Fall is an immensely popular time of year for weddings. The weather is nice, the colors are beautiful, and love is in the air. When planning a wedding, many people don’t bother to take the season into account, but autumn provides many natural benefits that you can take advantage of. Here are some ways that you can get the most out of the season when planning your fall wedding.
Use the fall foliage.
The leaves are changing, providing a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos. Try having your wedding photos centered around trees with a variety of colored leaves. You can also use these colors to theme the color palette of your wedding. Oranges, reds, yellows, purples, and browns are all great base colors to work with. Incorporate fall leaves into the bouquet, center pieces, and corsages for fun fall accents.
Take advantage of the beautiful weather.
Summer and spring weather can sometimes leave guests uncomfortably warm, and winter weddings often make the outdoors off limits for any part of the ceremony. Autumn provides cooler temperatures that are comfortable to spend extended periods of time in. Female guests can pair their dresses with a shawl or a nice cardigan sweater for extra warmth, and the male guests aren’t as likely to ditch their jackets at the first possible opportunity. The evenings in the fall can become rather chilly, so it might be a good idea to have the ceremony and cocktail hour outdoors, but to move inside for the reception.
It’s the harvest season.
The foliage isn’t the only aspect of autumn that can be used for function and decor. It’s pumpkin season! This means that pumpkins, decorative gourds, apples, and the rest of the cornucopia can be used in the decoration process. Try using decorative gourds as part of the place setting or even as the name placard. You can also have fun with incorporating the harvest into your menu. A nice squash soup as an opener, pumpkin and apple pies for dessert, apple cider donuts as snacks, and pumpkin spice lattes or ice cream can make for a fun seasonal treat.
If you’re having a fall wedding, consider taking advantage of the season and using it as more than just a date. If you have any questions or would like to schedule your fall wedding, call us at (845) 798-6018 or visit our website here.