As October comes to a close, I definitely have fall weddings on my mind. While fall colors and autumn leaves are fairly common wedding decor, pumpkins are not seen quite as often. Pumpkins are definitely an on-the-nose decorating choice - for some they might read as too overtly seasonal, and when done the wrong way they can skew cheap and tacky. That said, there are many ways pumpkins can be used that will enhance any fall wedding's ambiance.
The size and visual interest of pumpkins make them ideal for aisle decor. Mixing pumpkins of different colors and varieties makes a great impact, and integrating flowers, leaves, or pillar candles adds depth and dimension.
Using mini pumpkins as escort cards or favors is a tangible way for guests to get into a festive spirit. You can paint or decorate them in any color or material that goes with your theme.
Creating a guest book or card box out of pumpkins from the craft store is a great DIY opportunity, and not only gives you a memento from your special day but allows guests to have an interactive experience.
Pumpkins can make exquisite centerpieces, from faux pumpkins as centerpiece vases, floating mini pumpkins in water with matching flowers, or dispersed pumpkins throughout the middle of a long table.
Carved pumpkins are a great alternative to signage and can be used as table numbers, directional arrows, or sweet sayings. (A note to only use faux pumpkins for this so they can be done in advance and so they last.)
Succulents are a huge trend for modern weddings, and pale pumpkins are a perfect way to showcase them.
Of course, pumpkins look wonderful as props in wedding and engagement photos!
For more pumpkin decorating inspiration, visit my Pumpkin Weddings Pinterest board!