Fall is right around the corner! Falling leaves, changing colors, sweaters, jeans, boots, plaid shirts, cider, donuts… you know, some of the best things in life. Whether you’re planning a fall wedding and need a few last-minute ideas or you’re planning one for next year, this post has ten key tips you’ll need.
Fall Wedding Tips1. Use seasonal stationery. When planning a fall wedding, kick off the theme from the start with save the date cards and invitations. Etsy is a great place for unique and seasonal themed invitations : https://www.etsy.com/market/fall_wedding_invites
2. Keep guests (and yourself) warm . It might be very cool or cold outside… prepare accordingly! Offer throw blankets for guests to borrow, elegantly placed fires or space heaters , and a hot cocoa and/or coffee warming station to keep guests cozy.
3. Use nature’s backdrop to your advantage. Don’t miss out on the changing colors that surround you. When you’re planning a fall wedding, don’t forget to fully embrace the backdrop provided by nature by taking plenty of wedding photos outdoors. Planning a wedding outdoors surrounded by fall foliage can be a beautiful event.
4. Share fall foods + beverages. I already mentioned hot cocoa and coffee (don’t forget this), but seasonal hot teas, hot or cold apple cider, donuts, candy apples, and pies are all part of the fall fare. Oh, and pumpkin cream cheese muffins? Actually, all things pumpkin will go well this time of year. Yeah, put that as number one on the list. . Try these fall desserts, too : Apple tarts, cider donuts, caramel apples, honey caramel pears...
5. Tie in seasonal decor. Use gourds, pumpkins, and corn stalks when decorating; seat guests on hay bales (covered in blankets). Decorate with fall themed center pieces. Sprinkle colorful leaves down the aisle in lieu of rose petals; carry a bouquet of wildflowers or wheat in lieu of traditional flowers.
6. Dress bridesmaids in rich hues. Pops of red, brown, orange, or gold are a few colors to consider when planning a fall wedding. This dress is one of my favorites:
7. Serve a thanksgiving-style rehearsal dinner. Serve turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, stuffing, corn, and all the fixin’s for a traditional Thanksgiving-style meal for your rehearsal dinner. Don’t forget to top it off with apple pie.
8. Have a cozy place for guests to gather. Getting married outdoors? Make sure there’s a place for guests to gather afterward – likely, your reception space – that provides warmth for guests. Utilize controlled fires or space heaters here...Fall weather is unpredictable, and a cold forecast means guests might not stay as long if they’re uncomfortably chilly.