Autumn brides-to-be: take note of these fun ways to play up your seasonal wedding. From color schemes to wedding themes, make the most of the season!
Autumn conjures up ideas of crisp weather and bright foliage. What better time to tie the knot? Fall brides don’t have to contend with the sweltering summer months of running makeup and frizzy hair or the unpredictable snow and ice storms common in winter months. So how do you make the most of the perfect weather for your perfect day? Here are some ideas, especially for autumn weddings:
Fall Wedding Color Palette
When we think of fall, we think of harvest time and all the rich yellows, oranges, golds, copper, peach, and browns. This is a great place to begin considerations for your wedding color scheme. Also, think about the foliage as a source for color inspiration. Warm, rich colors are inviting and appropriately represent the time of year, as do metallics and jewel tones.
Fall Wedding Flower Options
Popular fall flowers include roses, orchids, gardenias, mums, and dahlias. Consider using berries in rich shades to fill in your bouquet. In addition to flowers, you can carry the theme of Fall harvest into your wedding by using pumpkins, bails of hay, maple leaves, and cornstalks as well.
Fall Wedding Decor
In keeping with the rich colors and harvest theme, consider using heavier fabrics like velvet for linens. Candles are perfect accents to autumn weddings as well; think along the lines of large hurricane lanterns as centerpieces wrapped in a base wreath of berries, foliage, or miniature pumpkins. For stationery, metallic colors are a good choice for lettering.
Fall Wedding Fashion
Fall brides can truly have a wide array of choices for their gown. They can still choose to go with a strapless or thin-strapped dress, or they can pick a sleeved gown. Fall grooms tend to gravitate to more formal tuxedos, but this is dependent upon the theme of your wedding. As far as the wedding party is concerned, a popular choice in the fabric is velvet, and a standout color is brown. For added punch, a sash or ribbon can be tied around the waist in a complementing color.
Fall Wedding Menu Choices
Rich flavors with spices are always seasonally appropriate for fall weddings. Also, consider using harvest vegetables such as squash and pumpkins in your menu. Not only do they represent the autumnal feel of your celebration, but they are also in season, so they are likely to be cheaper. For your meal, turkey or chicken is a perfect choice (think: Thanksgiving dinner). A fun addition to traditional dessert options can include gingerbread cookies or pumpkin cookies for a taste of spicy, authentic fall fare. One more idea for dessert is to give your guests an alternative to a wedding cake is to offer pie: pumpkin, apple, blueberry, and cherry are all perfect for an Autumn celebration.
Fall Wedding Favors
Depending on how formal your wedding is, a fun choice for wedding favors is to include plastic or ceramic pumpkins filled with you and your fiancé’s favorite Halloween candy. Candles are a popular choice for fall wedding favors as well. Consider giving ones with a harvest, Halloween, or spicy scent. Another great idea is to give caramel or candy apples wrapped in cellophane to your guests.
Fall is an ideal time for a wedding: the rich colors, the hearty food, and the fun, festive harvest atmosphere adds up to the perfect way to begin the rest of your lives as a married couple.