The crisp mornings and shorter evenings are drawing in, so we think it’s the perfect opportunity to think about how this season can influence your wedding theme. There is something about autumn that gives a very relaxed, homey feel to an occasion.
Here’s a few simple ways you can add rustic autumnal touches to your special day.
The theme of your autumn wedding will start with the invitations. It’s the first impression you give your guests of your big day, so it’s a good opportunity to introduce them to your theme by sending matching invitations. Our rustic country kraft paper invitations give that effect perfectly, especially the ‘Save the Date’s’ or ‘Tying the Knot’s’ which come with brown string to complete the rustic look.
You could even go one step further and include a pressed flower or foliage within the invitation to make them even more autumnal. Whichever style you decide on for your big day, choosing invitations that coincide with your theme will give your guests an exciting insight into your special day and keep everything cohesive.
Dress up your venue
With these few simple autumn wedding decorations you can transform your venue and give your wedding the autumnal, cosy rustic feel you dreamed of (or at least in our case, saved over and over again on Pinterest).
Tie these beautiful wooden-finish chair signs to the Bride & Groom’s chairs to make it easily distinctive from around the venue. Tie with hessian string for a rustic effect and add foliage or flowers to give them even more oomph.Chair signs are a great way to add a unique twist to your venue but super easy to switch up depending on the season.
Looking for some DIY autumn wedding decorations? You could tie with orange and red flowers paired with dark green foliage, the deeper the colours the more autumnal it’ll feel. Or if you’re having a spring / summer rustic wedding then you could keep it lighter with pretty pinks and bright whites.
Everyone loves a sweet treat at a wedding, right? With donut wall’s being quite the trend to have on your big day it’s an easy way to add a unique twist. Whether you’re using it as an alternative wedding cake or just adding something extra to your reception, the brown Kraft board will coincide with your rustic theme and gives you the freedom to choose the colour of your donuts and match them to your colour scheme.
Loving the concept but not sure how you’d put a Donut wall together? Check out our Donut Wall Cheat Sheet.
Autumnal Table Settings
Along with the decorations, table settings are where the themes for autumn weddings truly come to life. How you decorate your tables can make all the difference to a rustic wedding. This autumn we’re loving the small touches such as our wooden heart tealight holders, wooden slice place card holders paired alongside our large centre piece wooden slice. Why not add a cosy feel by adding our foliage string fairy lights to give a warm autumnal feel or orange flowers as a centre piece to tie everything together?
It doesn’t have to be complicated, and there are endless ways to incorporate autumn touches into your table settings. It’s the small details that will play a huge part in transforming your wedding.
Rustic Wedding Touches
Hangover kits – sounds interesting right? Place one bag on everyone’s seat filled with everything you think they’ll need to recover from a night of celebrating! With Kraft paper detailing, these will look gorgeous and fit perfectly with your rustic autumnal wedding theme – trust us, they’ll be thanking you the next day!
Another idea is to have sparklers. Guests waving sparklers as a send-off has become very popular touch for autumn weddings, especially as the evenings are getting shorter and offering the perfect opportunity for some great sparkler pictures.
After a night of celebrating, swap out the confetti for these sparklers to send you both off in style. Why not have your guests hold them up create an arch to give you both the perfect grand exit – the photos will look amazing!
We hope we’ve inspired you to incorporate a few of these autumnal touches into your wedding. Which are your favourites?
For more on rustic weddings, read our blog posts on How to Transform your Venue into a Rustic Country Wedding. Remember to share your real parties and tag us on Instagram @gingerrayuk!