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25 Ideas for Fall Wedding Décor

Be inspired to host a seasonal celebration with the color palette to match!

There are a variety of ways to feature autumn-inspired décor – from before guests step foot at the venue until the moment they say their goodbyes.

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Photo: Eli Turner Studios

While the fall season means the air will become crisp and the leaves will begin to change, it also signifies the start of a season that puts couples in the mood to sit by the fire, cuddle up with a blanket, and sip hot cider while planning their nuptials. Pairs getting married in the autumn may consider a color palette and theme fit for the season: moody hues paired with warm woods and natural materials and textures. Brides- and grooms-to-be who will be saying "I do" in the spring or summer may also choose this look, regardless of the season, since it's a less-common décor style that feels relaxed, romantic, and welcoming.

There are a variety of ways to feature autumn-inspired décor – from before guests step foot at the venue until the moment they say their goodbyes. Send fall wedding invitations showcasing floral or foliage motifs in deep hues reminiscent of the changing leaves, have the groom or groomsmen don maroon suits or boutonnieres, or adorn reception tables with blooms in shades of crimson, yellow, plum, orange, and magenta. Velvety fabrics, natural wood details, brassy elements, and plenty of candlelight will also warm up the room and provide an ambient atmosphere for loved ones. The options are truly endless, and it's up to you and your wedding planner to decide what works with your overall motif, venue, and the formality of your event. 

Take a look at 25 images from real weddings and styled shoots below to gather inspiration for your fall wedding décor. Remember: You don't have to only choose this theme for a wedding in late September, October, November, or early December. Autumnal details can be showcased year-round – just be sure to communicate this desire with your wedding team. For additional ideas, be sure to click on the link below each photo to see the full celebration!

Bridesmaids in pink robes throwing fall leaves into air while getting ready
Photo by Vue Photography; From Real Wedding: Baroque Autumn Wedding with Deep Wine Tones in North Carolina

Fall color flower wedding invitation suite
Photo by Paige Jones; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events; From Real Wedding: Lively Colorful Wedding at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Welcome box with fall themed wedding colors
Photo by Vue Photography; From Real Wedding: Baroque Autumn Wedding with Deep Wine Tones in North Carolina

Fall wedding ideas burgundy maroon groom suit tuxedo jacket
Photo by Kent Drake Photography; Floral & Event Design by HMR Designs; From Real Wedding: An Event Planner's Wedding at a Museum by Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex

Bride in Liancarlo dress bridesmaids in gold sequin dresses fall wedding flower ideas
Photo by Jennifer Martin Photography; From Real Wedding: A Pro Tennis Player's Fall Wedding Featuring a Moody Color Palette

Fall theme boutonniere wedding ideas
Photo by Vue Photography; From Real Wedding: Baroque Autumn Wedding with Deep Wine Tones in North Carolina

bride and groom outside venue fall wedding flower crown and bouquet burgundy autumn color palette
Photo by Grant Daniels Photography; From Real Wedding: Outdoor Ceremony & Tented Reception with Cozy Fall Color Palette

Wedding welcome sign on acrylic with fall color wedding flowers
Photo by David Manning Photographer; Linens by Luxe Linen; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events; From Real Wedding: Interfaith Ceremony & Tented Reception with Romantic Color Palette

Resort at Pelican Hill wedding ceremony with fall wedding flowers
Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography; From Real Wedding: Vibrant Alfresco Ceremony & Ballroom Reception in Newport Beach, California

Ceremony arbor with fall hued colors wedding flowers
Photo by Vue Photography; From Real Wedding: Baroque Autumn Wedding with Deep Wine Tones in North Carolina

Fall wedding colors greenery and dark plum wedding flower chuppah ceremony ideas
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; From Real Wedding: Jewish Ceremony with Elegant Rustic Details in Beverly Hills

Wood plank wedding ceremony fall decor dark flowers candlelight
Photo by Joe Photo; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events; From Real Wedding: The Unique and Intimate Wedding of Train's Bassist Hector Maldonado

wedding anniversary dinner party fall theme autumn foliage leaves arches
Photo by Jessica Claire Photography; From Real Event: 50th Anniversary Party with Fall Foliage and Unique Performances

Fall wedding ideas venue with fireplace and lounge area
Photo by Vue Photography; From Real Wedding: Baroque Autumn Wedding with Deep Wine Tones in North Carolina

wedding anniversary dinner party set up fall color palette inspired by still life paintings
Photo by Facibeni Fotografia; From Real Event: Anniversary Dinner in Florence Inspired by Still Life Paintings

Sue the T Rex wedding reception venue with fall wedding colors
Photo by Kent Drake Photography; Floral & Event Design by HMR Designs; From Real Wedding: An Event Planner's Wedding at a Museum by Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex

Fall wedding flower colors ideas styled shoot
Photo by Krista Mason Photography; Linens by Luxe Linen; From Real Wedding: Garden-Inspired Indoor Tablescape with Modern Elements & Florals

Wedding reception fall wedding flowers floral chandelier
Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography; From Real Wedding: Vibrant Alfresco Ceremony & Ballroom Reception in Newport Beach, California

Burgundy maroon linen napkin at place setting fall wedding ideas
Photo by Kent Drake Photography; Floral & Event Design by HMR Designs; From Real Wedding: An Event Planner's Wedding at a Museum by Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex

Fall wedding ideas wood table and wood table number fall color flowers
Photo by Kesha Lambert Photography; From Real Wedding: Regal Wedding with Literary & Rustic Touches at a New York Mansion

Fall wedding ideas plum candles with fruit and fall colored flower centerpieces
Photo by Vue Photography; From Real Wedding: Baroque Autumn Wedding with Deep Wine Tones in North Carolina

Tall candles and fall color wedding flower reception centerpiece
Photo by Roey Yohai Studios; From Real Wedding: A Colorful Fall Wedding with Modern Details in New York City

Wedding fall ideas gold candleholders and fall colored wedding flowers runner
Photo by Jennifer Martin Photography; From Real Wedding: A Pro Tennis Player's Fall Wedding Featuring a Moody Color Palette

Fall color wedding cake black handpainted design
Photo by Paige Jones; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events; From Real Wedding: Lively Colorful Wedding at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Fall theme semi naked cake with fresh fruit and fall colored flowers
Photo by Vue Photography; From Real Wedding: Baroque Autumn Wedding with Deep Wine Tones in North Carolina

For more wedding ideas, discover festive ideas for a fall-themed wedding, gather expert advice on choosing wedding flowers based on season, and be inspired by the tips and advice from some of the nation's top wedding planners and professionals.

Opening photo by Eli Turner Studios; Floral & Event Design by Amaryllis Floral & Event Design; From Real Wedding: Wedding Inspired by Dutch Golden Age Paintings in Washington, DC