white mini pumpkins with gold geometric pattern

No matter whether you prefer your pumpkins plain or painted, you can do so much with them as a detail. Use them as a way to welcome guests to your fall farm wedding (below, left) or as the centerpiece for a vintage event (below, right).

pumpkins in welcome table display at farm wedding
white pumpkin with floral centerpiece inside surrounded by mercury glass votives

Put all of that experience carving jack-o-lanterns to good use by DIYing your table numbers (below).  If you don't want to use real pumpkins for this, there are several excellent craft foam versions that you can buy (that are surprisingly convincing).

jack o lantern wedding table number

Another easy DIY pumpkin project is a cool guest book. Purchase a ceramic or another craft foam pumpkin so that you don't eventually have to throw away. Paint it in a light neutral and top with a pretty wash of gold glitter. Use Sharpies in your wedding colors and you can tuck this sweet keepsake into your future fall decor in your new home.

white pumpkin wedding guest book with glittery stem

Break out the gold paint and gather a gaggle of bridesmaids for some artsy fun with these metallic pumpkin ideas below. You can dip a large white gourd in copper paint and place it on a cake plate to jazz up your sweet table or use it to show off your monogram next to your escort cards.

white and copper painted pumpkin on cake plate
gold painted monogram on white pumpkin

Tiny, spray-painted pumpkins also make a lovely place to rest place cards or fill out colorful fall tablescapes.

gold and white mini pumpkins on burlap covered table
gold mini pumpkin in colorful floral tablescape

Love the season, but not the traditional fall color palettes of oranges and browns?  Paint your pumpkins in your own cheerful wedding colors and fill them with equally charming floral arrangements.

pink painted pumpkin with lush floral arrangement

You can even have a pumpkin decorated in a pattern with the help of Mod Podge and a paper-maiche technique!  Click on the photo below to see how!

floral pattern on pumpkin next to metallic pumpkins
patterned pumpkin luminaries

Illuminate your pathways or even your evening stroll down the aisle with pumpkin luminaries. More sophisticated than their funny-faced counterparts, these pumpkins feature all sorts of cool patterns. Again, you can do this with real pumpkins, or faux ones. Either way, we recommend using battery-powered tealights or white string lights instead of candles.

pumpkin luminary with star pattern
rich pumpkin and cream cheese roulade

Of course, the best pumpkin details are the edible ones. Serve a yummy cream cheese and pumpkin roulade at your bridesmaid luncheon (above). For out of town guests, greet them at their hotel with homemade pumpkin spice latte cupcakes (below, left) or pumpkin sage scones with cherry jam (below, right).

pumpkin spice latte cupcake
pumpkin sage scones with cherry jam

For your reception, go with a traditional crowd pleaser like these mini-pumpkin pies topped with whipped cream.

mini pumpkin pie tarts topped with whipped cream

Signature drinks at wedding bars are always a fun insight into what the couple prefers in a cocktail. If you love pumpkin, try serving one that combines the flavor with bourbon and ginger (below, left) or a tangy pairing of pineapple (below, right).

pumpkin and ginger cocktail
fizzy pumpkin and pineapple cocktail

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