Many couples getting married dream of a fall wedding when autumn is at the peak of its colorful spectrum. There are many advantages to having a wedding in autumn. For one thing, you don’t have to schedule around your friends’ and families’ vacations. An autumn wedding provides a chance to employ an array of fabulous ideas for décor, food, fashion and more.
Here are just a few to consider as you plan your upcoming nuptials. You can work with your wedding planner and event venue to find the right ones for you.
Warm colors like chocolate and wine are popular colors for fall bridesmaids’ dresses. Some brides choose subtle orange or other rich fall colors. Why not get some light wraps as a gift for your bridesmaids in case it gets chilly as the day turns into evening? A pop of color can transform a dress that will be appreciated by all.
Food can be a huge concern for many at a wedding. A large factor in choosing what food to serve is the time of the reception. If you have an early reception, why not opt for light finger foods such as a meat and cheese tray. Also, for an extra touch, a bowl of fall berries (think blueberries, raspberries, apples) could be placed at each table for guests to nibble on. If you’re planning on having a dinner reception, fall is all about hearty soups with lots of vegetables. Give guests a choice of soup or chili as well as the usual choice of steak or chicken. And for dessert? Pumpkin pie and apple pie, naturally! If you’re still stumped, consider an activity at the reception that everyone can take part in: Carving pumpkins.
Unique wedding venues can be the perfect backdrop for a fall wedding. Explore the endless options and you’ll find a variety of legendary locations. Your guests can enjoy the colorful foliage and flowers, and you can throw in some strategically-placed hay bales and pumpkins for extra ambiance. The flower girls can even make their entrance down the aisle on a hay wagon if the couple chooses.
You can go all out and choose invitations and stationery decorated with pumpkins and leaves or you can be a little more subtle and just use colors that reflect the season for the invitation colors, printing or envelopes. Some great colors include dark yellow, orange, cooper, brown and red.
A final idea is to simply name your reception tables after the rich colors of fall. It would be a seasonal yet understated idea, perfect for the bride who prefers elegance over an obvious theme. Let the head table be named after your personal favorite hue, perhaps the color you chose for your crystal bridal jewelry or flowers. Classic fall shades include pumpkin, eggplant, forest green, olive green, mushroom, russet, and goldenrod, just to name a few. Taking the time to choose unique table names is so easy that it is a wonder every bride and groom do not!