Fall is just around the corner, which means that the leaves are changing and so are the wedding trends. Everyone loves a summer wedding, but year after year more couples are deciding that fall has a lot more to offer, and so we decided to put a few autumnal ideas together to help make your big day one to remember. It’s true: fall weddings are the new summer weddings, and October has officially replaced the month of June as the most popular time to get married. So, here are our fall wedding tips, from fashion suggestions to decor recommendations, to help give you some inspiration for your ceremony and reception.
Whether you’ve decided to exchange your vows beneath the wooden beams of a historic chapel, or you’re dancing the night away in a pastoral wedding barn, rustic weddings always invoke memories of simpler bygone times. Whether you’re looking for a hipster-chic wedding or a polished estate affair, vintage wedding venues are always sure to impress. Be sure to think cozy, earthy, and warm as that’s the perfect combination to create a romantic ambiance for the event of your life. Whether you’re looking for a country hoedown or a luxe event surrounded by rustic grandeur, consider looking into top barn venues and even pioneer villages in your area. So long as there’s something unique to offer for your wedding setting, it will be a day to remember.
While October wedding weather can be as warm as August, if you’re getting hitched in November or December, there are some fashion considerations to help you stay toasty. For the bride and bridesmaids, color-matched cardigans or sweaters are a great addition to a knock-out dress, and for the men, three-piece suits add an additional layer, while scarves allow for even more color coordination. If the groom is having cold feet (not that kind!), thermal dress socks from a company like Heat Holders can keep the feet warm without sacrificing style.
Fall table settings
Fall is an exciting time for table settings because it allows you to break free from the mold. Plain branches are a great way to reflect the falling leaves outdoors while giving you a blank canvas from which to work. Adorn your branches with crystals, candles, and other seasonal bric-a-brac to achieve a rustic look without overdoing it.
Another great natural look for the season is to incorporate leaves. Mix a few — along with flowers — into your centerpiece, or you can even create an entire leafy table runner. And don’t forget to use harvest inspiration for your ideas. Apples, pumpkins, and other fall fruit add an autumnal touch to any centerpiece. Everyone knows that dining by candlelight is always romantic, but you can add an additional autumnal touch by incorporating rustic lanterns or even mason jar candle table runners.
Every wedding needs a signature drink, and there’s nothing cozier and more nostalgic than a hot toddy featuring your favorite whiskey or bourbon. Black Walnut bitters and smoky bitters can add an autumnal flavor to your typical old-fashioned. It’s a smooth treat that warms the soul.
As autumn’s cooler temperatures mean more fashion options, cozier fall drinks, and seasonal produce that allows for more inventive place settings, it’s no wonder so many couples are choosing fall over summer as their wedding month of choice.
So Sassy Peeps, what would you consider to be a perfect wedding? Inquiring minds would love to know!
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