How to Have the Autumn Wedding of Your Dreams on a Budget

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It’s officially November, which means we are entering the peak of the holiday season! With a chill in the air and Thanksgiving on the horizon, it’s one of the most festive times of the year – especially for a wedding! You’re probably filling up your Pinterest board with all things pumpkin spice and autumnal-inspired. From decor, to flowers to dresses, we have gathered gorgeous fall wedding details that won’t break the bank.  Calling all budget-conscious brides! Read on for our frugal fall ideas to complete your dream wedding!





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Rental Bridesmaids Gowns

So your bridesmaids don’t have to splurge on those maroon and marigold dresses, have them rent their dresses through a designer dress rental service such as Rent the Runway or Le Tote. They’ll look fabulous, polished and best of all – they saved money!





Texas Thanksgiving Shoot from Couture Events by Lottie

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An obvious component of fall, using pumpkins is an instant way to cozy up your wedding, with each variety only costing several dollars. Mix and match colors, shapes and sizes, such as using whimsical Cinderella pumpkins with colorful gourds.





Dreamy desert-inspired reception table with pink accents, romantic florals, and rose gold touches | Image by Jonnie + Garrett

Photo | Jonie & Garrett

Floral Garlands

Flower arrangements and bouquets are beautiful, but can also add up. Use garlands that consist of mostly greenery and use subtle pops of color from flowers. These take up a lot of space and make a stunning decor piece, but also save money from using less flowers.





If You Love the Trending Rust and Orange Color Palette, This Retro Wolf Feather Honey Farm Wedding Inspiration is for You

Photo | Wolf Feather Honey Farm

Utilize Organic Details

With leaves changing color to brilliant reds, oranges and yellows, fall’s greatest accessory is the perfect decor item for your tablescape! Scatter the leaves across the table or mix them in with flowers as a seasonal accent that is rustic and readily available.





Vintage style is now chosen by many couples. It's so beautiful to move through time in a completely different era. A vintage car, antique decor, matching brides and grooms outfits and of course cake! A special charm that vintage wedding cake toppers will give. #weddingforward #wedding#bride

Photo | Wedding Forward

Cake Topper

Create a custom cake topper by simply using pliers and wire! Incorporate your last name, wedding hashtag or favorite phrase for a personalized touch.





apple cider bar

Photo | Amanda Lynn

Nix the Dessert Bar

With the quintessential white wedding cake as the main showstopper, there is no need to offer an array of desserts to guests. As a cost-effective and cozy add-on, offer hot cider with cinnamon and whipped cream as toppings. With just a few ingredients and an easy clean up, this idea is an all-around win!



Which fall wedding idea is your favorite? Tag us in your wedding photos at @wayfarers_chapel on Instagram!