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DIY Tips & Ideas: Using Pumpkins as Fall Wedding Decorations!

Pumpkin vignette from Wedding Flowers by Russ Phillip

For a rustic-themed Fall Wedding, pumpkins are sure to be somewhere on the scene. So we thought, why not find some imaginative and stylish ways of using them as decorative accents? Luckily, we found these inspiring ways with pumpkins that go beyond the usual, but are still very doable. Think vignette displays, centerpieces, place card holders, cake embellishments, even menu and guest book alternatives. Take a look!

Creative DIY Pumpkin Decorations for Your Fall Wedding

Creative DIY Pumpkin Decorations for Your Wedding

Such creative ideas! We studied each one to see what makes it work. So you can then spin off your own decorations from the tips below.

Tip #1 – Turn them into stylish signs.
Great for writing on, pumpkins can actually serve as such cool things as a ‘3D menu’ or a truly unique ‘wedding guest book’! Just add calligraphy in a contrasting color.

Tip #2 – Carve them into something practical.
A pumpkin ‘wine bucket’ is a great way to add a colorful autumn touch to your drinks station. Or use hollowed-out pumpkins as vases for bright floral centerpieces.

Tip #3 – Group pumpkins and gourds into a fall vignette.
Combine large and small ones in orange, green, white, even speckled! And you’ll have an eye-catching pathway display leading to the ceremony or reception.

Tip #4 – Use mini ones as cake adornments.
Moulded out of marzipan, these can transform a simple tiered cake into a delightful ‘pumpkin patch’ wedding cake!

Tip #5 – Add wire or ribbon to make escort and place cards.
With petite pumpkins as a base, simply fashion wire holders for escort cards or tie on satin ribbon as place cards.

Image credits: 1 – Guest book – Something Turquoise / 2 – 3D Menu The Merry Thought / 3 – Floral Centerpiece – Wine and Glue  / 4 – Wine Bucket – Perched on a Whim / 5 – Welcome display – Wedding Flowers by Russ Phillip / 6 – Cake – Country Living /  7 –  Place card holders – Pottery Barn blog  / 8 – Escort Cards – Eco Party Time

So how will you incorporate pumpkins into your autumn nuptials? If you’re wondering about pumpkin favor ideas, we’ve got those covered, too!

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