakes, as seen in this floral-covered greenhouse wedding

For the minimalists out there, you’ll love simple floral fall wedding cake ideas! Make your seasonal blooms pop by keeping the rest of your cake super understated.

This is also one of the best fall wedding ideas on a budget. Just get a simple ivory cake, then repurpose some of your flowers from the ceremony for the design! It’ll look seriously romantic AND match your floral arrangements perfectly!

27. Seasonal Fall Fruit + Cheese “Cake”

blackberry fig rustic dessert decor fall wedding ideas on a budget

photo: Cyd Weeks Photography // cheese “cake”:  Claro’s Italian Market, as seen in this edgy botanical fall wedding inspiration

Not a cake person? Don’t worry, we have fall wedding “cake” ideas for you, too!

Swap your sweet for savory with a tiered cheese wheel and seasonal fall fruit spread. Umm, yum! Pair this cheesy cake with a large grazing table or personalized charcuterie boards for each guest, as this couple did!

28. Feminine Autumnal Purple Fall Wedding Cake Ideas

feminine autumnal purple modern dessert decor fall wedding ideas

cake: Mybakat // fall florals: Gillmyra Blomster

A painted cake dripping in romantic purple autumn florals is the literal icing on the fall wedding cake ideas! We love that this one doesn’t go for the classic fall colors and instead keeps things soft and feminine with pastel pinks and purples.

It captures the feeling of fall without following the crowd. And we couldn’t ask for anything more!

29. Boho Macrame Fall Cake Inspiration

dessert hanging in boho macrame decor fall wedding ideas on a budget

photo: Alex Mari Photography // fall cake: Alex Mari, as seen in this earthy crystal elopement inspiration

Speaking of unique fall wedding cake ideas! Give your cake its MOMENT by displaying it on a hanging macrame board (another perfect fall texture!).

This fall wedding idea would work for both indoor and outdoor fall celebrations, and it’ll add drama to any and every style of cake!

P.S. We found a super similar hanging macrame cake stand here!

Rustic Fall Wedding Ideas

botanical wooden table decor rustic fall wedding ideas on a budget
photo: Katie Mitchell Photography // design + planning: Golden Arrow Events, as seen in this edgy botanical fall wedding inspiration

Rustic vibes + fall weddings — name a more iconic duo! The fall season is practically made for a rustic wedding aesthetic. From warm wood accents to earthy tones to country themes, there’s just something about these rustic fall wedding ideas that make us want to throw on some leather boots and head to the woods.

Whether your rustic vibes lean more folky woodland or countryside barn, we’ve found some of the best rustic fall wedding ideas to bring your vision to life. We’re talking comfy spaces, natural touches, and on-trend western themes.

So if you’re ready to embrace the season with a cozy, intimate, ambient rustic fall wedding, you’re going to LOVE the rustic fall wedding ideas we’ve rounded up!

30. Glam Meets Rustic Barn Fall Wedding Ideas

rustic barn with glamorous crystal chandelier and autumn arrangements fall wedding ideas

photo: Gina Paulson // planning: Holcomb Events // venue: Kelley Farm // florals: Paisley Petals

For ultimate rustic fall wedding ideas, a barn venue is a NEED, not a want. We have such a soft spot for barn venues — they’re a fall décor piece in and of themselves, plus they can be decorated so many ways!

When decorating your barn venue, go full fall with some chic pumpkin displays and tons of greenery (and don’t be afraid to add some rustic glam touches, like that chandelier!). When it comes to rustic fall wedding ideas, it doesn’t get more iconic than this.

cooper molera rustic barn wedding venue

Planning a rustic fall wedding? Then you NEED to check out these 42 best barn wedding venues! From farmhouse chic to ultra modern, there’s something for every style.

31. Vintage-Inspired Aisle Rug Rustic Fall Wedding Ideas

autumnal bohemian aisle rug mountaintop outdoor decor rustic fall wedding ideas

photo: Jessie Casey // design + florals: The Prism House // venue: The Toad Hill Farm, as seen in this folky fall mountain wedding

If you want to add a rustic touch to your outdoor fall wedding aisle, it doesn’t get better than vintage-inspired autumnal rugs! This is one of our favorite rustic fall wedding ideas, and it’s easy to see why.

