Now that fall is in full swing, we’re loving all of the creative ways couples are incorporating autumnal details into their wedding celebration. From bright-orange pumpkins lining the ceremony aisle to bouquets and centerpieces in richly hued shades of burgundy, red, mustard yellow, and orange, its no wonder fall is one of the most popular times of the year to tie the knot.
One of our favorite autumn-inspired wedding ideas? Celebrating the season’s bounty of fall fruit by offering an apple cider bar at your wedding reception. If the forecast calls for cooler temps, help guests warm up by setting up a drink station with mugs and beverage dispensers full of piping hot apple cider — your guests will appreciate such a thoughtful touch. Another idea? Serve up glasses of freshly pressed apple cider at cocktail hour or on the dessert table alongside sugared cider donuts — it really doesn’t get more “fall” than that.
Need more apple-cider bar inspiration? Check out our favorite takes on this delicious fall trend.
Warming Station (Above)
Exchanging vows outdoors? Help guests warm up before the ceremony with cups of warm apple cider. This bride and groom went a step further by also offering a pail full of hand-warmer packets for chilly guests to help themselves to.
Rustic Cider Bar
For a more rustic look, turn an antique wagon into an apple-cider station, complete with milk pails full of dried wheat, fresh apples, and mugs for guests to use to help themselves to a cup of hot cider. And don’t forget cider accompaniments like caramels, whipped cream, and cinnamon sticks!
Apple Cider Station
What’s better on a crisp autumn day than a cup of apple cider? We love how this alfresco station offers both hot and cold cups of apple cider — set up your cider station at cocktail hour or near the entrance of your ceremony venue so guests can enjoy a glass or mug before watching you tie the knot.
Apple Cider and Cider Donuts
For an even sweeter treat, pair cups of freshly pressed apple cider with tiers of sugared cider donuts (on a rustic wood stand, obviously).
DIY Apple Cider Station
What’s more inviting than a hot apple cider station for guests to enjoy as they arrive to witness your vow exchange? Set up a self-serve drink display complete with stacks of hay bales, baskets of fresh apples for munching, and a dispenser full of hot cider.
Greet arriving guests to the wedding ceremony with a self-serve cider station that includes a warmer full of cider and elegant pewter mugs.