Autumn weddings are always quite colourful. From the bridesmaid dresses bursting in lush clothes to the entire decor. Basically, a fall wedding usually consists of earthy shades like orange, taupe, and burgundy, or jewel tones like ruby, emerald, or sapphire. And it’s really no surprise why. Since fall weddings involve not-too-hot, not-too-cold weather, seasonal cocktails (hello, apple cider), and décor elements in some of the prettiest shades of the rainbow (orange, red, yellow, and more).
FALL WEDDING IDEAS
It’s plain as day to see why the season is so popular for nuptials. First and foremost, fall’s not-too-hot-but-not-too-cold temperatures allow for comfortable outdoor sceneries for ceremonies and receptions. Basically, this season also pairs naturally with plenty of other celebration favorites: fall cocktail recipes, delicious fall appetizers, and, of course, pie recipes for dessert, so the fall wedding plans are endless. Either rustic or elegant can work here basically. Some fantastic ideas include;
1. Vow books:
Decorative wedding vow books will make your personalized vows can make the wedding much more special though. Little white books with black calligraphy fit the theme for a fall wedding.
2. Muted orange wedding bouquet:
When planning a fall wedding, you can “not-not” add orange. It’s the true beauty of fall generally. In addition, dried flowers, accents, like palm leaves and grasses, are another trending fall wedding idea you can incorporate them into your bouquet.
3. Floral fall wedding invitations:
Decorating your fall wedding invitation suite with floral motifs in rich burgundy, fuchsia, and green tones, without a doubt, is the perfect romantic vibe.
4. Pampas grass ceremony backdrop:
Whether you’re exchanging your vows indoors or outdoors, this statement-making pampas grass backdrop is one of the best fall wedding ideas when planning this event.
5. Dark purple tuxedo:
This is purely an embodiment of fall basically. The wedding’s fashion can not be complete without the groom’s dark tuxedo. Generally, for a fall wedding, dark purple, burgundy, emerald green, or velvet styles can never be too much.
6. Burgundy bridesmaid dresses:
Burgundy is one of the most popular bridesmaid dress colors for fall weddings basically. The great news is that it’s universally flattering for all skin tones. Don’t be afraid to combine burgundy dresses in different fabrics though and silhouettes to create a mix-and-match bridal party.
7. Dahlia flower arrangement:
Cafe au lait dahlias (the oversized pale pink and yellow flowers) are a staple for all fall wedding arrangements basically. And they are always quite gorgeous and it’s not hard to see why basically. Generally, they can be combined with darker flowers, such as burgundy dahlias, red ranunculus, gold amaranthus, and purple astrantia, for a beautiful contrast.
8. Blanket wedding favors:
Outdoor weddings can be unexpectedly chilly, especially when you are in the farther Northern part of the country. When planning yours, you can provide your guests with ways to warm up like a basket of fleece or flannel blankets.
9. Chalkboard seating chart:
Generally, the chalkboard seating chart can not be underrated in a long list of fall wedding ideas. Basically, it makes it easy to decorate your signage with greenery garlands as a quick way to spruce it up and make it blend in with the rest of your wedding decor.
10. Acrylic wedding escort cards:
You’ve seen acrylic escort cards, but have you ever seen them displayed in such a unique way? You probably haven’t though. To replicate it, you and/or your wedding calligrapher can use tiny pieces of tacky wax on each escort card to keep them in place within the frame.
OUTDOOR FALL WEDDING IDEAS
An outdoor fall wedding can be quite charming, mysterious though. Just picture it though, imagine getting married with colorful autumn leaves around, with beautiful fall flowers and cool pumpkin decorations. When you are planning such a beautiful big day and not afraid of bad weather, this roundup would be of good service to you. An arch in place, in addition some leaves and branches can give it this rustic feel. Don’t forget the table settings and centerpieces though. Basically, there are so many cool, endless ideas you can make at your fall wedding like;
11. Orchard wedding venue:
Generally, an apple orchard sets the perfect scenery for a gorgeous outdoor fall wedding. You can’t go wrong with this venue when you’re having a small, yet intimate wedding. Without a doubt, it creates the best wedding memories.
12. Cocktail Lounge:
Without a doubt, fur, leather, velvet, and other rich materials are the perfect materials to incorporate into a cocktail lounge at a fall wedding.
