It is heading toward fall and weddings of the season are being planned. Think about using pumpkins in your wedding decorations, food and treats.Pumpkin wedding decorations can be causal and simple or rise to the occasion and be elegant, It is just in the way you use and decorate them.
Here are some ideas for your wedding reception decorations and other uses for pumpkins to make your day something beautiful to see and enjoy.As an added bonus these decorations should be less expensive and fit into your wedding budget very well.Use a pumpkin themed cloth for the guest book table, gift table and a buffet table if you are having one or use a fall colored cloth and arrange small pumpkins on the table itself.You can probably find the cloths in discount stores or craft supply stores.
For the tables you can hollow out pumpkins in orange or white and carve hearts in them. Then place a votive candle in each one and there you go with a very festive fall look.At each table fill a bowl with pumpkin candies as a treat centerpiece.
Instead of mints on the tables place brightly colored pumpkin shaped candies. It is a nice treat for the guests as they sit at the tables.Another centerpiece idea is to arrange small pumpkins and gourds on a reflective mirror and add a few fall colored votive around the arrangement.Get some attractive baskets and arrange small pumpkins and decorative gourds in them.To make it more elegant you can choose to spray paint some of the gourds gold.Thoroughly hollow out mini pumpkins or gourds and they become your Fall wedding table candle holders.
For an evening reception purchase pumpkin themed candle holders which I believe come in gold, white and orange, add appropriate colored candles. Place them at the center of the tables and scatter fall colored shiny confetti around them. They produce a romantic soft glow for the event.
Tie a wide fall colored ribbon around your guest chair and tie a small pumpkin securely into the bow at the back.As a wedding favor give each guest a miniature pumpkin and have someone you might know who prints well paint your initials and wedding date on the little “guy”.
Another fun wedding favor would be to create a small area at the reception as a “Pumpkin Patch” and invite the guests to take one at the end of the evening.. How would it be to serve pumpkin soup as part of your wedding offering?Do a treats table with small slices of pumpkin pie, or cupcakes with pumpkin candies on top. Even pumpkin flavored muffins might “hit the spot.”
Your pumpkin flavored wedding cake and frosted with a maple frosting then decorated with small pumpkins and autumn leaves made of stiff icing would be a delicious treat.Favor bags printed with pumpkins, spice soap shaped as pumpkins, a variety of place cards to choose from and other favor ideas.
You need only to search the internet for more choices.The ceremony area can benefit for using pumpkins, too.On a table in the vestibule arrange some various sized pumpkins and on one of them paint the word “WELCOME.”They do have pumpkin-shaped ring bearer pillows which would be unique.Have your flower girl carry a pumpkin shaped basket when tossing the flower petals in front of you.
There are many other pumpkin ideas for you to use just do your research. You need only to search the internet, look at magazines and don’t forget your family and friends especially those you know who have creative talents.I hope this starts your creative juices going and gives you some ideas as to how to make a simply pumpkin a wedding decoration of beauty, color and a reflection of your personality.