Spring and summer may be over but wedding season is still in full swing. Autumn is one of the best seasons to have a wedding in. For starters, prices tend to be a little bit more forgiving on anything wedding related in the fall. Not only that, but you can expect the weather to be on your side for the most part. You don’t have to worry too much about humidity or being too sticky and sweaty. If you are planning a wedding in the early months of autumn, then we have got you covered. From your decorations, to your food, to your bridal party outfits! Here are some of our top favorite tips and tricks when it comes to planning an autumn wedding
Choose The Right Color Scheme
An autumn wedding would not be well done if you did not follow the proper color scheme. If you are having an autumn wedding, then try to incorporate some of the best September wedding colors the season has to offer. Instead of choosing pretty pastels and bright poppy colors that would be more reserved for spring and summer, opt instead for darker fall hues instead.
Our Favorite colors
Burgundy is a great go to color that is worthy of any autumn wedding. Not only that, but burgundy makes for a perfect bridesmaids ensemble color. If you are looking for a little elegance in your autumn wedding, then another great color to go with is gold. Sprinkle gold on your invitations and on your wedding decorations and you are sure to have an autumn wedding with a great color palette!
Although most flowers are dying out when autumn rolls around, Sunflower have begun to bloom and will stay nice and strong. If you have not already picked your wedding flowers, then sunflowers are a great choice to go with. Sunflower symbolize everything autumn. Sprinkle a couple of sunflowers throughout your wedding venue to display your theme of an autumn wedding. For more subtle, delicate decor, get your hands on some small sunflowers and white daisies. Arrange these together in a metal container or canning jar and use them as table centerpieces.
Skip The Glamorous Ballroom, Opt For A Barn Instead
One of the most iconic wedding venues that has been breaking the mold this decade is a rustic wedding. Incorporate this rustic wedding trend by hosting your wedding in a barn. Barns not only are beautiful venues, but they are perfect for any late summer or early autumn wedding. Be sure to choose a barn that offers high ceilings and spacious room for ample dancing and moving around.
Have A Bold Bouquet
To continue your fall wedding decor, then you will have to have a bouquet that says this much. In your wedding bouquet, aim for rich fall colors such as deep purples and bold oranges. Some of our favorite fall flowers include chrysanthemums, anemones, and astors. You can even pair some champagne, white roses along side deep purple lilies for a fabulous fall effect. Hire a professional, or make your own DIY bouquet, whatever you choose, make sure to have it be bold!
Some great fall colors for bridesmaid dresses include rose gold, nude, and navy green. One of the latest wedding trends this decade has been having bridesmaids dresses that very in style and color. Whatever base color you choose, you want to provide some choice. As long as your bridesmaid dresses stay within the same shade, then your bridal party is sure to pull off a fabulous fall look
Put A Twist On The Flower Girl
If you really want to pull off an autumn wedding then start by putting a twist on your traditional idea of a flower girl. Once you have picked a flower girl, swap her basket of rose petals out for a basket of beautifully colored fall leaves. While real leaves work best, silk leaves can work just as fine too. Gather together a nice collection of leaves that range from deep red, oranges, yellow, and purples. When your flower girl walks down the aisle have her sprinkle this beautiful fall rainbow instead of the traditional red rose petals.
Your Wedding Dress
When it comes to picking out your wedding dress, you will want up for something that sticks with the theme of the season. Leave the strapless and backless wedding dresses behind for spring and summer weddings. Instead, for your autumn wedding aim for something a little more elegant. Long sleeve lace dresses with generous V-necks are beautiful wedding dresses for any autumn wedding. We love the look of delicate lace and limited tulle on any autumn wedding dress. Instead, opt for something that will flatter your figure and is easy to maneuver in.
You want your wedding invitations to follow the same autumn theme. After all, your wedding invitations is where your guests will get the first tone of your wedding. In order to do this, you need to be sure to pick your colors just right. Stay away from pastels and bright colors like lime green and bright pink. Instead up for darker colors that reflect the season. Maroon, navy green, and goldenrod make for beautiful fall wedding invitations. If your wedding invitations are going to include several pieces, such as an RSVP card, then you will want to vary the color you choose. Just remember to stay within the same color palate when you are varying colors. For a final touch of elegance, assemble your cards together and tie them neatly with a ribbon or bow in the same color palette.
Pick The Right Props
One of the best ways to pull off an autumn themed wedding is by choosing the right props. For any autumn wedding we love the use of natural props such as pumpkins and multicolored squash and melons. Not only that but additional props such as tree stumps and cake barrels make for beautiful additions to the fall theme. Some of the best places to buy great autumn props is at crafts stores like Michaels. Time your visit just right, and you can snag some major deals.
Use Stringing Lights
For a final touch of elegance, be sure to include plenty of stringing lights. When your wedding moves into the evening hours, stringing lights can provide a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Not only that but string lights have the ability to add magic to any event!
While you may have already picked out your wedding cake, there’s plenty a room to inspire a fall theme in your menu. Some nice fall samplers that you can incorporate in your autumn wedding include small sides of bruschetta and crostini with polenta and mushrooms. For dessert, get into the spirit of fall by having small candied apples on a stick. For an even sweeter treat, you can feature fall themed cake pops. We love cake pops for any wedding because they are super easy to make (yes you can make your own cake pops!) and provide an elegant touch to any wedding cake decorations.
Spring and summer weddings may not be for everyone. If you have a wedding coming up but have yet to choose a date then don’t fret. Consider opting for an autumn wedding. Autumn can provide just as much elegance the way that spring and summer weddings do. Not only that, but autumn weddings have a certain charm to them that all other seasons do not. If you have a fall wedding coming up soon, use these tips and tricks to your advantage. One thing is for certain, no matter what you choose, your wedding is sure to be as beautiful and magical as you make it.