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Fall Weddings Ideas: Create a Beautiful Fall Wedding on a Budget

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If you want to create memorable marital moments on a budget, don’t miss these affordable fall wedding ideas that won’t break the bank!


Fall weddings are on the rise, with many people wanting to celebrate during the cooler months of the year. The leaves are changing, and the colors of fall foliage are absolutely beautiful. Whether the event is hosted inside or out, fall colors will always be in style, complementing any wedding venue. 

Fall weddings can quickly become pricey depending on the desires of the bride and groom. Budget Savvy Bride has various ideas to keep a wedding below budget while staying classy and fun! 

If you’re planning to throw your wedding festivities in the fall months of September, October, or November, these ideas are sure to inspire your decor, florals, color palette, wedding reception menu, and more.

Our Favorite Fall Wedding Ideas

Below are fall wedding ideas for ceremonies and receptions, and everything in between! Our team has created a list of Etsy items as well as real weddings and BudgetSavvyBride ideas and inspiration straight from our website. 

Fall Wedding Decorations

Decorations at the wedding are very important and can be the focal point of the entire day! Let these decorative accents and florals inspire your fall wedding theme. The decorations are very important and can play a large role when deciding the other details. 

Etsy - Burnt Orange Arch Arrangement

Burnt Orange Arch Arrangement  

Etsy •  $89.99

Stay on theme with a large floral arrangement as a backdrop or decoration piece for the wedding! Coming in different sizes to be personalized to your liking. Customize the purchase by deciding on the colors and designs!

Etsy - Fall Wedding Welcome Sign 

Fall Wedding Welcome Sign 

Etsy •  $42.80+

A sign to welcome guests into the wedding ceremony! Warm colors make up the sign with availability to personalize the names and dates. Different materials to choose from are available as well. 

Etsy - Rustic Wedding Card Box 

Rustic Wedding Card Box 

Etsy •  $49.50

Personalized box for guests to leave cards in for the newlyweds. Four colors and sizes to choose from provide added customization for the wedding. Engrave the couples names and wedding date. 

Etsy - Wood Centerpieces  

Wood Centerpieces  

Etsy •  $35.99+

Centerpieces made of real rustic wood. Many diameters are available to buy the perfect size centerpieces. Decorate with simple yet elegant pieces to top off the rustic look. 

BudgetSavvyBride - Rose Gold DIY Wedding Centerpieces 

Rose Gold DIY Wedding Centerpieces 

Romantic rose gold centerpieces decorated with white and purple flowers. Budget Savvy Bride provides a step-by-step guide on perfecting DIY centerpieces to be cost-effective and classy! 

Fall Wedding Favors

As guests leave for the night, gift them with a wedding favor that was specifically picked or made by you and your new spouse! Fall wedding favors can be DIYed or purchased readymade. Choose favors that are cohesive with a fall wedding theme, like one of the options below.

BudgetSavvyBride- Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix

Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix 

A simple and inexpensive party favor when guests get hungry! Our website provides a list of ingredients and a how-to guide to make the perfect trail mix for a fall wedding. With notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, these tasty treats are sure to be a hit!

Etsy - Personalized Sparkler Tags 

Personalized Sparkler Tags 

Etsy •  $22.05

Personalized sparkler tags to send the newlyweds off in style! Select the number of tags and the color/type of paper. Different designs are available to customize completely to your liking. 

BudgetSavvyBride - Fall Candy Buffet 

Fall Candy Buffet 

This is a fun dessert idea for guests to snack on throughout the reception. Make it fall-themed with orange-colored or Halloween candy! Budget Savvy Bride has candy buffet ideas to keep everyone happy and full.

Etsy - Wedding Soap Favors 

Wedding Soap Favors 

Etsy •  $26.93

Personalized soap favors, personalizing the scent and amount of favors. Add the couple’s name at the bottom to customize each soap. Autumn-themed favors, staying true to a fall wedding. 

