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Get Fall Themed Wedding Ideas

Planning a reception in the fall is a great time to celebrate the many changes of the season. Take advantage of the many fall-themed items that are now available again. Look for colorful candles in warm shades and spicy scents with a fall theme such as pumpkin, maple, and apple. Many of these candles add depth to table decorations when arranged in varying heights. As favors for guests, wrap a simple votive candle or tea light votive in an organza bag or fabric gift wrap, and cut out a leaf-shaped tag, or use pre-printed tags with gold borders for a personalized favor idea. To view more inspiring ideas, click to view more slideshows, or you may want to read this article on fall table settings.

Organza wrapped porcelain favor

While organza bags are common, use wraps or similar soft packaging material for a convenient way of quickly packaging odd-sized objects that not only include candles, but also autumn fruits such as pomegranates, and persimmons. Use 17" inch wraps and find them in your favorite autumn or fall color such as iridescent gold, plum (fuchsia or magenta), red, or olive. When looking to spice up a table arrangement, select wraps in multiple colors as opposed to monochromatic ones for an eye-catching “pop”.

Select Fall-inspired Gifts and Guest Favors With a Sensory Twist

Ruby Place Frames

Fall is also the perfect opportunity to enjoy the heart-warming scents of the season. Get crafty and make homemade gifts and favors using elements infused with a unique fragrance. A hostess gift at a bridal shower, for instance, could be a lovely candle scented in pumpkin spice and presented as part of an elegantly arranged peach colored rose centerpiece. Add an element of surprise to your creation by enclosing an edible treat such as a mug filled with orange cinnamon tea packets. Or, if you are planning a pancake breakfast for a destination wedding, give each guest a lovely bottle of maple syrup packaged together with a cookie or cake mix, including a personal recipe card (this can be a favorite family recipe). You can customize this with a personalized note thanking each guest for making a special trip to your wedding.

Give Sweet Treats in Fun Fall Shapes and Colors

You can also use table placecard frames that serve as practical favors with a decorative function. For table decorations, look for crystal place frames with a gold, red, or orange motif - ideal for planning an intimate engagement party in the fall or during Thanksgiving. Personalize each frame with a handwritten name of each guest’s and set one at each table setting. For a sweet guest treat, bake pumpkin-shaped or gingerbread man-shaped cookies and top them with orange and brown sugar sprinkles, or use frosted icing as a substitute. Other fun treats you can make at home include frosty cupcakes that can be decorated in colorful fall accents such as candy corn, orange sugar crystals, chocolate chips, or maple leaf shaped sugar molds. For the truly creative, you can also decorate mini pumpkins with a bride and groom motif, and tie each one with a lovely chocolate brown ribbon. You can use them as a card holder and set them at each guest place setting for a whimsical display.

Plan a Festive Party with a Harvest Theme

When planning a festive harvest theme, let the distinctive elements of the season be an inspirational guide for decorating reception tables. Be sure to incorporate natural elements such as pinecones, maple leaves, gourds, squash, mini pumpkins, cornstalks, or cinnamon sticks as part of the dinner table accents. You can find many of them at your local market during fall and have some fun at the same by experimenting with different colors, shapes, and sizes. Be sure to coordinate them with your flowers and dinnerware. As for the menu, plan it around popular dishes and those enjoyed as comfort food in your family. Moreover, use candles and scents to create an inviting and warm atmosphere amidst the change of the season. Lastly, handmade gifts and favors that are both edible and fragrant are always the perfect way to end a lovely wedding get-together with close friends and family. You can give an edible favor such as homebaked brownies, cookies, or trail mix - present them in an ivory or purple sinamay box that is finished with a natural raffia ribbon. For more ideas, please view all of our fall inspired favors, or get more fall wedding decoration ideas.

On the web, you may also want to read these related articles:

Making your own Fall Decorations
Tips and ideas on DIY projects for fall table decorations and centerpieces.

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