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10 Easy Fall Wedding Decor Ideas Even on a Hot Southern Day

Hello fall! We welcome the crisp air, golden foliage, and all the pumpkin spice. It is such a cozy time of year, and perfect for weddings! However, here on the Gulf Coast and throughout the South, even if it is technically fall, it sometimes doesn’t exactly feel like it. You could still be dealing with that hot summer humidity even in September and October here. Don’t fret though. You can have those cozy fall feels for your wedding even on a hot southern day! Check out our list below of 10 easy fall wedding decor ideas – humidity or not!

Jewel Tone Wedding Reception | photo by Rad + In Love | featured on I Do Y'all

Jewel Tones

One super easy and chic way to make your wedding feel like fall is to incorporate jewel tones into your decor or attire. These rich and deep hues scream luxury and definitely take your decor up a notch without having to add in much.

photo by Rad + In Love

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Apple Wedding Decor | photo by Meghan McCarthy Photography | featured on I Do Y'all

Apples

While pumpkins may be the obvious choice for fruit decor, don’t overlook the apple! Apple cider, apple pie, and bobbing for apples, all staple fall things! Plus, you could really do a lot with this piece of decor. Arrange it simply throughout greenery on your reception tables, turn it into a candle holder, use it as guest place cards, and so much more. We like it so much we’ve even changed the old saying: “An apple a day brings the fall vibes this way!”

photo by Meghan McCarthy Photography


Wedding Bourbon Bar | photo by Kristin La Voie Photography | featured on I Do Y'all

Bourbon Bar

Now this one is also a big Southern thing. Wouldn’t your groom love a bourbon bar at his wedding?! Forget specialty cocktails, this bar dedicated to his drink of choice is a wifey win! Not to mention, the photos would be sooo cool.

photo by Kristin La Voie Photography


Wedding Lantern Decor | photo by Millie Holloman Photography | featured on I Do Y'all

Lanterns

Bring on the cozy factor! Incorporating lanterns into your decor will automatically make your day not only feel more homey, but also add some romantic lighting into your reception or ceremony too. It’s all the fall feels in one!

photo by Millie Holloman Photography


Leather Wedding Decor | photo by Dawn Photography | featured on I Do Y'all

Leather

This one may not be your stereotypical fall find, but adding in pieces of leather here and there definitely plays up the vibe! Think guest favors, place cards, vow books, groom’s gifts, etc. Something about the color and feel of leather balances well with the fall foliage and overall feeling of autumn. 

photo by Dawn Photography


Al Fresco Dinner Wedding Reception | photo by Autumn Nicole Photography | featured on I Do Y'all

Al Fresco Dinner

Let’s take this celebration outdoors, y’all! One benefit of having a sorta-hot-sorta-chilly fall that isn’t typical to the rest of the country is that you can still have events outside without everyone getting cold. Imagine a long banquet style table, trees in yellows, golds, and reds all around, candles and lanterns lighting the space. Heaven, right?!

photo by Autumn Nicole Photography


Candle Wedding Decor | photo by Jessica Gold Photography | featured on I Do Y'all

Candles

Speaking of candles, they’re a go-to for any and all wedding themes, we know. However, something about pairing them during this time of year with the other seasonal decor just seems like the perfect recipe. 

photo by Jessica Gold Photography


Feather Wedding Decor | photo by Jenna Kathleen Photographer | featured on I Do Y'all

Feathers

Yes, feathers! When done in a tasteful or playful way, this can be a really unique element to your decor or attire! Pop it into a felt hat for your bridal look or place throughout your tables, either way it will be an unexpected twist to the traditional fall look.

photo by Jenna Kathleen Photographer


Copper Wedding Decor | photo by The Grovers Photography | featured on I Do Y'all

Copper

Copper is so fall and we love it paired with darker hues! Plates, flatware, cups (moscow mules anyone?!), candlesticks, you name it we love it. It’s the metallic touch we need without going overboard.

photo by The Grovers Photography


Velvet Wedding Decor | photo by Laura Martha Photography | featured on I Do Y'all

Velvet Touches

We can’t get enough of velvet incorporated into a fall wedding theme. There’s so many ways to include it too! We always adore velvet bridesmaids dresses. But if it’s still too hot in your location at the time of your wedding to be wearing it, include it in your decor instead! A velvet tablecloth or napkin really adds some dimension and texture to an otherwise bland table and looks so super chic.

photo by Laura Martha Photography

by: Chelsey Gatlin

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