In Season Now: 9 Non-Cheesy Ways to Use Pumpkins as Wedding Décor

pumpkin wedding ideas

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If you're having a fall wedding, then you're probably on the hunt for creative ways to incorporate some autumn-inspired elements into your celebration. One fun and affordable way is to work in some fresh pumpkins into your wedding décor (restraint is key, though, or else you risk veering into Halloween territory). To get you inspired, we've rounded up some of our favorite ways to incorporate these decorative gourds into your fall celebration.

Ceremony Backdrop (above): This couple had the clever idea to repurpose rustic wooden ladders to create a fall-focused ceremony altar.

Ceremony Aisle: Lining the aisle with fresh pumpkins is a simple yet striking way to dress up the ceremony site.

pumpkin wedding ideas

Photo: via Pinterest

Bar Menu: A swipe of chalkboard paint transforms a pumpkin into a creative menu to display at the bar.

pumpkin wedding ideas

Photo: Studio 306

Simple Escort-Card Display: For a simple DIY escort-card display, pin a tag printed with each guest's name and table number to a miniature pumpkin and arrange them in alphabetical order.

pumpkin wedding ideas

Photo: Jen Fariello

Place Setting: At the reception, you could also display a mini pumpkin at each place setting.

Carved Table Number: For an easy DIY project, carve out the table-number numerals on individual pumpkins and display them in the center of each reception table.

Modern Table Number: For a more modern look, purchase metal house numbers from your local hardware store and affix them to clean, white pumpkins.

Reception Centerpiece: Ask your florist to use pumpkins as the vessels for your table centerpieces.

Wedding Cake: Top off your dessert with a pair of mini pumpkins carved with "Mr." and "Mrs."

Special thanks to Sean Nestlerode at Torchio Nursery in San Francisco for his help with our "In Season Now" flower series!

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