13. Foliage-Filled Arch:
Floral arches always fall weddings the perfect type of “posh” You can make yours though if you’re a fan of art and craft, you can also add leaves and branches which is the perfect burst of autumn.
14. Add in Plaid:
You can never go wrong with plaid, am I right? It’s downtown classy basically. Plaid always goes perfectly in wedding setups and it kind of takes you back to old Scottish in general. When picking a motif for your elegant fall wedding, you can’t go wrong with plaid.
FALL WEDDING IDEAS ON A BUDGET
Generally, planning a wedding on a budget can be quite difficult. Because there are a lot of things you might want to be set in your place for your perfect day. However, you have a budget and you got to stick to it and still make it the perfect “Instagram-worthy”, and more importantly dream wedding. How do can you pull it off though? For fall weddings there are a lot of options to choose from, do you want to go rustic or “countryside- classy”. However, way you decide, you can plan on a budget with these ideas;
15. Non-Secular Fall Wedding Venues:
Basically, the venue helps decide how low budget, your wedding can be. Do you want to rent a big hall or you’d rather an outdoor wedding? Basically any witch way can work with great locations like;
• Historic inns or castles
The options can run on forever basically. When you’ve been able to pick a venue, the theme and everything else will fall in place.
RUSTIC FALL WEDDING IDEAS
16. Greenery bridesmaid bouquets:
Another popular wedding theme for fall is an earthy and generally eco-friendly. For this, you can skip the floral bridesmaid bouquets in favor of greenery, which looks just as lovely.
17. Wine barrel wedding guest book:
Looking for creative wedding guest book ideas? Try repurposing a wine barrel top, in addition, you can hang it on your wall as a keepsake after the wedding is over so you can cherish the memories of the amazing day.
When using a beloved family recipe or ordering from a local bakery, a pie would be the best pick. As an alternative wedding idea though, you can send guests home with individually boxed slices of your favourite pie.
19. Spiked hot drinks:
Who does enjoy a spiked hot chocolate mocktail? No one basically. Getting a good mixologist to spice up signature cocktails would be amazing. Additionally, drinks like hot toddies and hot apple cider with bourbon will hit the spot on cold nights.
COUNTRY FALL WEDDING IDEAS
20. Gold flatware:
Basically, it’s the little things that make the wedding. Like the wedding decor, such as your table flatware and plate settings. When planning on a budget, consider a flash display of gold or copper flatware (you should be able to rent it from most wedding decor vendors) to add an opulent touch to your place settings.
21. Pampas grass table runner:
When you really want to wow your guests, you would have to decorate your sweetheart table or your head table with an oversized (and pink) pampas grass table runner that cascades down to the floor. Generally, the combination of light and dark shades of pinks is so pretty that it can pass for a wedding theme.
22. Miniature slider appetizers:
What best defines a fall wedding than finger foods? Serve bite-sized cheesy sliders with miniature flights of beer then apple cider for those teetotalers.
23. Purple wedding cake:
Basically, the wedding cake best sells the autumn theme. When preparing for a fall wedding, you can’t go wrong with the decadent purple and gold wedding cake.
24. Taper candles:
Pumpkin spice-scented or not, the fall season is all about using candles to create a cozy feeling and ambience. It’s quite simple though. Without a doubt, white taper candles in bronze candlesticks will instantly give your wedding decor a sophisticated feel.
There are limitless opportunities when planning a fall wedding from the incorporate foliage and the changing of the leaves into your fall wedding decor. Because of this, autumn is one of the best seasons to get married. If you are a nature lover, then this is definitely your scene. Posing for portraits amongst the trees, just choose a gorgeous fall centerpiece design for your dining tables, and even carry a foliage-filled fall wedding bouquet down the aisle, it’s endless basically.
FALL WEDDING FAQ’S
When is fall?
Although, fall has nearly the same starting time in different countries. It’s still a little different. However, fall is known to normally span from the start of September till the end of November.
Why are fall weddings more popular?
It’s because the weather is perfect. It’s not too cold neither is it too hot which makes it a perfect season for weddings.
Where do I start when I'm planning a fall wedding?
Basically, the venue would be the perfect place to start. Do you want it indoors or outdoors? These are the first questions you should ask yourself first.
Is autumn and fall the same thing?
Well, they are synonymous. However, the British people would rather say “autumn” while Americans would say “fall” but it pretty much means the same thing.
What colours are used mostly at fall weddings?
Burgundy, different shades of purple preferably darker shades though, and sunset orange.