Apples may not be the first thing you think of when you think about wedding decor, but it should be if you’re planning on throwing a fall wedding. If your favorite things about fall include apple picking, apple bobbing, apple cider or delicious apple recipes (uh, yum!), then it’s an idea definitely worth considering, especially if you’re looking for wedding decor that celebrates autumn but won’t require much time or money. A unique detail like apple place cards or apple candles will evoke that quintessential autumn harvest theme while keeping your decor *fresh.* For more charming apple decor ideas, scroll on for these 21 ideas below that are sure to inspire you.


1. Apple Succulents: It’s safe to say that succulents have quite the fan base. So chances are, if you feature these cuties at your wedding, your guests will definitely approve. Just hollow out the center of red apples and pop succulents in for fun and festive decor. (via Les Amis Photo / Glamour and Grace)


2. Apple Bouquet: Not one to follow the rules? This bright and colorful apple bouquet idea will speak to your unconventional tastes while maintaining your wedding’s stylish aesthetic. (via Nessa K Photography / Ruffled)

3. Fall Floral Arrangement: This fall floral arrangement takes no more than five minutes to make. The best part is, once you’re finished, the natural runner will last for weeks. Which means your home dining table will look as *on point* as your wedding did. All you’ll need is seeded eucalyptus, pillar candles and apples. (via Julie Blanner)


4. Apple Candles: Give each of your tables a whimsical element by topping them with apple candles. Using a melon-baller, scoop out the apple core and fit a small tapered candle inside. Add fresh flowers and foliage, then light up your candle for a beautiful and organic centerpiece. (via Shades of Blue Interiors / eHow)


5. Ceremony Archway Decor: As beautiful as floral archways are, they don’t come as any surprise in the exciting decor department. Throw a curveball by sprucing up your foliage to include a fall-festive hanging apple or two. (via Deer Pearl Flowers)


6. Wedding Favor Decor: Whatever apple-themed goodies you decide on handing out to your guests — whether it be apple butter or apple sauce — spruce up your station with fresh apples. Aside from the bright pop of red they provide, they’ll fill up any empty spaces while adhering to your wedding favors theme. (via Nessa K Photography / Ruffled)


7. Apple Votives: Create this beautiful ombre centerpiece using apples and tea lights, then arrange the votives by color. Pro tip: Use lemon juice or saltwater on the apples to prolong their freshness and prevent them from browning. (via Little Green Notebook)


8. Apple Mugs + Hot Cider: Hot cider will be a welcome treat if your wedding falls on a chilly day. For an additional perk, serve the cider in scooped-out apples your guests will be delighted to sip from then snack on. (via Best Photography)


9. Cake Topper: Pass on traditional cake toppers and instead opt for this elegant display. Show off your calligraphy skills by writing a meaningful word or phrase on your apple cake topper. Then play up its vibrant hue with brilliant red flowers to match. (via Claire Marika Photography / Hitched)


10. Place Cards: What’s better than affordable place cards? How about affordable place cards your guests can actually snack on? Pin paper cards onto apples for a quick and easy DIY that’ll save you time and money. (via Style Me Pretty)


11. Caramel Apple Bar: This make-your-own-dessert bar will be the apple of your guests’ eyes, especially because it’s so simple to set up. Just display apples on sticks with caramel and chocolate sauces, granola and any other delicious toppings you prefer. (via Walter Wilson Studios)


12. Apple Cider Bar: DIY bars are a sure way to a successful reception. Guests will appreciate getting to customize their apple cider drinks with cloves, cinnamon sticks and other flavorful herbs. (via Top-Jen Jones Photography; Bottom-Ace Photography / Colin Cowie Weddings)


13. Table Numbers: Create instant table numbers using a crate full of colorful apples. The decoration could even double as grab-and-go snacks for guests while they wait for their meal. (via Gemma Clarke / Polka Dot Bride)


14. Tabletop Decor: If you’re worried your tabletop decorations aren’t up to par, brighten them up by scattering apples throughout. Have them clustered around flower arrangements and foliage or display them on their own like this colorful bunch. (via Paperlily Photography / Style Me Pretty)


15. Caramel Apples: Satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth with this classic apple treat. Personalize each caramel apple with a tag and ribbon to match, and voila, that’s it! (via Evermine Weddings)


16. Calligraphy Apple Place Cards: These gorgeous calligraphy apple place cards are an easy way to step up your wedding decor without spending big bucks. All you’ll need is a gold paint pen and true red apples. (via Claire Marika Photography / Hitched)


17. Caramel Apple Dippers: If you’re worried about making a mess, pre-package your caramel apple wedding favors. It’ll come in handy, especially if guests want to save their treat for later. (via Evermine Occasions)


18. Fall Favors: If caramel apples are a little too sweet for your taste, consider the fruit in its original state. Fresh, crisp and juicy apples don’t sound too bad — don’t you think? ;) (via Heather Nan Photography / Colin Cowie Weddings)


19. Dessert Table Decoration: If you’ve got other desserts in mind, no problem. Use apples as bold red sprucer-uppers for your dessert displays if they’re lacking a little color. (via Amanda Dumouchelle / Colin Cowie Weddings)


20. Golden Apples: Give apples the Midas touch for a fancy look. Spray paint real or faux ones with a metallic gold color and place them in a clear bowl for your guests to ogle over. (via K. Thompson Photography / Petal’s Edge)


21. Bobbing Station: Whether or not you intend for guests to participate, a bobbing station makes a cute and quaint wedding decoration. You can even turn it into a creative seating chart by writing your guests’ names on little signs you stick into the apples. (via Nessa K. Photography / Ruffled)

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