Bridal Planning Fall Weddings

The Ultimate Fall Wedding Guide

Fall weddings make a romantic backdrop for the start of your marriage. In fact, it is now the most popular season to get married! The changing colors of foliage, the cool air that signal cuddle season, the welcome treats you can add to your menu – all these make an autumn wedding an affair to remember.

We have done a lot of weddings during the fall or autumn. It has brought out a unique character into a couple’s special day. Even the guests enjoy the cozy, rustic theme of a fall wedding. If you have selected a date for this type of season, here is a complete FAQ guide you can use as you start making notes with your wedding planner.

Best Ideas for Fall Weddings

What colors are in this fall season for weddings?

Warm, earth colors are usually the go-to palettes for fall weddings. However, you can go a bit playful and incorporate other hues. The key is to balance or complement these with the traditional colors of fall. Try these and match them with the venue surroundings:

  • Blue and Green
  • Beige and Copper
  • Brown & Yellow
  • Blue & Coral
  • Dark Gray & Shades of Pink
  • Light Gray & Deep Blue
  • Black & Metallics

What are some wedding fall decor ideas?

You can be creative and use the season of autumn as inspiration for some wedding decor ideas, like:

  • Rustic table accessories
  • Dried florals
  • Pumpkins
  • Berries
  • Foliage
  • Jute-made materials
  • White linen

What are the best wedding settings to take pictures of fall colors?

The season of fall is already beautiful in itself so it will not be hard to look for the perfect setting for a photograph. Here are some tips you can use:

  • Do a nature shot with the full colors of autumn on display
  • Use leaves/foliage as accessories or props in your photographs
  • Don’t forget the “Golden Hour” – that window of time just before sunset during fall is spectacular!
  • Go for cozy settings – use a shawl or wrap, drinking-hot-cocoa-scene, a snuggle with your beloved
  • Simple, couple shots amidst an outdoor background will always do the trick

What are fall wedding reception ideas?

You can do an outdoor wedding in the center of nature so everyone can experience the beauty of autumn. Just be ready for temperature changes. Have garments ready for guests if the temperature drops too low. 

You can also do a barn wedding. It’s perfect for this season as it feels cosy/homey.

A rustic wedding reception theme is also beautiful to set up during autumn.

What are some of the best styles for an autumn bridal dress?

You can choose whatever style of bridal dress for your fall wedding. What is most important is you are comfortable and ready for any changes in temperature. 

The style and design of your wedding dress can include the floral shapes of the season. You can also go rustic by having a lacey bodice. It can also try a shorter dress if you like, especially if you will have an outdoor, close-to-nature wedding theme.

What are some ideas for your fall wedding bouquet?

Take advantage of the flowers in bloom this season like:

  • Garden Roses
  • Dahlias
  • Cymbidium Orchids
  • Amaranthus
  • Pampas Grass
  • Calla Lilies
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Succulents

What are some ideas for fall wedding favors?

Fall invites us all to be creative with heart-warming gifts and favors. You can DIY, purchase, or hire someone to make handmade favors for your guests with the fall theme in mind. Some ideas include:

  • Scented fall candles
  • Pumpkin-shaped soap
  • Personalized mason jars
  • Mini bottles of maple syrup
  • Ginger-spice or pumpkin cookies
  • Plaid throw blankets
  • Succulents
  • Jars of jam
  • Maple candy
  • Wooden tealight holders
  • Tea leaves

Fall Wedding Venue Checklist

  • Research & review ceremony venue options.
  • Book your ceremony venue and add the venue, contact information, invoice and payment details to your checklist
  • Purchase required site/liability insurance, additional insured requirements or permits for the venue, if required.
  • For outdoor ceremonies, determine a contingency plan for inclement weather.
  • Have a final site walk-through as needed.
  • Provide timeline, final layout, final guest count & vendor list to the ceremony venue, as needed.

TIP: Have just one venue or at least two that are close to each other. Hold your ceremony and reception in one venue so as to minimize transport issues.

How to Best Prepare for a Fall Wedding?

Hire a wedding planner who knows her way during this season. Check your venues and make sure they are autumn-ready. Prepare for temperature changes. Prioritize your guests’ comfort by allocating wraps, shawls, etc. Maximize the beauty of surroundings during fall.

Why Choose Mimi Ebichi Events?

Mimi Ebichi is a professional wedding planner in the DC, Virginia, and Maryland areas. Our team has a wealth of experience and success stories in both local and international wedding events. We specialize in multicultural weddings

As event designers, we deeply value relationships, culture, and trust. Hence, we strive to provide the most stress-free, and beyond-your-imagination wedding experience for any season, the whole year through.


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