Autumn has always been my favorite season. Every year, just as the leaves begin to change and a crispness entered the air, I find myself having fallen in love with the season all over again. If like me, you love the autumn air, then you’ll know why fall remains one of the most popular times of year to wed. With the hot heat of summer a distant memory, you and your guests can embrace the bliss of fall foliage, cozy wraps, and toasty cocktails.
To get you in the mood for the season to come, we’ve put together 10 ways to celebrate the season at your autumn wedding.
Moody Bridesmaid Dresses
Fall is a versatile season for wedding color palettes. Whether you choose to embrace the warm yellows and rusty oranges of autumn leaves or you prefer the darker hues of marsala and navy, there’s a perfect fall color palette for you. Saying ‘I do,’ in fall means your bridesmaids can dress in more subdued tones. We’re totally crushing on the rustic orange of these fall bridesmaid gowns.
If you’re looking for wedding favors for your fall wedding, you won’t have to look far. Pinterest is gushing with tons of exciting fall favors. Honestly, I had a difficult time choosing my favorite but ultimately, the decadent combination of chocolate, marshmallow, and gram cracker won out. These delicious s’more kits are sure to be a hit with your hungry guests.
Inviting Save the Dates
Your save the dates are the first things guests will see. Since save the dates are typically sent out 4-6 months before the big day, there’s a good chance your guests will be in the throws of summer when your save the dates arrive. Get them in the mood for fall festivities with elegant photo save the dates.
A classic design makes this wedding save the date a modern and elegant choice for announcing your fall wedding to friends and family. Featuring a hand-lettered script, fresh typography, and a clean design, this card was made to dazzle just like fall color.
Move over spring and summer, autumn comes with its own gorgeous variety of floral options. This drop-dead gorgeous bouquet is lush with coral, orange, and cream dahlia and ranunculuses, chocolate cosmos, and plenty of greenery.
Shorter days mean things can get chilly quickly if you’re planning an evening ceremony that’s outdoors. Why not encourage guests to get cozy by providing warm blankets for your outdoor ceremony? Carefully tuck them into a basket or use a wooden ladder to display the throws for an inviting treat that also serves as decor.
The bounty of the season makes for a delicious variety of food options. Flavors that might have been too heavy for spring or summer are the perfect treat for a fall wedding. Topped with dripping caramel, blackberries, and figs, this is a modern take on the fall wedding cake.
With the days getting darker, warm lighting can ensure your fall reception continues well into the twilight. Cafe lights and candles can set an intimate mood during your ceremony and reception.
Signature cocktails are one wedding trend that’s definitely here to stay. With so many delicious fall flavors to choose from, picking a signature drink for your fall reception is going to be a delightful challenge. This Blackberry Bourbon Smash features ginger beer for an added spicy kick!
Harvest Table Settings
Your guests won’t ever want to leave with a luscious table setting like this one. Complete with gold silverware and jewel-toned crystal accents, these table settings will keep guests lingering all night long.
We couldn’t possibly do a round-up of fall wedding inspiration and leave out the king of the season: the pumpkin. Pumpkins can be used in place of flowers throughout your wedding from aisle decor to these greenery and gourd table runners.