Inspiring Fall-Themed Wedding Ideas

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Even though winter is on its way, a number of people love fall and relish when the days get just a bit colder and the leaves begin to change into splendid hues of orange, yellow, and red. There’s something about autumn that makes it a magical time of year – which is exactly why so many people plan their wedding for the fall season.

There’s plenty of opportunity to get creative and create a dream wedding that you and your guests will remember forever. Looking for ideas? Here are a few that will inspire you when you’re out planning your very own fall wedding.

Autumn-Inspired Menu

One of the most iconic pieces of a fall-themed wedding is the food. The menu is typically designed with seasonal ingredients in mind like butternut squash, pumpkin, beets, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, and onions.

A great wedding caterer like The Food Dudes can make your day because they do quality food with ingredients that are seasonal and locally sourced. Check out their website to learn more about where they get their ingredients from and how they can create the perfect custom menu for you.

Food is one of the most important aspects of a wedding, after all, and you wouldn’t want to be stuck with a caterer who can’t deliver a menu that will wow you and your guests.

Falling for Decorations

There are a number of directions you can go in when looking for fall-themed wedding decorations. The usual colour palette uses the changing leaves as inspiration: reds, browns, oranges, and yellows. But there are other options that will still invoke the season while not being overly cliché. Consider alternative palettes like:

  • Copper, currant, white, and dark brown
  • Midnight blue, powder blue, metallic, and alabaster
  • Dusty mauve, lilac, grey, and black
  • Neutrals like cream, champagne, and slate gray

In regards to your flowers, also consider using seasonal blooms in order to really pay homage to autumn. There are a number of great, colourful fall flowers to choose from, including:

  • Rose
  • Asiatic Lily
  • Dahlia
  • Purple Alstroemeria
  • Orange Gerbera
  • Yarrow

You can also either accent or create full bouquets using autumnal foliage, berries, acorns, or scabiosa pods.

In terms of creating an atmosphere, the usual go-to for fall is a rustic, earthen feel that’s inspired by nature. Picture a venue like a barn with wide, open spaces and wood walls and tables accented with large green and neutral-coloured bouquets.

Other ideas include a chic bohemian look with oranges and pinks, rugged lounge areas with wicker baskets, and a wedding alter strung with wild flowers.

The Small Details

Don’t forget the smaller details when planning your fall wedding. Wedding invites should match your wedding colour palette and can include prints of leaves, or even pumpkins if you’re going for the more traditional look. You could also use rustic cheap cloth table runners or tablecloths and chair covers that could match your weddings theme.

Place cards can look like little pumpkins or if you really want to get creative you could even get dried leaves of different hues and write your guests’ names on them (these could be made of paper as well if you’d prefer).

Whatever you do, just make sure to have fun with it and give yourself ample time to plan ahead – you never know when inspiration may find you!