Not only does a lineup of rugs look bohemian and cool, but it’s also super practical for outdoor fall celebrations in the woods or the mountains! Look for some in deep, muted fall colors, like this red woven rug.

32. Cozy +Whimsical Twinkle Light Rustic Fall Reception Inspiration

outdoor reception twinkle lights rustic fall wedding ideas on a budget

photo: Kate Osborne Photography // design + florals: Moonstruck Florals, as seen in this intimate wedding in the aspens

The secret to creating a whimsical, magical rustic atmosphere for your autumn wedding? Twinkle lights!

We’re suckers for twinkle lights ALL the time, but especially when it comes to rustic fall wedding ideas. And especially outdoors, surrounded by nature! String these curtain fairy lights over your outdoor reception tables and dance floor to give the illusion of hundreds of glowing stars. Swoon!

33. Rustic Fall Eucalyptus Wedding Bouquets

bridal party holding eucalyptus bouquets rustic fall wedding ideas

photo: Kemp Collective

Let’s just take a moment to appreciate all the rustic fall wedding ideas in this image! From the sunset hues of the wedding party gowns to the rad vintage-inspired rug, it’s all simply *chef’s kiss.*

But what we really want to focus on is the unique rustic bouquets. To get those earthy, natural fall vibes for this wedding look, we love the idea of filling your bridal party’s bouquets with dark green eucalyptus. It adds such a lush, wild look that we’re going to be thinking about for a LONG time, well after autumn passes us by.

34. Boho Felt Hat Rustic Fall Wedding Ideas

boho felt bridal hat rustic fall wedding ideas

photo: Mann Frau, as seen in this whimsical Milwaukee wedding

Attention boho fashion lovers: a felt brim hat is one of THE best rustic fall wedding ideas for upping your style game. It’s such a rad look, it goes with any and every rustic autumn venue, and it makes for a great prop in photos!

P.S. We found the perfect rustic bridal hat on BHLDN! We have a feeling you’ll be re-wearing this one all autumn long.

35. Rustic Fall Wedding Invites

muted botanical invites rustic fall wedding ideas with autumnal color tones

fall wedding invite ideas: LovelyTemplatesCo

The best rustic fall wedding ideas start at the very beginning of the planning process: aka, your wedding invites!

When it comes to invites, fall can come through in specific colors (or lack thereof), in images of trees or autumnal florals, and even certain font choices. You don’t have to go over-the-top with pumpkins and maple leaves if you don’t want to!

A good place to get fall wedding invite ideas is Minted’s seasonal fall invitation category, or on Etsy (which is where we found the design above!).

Fall Wedding Flower Ideas

red and orange rustic flower bouquet fall wedding ideas
photo: Alicia D’Elia Photography // florals by Emma Lea Floral, as seen in this Colorado ranch fall micro wedding

This season is absolutely blossoming with stunning fall wedding flower ideas! While autumn may not have the same blooms as the spring and summer months, it does win when it comes to lush textures and moody vibes.

Some of our favorite fall wedding ideas put dried bouquets and arrangements front and center. They’re boho, unique, and brimming with autumnal vibes. Plus, they make for great keepsakes after the big day!

But, we’ve also found some fall wedding flower ideas that are fresh, in more ways than one! Get a whiff of these fragrant autumn blooms.

selection of dried flowers and dried flower bouquets placed in a collection on a shelf

Channel major boho + fall vibes with dried wedding flowers! To help you find the perfect autumn arrangement, we created this guide on everything you need to know about dried flowers!

36. Boho Sunset Tones Flower Crown Fall Wedding Ideas

boho sunset toned flower crown fall wedding ideas

photo: Rebecca Carpenter Photography // crown: Folky Dokey, as seen in this industrial autumn wedding inspiration

We’re BIG fans of flower crowns here at GWS, and this autumnal take on the look is utter perfection. Typically a summer trend, flower crowns make for super unique fall flower wedding ideas.

