Autumn Table Setting Tips

The autumn season brings crisp weather and entertaining moves indoor! Create a memorable table setting with tips on building your best autumn table by Zola. We’ve also included autumn table inspiration and place setting stationery ideas from Mysty and Bella Designs to help you set a table that your holiday guests will notice! 

Weddings during the fall holidays have a natural warmth and festive spirit that is unique to the season. Your wedding decor and table settings will be even more special when you include flowers and natural touches that reflect the season. Choose modern or traditional dinnerware and linens to set the table with style! See more table setting ideas and gift ideas at

This table setting features natural elements with a variety of heirloom squash and pumpkins, mixed with variegated roses as the centerpiece runner. Gold, white, and amber tones in the dinnerware and glassware add the warmth of the season. A decorative luncheon plate in red and gold swirls adds interest. The elegant linens and a classic menu card completes the look.

Celebrate the colors of the fall season at your table. Green, yellow, gold, brown and red tones will mix beautifully on your table. Fall marks the time of the year when the leaves change color. Use them on your table or in your dinnerware as a signature look. Sunflowers are plentiful in the fall. Fill vases with them, or use them in a centerpiece mixed with other flowers.

Fall goes modern with this place setting. Gray and orange tones combine beautifully against a matching madras style tablecloth. The orange plaid menu card and orange floral napkin ring are the focus on this casually elegant setting.

Creating a beautiful fall centerpiece for your table doesn’t have to be expensive. Many varieties of apples are at their peak in the fall season. Use them in your table decor to add a natural color and scent to the centerpiece arrangement. Mix in gourds, assorted squash and pumpkins along with fall leaves and vines to complete the look. Warm tones mixed with white linens and plates will allow the colors of the season to take center stage. Layering plates on a charger will add depth and elegance.

Menu cards can be the extra custom touch that will enhance your table setting and celebration. Your guests will love that you included a menu to allow them to select the entree of their choice, or to just be a preview of the special meal that you’ve prepared. Menu cards are essential at formal dinners, especially weddings, but will enhance your table even if it’s a casual event.

Place cards are an important part of your table design to help guide your guests to their seat. The host will be able to determine the seating arrangement ahead of time so that each person is seated in a location where they will enjoy themselves best.

Place cards also finish the look of your table setting when you select them to compliment your table decor. Everyone loves seeing their name in print, and many will be delighted to take it home as a memory of the event.

Place card designs by Mysty and Bella Designs

Embrace the colors and natural elements of the autumn season on your table. Your table decor and place settings will be as memorable as the holiday gathering with friends and family!