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Top 10 Ways to Incorporate Pumpkins Into Your Wedding Decor
Nothing says fall like pumpkins, which is why they are a great décor choice at an October or November wedding. They come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors so you can find the perfect pumpkins for your wedding day look.
The trick is knowing what to do with them! Here are ten of our favorite ways to incorporate pumpkins into your wedding décor that go beyond plain orange pumpkins and Halloween jack-o'-lanterns.
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There are a lot more than just orange pumpkins out there! From lumpy, bumpy pumpkins to green and white pumpkins to short and squat pumpkins, you can give your wedding a harvest, heritage look when you decorate with quirky gourds.
They can be placed along the aisle, piled as table centerpieces, and used in focal points and other displays. Guests won’t be able to resist taking a kooky pumpkin home, so you’ll have less to pack up at the end of the night too.
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Carved pumpkins are a classic Halloween decoration. Jack-o'-lanterns remain a fun way to decorate a Halloween wedding, but if you want a fall feel without an All Hallows' Eve vibe, don’t give your pumpkins a big toothy grin.
Carve pumpkins with your wedding date, with your monogram, or messages of love. They will look stunning at your ceremony or reception with a flickering light inside.
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Pumpkin lanterns are carved, but they are not designed the same way as traditional carvings. Instead, they feature repeating patterns and shaved surfaces that give the pumpkin a lacy, decorative appearance. They look the most impactful when different designs are carved into each pumpkin and then grouped together.
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You don’t have to carve a pumpkin to change its look. Painted pumpkins can look especially stunning at a wedding!
Keep things simple and paint each pumpkin solid colors that match your color palette. If you want to be a bit more artistic, you can paint designs or messages on pumpkins. They look lovely when placed on the head table, on the guest book table, or used to decorate the stairs that lead to your reception space.
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Luxe White Pumpkin Centerpieces
Pumpkins can look luxe too! Instead of reaching for colored pumpkins, opt for white pumpkin centerpieces.
You can find pumpkins that are naturally white, but you can also paint them white, especially if you want a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures. They look stunning scattered among sprigs of eucalyptus, placed among pillar candles, or combined with metallic details, like painted leaves and gold candlestick holders.
Table Decorated With Pumpkin Garland and a Pile of Giant Pumpkins: Bridal Musins
You can find a lot of pumpkin craft garlands out there made of everything from string to paper to foam. We prefer the look of real pumpkins when making garland.
Because pumpkins are heavy, it’s best to use mini pumpkins if you want to make hanging garland. It’s a little easier to create pumpkin garland as table runners. You can get the look of a garland without having to worry about hanging heavy pumpkins from a string.
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Caged pumpkins enable you to create a wide variety of shapes in your décor. Use tomato cages to create decorative cones for entrances and walkways or place them in birdcages for table displays.
If you have the budget and the help, create a pumpkin arch display, background, or a house out of pumpkins. It makes a stunning ceremony background or photo booth opportunity for you and your guests.
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Pumpkin Vases For Floral Arrangements
Pumpkins and flowers look stunning together, especially if you get a little creative and use pumpkins as vases to hold flower arrangements!
They can be made out of mini pumpkins and used as name cards that guests can take home, or you can hollow out large pumpkins for more extravagant floral arrangements.
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Pumpkin Votive Candle Holders
If you want a more natural look at your fall wedding, skip the carved pumpkins and create pumpkin votive candle holders instead. All you have to do is carve out a hole just big enough for a tea light candle and place it inside.
Pumpkins also look stunning with taper candles of different heights. Just make sure the candles are secured properly and the flames are covered with glass tube covers, if required by your reception vendor.
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Pumpkin Drink Coolers
If you’re planning a more relaxed affair, hollow out large pumpkins and fill them with ice. They can be filled with anything from water and beer to drink boxes for the kids. Place them strategically, like at the entrance to your ceremony or near yard games at an outdoor reception, so guests can grab an ice cold drink whenever they want.
Pumpkins don’t have to look like childish Halloween decorations. Whether you prefer a rustic or a luxe look, the pumpkin ideas on this list will take your fall wedding décor to the next level.