Fall is such a fabulous season for decorating! So, decking out your wedding party tables at this time of year is that much more fun. You get to revel in all the rich colors and interesting textures that spell autumn—translating them into warm and welcoming table settings that are sure to wow your guests. Plus, if you’ve got a crafty bent, there are loads of DIY decorative accents that you can bring to the table (literally!) to add to the seasonal charm. Take a look at our inspiration board and get those creative tablescaping ideas going!
Create an autumn-inspired color palette of rich, warm hues
Take your cue from the glorious natural palette of autumn! Begin with the traditional fall colors of burnt orange, brown, plum, and olive green. Then, add surprise touches of red, yellow, purple, or even fuchsia—highlighted with glamorous hints of gold. Or you may opt for a simple monochromatic color scheme of orange!
Play up natural elements
A fall-time wedding table is also your chance to decorate, rustic style! See how leaves in a lovely mix of autumn colors can become an eye-catching centerpiece. Then, simply look around for natural materials like woody twigs, raw fibers, twine, dried corn husks, berries, nuts, seeds, pine cones, gourds, and fruits like apples and pears. These make ideal (and virtually cost-free!) embellishments for table elements like napkin rings, place cards, menu cards, table numbers, chargers, and the like.
Bring in lovely DIY accent pieces that are rustic
Fall also seems the perfect season for DIY table elements, like these corn husk chargers, seed table number, rustic napkin rings, cork coasters, and decoupage bottles.
We’re pretty thrilled to point out that many of the table elements in our board are great DIY projects! Follow the links to each—and have guests exclaiming over your crafting skills:
- gold placecard holders displaying leaf place cards at the party
- plate chargers made with dried corn husk “ruffles”
- cutout table number covered with seeds, beans, and birdseed
- napkin rings featuring pistachio shells and star anise
- coasters crafted from recycled wine bottle corks
- keepsake bottles decoupaged with gift wrapper scraps
- Candles in recycled bottles and other quaint containers also make wonderful accents for a fall-time party table.
Give chic seasonal favors
Prepare thank you gifts for guests in keeping with the season, too! Edible treats like crisp fresh apples, caramel popcorn balls, or nostalgic candy apples can be presented in colorful packaging of burnt orange, olive, or red. You can also give fragrant potpourri in autumn scents of apple, cinnamon, or cranberry spice presented in dainty embroidered ivory pouches. Or for something practical and fitting for fall, try bookmarks made with a pressed fall leaf design or mini pocketbook-sized notepads.
A fabulous fall inspiration board we found with great tablescape ideas!
We just had to share this board from Every Last Detail, showcasing a rustic take on a fall-time wedding event! Love the use of fruits, berries, and flowers for the charming centerpieces; bottles and buckets as quaint containers; and fresh apples as the cutest place card holders!
Other inspiring blogs you can check out:
- Eggplant as an unusual but elegant color for autumn
- Fall wedding inspiration from photographer Anne Ruthmann
- A lovely backyard fall wedding
- Gorgeous ways to apply orange, brown, and yellow