If you’re hosting an October wedding, pumpkins are a wonderful addition to your wedding decor – they can be included in so many ways! Today we’re sharing different ways to incorporate pumpkins into your wedding.
Wedding Ceremony Decor
Incorporating pumpkins into your ceremony decor is the perfect way to set the scene for your entire wedding day. If the weather permits, host your ceremony outside in an open field or under a small grove of trees. With chairs set up on either side of the aisle, decorate the front of the aisle with a mix of rustic decor pieces like old whiskey barrels, wooden boxes or rustic tables. Then add some autumn inspired floral arrangements and white pumpkins – it’s an impactful way to decorate your aisle yet a subtle way to incorporate pumpkins into your wedding day.
You can add pumpkins down the ceremony aisle as well. A small grouping every few rows is a wonderful way to dress up the aisle itself. And once the ceremony is over, you can use the pumpkins in your reception decor!
Adding pumpkins to your wedding tablescape is one of the most beautiful and simple ways to include them in your theme. Decide on a few different table setups and use them on various tables throughout your reception space.
One table design to consider – paint small pumpkins different shades of your wedding colors and arrange them down the center of your tables. The different colors in the grouping will tie your colors into your centerpieces, add dimension to your tablescape and are a nice alternative to a floral centerpiece.
For another set of tables, hollow out the center of the pumpkin and use it as the vessel for your centerpiece florals. Deep reds and purples, peach and sage are lovely floral colors for an autumn wedding, and when they’re displayed in a rich orange pumpkin, the colors will pop on your tables. Surround the pumpkin with a little greenery and lots of votive candles for a romantic centerpiece set up.
Wedding Reception Decor
Another way to incorporate pumpkins into your wedding is through the various places you will decorate at your reception.
Not keen on wedding cake? Incorporate pumpkins into your wedding day desserts! Mini tarts or pies are the perfect personal treat for your guests and they’re another way to include your favorite desserts. Mini pumpkin pies, apple pies and fruit tarts look great stacked on cake plates and serving stands and add to the feel of your wedding theme.
You can also incorporate pumpkins into your guest book and gift tables. Buy a faux pumpkin and turn it into a card holder, and have your guests sign a fake pumpkin instead of a guest book – it’s a keepsake you can put out each year when autumn rolls around as a way to remember the fabulous time you had with your guests on your wedding day.
Pumpkins don’t have to be just for decoration! You can incorporate pumpkins into your wedding day activities as well.
Set up a few different games your guests can play with pumpkins while they wait between the ceremony and reception. Pumpkin tic tac toe and checkers are both clever ways to use them in your wedding design. Set the games up on rustic wood tables and have hay bales for the guests to sit on as they challenge their opponent.
Do you have lots of kids attending your wedding? If so, set up a simple pumpkin decorating table to keep the little ones busy. Mini pumpkins can be decorated with pom poms, sequins, paper and more, and they’re a great way to get the kids involved in your wedding day.
There are so many ways to incorporate pumpkins into your wedding. Whether you mix and match colors and sizes or stick with one variety, there’s no way to go wrong with a theme that involves the staple of the fall season.
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