Autumn is a gorgeous time of year to tie the knot. With the cool crisp air and the changing of the seasons it’s the perfect season for romance. Whether you are planning a formal wedding or a rustic casual one, there are lots of fall wedding ideas that can make your day both seasonal and seasonless! Keep reading for great tips to pull off the perfect fall wedding scheme.
Colors for a Fall Wedding: Autumn features a gorgeous array of rich colors to show the spirit of the season. Look no further than nature for inspiration for your fall wedding colors. You’ll see in the changing leaves vibrant shades of orange, brown, cranberry red, eggplant, chocolate, and forest green. This fall wedding scheme can be carried throughout on everything from invitations, bridesmaid gowns, decor, and more.
Flavors for a Fall Wedding: Harvest time means harvest food, so be sure to bring the bounty of the season into your fall wedding menu. Some of the richest, most flavorful fruits and veggies come into season at this gorgeous time of year, so fill up your menu with eggplant, acorn squash, late summer apples, yams, cranberries, and super sweet corn. A farm-to-table menu is perfect for this time of year, or give your fall reception a country-fair feel with fun foods inspired by country favorites: corn on the cob, sweet potato fries, caramel apples, and old-fashioned apple pie!
Fall Decor Ideas: For a rustic fall wedding, make use of inexpensive and amazing decor right off the farm: bundles of dried wheat, hay bales and ears of dried corn will add a festive and old-world feel to your fall wedding decor. For a more upscale interpretation, use gilded cornucopias as centerpieces, and fill them with beautiful fall fruits, flowers hazelnuts, and golden ornaments.
Locations for a Fall Wedding: If you live in an area where fall is mild, take advantage of nature’s glory and opt for an outdoor reception. Vineyards, apple orchards, old churches, and old barns are all great options for a fall wedding celebration. If weather is a little more dicey, choose an indoor location with a great view, like a hilltop reception hall.
Favor Ideas: Giving a fall-themed favor idea to your guests can be a great way to complete your theme. Think of offering a homemade gift- like plum jam, pumpkin bread mix in a jar, or spicy potpourri for a rustic wedding. You could also give beautiful single-serving pumpkin pies, pear tarts, or spicy truffles as a tasty parting gift.
Fall wedding invitations: Brides can embrace the fall wedding scheme with richly colored fall wedding invitations. Fall themed wedding invitations can make a great first impression and set the tone for the whole event. Opt for gilded lettering, rich hues of brown, red and orange, and fun details like a burlap ribbon or an apple- shaped response card.