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.

Photo: Atelier Kryjak

It's officially fall! While that 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 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 each photo to see the full celebration!

Bridesmaids in pink robes throwing fall leaves into air while getting ready
Photo by Vue Photography

Fall color flower wedding invitation suite
Photo by Paige Jones; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events

Welcome box with fall themed wedding colors
Photo by Vue Photography

Fall wedding ideas burgundy maroon groom suit tuxedo jacket
Photo by Kent Drake Photography; Floral & Event Design by HMR Designs

Bride in Liancarlo dress bridesmaids in gold sequin dresses fall wedding flower ideas
Photo by Jennifer Martin Photography; Bridal Gown by Liancarlo; Linens by Nüage Designs

Fall theme boutonniere wedding ideas
Photo by Vue Photography

bride and groom outside venue fall wedding flower crown and bouquet burgundy autumn color palette
Photo by Grant Daniels Photography; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas; Planning & Design by Diamond Affairs Weddings and Special Events

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

Resort at Pelican Hill wedding ceremony with fall wedding flowers
Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography

Ceremony arbor with fall hued colors wedding flowers
Photo by Vue Photography

Fall wedding colors greenery and dark plum wedding flower chuppah ceremony ideas
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography

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

wedding anniversary dinner party fall theme autumn foliage leaves arches
Photo by Jessica Claire Photography; Planning & Design by Thomas Bui Lifestyle

Fall wedding ideas venue with fireplace and lounge area
Photo by Vue Photography

wedding anniversary dinner party set up fall color palette inspired by still life paintings
Photo by Facibeni Fotografia; Planning & Design by Michelle Durpetti Events

Sue the T Rex wedding reception venue with fall wedding colors
Photo by Kent Drake Photography; Floral & Event Design by HMR Designs

Fall wedding flower colors ideas styled shoot
Photo by Krista Mason Photography; Linens by Luxe Linen; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Wedding reception fall wedding flowers floral chandelier
Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography

Burgundy maroon linen napkin at place setting fall wedding ideas
Photo by Kent Drake Photography; Floral & Event Design by HMR Designs

Fall wedding ideas wood table and wood table number fall color flowers
Photo by Kesha Lambert Photography

Fall wedding ideas plum candles with fruit and fall colored flower centerpieces
Photo by Vue Photography

Tall candles and fall color wedding flower reception centerpiece
Photo by Roey Yohai Studios

Wedding fall ideas gold candleholders and fall colored wedding flowers runner
Photo by Jennifer Martin Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs

Fall color wedding cake black handpainted design
Photo by Paige Jones; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events

Fall theme semi naked cake with fresh fruit and fall colored flowers
Photo by Vue Photography

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