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A Brief Guide to Planning a Fall Wedding

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“Autumn paints in colors that summer had never seen.”

Yes, there is something special and unique about the fall season. It is easy to see why 39% of couples opted for an autumn wedding in 2015.

If your wedding date falls in the fall, use the vivid hues and natural foliage to your advantage and create a vibrant rustic wedding that will never be forgotten. Read on for our trendy fall wedding guide.

Whatever the Weather

Guests may be perfectly comfortable during your daytime ceremony, but how will they feel when there is a temperature drop in the evening?

Inform your guests that they should bring a jacket or sweater. You could even buy several cheap wraps to hand out to your chilly guests for the cool night. Another idea is to arrange heat lamps or fire pits to keep your guests warm and toasty.

If it rains during your wedding photos, arrange antique looking umbrellas. Many couples have had amazing photo shoots in the rain by embracing the unwanted downpour!

The Holiday Spirit

From Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Labor day to the start of the football season, when you are picking your dates, make sure to steer clear of these major holidays.

There is no need to avoid the holidays completely. A fun idea would be to incorporate the holiday into your wedding. Add your favorite football teams logo onto your desserts or name a signature cocktail after a spooky Halloween character. Both are quirky fall wedding ideas.

Make the Most of the Season

The rich hues found in nature during the fall create the perfect inspiration for anyone planning a wedding, especially with rustic vibes. Use the season to your advantage!

The intense tones of autumn feature deep reds, oranges, and browns. Other colors fit into the theme too. For instance, deep plum, emerald green, slate gray, champagne, gold, or copper can all be options.

Plan your wedding favors around the season too. In season fruits and other sweet edible wedding favors are always much appreciated by guests. Try candy apples, mini donuts, smores, hot chocolate cones, or even bottles of maple syrup.

Fall Decor

Whether it is for your bouquet or table arrangements, natural woodland touches can give your wedding that rustic country vibe.

Use classic flowers in fall colors, such as gerberas, dahlias, and roses. Complement these pretty blooms with forest touches, such as oak leaves, acorns, and scabiosa pods. Berries and fruits can also be gorgeously incorporated into your wedding bouquet.

Autumnal Attire

Pick heavier fabrics for the bride and bridesmaid dresses or opt for long sleeved gowns. Be prepared with cozy boleros or pashminas if it gets chilly.

The groom and groomsmen can match the season with tweed suits, woolen ties, or plaid socks!

Food, Glorious Food!

Why not serve your guests a creamy pumpkin soup served in a hollowed out mini pumpkin? Use other in-season vegetables, like butternut squash, dried cranberries, crunchy apples and sweet potatoes, in traditional dishes. One of the best fall wedding ideas is to have a thanksgiving-esque wedding buffet with all the fixings!

Mix up the dessert with apple spice cake, cinnamon donuts, gingerbread, or even a hot chocolate and coffee bar. Incorporate the best of the season into your wedding cake too, using berries and fruits as decoration.

Fall Head Over Heels with a Fall Wedding

Having a fall wedding is trending right now, and we can see why. We have fallen head over heels in love with these fall wedding ideas!

For gorgeous wedding inspiration for every season, take a look at our blog!

The Corinthian Banquet and Event Center can accommodate functions from 30 to 350 guests. The Corinthian’s diligent team of personnel will provide superior service and exquisite cuisine to make an ordinary event extraordinary.