There's nothing quite like a fall wedding. The changing leaves, crisp air, and cozy vibes make for a perfect time of year to marry. Ready to step your autumnal wedding up a notch? Embrace your inner craftiness with these DIY projects that are perfectly suited for the season.
1. Pumpkin Aisle Markers
Take the classic pumpkin look and add a whimsical twist! Source some gourds in soft, neutral shades and top with a cute little bow — perfect for aisle markers or reception décor.
2. Magnolia Leaf Table Runner
It's easy to embrace the vibrant colors of the season thanks to this super easy DIY magnolia leaf runner. You'll need magnolia leaves, floral wire, and a trusty hot glue gun. Glue leaves along the wire to create a table décor focal point that's all your own.
3. Greenery and Berry Flower Crown
Flower crowns are lovely any time of year, but it's fun to give them a seasonal spin come autumn. Cover your wire crown's base in greenery along with small bunches of berries to wear as a veil alternative or to complement your bridesmaids' look.
4. Acorn Accented Cakes
Grab a can of gold spray paint, along with a few mini acorns, and you've got a festive cake topper. Talk about the easiest DIY ever.
5. Fruit Favors
Fall is the peak time for some of our favorite fruits (apples, pears, and more), and they serve a dual purpose as cute décor and festive favors. Gather the season's delicious bounty and add your guests' names for a quick DIY favor or place card solution.
6. Foraged Arrangements
Look no further than your own backyard for colorful leaves, beautiful greenery, and seasonal florals for a foraged centerpiece. Begin building your arrangement with greenery first, followed by your focal point flowers, and complete your arrangement with leaves or berries as filler. Make sure both sides of the arrangement are balanced, and voilà!
7. Gilded Pumpkin Escort Cards
Everything is cuter in a miniature size, including pumpkins. These painted minis not only embrace the season but will also have all your guests 'gramming the unique details of your day.
8. Ribbon Hanging Place Card Display
What makes the fall foliage even more fun? Try adding a few ribbons that act the part of your escort card display. Bonus points if they complement the changing colors of the leaves.
9. Butcher Paper Place Setting
Set the table with a subtle yet totally chic nod to the season using a butcher paper place setting. Write guests' names using a white paint marker or opaque sharpie and it'll do double duty as a place card. The end result? Rustic yet refined.
10. Wreath Place Cards
Fall weddings are all about bringing the outdoor elements in, and we love how these mini wreaths bring a natural, organic feel to the tablescape. To assemble, add rosemary to a wire wreath base, and you'll have a warm welcome that's simple yet totally charming.
—Abby Larson, Founder & CEO of Style Me Pretty
Abby Larson is the editor and founder of Style Me Pretty, the style-savvy resource for the modern bride. Abby launched SMP in 2007 as the ultimate insider's guide to all things wedding, changing the landscape for how brides plan their weddings through a unique approach of curating chic and stylish content online. Today, it's the leading and fastest growing wedding blog, garnering over 19 million page views per month and 2 million unique visitors monthly. Abby recently launched Style Me Pretty Living, a field guide for life's everyday moments. She also debuted an entirely unique and photo-rich wedding book, Style Me Pretty Weddings: Inspiration & Ideas for an Unforgettable Celebration.