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DIY Fall Wedding Decor Ideas with Trendy Colors

The end of summer is just around the corner, which means that for those planning weddings this fall, it is time to stop procrastinating and get to work tying up any loose ends. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your own fall wedding, DIY fall wedding decor ideas can be a great way to create a cozy and personalized atmosphere. The season offers a stunning natural backdrop, with changing leaves and a cozy ambiance that lends itself perfectly to DIY wedding decor. Here are some DIY fall wedding decor ideas to help you get started

If you are planning a wedding this September or October, you have most likely already planned the main details of the ceremony and reception such as the venue, catering, and your dress.

However, you may not have fully decided on décor details. If you are planning a wedding this fall and looking for some fun and easy DIY décor ideas that won’t take a lot of time (or money), we have you covered! Read on to learn more about six of our favorite ideas for fall wedding décor.

1. Leaf Place Cards

If you are in search of an affordable yet elegant idea for place cards, you may want to consider rolling up your sleeves and getting to work on these DIY gilded leaf place cards.

All you will need is an assortment of leaves, a gold leafing pen, and a black or white pen to write the guest’s name. DIY wedding décor doesn’t get much easier than this!

2. Pumpkin Centerpieces

Yes, it may seem a little cliche, but with a little creativity, a DIY pumpkin centerpiece is anything but ordinary Dress them up with paint, hollow them out and use them as one-of-a-kind vases for seasonal floral arrangements, or carve designs into them to create elegant lanterns. The possibilities are endless for this DIY fall wedding decor idea.

DIY pumpkin centerpiece - DIY Fall Wedding Decor Ideas

3. Wreaths of Leaves

Wreaths aren’t just for doors anymore We love the idea of incorporating fall foliage into your fall wedding decor using hand-made leaf wreaths as seat markers during your ceremony. Looking for a tutorial?

4. Maple Leaf Candle Holders

floating candles in vases

For those embracing a rustic, fall theme, these maple leaf mason jar lanterns will add a perfect touch. All you need to create this DIY project is mason jars, fresh fall foliage, tea light candles, some old-fashioned mod podge, and a little bit of creativity.

5. Fall Foliage Backdrop

Another DIY fall wedding decor idea that we love is creating a fall foliage backdrop out of colorful leaves. This will not only create a lovely space for your wedding photos, but also a fun, seasonal photo opt for guests!

6. Rustic Sparkler Display

If you plan on using wedding sparklers in your wedding send off. Why not DIY a cute display that can serve as decor during the reception? This DIY display from a rustic barn wedding would be easy to recreate, as would this one.

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Want to keep it really simple? You can’t go wrong with a simple galvanized metal bucket or vase with a cute chalkboard note.

If you are planning on incorporating wedding sparklers into your fall wedding send off we offer both 36-inch and 20-inch sparklers that will work perfectly with rustic sparkler display ideas.

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Q: What are some budget-friendly DIY fall wedding decor ideas?

A: Some budget-friendly DIY fall wedding decor ideas include incorporating natural elements such as foliage or branches, using inexpensive materials such as burlap or twine, and repurposing items such as jars or cans for centerpieces.

Q: What are some DIY fall wedding decor ideas for the reception space?

A: Some DIY fall wedding reception decor ideas include using natural elements such as wood slices or branches as table centerpieces, incorporating fall leaves or flowers into the table settings, or using lanterns or candles to create a cozy ambiance

Q: What are some DIY fall wedding decor ideas for the ceremony space?

A: Some DIY fall wedding ceremony decor ideas include using seasonal foliage to create a natural arch or altar, incorporating pumpkins or gourds into the decor, or hanging fall-inspired wreaths or garlands

Q: What are some DIY fall wedding decor ideas for centerpieces?

A: Some DIY fall wedding centerpiece ideas include using seasonal flowers and foliage, such as mums, dahlias, and leaves, in rustic containers such as mason jars or wooden boxes.

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