Fall Wedding Tips
Fall has become one of the most popular times of year to have a wedding, especially with summers getting hotter and hotter each year and winter weather making it difficult for out-of-town guests to travel safely to the wedding destination. One of the great aspects of fall weddings is the beautiful autumn colors to choose from for decorations, attire, wedding cakes, and wedding accessories. Breathtaking natural foliage and cool temperatures make outdoor fall weddings an occasion you and your guests will never forget.
Keep in mind that many men (and women) live for football season, so if you want to please all your guests, try to avoid Sunday weddings. If you hold your wedding on a Sunday in the fall, don’t be surprised if your guests sneak off to watch their favorite team on their phone or laptop.
If your wedding is held in late afternoon, be prepared for the temperature to fall throughout the evening. There are steps you can take to ensure your guests are comfortable throughout the ceremony and reception. You can offer shawls or wraps and set up heat lamps in the outdoor area will guests will be gathered. Small fire pits will offer heat and allow your guests to roast marshmallows and make smores by the fire. How fun is that?? Though many popular wedding flowers are not in bloom in the fall, there are still many fall wedding floral options available to make for a beautiful ceremony and reception. In addition to fall flowers, you can use crabapples and seasonal gourds for centerpieces and other arrangements to decorate your venue.
As you plan your wedding date, keep in mind the numerous fall holiday when families have vacations planned and may not be able to make the trek to your wedding. Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Jewish holidays all occur during the fall months. Get to know your guests’ plans (and you can even ask months in advance if they’d be available) to avoid scheduling conflicts.