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46 Awesome Fall Wedding Ideas

Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect fall centerpieces or want to make your desserts a bit more autumnal, we’ve got you covered.

Fall Wedding Ideas

The leaves are changing and so are wedding trends! Autumn has a lot to offer, and we’ve got some amazing fall wedding ideas that’ll make your big day one for the books. From outfit suggestions to decor recommendations, we’ve taken a few of our favourite ideas from real Canadian weddings to give you a bit of design inspo for your fall wedding ceremony and reception.

Here are 46 of our favourite fall wedding ideas.

Maple Leaves

Sprinkle them down your aisle, use them as photo shoot props or use them to fall-ify your food displays - you really can’t go wrong with this Canadian staple, so get creative.

Fall Wedding Ideas - Maple Leaves

Bridesmaid Dresses in Rich Colours

Want to really embrace those autumn vibes? Ask your girl squad to wear earthy shades like orange, taupe and burgundy or jewel tones like ruby, emerald or sapphire.

Fall Wedding Ideas - Earthy Colours for Bridal Party

Autumnal Wedding Stationery

There are so many beautiful autumnal motifs that your stationer can use to adorn your wedding invitations. Leaves, apples, pumpkins and berries will help capture the fall beauty.

Fall Wedding Invitations

Fall Engagement Shoot

Fall is a wonderful time of year for an engagement shoot. You'll also get some autumnal photos to put on your wedding website and invitations.

Fall Engagement Shoot

Gold Wedding Dress

A golden-hued wedding dress looks stunning against the backdrop autumnal colours. Take inspiration from these stunning gold wedding dresses.

Gold Wedding Dress for Fall

Red, Yellow and Orange Bouquets

Are there any colours more suited for fall than red, yellow and orange? Nope!

Fall Wedding Bouquet

Sunflower Bridesmaid Bouquets

A single sunflower is a cheerful addition to your maids bouquets and really packs a punch.

Sunflower Bridesmaid Bouquets

Harvest-Inspired Wedding Bouquet

Or, for something a little more unusual, ask your florist to add some cobs of corn, sprigs of wheat and berries for some fall harvest elements.

Harvest-Inspired Wedding Bouquet

Flower Crowns

Festival season may have come and gone, but flower crowns are still in. We suggest ditching the daisies and add some jewel-toned blooms and leaves to fall-ify them a bit.

Fall Wedding Flower Crowns

Floral Pocket Square

Take the classic boutonniere for the groom up a notch with a floral pocket square also in jewel-toned colours.

Fall Wedding Ideas - Fresh Floral Pocket Square

Flowers and Berries

If sweet and simple is more your style, take inspiration from these petite floral and berry boutonnieres.

Floral and berry boutonnieres

Rustic Ring Bowl

Here’s an easy fall wedding idea. Rather than a ring pillow, hold your wedding bands in a burlap wrapped basket stuffed with hay or even a bird's nest.

Fall wedding idea- rustic ring bowl

Forest Ceremony

A forest wedding in the fall is downright magical. Say your ‘I dos’ under a canopy of colour and use fallen leaves and potted mums as wedding aisle decorations.

Outdoor fall wedding ceremony

Farm Wedding Venue

Celebrate the harvest with a farm wedding. Many have both indoor and outdoor event spaces, giving you plenty of options depending on the weather.

Outdoor fall farm wedding

Fall Chuppah Design

A draped arbor decorated in fall foliage and hydrangea creates a wonderful autumnal-themed chuppah.

Fall Chuppah Design

Wheat Wedding Decorations

Looking to give your wedding arrangements a little something extra? Add some wheat to give them a dose of fall flavour.

Wheat wedding arrangements

Pampas Grass

For a neutral and chic fall colour scheme, a few sprigs of pampas grass can really pack a punch. In fact, we've round up 18 Creative Ways to Use Pampas Grass in Your Wedding Decor .

Fall wedding ideas- Pampas Grass Decorations

Pop of Colour

To create an unexpected colour scheme for fall, contrast the natural autumn palette with bright colours like blue green orange and red. Use streamers, bold blooms and strings of tassels for a modern and festive vibe.

Fall wedding ideas- bright and bold colour scheme

Cozy Throws

Those hot summer days are long gone, so your guests may need help staying warm. Offer up some cozy throws if you’re hosting an outdoor fall wedding ceremony or reception.

Fall wedding ideas- cozy throws


Want to save a little money and still land some chic aisle markers or centerpieces? Go with candles! These will brighten up even the rainiest fall wedding day.

Fall wedding ideas- candles and lanterns

Outdoor Photo Shoot

Take advantage of those beautiful fall colours by taking your wedding portraits outside! You’re sure to get some amazing shots, even if you are a bit chilly.

Fall wedding ideas- use fall leaves for confetti


Strappy sandals aren’t exactly what you’d call practical fall footwear, so go with something a bit more seasonally appropriate, like boots. These’ll give your outfit some added flair and are way more comfy than sky high heels.

Fall wedding ideas- comboy boots for bridal party

Plaid Flannels

Winter nights may call for faux fur jackets and stoles, but fall is all about the plaid flannel. P.S. grooms and their groomsmen can totally embrace the lumberjack vibe and sport plaid shirts instead of plain old white ones, too.