We can’t get over that enchanting combo of boho sunset tone blooms! It’s the cherry on top of that mesmerizing fall beauty look.

GWS Tip: Spend time discussing ideas with your hair + makeup artist to create a bridal beauty look that matches the season! After all, fall colors are fantastic for makeup!

37. Colorful Wildflower Bouquet Fall Wedding Ideas

colorful pastel orange bouquet flower fall wedding ideas

photog: Nicole Kiesling Photography | florals: The Wild Thistle as seen in this whimsical waterfall micro wedding

One of our favorite outdoor fall wedding ideas: wildflowers! Bursting with life and color, wildflowers make for a super romantic autumnal bridal bouquet. Plus, this bouquet keeps with the fall theme with soft oranges and boho touches!

We also love fall flower wedding ideas that match other details in your look. This bride wore the most enchanting floral earrings that complemented her gorgeous bouquet (plus a whimsical floral wedding gown). Swoon!

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Having trouble narrowing down your perfect autumn bouquet? Let the stars decide! Here’s our guide on how to choose your wedding florals based on your zodiac sign!

38. Vibrant Orange Flower Fall Wedding Ideas

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photo: Cassandra Daye Photography // florals: Olive & June Floral Co., as seen in this lakeside fall micro wedding

50 shades of orange! Get that fresh fall look with fall flower wedding ideas that combine EVERY hue of the color into one masterpiece. From monarch to rust to peach, this arrangement is overflowing with orange, and we’re not mad about it!

Plus, this one blends the first two fall flower wedding ideas to create a vibrant, lush autumnal look. Because the only thing better than a fall flower crown is a fall flower crown that matches your fall bouquet!

39. Lush Autumnal Altar Fall Flower Inspiration

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photo: Our Ampersand Photo // fall florals: Southerly Flower Farm

Whether you’re saying your autumn “I do’s” inside or outside, a lush, wild, dramatic floral centerpiece makes a SERIOUS statement! For fall flower wedding ideas that make you feel like you have your own secret garden, look no further.

Plus, this is one of the fall flower wedding ideas that can be customized for your unique autumn wedding style and colors. Go whimsical with cottagecore-style wildflowers, or capture the season with a mix of fresh and dried botanicals (like this couple did!).

40. Autumnal Meets Tropical Fall Bouquet Inspiration

tropical yellow and orange autumn bouquet fall wedding ideas

photo: Lindsay Hackney // florals by Apotheca Flower Shoppe as seen in this modern Joshua Tree elopement

Not all fall flower wedding ideas have to ooze fall vibes to stand out, and this stunning autumnal bouquet is proof! We’re digging the mix of autumn colors with tropical florals. Perfect for beach or seaside fall ceremonies!

That peachy anthurium (also called flamingo flowers) is SO eye-catching — a great way to liven up any fall bouquet!

Fall Wedding Food Ideas

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fall grazing table: Savour & Graze

It’s the part we’ve all been waiting for: fall wedding food ideas! ‘Tis the season for drool-worthy eats and the best autumnal comfort foods (just take a look at all these fall dinner ideas!). And there’s no better way to celebrate the harvest than incorporating some of those flavors into your big day!

Our favorite fall wedding food ideas focus on seasonal ingredients, classic fall bites, and hearty comfort food. Think about the flavors you gravitate toward most this season, from fresh apples to creamy pumpkin, then blend those into your dishes.

We also love fall wedding food ideas that keep things local, like honey from a nearby farm! Keep scrolling for more mouth-watering ideas, and prepare to be hungry by the end!

41. Elegant Appetizer Fall Wedding Food Ideas

cute cone shaped single serve appetizer food fall wedding ideas

photo: Anna Delores // catering: Slate Catering // planning: Wild Heart Events, as seen in this wedding appetizer tips feature

How cute are these autumnal appetizer cones?! If you’re looking for unique fall wedding food ideas that’ll make your guests ooh and ahh, why not spice up your cocktail hour with some cute seasonal bites?

