Table centerpieces are easy to make yourself for your fall wedding. You can use inspiration from the lovely colors autumn produces, from the harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables available or even from the cozy atmosphere we crave as the temperatures cool down from the heat of summer.
Weddings in the fall usually have a warmer color palette with richer hues and darker tones. Keep in mind that you may use whatever colors you would like. There are no rules. However, it is fun to coordinate your theme with the time of year.
Autumn leaves and branches can be easily arranged into a vase and tied with pretty velvet or other types of ribbon. Heavy containers that are matte, not shiny or glass, work best with nature inspired centerpieces. Try scattering leaves around the table. You can get colors ranging from dark brown to bright red and yellow and even purple.
Other things you find in nature include decorative gourds and dried corn. These can be put into low baskets or even on platters in the center of the table.
Fruit and vegetables are wonderful fall centerpieces and can also double as gifts for your guests to take home. Try filling baskets with apples. Apples come in beautiful colors like dark red, bright green and golden yellow. As a plus, apples are available cheaply this time of year.
Pumpkins are another seasonal favorite. Grouped together or even just one large one by itself can make a statement. Tie the stems with ribbon or raffia. You can even have your initials painted artistically on them for a personal touch.
Other fall food favorites include grapes, pears and even artichokes.
To create a cozy feel use warm candle light on your tables with multiple pillar candles on a tray. You can fill the bottom of the tray with rocks. Candles are available in many colors. Just make sure you don’t pick scented candles. The fragrance will interfere with the food you are serving.
Smaller candles can be put into votives and scattered around the table. You can use them in combination with a larger centerpiece. Check with your venue to make sure they allow open flames. Some do not because of insurance and liability reasons.
Remember as a guideline to use smaller centerpieces on smaller tables and larger arrangements on larger tables. Make sure your display is not too tall. Your guests need to be able to see across the table.
Have fun creating unique and beautiful centerpieces for your fall wedding.