As wedding plans might have been delayed this summer, you might be thinking about moving your wedding to Fall. A lot of people think Fall weddings are cold and gray, but a wedding in September, October or November can be colorful, warm and cozy.
Here are some ideas for your autumnal wedding, from the décor to the wedding dress to the food.
1. The location
Different to a summer wedding, you may want to think more carefully about a fall wedding. Depending on where you live, cold weather or rain might be more likely, so think about being indoors or having a cover in case of rain.
If you want to be outside, set up a cover or shelter like a gazebo so that you have a plan in case the weather fails.
Fall colors are gorgeous, so even if you’re inside you might want to get some pictures outside. Think about a location that is near woodland or trees to get the perfect fall backdrop in your photos.
Some of the best autumn wedding venues are barns, country houses or quaint churches.
2. Keeping Warm
If it’s going to be a little cooler, it’s worth dressing appropriately. A cute shawl or jacket will be the perfect addition to your wedding dress and will make sure any potential chills don’t ruin the day.
If you’re inside, think about things like heating or heated lamps for outside to make sure your guests don’t get cold. If you’re outside, you could think about providing blankets for all your guests. These are also a thoughtful and unique wedding favor idea.
3. The colour scheme
With such beautiful colors on the trees in September, October and November, you can take inspiration from nature for your fall wedding.
Focus on nudes, soft pinks or warm tones like orange, red and gold to complement the season.
4. The décor
A rustic décor theme is a great idea for a fall wedding.
Take inspiration from nature again and choose seasonal flowers. Some great warm colored wedding flowers are: helenium, marigolds, red roses, orange bicolor roses, sunflowers, red hypericum, red, orange and yellow germini.
Choose comforting, rustic food, and choose seasonal meat and vegetables. Fall is a great time of year with many fruits and vegetables being harvested, like apples, pears, blackberries, carrots, squash, kale and sweet potato.
Some great wedding dish ideas would be a butternut squash risotto, sweet potato and carrot soup, meat stews, roasted meats, apple tarts, apple and blackberry crumble and rhubarb fool.