Fall is in the air, and that means apples, apples, everywhere! From Fuji to Honeycrisp, we’re rounding up some of our favorite ideas for incorporating apples into your wedding decor. We’re a big fan of apple favors, drinks and even centerpieces. We suggesting choosing 2-3 places to incorporate the tart treat into your wedding theme so it doesn’t look like you’re going TOO overboard this harvest. Below are a few of our favorite ideas!
1. Edible Centerpieces
The fall harvest is the perfect opportunity to think centerpieces other than floral. We love the idea of these baskets full of fresh apples. We could also see each table having a different apple variety – just to switch it up a little. And this way, guests can grab their favorite flavor on the way out.
2. Harvest-inspired Lawn Games
We love a great lawn game for a daytime wedding. This version of Checkers–using apples as the pawns – is so cute, we couldn’t help but include it on our list. Just make sure to have a basket of extras on the side, you know, in case someone gets hungry mid-game.
3. Apple Cider Donuts
Ok, maybe not super-unique. But definitely a fall wedding staple. There’s little that tastes more like autumn than a crisp, cider donut. And when paired with a tiny sip of cider on the side? So delicious.
4. Specialty Drinks
We love when brides and grooms get creative with cocktails at their wedding. Our venue included a specialty cocktail with our food and beverage package, of which we chose to serve a warm cup of apple cider, complete with a cinnamon stick (we got married in February, so the warm beverage was appropriate). But for the fall, we suggest this Apple Bourbon Bellini. Apples, apple bourbon, and prosecco. Need we say more? The creative presentation is just a bonus.
5. Themed Invitations
Though we’re not ALWAYS a fan of themed wedding invitations, we must admit they’re a perfect tool to let guests in on your wedding theme. Case in point, these adorable fall-inspired wedding invitations which are unique and cheery…perfect for a rustic wedding!
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6. Thank You Cards
Speaking of stationery, if you opt for a more traditional wedding invitation suite, it could be fun to go a bit more whimsical with your wedding thank you notes. Though not personalized, we think they’re a cheerful reminder of the great time guests had at your wedding.
7. Apple Art
Maybe it’s our infatuation with skills we don’t have (hello, DIY!), but we adore the intricate details involved with carving apples into art. Wouldn’t these be perfect for your place settings?
8. Late Night Treats
We firmly believe every great fall wedding should include pie of some sort. But when it comes to late night treats, we’re all about paying homage to our favorite kids treats. Like these homemade apple pie pop tarts that we would LOVE to see in custom to-go bags at the end of a wedding.
9. The Rehearsal Dinner Pie
Love to bake? We think treating your guests to a homemade apple pie is the perfect way to welcome them to your wedding weekend. But before you do so, make sure to register for this adorable Le Creuset Apple Tarte Tatin Dish. This way your pie won’t only taste like apple, but it’ll look like it too. ☺
Most of the crowd 21+? We suggest creating a batch of homemade apple pie moonshine to give away as favors. Not into the homemade stuff? No worries, you can purchase bottles from local liquor stores. It’s super-strong, so bottle the batch up in tiny mason jars. All you’ve got to do is tie with twine and a custom tag, and you’ve got the perfect fall wedding favor.