A lot of people favor fall over the other seasons, especially when it comes to planning a wedding. Summer is often too hot for an outdoor wedding, and fall offers a much more comfortable temperature. From fall colors to natural decor, the season itself can create a gorgeous backdrop for any wedding. You can use fall to inspire your wedding theme across the board. Here are some fall wedding ideas!
Tips for planning a fall wedding
When it comes to the venue, you don’t necessarily need a barn with fresh harvest or a forest with fall foliage. A venue that offers an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception can be a great option. When it gets chilly, you can bring the outside theme indoors.
You can create a stunning fall atmosphere at any venue by lining the aisle with pumpkins, hosting a cocktail hour outside with comfy seating and throw blankets, adding apple accents, suspending foliage above the dinner tables, including seasonal foods and drinks and implementing fall colors into your floral arrangements and other decor.
Choosing colors, decor and florals
There are a lot of different fall color schemes to choose from. You can pick bright reds and oranges, terracotta and rust, deep spruce and sepia, burnt orange and dark yellow, purples and metallic textures or rust and marigold. Any of these color schemes can really make your wedding feel cozy and romantic like the months of September, October and November.
You may also want to match your invitations and wedding website to the colors you choose for your wedding. Whether you choose striking fall colors or more earthy tones, you and your guests can get excited to partake in your fall wedding. Tie the theme together with fall decor placed strategically around your venue and in your bouquets.
Velvet touches and crates, barrels and baskets filled with gourds and pumpkins all scream fall. Subtle lighting like candles and fairy lights create a romantic feel, and they work great because it gets darker earlier in the fall. This is especially helpful if you’re hosting a cocktail party or part of your reception outdoors. You can make the altar fall themed by including branches and fall foliage. Along with fall foliage in your bouquets, also consider placing fall florals on the bar and card table.
Fall themed food and drinks such as the hot toddy can be offered to warm guests up. Desserts like pie and s’mores can also be served; guests can roast marshmallows with a small flame at each table. Remember to remind your guests of the weather, especially if you’re planning an outdoor wedding ceremony. Offering throws and blankets during the ceremony or cocktail hour can really improve the cozy atmosphere of your fall wedding for everyone involved. You can also add fall touches to your outfit; soft accessories like a scarf draped over your shoulder can keep you warm and still make sure your dress stands out.
Book your fall outdoor wedding with us
Our venue is soon to be filled with trees turning different shades of orange, yellow and red. If you’re looking for the perfect fall wedding venue, consider The Club at Indian Creek. Our team can help turn our beautiful golf course venue into an extravagant fall wedding venue. Contact us today to book your wedding!