Etsy - Handmade Shawls 

Handmade Shawls 

Etsy •  $1.99+

For fall weddings, the weather may be chilly or unpredictable. Cozy up with personalized shawls designed by the bride and groom. Multiple colors are available to choose from.

Get Inspired by Real Fall Weddings

On The Budget Savvy Bride, our real weddings section features actual brides who’ve shared insights and photos from their own weddings with the breakdown of cost and details! There is so much awesome inspiration to be found in the real weddings galleries; below are some gorgeous real fall weddings from our brides.

BudgetSavvyBride - Real Weddings - DIY Barn Wedding

DIY Barn Wedding 

Taken from a real wedding on the Budget Savvy Bride website, a fall-designed welcome sign is perfect. Hay bales are stacked with different colored pumpkins and a chalkboard sign to stay on the theme. 

BudgetSavvyBride - Glam Tennessee Fall Wedding 

Glam Tennessee Fall Wedding 

A real Budget Savvy Bride wedding hosted in Tennessee during the fall. A barn-themed wedding is perfect for the season, available for all kinds of weather. 

Fall Wedding Flowers

Autumn weddings are beautiful for many reasons. One of those reasons is the flowers that are used for weddings during that time of year. Let the wedding be more of a celebration with greenery, sunflowers, and fall wedding color flowers! Whether the flowers are spread down the aisle at the ceremony or decorated throughout the reception, guests will see colors like burgundy and oranges and know they are at an Autumn wedding. Fall wedding centerpieces have the chance also to be fall colors as well as a fall wedding bouquet for the bride and bridesmaids! Below are some examples of fall wedding flowers. 

BudgetSavvyBride - Fall Wedding Flower Tips 

Fall Wedding Flower Tips 

Go to Budget Savvy Bride to learn about the ins and outs of fall wedding flowers. Choose flowers that complement the fall blooms to create a cohesive look. 

Joann-Fall Pumpkin and Maple Leaf Autumn Candelabrum

Fall Pumpkin and Maple Leaf Autumn Candelabrum

Joann • $44.99

A centerpiece for the reception tables that everyone will enjoy seeing! Place candles or other decorative items in the holders to complement the centerpiece. For a fall wedding, pumpkins and earth tones are always a winner! 

Oriental Trading- Mixed Fall Garland

Mixed Fall Garland

Oriental Trading • $54.99

Place garland throughout the wedding for added decorations. Let the garland drape along the aisle during the ceremony for a beautiful yet simple walkway for the bridal party and newlyweds. 

Walmart- Artificial Fall FLowers

Artificial Flower Plants

Walmart • $13.29

Artificial plants are simple and can be kept for years after the wedding. Place flower arrangements throughout the wedding for an extra touch of the autumn wedding look. 

Fall Wedding Invitations

Many wedding invitations are created for the harvest season, allowing the wedding to be cohesive in every way! Whether rustic vibes or mason jars, your wish will come true when designing the invitations. If you’re looking for the perfect wedding invitations for a fall wedding, check out some of these options below.

MInted-Gilded Wildflowers Wedding Invitation

Gilded Wildflowers Wedding Invitation

Minted • $2.84

Gold foil pressed on wedding invitations. A simple yet elegant invitation that works perfectly for a fall wedding. A design that is timeless and will never go out of style. Pressed foil comes in multiple colors to stay on theme for a fall wedding. 

ZAzzle-Rustic Sunflower String Lights Fall Wedding Invitation

Rustic Sunflower String Lights Fall Wedding Invitation

Zazzle • $2.26

An invitation that screams a fall wedding! Digital or printed, personalizing these invitations is possible. A rustic-themed sunflower card will have guests informed for the fall wedding day.

SHutterfly-Floral Wedding Invitation

Floral Wedding Invitation

Shutterfly • $2.07

A muted floral invitation that is pretty and simple. Decide on different design colors to go with the wedding theme better and the trim of each invitation card. Envelopes are included for each invitation purchased. 

