Do you want to include pumpkins in your fall wedding but not sure how to not make it spooky?
Yes, usually when you think of pumpkins, you think of Jack-o’-lanterns and the like, but the autumnal fruit is more versatile than you realize.
Here’s a list of ideas of how you can use pumpkins in your fall wedding.
How fall-tastic would it be to walk down a pumpkin aisle? You can easily set the fall scene by lining the aisle with a few pumpkins.
You should use different sizes and colors, with some fall leaves or flowers.
If you are feeling more adventurous, you can even walk down the aisle to a song by the Smashing Pumpkins.
Who says you have to use flowers when you can use this fall fruit in your centerpieces and runners?
You can create gorgeous and unique tablescapes using pumpkins.
Get a variety of sizes and shades and run them along the tables. You can also add candles and some foliage to give them an extra professional finish!
If you still want to use flowers in your centerpieces, how about swapping out the traditional vases for some pumpkin ones? Simple carve out the insides of the pumpkins, add some foam and fill with fresh seasonal flowers.
You can get artistic with your gourds and pumpkins by using them as canvases. You can adorn them with designs, messages or your wedding monogram.
They are also great for table numbers and menu items. Consider making “Mr.” and “Mrs.” pumpkins. You can even get creative with the stalks by tying lace or tulle for a more wedding-esque look.
Pumpkin Place Cards and Place Settings
Aren’t tiny pumpkins the cutest? I’m sure your guests would agree. The fact that they are so stable and easy to handle making them perfect as place cards and place settings!
If you want to add a little bit of glamor, you can paint them gold or in a color that matches your color scheme.
Need to create the right mood for your reception after the sun sets? Then let those pumpkins help you out.
You can carve out small pumpkins and put candles in them. Just be sure not to use them too close to trees or flammable objects. Tealights can give you the same effect. You can also drill holes into each pumpkin and then illuminate them with string lights.
Pumpkins aren’t used for their looks only; they are also quite useful.
Convert a few of your large pumpkins into drink coolers. Fill them up with ice and seasonal drinks like ciders and ales. They will keep your drinks chilled and also fit your fall décor.
Pumpkin Eats and Treats
To add a seasonal sweet touch to your fall wedding, one must have some tasty pumpkin dishes and desserts. Your guests will love them!
Pumpkin bread pudding, pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin doughnuts…need we say more?
“Pumpkin” Wedding Cake
Of course, sometimes you might prefer to not have actual pumpkins on your wedding day but still want that pumpkin touch. Ask your wedding cake baker to add some decorative faux pumpkins made of fondant or frosting.
How about even putting a dainty pumpkin cake topper? You can have your pumpkin and eat it too!
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Again, you don’t have to use real pumpkins here but you can have seasonal favors that are both stylish and useful.
Remember those place holders we mentioned earlier? If they are pumpkins with a slit that can hold the place card, then your guests can take them home as a festive picture holder.
Other favor ideas are bottle openers in the shape of pumpkins, pumpkin candle holders or pumpkin bottle stoppers!
There are so many ways you can incorporate pumpkins into your fall wedding. And as the saying goes, give your guests pumpkin to talk about!
Which pumpkin idea did you like best? Are there any you would add? Share in the comments!