Festive Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Wedding

Thanksgiving wedding picture at night
Photo credit: Christina Kenny

November is here, which means Halloween is over and it is officially Festive Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Wedding season. Focused on gratitude and gathering friends and family, what could be better than incorporating a little bit of this classic American holiday into your Thanksgiving wedding celebration? Below we share a few fun ways to add a touch of Thanksgiving to your November nuptials.

Serve up pie instead of a traditional wedding cake

When you think about Thanksgiving, chances are that pie is one of the first things to come to mind. Whether you prefer pumpkin, pecan, apple, or chocolate, it wouldn’t be a Thanksgiving wedding celebration without pie! So why not ditch the traditional wedding cake in favor of this beloved Thanksgiving tradition? If you aren’t sure how to pull it off, we love the idea of setting up a pie bar featuring a variety of popular pie flavors. You could even ask friends and family to contribute their favorite family recipes to the spread.

Incorporate gratitude

A Thanksgiving wedding is a wonderful opportunity to let those you love most know how grateful you are to have them in your lives as they are gathered together to celebrate your love. Show guests how thankful you are by preparing thank you notes to add to their place settings or creating a thank you map that expresses your gratitude for the time and money guests spent to be there on your special day.

Mix up seasonal cocktails

Cranberry sauce is synonymous with Thanksgiving, so why not incorporate the tart yet sweet berry into your signature wedding drink? These cranberry fizz cocktails are simple and delicious and will instantly add a touch of fall celebration to your wedding reception.

Give back at your Thanksgiving wedding

The holidays are a time to remember the less fortunate and give back to society. As you gather your guests for your wedding celebration, it is a wonderful opportunity to encourage them to give back, be it through hosting a canned food drop-off for a local charity or asking guests to donate to a favorite cause instead of a traditional registry gift.

Fully embrace seasonal decor

Thanksgiving means all things fall – especially when it comes to decor! Embrace the season by incorporating fall into your centerpieces, floral arrangements, and table settings. Some of our favorite ideas include this stunning fall foliage bouquet and these seasonal place settings. You can even take the Thanksgiving decor to the next level by opting for a fall-themed cake, using mini pumpkins as seating cards, or placing bowls of these classic pomander balls throughout your venue (bonus: they smell amazing!). Planning a wedding sparkler send-off? You can add a Thanksgiving touch to your sparklers display by placing them in a hollowed-out pumpkin or a festive fall basket adorned with leaves.

If you are looking for wedding sparklers to incorporate into your Thanksgiving wedding celebration, be sure to check out our wide selection, which includes both 20-inch and 36-inch sparkler options for your special day.