Do you want to take advantage of the beauty of fall with an outdoor wedding but don’t know where to start?
Here are 9 ideas for your outdoor autumn wedding that you will fall for!
it is the season for gourds, pumpkins, cornstalks, hay bales and colorful leaves!
You can add lots of beautiful fall elements to your outdoor wedding.
Line the aisles with gourds or sprinkle colorful leaves. Add texture by incorporating hay stalks and twigs in your bouquet. Use apples and other fruits in your centerpieces. Use the natural fall backdrop to your advantage in your wedding photos.
Make things autumn-atic!
Make it Color-fall
Fall is all about color so don’t be afraid to use them in your wedding decor.
But don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you have to stick to orange and burgundy if this isn’t your style.
There are lots of other fall color palettes to choose from – from muted colors and earthy neutrals to rich jewel tones. You can pick from lavender, lilac, coral, plum, green, ivory, copper and a variety of other hues.
Depending on the color combination, you can have a rustic, sophisticated, modern, romantic or bohemian style!
In Case of Rain
Fall might be a beautiful season but the weather is still unpredictable.
You can still make this endearing by adding some themed umbrellas for your guests and galoshes or boots for your bridal party.
It can even be very romantic to snuggle up with your beau under a “Just Married” or “Drenched with Love” umbrella.
Skip the Train
Since there is potential for bad weather, you may want to forfeit the idea of a long train.
Even if you have perfect weather, you wouldn’t want to worry about having to drag a heavy train through the grass and dirt.
Opt instead for a flower crown or floral comb to add to the fall theme. If you still prefer a more traditional look, then you can wear a birdcage or mid-length veil.
Warm Things Up
Of course, things can get a little chilly during fall. So why not provide charming blankets to your guests for when the temperature drops. These blankets could even be used as wedding favors.
And your guests shouldn’t be the only ones cozening up when it gets cold. You can wear a chic sweater that can be a source of both style and heat.
Speaking of keeping things warm, fall weddings call for warm drinks. There is nothing like a hot cup of cocoa or a warm mug of apple cider in the fall.
You could have a hot chocolate bar with coffees, teas and pumpkin spice lattes. To top things off – both literally and figuratively -you can include whipped cream, cinnamon, marshmallows and peppermint sticks!
If you want to snazz things up, consider having a signature hot toddy drink featuring your favorite bourbon or whiskey. Now the party can really get started!
Say “I Do” to Dessert
Fall is sugar and spice and everything nice so you must have delicious fall desserts are a must.
Think caramelized apples, pumpkin pies, carrot cake, mini pecan pies, sorbets, cranberry tarts. You can create a buffet that can even compliment your color palette.
Capture the Light
Take your wedding pictures in the morning or earlier in the afternoon.
In fall, the sun goes down faster so you might miss out on all the natural light.
You also don’t want it to be too cold when you are taking your photos. You want to have the bride and groom smiling and not shivering.
Shake Your Bon-Bonfire
Also, when the sun goes down, you can add some more romantic light with a bonfire!
Your guests will love the extra warmth and it will be a nice way to relax after a hectic day.
You can roast corn and marshmallows and let your guests tell stories about your journey as a couple or give advice for your future.
So which idea did you like best? Do you have any other ideas for an outdoor fall wedding? Share them in the comments!