To keep people excited for the main meal, choose wedding appetizers that are sweet and simple. This one makes a big impression with just a few fall flavors, like raw veggies, local cheese, apricots and figs, and small bread sticks.

42. Fall-Inspired Wedding Cocktails

autumnal cocktails and garnishes food fall wedding ideas

photo: Calvin Elizabeth // cocktail: Snake Oil Cocktails, as seen in this creative cocktails feature

No list of fall wedding food ideas is complete without the perfect autumnal cocktail. We’re all about fun, creative wedding cocktails, and there are SO many options for fall celebrations!

Channel major fall vibes with options like spiked apple cider or maple old fashioned’s — or add just a touch of the season to your favorite drinks with cute fall garnishes, like a fig or a cinnamon stick. Just add some cute glasses, and you’re golden.

43. Autumnal Pie Spread Fall Dessert Table Inspiration

autumnal pie and tart dessert table food fall wedding ideas

photo: Megan Robinson // fall pies + tarts: Grapefruit and Thyme, as seen in this unique wedding desserts article

Cake not your jam? You’re in luck — fall is the perfect season to swap out the traditional dessert with an autumnal pie or tart! This is the definition of seasonal fall wedding food ideas that are also unique AND delicious.

For the best pie-centric fall wedding food ideas, we love a mix of the classics and some fun autumnal flavors. We’re talking apple, pumpkin, pecan, or maybe even a walnut-cranberry!

44. Seasonal Plated Dinner Fall Food Wedding Ideas

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photo: Sweetlife Photography // catering: White Pepper PDX, as seen in this stylish wedding dinner inspiration

Now for the main event: dinner. For the best flavors and fall vibes, choose fall wedding food ideas that center around the season’s best (and the comfy dishes we all love to dig into come fall time).

We suggest looking for caterers that keep things super local. There’s nothing better than farm-to-table dishes — it’s more sustainable, and you know you’ll be getting only the best fresh seasonal autumn produce.

Plus, local fall wedding food ideas will give your guests a great ~taste~ of the area!

45. Late Night Snacking Fall Food Inspiration

late night snacks with french fries food fall wedding ideas

photog: Jessica Lynn Photography | catering: Colette’s Catering and Events, as seen in this late night snacks feature article

Forget Late Night Talking — we’re all about late night snacking! If you want your fall celebrations to last long after the sun goes down (after party, here we come!), you’re going to need some great late night snacks.

Give these an autumnal flair by choosing late night fall wedding food ideas that are savory and hearty — bonus: this will also give everyone the fuel they need to keep dancing! Think: french fry cones with different sauce options, or mini hot dogs with different toppings.

Talk about crowd-pleasing fall wedding food ideas!

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Keep the (after) party going with drool-worthy fall wedding food ideas! Here are 20 late night snacks that your guests are guaranteed to LOVE.

Need More Fall Wedding Ideas To Help You Plan Your Day?

red and orange circle arch made of autumn leaves and florals outdoor ceremony fall wedding ideas
photo + design: Jordan Jankun Photography | flowers: Macari Floral | dress: Rue de Seine | hair: Katie Kelly | makeup: Alana Schmidt | suit: The Black Tux

You’ve come to the right place! We have a certain affinity for fall nuptials here at GWS, which means that we have no shortage of magical, ambient, and modern fall wedding ideas!

For a deeper dive into one of our all-time favorite fall wedding ideas (dried flowers), don’t miss our guide on everything you need to know about dried flowers — including where to buy some mesmerizing arrangements!

We also have TONS of lists of great bridal party looks for autumn nuptials, from these burnt orange bridesmaid gowns to these burgundy bridesmaid gowns.

And this wouldn’t be a list of fall wedding ideas if we didn’t include a shout-out to our round-up of elegant black wedding gowns. Perfect for an edgy, unique, and totally modern fall look!

Finally, if you’ll also be attending some amazing fall celebrations this year, check out these 37 best fall wedding guest gowns that we’re in love with.

What are your favorite fall wedding ideas? Any that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!