10 Trendy and Unique Fall Wedding Ideas for Brides

Fall is a wonderful time of year. It is a time when nature shows off its last beauty, as if it has been saving up for its grand finale. Falling leaves in a myriad of colors add a blanket of beauty to the landscape. If you’re getting married in fall, congratulations! There are many things to plan for. But worry not, we’ve got you covered. Make use of our fall wedding ideas and your wedding will be remembered for all the right reasons.

Fall Wedding Bride in a Pond

Start With the Color Palette

One surefire way to make your wedding stand out is to choose a great color palette. Get inspired by the unchanging factors like the season and the venue and also think of the mood you are trying to create. Do you want your wedding to be posh and intimate or fun and playful? Bright and vibrant hues are perfect for fun weddings while jewel tones are ideal for lavish weddings. Remember that your color palette will determine other wedding elements like flowers, décor, and bridesmaid dresses.

Fall Wedding Color Palettes 2016

Use Whimsical Stationery

Fall weddings are all about embracing the season. Send invites with breezy calligraphy and graceful garlands. Your guests won’t help but fall in love with them. Uniquely designed wedding invites set the tone for a wedding. Also use stamps that match your wedding theme. Fun and bright stamps are all the rage and make your wedding stand out from the get-go. If you can’t find unique postage, search online.

Find a Great Fall Venue

Choosing a lovely wedding venue is one of the key elements of wedding planning. When planning a fall wedding, look for a venue with both indoor and outdoor options. Fall temperature is unstable and can change unexpectedly. A vineyard is a great spot to hold a wedding because it has an indoor and an outdoor location. While you can add numerous man-made decorations, nothing can compare to fall trees. If you want an uncommon venue, hire a barn or an art gallery for your reception. You’ll be sure to draw the oohs and aahs from your guests.

Fall Wedding Venue

Utilize Out-of-the-Ordinary Fall Wedding Colors

No doubt about it, orange is gorgeous. But who said you have to use it in your wedding just because it’s fall? Don’t feel pressured to incorporate orange, yellow, or a fusion of the two unless you want to. Earthy shades and jewel tones like red, green and purple can set the stage for a bold autumn wedding. You can also mix pastels with jewel tones for a cozy autumnal feel.

Incorporate Natural Elements

Most wedding couples think that getting married in fall is complicated because they have a few choices when it comes to colors, décor, and other accessories. Nothing could be further from the truth! There are many classic and elegant ideas you can try for your fall wedding. You don’t have to decorate with pumpkins to create a lovely fall atmosphere.

If you want to have a modern wedding that’s unique, include natural elements. Fall is all about nature. Use a wood slice instead of a normal guest book and hemp and twine for decorations. Add leaves, twigs, and branches to centerpieces and use burlap table runners. But be sure to keep things light or you’ll have too much natural décor.

Add Fall Wedding Flowers

Flowers add to the beauty of the reception and appear in all your pictures. You can opt for classic flowers which look stunning in fall weddings. Customize them by choosing deep, dramatic shades or go for unusual colors like forest green and aubergine. Dahlias may be ideal because they come in fall hues like plum, red, orange, and burgundy. Roses are also popular and come in almost every hue. If you want something unique, try colorful calla lilies or hydrangeas in purple or green.

Exchange Fall Wedding Rings

While this may seem like an unusual fall wedding idea, it’s truly unique. Choosing wedding rings doesn’t have to be a stressful affair. Draw inspiration from the season and get rings that you can live with forever. But before you visit jewelry stores, make some important decisions. Choose the metal color you prefer and the ring style. Also note down your budget. Browse fall rings online and you’ll have an idea of what you want by the time you go to the Jeweler’s.

Pick the Perfect Cake

Choosing a fall wedding cake is not as hard as it seems. In fact, it is surprisingly simple. There’s a fall-inspired cake for every wedding – from a cake adorned with blooms and berries to one decorated with burlap. Practice restraint when choosing your wedding cake and blend seasonal details with a style you’ll love for years to come. Select only 2-3 fall accents for the cake. Add fall berries or fruit, greenery, seasonal flowers, or burlap ribbon.

Serve Fall Fare

One of the best things about planning your wedding is choosing the food. The food you serve can dictate the mood for your wedding and must be chosen with utmost care. For instance, a plated, five-course wedding menu can make your wedding seem formal and classic. The same cannot be said for a buffet menu. Whichever style you choose, be sure to integrate autumn food items – like squash bisque, potpies filled with chicken, and apple tarts – that will make your wedding guests embrace the spirit of fall.

Get Creative with Wedding Favors

Nothing makes a bride-to-be happier than choosing wedding favors. Fall wedding favors bring the season’s warmth to your guests’ tables. They evoke the magic of autumn’s rich tones. Give your guests unique favors like fall wine bottle stoppers, soy candles, fall-shaped chocolates, fall leaf soap, or personalized mugs. These favors not only spell fall, they are very useful. If you plan to give edible favors like candy apples, hire an expert to make them for you. Package your favors beautifully and add thank-you notes. 

There are many things to love about fall weddings – the weather, the color palettes, the décor, and the food. If you are planning to have your wedding this fall, embrace these fall wedding ideas. Choose details and elements that will make a statement and embark on a memorable journey filled with wonderful memories you will forever cherish.

April 27, 2016
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