If you’re planning a fall wedding, there are many different opportunities to bring in some DIY décor. Creating your own decorations not only make the details feel that much more special, but it also helps to save money.

While we’ve all seen plenty of “Pinterest fails,” the good news is there are some simple and fool-proof ideas that are hard to mess up. Take a look at our favorite DIY fall wedding décor!


Fall offers a ton of materials to create stunning centerpieces for your wedding. Pumpkins, pine cones, leaves and gourds can be mixed and matched to create one-of-a-kind arrangements that can differ from table to table. One of our favorite ideas is a new take on the traditional jack-o-lantern. Carve out a pumpkin and then drill a variety of small holes in any pattern you like. Add a candle inside the pumpkin and you have a romantic centerpiece that will illuminate your reception with a warm glow.

Bouquets and Boutonnieres

If you’re not big on flowers, you’re in luck! Fall is a great season for steering away from the traditional floral bouquets and boutonnieres and instead using other décor to create the same effect. Baby pinecones and colorful fall leaves can be arranged in some florist foam or tied together with twine to give your bridal party a festive fall look.

Aisle décor

Don’t forget to decorate your aisle! Line the area with leaves, pumpkins or pinecones to create a naturally beautiful walkway. If you’re planning an evening ceremony, small pumpkins can hold votive candles for an illuminated display.

Food displays

Finally, put your DIY skills to use and create some décor to decorate your cake table, bars and buffet area. One of our favorite and cost-effective ideas for a cake topper is using two mini pinecones and placing a veil on one and a top hat on the other. Instantly you have a cute “bride and groom” to sit atop your cake. Use leaves and any variety of pumpkins and gourds to add interest to your bar and buffet areas. Guests will appreciate how you’ve completed tied your fall theme into every aspect of your big day.

Are you planning a fall wedding? Tell us what DIY idea you plan to try out!

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