If you haven’t heard, September and October are now the most popular months to say “I do.” And it’s really no surprise why. Fall weddings involve not-too-hot, not-too-cold weather, seasonal cocktails (hello, apple cider!), and décor elements in some of the prettiest shades of the rainbow (orange, red, yellow, and more). Here are some Rustic Wedding Decor Ideas for all bridal styles:
Plus, let’s be honest: Fall is naturally a beautiful time of year. There are gorgeous leaves on the trees; bright flowers (like dahlias, marigolds, and zinnias) in bloom, and items like pumpkins, gourds, and fresh fruits (apples, pears, pomegranates) at the market. Why not use them in your fall wedding décor? We think you should and we have found plenty of creative ways to embrace the season.
Embrace the Foliage
Take advantage of your surroundings and play up the textures and colors of fall. You can accomplish this look—even if you aren’t marrying in a forest! —by incorporating fresh foliage into the day’s décor details like escort cards, centerpieces, and the altar itself. We especially love how this organic structure makes a statement impression while also blending into the environment.
Say “I Do” in a Rustic Setting
Take this ceremony scene as proof that “rustic” can be done in an elevated way. There are no mason jars or hay bales here! Instead, this couple created a rustic-chic setting with bench seating, warm blankets, and natural greenery accents.
Give Your Guests a Warm Welcome
The welcome gift is another chance to make a great first impression. In our research, we’ve learned that guests really just want something to eat and drink so we suggest making those a priority. Take a cue from this box by including seasonal favorites like local brews and honey.
Showcase Seasonal Blooms
There’s something simple yet beautiful about carrying a single flower variety. We’re all for this bundle of wild cornflowers, tied together with a dusty blue ribbon, but you can recreate this look with any in-season variety (like marigolds and dahlias).
Decorate with Branches
You can bring the fall foliage indoors, especially when saying “I do” in a window-filled space. This look is particularly stunning because the branches’ warm hue coordinates with the room’s worn brick walls and wooden window paneling.