CardsandPockets-Fall Leaves Invitation

Fall Leaves Invitation

CardsandPockets • $0.85

A classic designed invitation with fall-colored leaves and branches throughout the card. Advanced editing is possible, completely designing the invitation to look exactly how you want. 

Fall Wedding Accessories

Fall wedding colors can be incorporated in every aspect of the wedding, including the accessories. For the big day, choose jewel tones like emerald, sapphire or gold to help complement the dresses and outfits for the day. Below are multiple fall wedding accessories that provide added detail and style!

Etsy - Autumn Golden Flower Crown 

Autumn Golden Flower Crown 

Etsy •  $34

A delicate metal gold flower crown that will fit into the overall theme of the wedding. Perfect for any boho bride wanting to lavish up her fall wedding. The hairpiece is complemented by golden flowers and autumn leaves.

Amazon-Floral Garland Crown

Floral Garland Crown


A boho floral crown that sits on top of the bride or bridesmaids head as a fun and pretty fall accessory. Each crown is handmade and unique, with an adjustable ribbon to fit any head perfectly. 

Azazie-Elegant Romantic Earrings

Elegant Romantic Earrings

Azazie • $15

Gold is a warmer color, tying in beautifully with the overall fall theme of the wedding. Intricate drop earrings are a beautiful accessory for any wedding outfit. 

CHarming Charlie-Gold Plated Bracelet

Gold Plated Bracelet 

Charming Charlie • $30

A classic bracelet that can be worn for events long after the wedding. Gold will complement the overall look of the dress while staying classy. A metal copper base will prevent the material from rusting as quickly. 

fall wedding shoes bellabelle shoes

Gold Plated Bracelet 

BellaBelle Shoes • $329

Don’t overlook the importance of bridal shoes for a fall wedding. Consider deep burgundy or forest green footwear to complement the season’s colors. You can opt for wedding shoes with floral accents or lace details for a romantic touch. Comfort is essential, so choose a stylish pair that allows you to enjoy the day to the fullest.

Fall Wedding Attire

Fall wedding attire can look different in many ways. For bridal gowns, sleeves, lace, texture and fabrics can all signify a fall wedding gown. Bridesmaid dresses can represent a fall wedding by different textures like velvet or crepe, as well as different warm and neutral tones for the color of dress. For the groomsmen, fall color ties or pocket squares will help stay on theme for the wedding! Below are different dresses and styles for a fall wedding.

Davids Bridal-Embellished Drop Waist Wedding Gown

Embellished Drop Waist Wedding Gown

David’s Bridal • $1,124

A drop waist silhouette with sequin and lace embellishments draping down the dress. Cap lace sleeves flowing into a mesh v neckline. A dark champagne under layer shows a warm tone to dress, perfect for the fall months! 

AW BRidal-Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress

Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress

AW Bridal • $549.99

A long sleeve mermaid style gown covered in different lace patterns. Mesh scoop neckline followed by sheer sleeves for the colder months. A long train complements the look of the gown. 

BHLDN-Sweetheart Lace Wedding Gown

Sweetheart Lace Wedding Gown

BHLDN • $1,795

Sweetheart strapless neckline held up by sheer boning in the waist covered by lace and chiffon. Off the shoulder bell sleeves giving a flowy look. A line style dress with a pleated sheer skirt. 

Birdy Grey-Velvet One-Shoulder Dress

Velvet One-Shoulder Dress

Birdy Grey • $99

A one-shoulder style velvet dress. Coming in many colors to adhere to the fall weddings. Light pleating in the shoulder and skirt add a delicate touch.A side slit complements the look of the dress. 

Azazie-A-Line Chiffon Floor-Length Dress

A-Line Chiffon Floor-Length Dress

Azazie • $99

A v-neck style neckline with flutter sleeves flowing into a full length skirt with a side slit. A-line silhouette hugging the waist beautifully. Light pleating on the sleeves and skirt of the dress. 