Fall wedding ideas- plaid flannel cover up

Custom Leather Jacket

If leather is more your style, have a leather jacket customized for your wedding with a decorative illustration or calligraphy applied to the back.

Leather wedding jacket with

Outdoor Wedding Reception

Book a wedding reception venue with indoor and outdoor options. If the weather cooperates, you could host a cocktail hour and maybe even your wedding meal in the great outdoors.

Fall wedding ideas- outdoor reception


‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything. From serving up pumpkin soup shots and PSLs to using them as place cards and in your wedding centerpieces, you’ve got plenty of options. 

Fall wedding ideas- pumpkin decorations


Pinecones may be considered winter decor, but just remember that the solstice isn’t until mid-December, so they’re a perfectly appropriate fall wedding idea. Plus, you can repurpose them when you’re decorating your house for Christmas.

Fall wedding ideas- pinecones

Tree Slice Coasters

Here’s a fun fall wedding idea! Create custom coasters from tree slices printed with your wedding monogram. Use them at your bar or package up as a set and gift them as wedding favours.

Fall wedding ideas- Tree slice coasters

Bubbles and Draught Trailer

Hire a mobile bar like this converted horse trailer to roll in for post-ceremony drinks and mingling in the great outdoors.

Bubbles and Draught Trailer Mobile Bar

Pumpkin and Spice Cocktails

Ask your bartender to shake up fall-flavoured drinks. For a DIY option, use the Pumpkin and Spice cocktail infusion jar by Maiden Voyage Cocktail Co. to infuse your favourite liquor with a blend of autumnal fruits, squash and mouth-watering pie spices.

Maiden Voyage cocktail jar wedding favours

Warm Beverages

If the weather is on the cooler side, have a healthy supply of hot drinks like tea, coffee and hot ciders at the ready for your guests. You may even want to make your signature bevy a hot toddy or spiked hot chocolate.

Fall wedding ideas- warm apple cider

Barrel Bars

This is one of our favourite fall wedding ideas. Finish off your reception space with an adorable shabby chic bar. A couple of vintage wooden barrels, some reclaimed wood and a fall floral arrangement or two look super stylish together.

Fall wedding ideas- barrel bar

Gold Place Settings

Gilded tableware is almost a necessity for this season. Accent it with some rustic details like a tree-slice place card.

Fall wedding ideas- gold place settings

Wood Burned Decor

From table numbers to bride and groom chair signage, just about anything can be wood burned.

Fall wedding ideas- wood burned table name

Fall Foliage Wedding Centerpieces

Use maple leaves and grasses in various colours (including gold spray-painted leaves) to craft DIY wedding table decorations. You can even use the maple leaf motif for your table numbers, like the ones pictured below that are held in place by a cork inserted in a bottle. A bundle of corks are also used to hold the menu card. . 

Fall wedding centerpiece with maple leaves

Grazing Platters

Celebrate the fall bounty with grazing platters. Pile up cheeses, meats, bread, nuts and seasonal fruits for a feast for the eyes and the belly!

Fall wedding ideas- grazing platters

Local Feast

Speaking of feasting, work with your wedding caterer to design a harvest-themed wedding menu that features locally-sourced items and seasonal favourites.

Fall wedding ideas- local feast

Autumnal Wedding Cake

Adding a bit of faux wood, some sugary leaves and a few rich, autumnal colours will make your rustic wedding cake look like a work of art.

Fall wedding ideas- rustic wedding cake

Fall Floral Cake Topper

Planning on a small single-tier wedding cake? Go big with a fall flower cake topper for more impact.

Big fall flower cake topper

Rustic Desserts

Give your guests some cozy rustic eats to finish off their meals. Crumbles, pies and homemade tarts are all crowd-pleasers.

Fall wedding ideas- rustic desserts

Fairy Lights

Fairy lights can be used in every season, but their warm glow really works wonders with an autumnal colour scheme.

Fall wedding ideas- fairy lights

Halloween Candy

You may be too old to trick or treat, but you’re never too old for Halloween candy. Stock your dessert table with fun-sized bars of your favourite chocolate, they’ll be easy to find during the season. Bonus: Want to take this October wedding idea even further? We have 33 Awesome Halloween Wedding Ideas.

Fall wedding ideas- Halloween candy


When the season changes from summer to fall, you can expect to see some rain in the forecast. Plan ahead like this couple and get some cute matching umbrellas for your photoshoots (they’ll also come in handy when going to and from your venue).

Fall wedding ideas- umbrellas


You need to embrace the final days of bonfire-worthy weather. Maybe even have s’more supplies at the ready for some late-night snacks.

Fall wedding ideas- S'mores and a bonfire

Preserve Favours

Jams, jellies and marmalades are the perfect rustic wedding favours to give out at your fall wedding. Bonus: if you’ve got the time, they’re pretty easy to DIY.

Fall wedding ideas- Preserve wedding favours

Hay Rides

Forget about town cars and limousines! Make your grand entrance and transport your guests in the most autumnal way possible: a hay ride.

Fall wedding ideas- Hay rideas

Find more fall wedding ideas in our Real Wedding galleries »