SMYM-Tuscany Maxi Slip Dress

Tuscany Maxi Slip Dress

ShowMeYourMumu • $198

A simple yet elegant style slip dress provided in many fall themed colors. Adjustable spaghetti straps hold together a cowl neckline. Open back design with cross straps. 

TieBar-Burnt Orange Pocket Square

Burnt Orange Pocket Square

TheTieBar • $14

A pocket square for the groomsmen to wear in their suits, tying to the theme of the wedding. Made of silk, the fabric will not fade or get easily ruined. 

Jos.A Banks-Reserve Collection Geometric Tie

Reserve Collection Geometric Tie

Jos. A Bank • $55

A fun color of a tie that can be worn long after a wedding. Spice up the look of a suit with a geometric fall colored tie. Provided in two sizes to fit the majority!

Suit Shop- Classic Bow Tie

Classic Bow Tie

Suit Shop • $15

A fall colored classic pre tied bow tie for those not wanting a normal tie. Coming in a large assortment of colors a bow tie is a fun addition to a suit! 

Fall Wedding Ceremony Ideas

Fall weddings are beautiful in many ways. The decorations in the ceremony can spruce up the classic look into something that guests will remember forever! Providing warm drinks like apple cider beforehand and blankets can keep guests warm during the fall months! Below are ceremony ideas to keep the wedding as unique as you!

Etsy - His and Her Vow Books

His and Her Vow Books 

Etsy •  $14.87

Personalized his and hers vow books made of cowhide leather. Multiple colors are available to match the color scheme of the wedding as well as book sizes. 

Amazon-Aisle Marker Drapings

Aisle Marker Drapings


Beautiful drapings for the aisle chairs down the ceremony walkway. Provided in different colors allows the wedding to have a cohesive theme. Chiffon-like material allows for easy draping.

Oriental Trading-Eucalyptus Wreath Wedding Aisle Runner

Eucalyptus Wreath Wedding Aisle Runner

Oriental Trading • $49.99

A neutral colored wedding runner for the ceremony. Personalization is available to design it just how you like! Neutral colors go along for a fall wedding, keeping the theme on point. 

Koyal Wholesale-Minimalist Ceramic Vases

Minimalist Ceramic Vases

Koyal Wholesale • $36.99

Fill these minimalist yet modern ceramic vases with all fall colored florals and plants! Spread the vases throughout the ceremony to provide a simple touch to the wedding. 

Fall Wedding Reception Ideas

The wedding reception has the opportunity to have fall colors and themes everywhere! Menu items that can be warm and comfort foods, signature cocktail ideas as well as fall wedding cake flavors that everyone will love! Below are some fall wedding reception ideas. 

Fall Menu Items

Fall Menu Items 

Butternut squash raviolis is a dish loved by many and fits right in the theme of a fall wedding. Top with brown butter and some parmesan cheese for an extra taste. The warm feeling of raviolis will help everyone feel in the mood for a fall wedding. 

Fall Signature Cocktails

Fall Signature Cocktails

A cocktail will keep everyone out on the dance floor especially when it is fall themed! An apple cider cocktail can be made warm or iced, preference to the guests! 

Fall Wedding Cake Flavors

Fall Wedding Cake Flavors

A popular wedding cake flavor that goes along with the theme of a fall wedding is pumpkin spice with cream cheese frosting! The color and taste of the cake is loved by many and complements the theme perfectly. 

Etsy-Pumpkin Table Numbers for Fall Wedding Decor

Table Numbers for Fall Wedding Decor

Etsy • $110+

Pumpkins are a great way to label table numbers for a fall wedding. Coming in copper or gold numbers, guests will enjoy seeing the theme take place in all aspects of the reception. 

More Fall Wedding Ideas

We hope this roundup of fall wedding ideas has inspired you for your future wedding! An array of options are available to make your fall wedding perfectly unique. Follow B$B on Pinterest for more fall wedding ideas and inspiration!

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