Autumn is the perfect season for a wedding. You don’t have to deal with the heat of summer, and you don’t have to worry about a snowstorm throwing off your guests travel plans. Fall is also a season that offers plenty of unique opportunities for décor while taking advantage of nature. But how do you decorate for a fall ceremony if you want something truly different? If you want your big day to be as beautiful and memorable as possible, we’ve got you covered with some unique décor ideas for your fall wedding.
Celebrate Fall Foliage
One of the best things about autumn is when the leaves change color from vibrant green to deep reds and oranges. Whether you’re having an indoor or outdoor wedding, feel free to incorporate the fall foliage into your décor.
Try This: make your bouquet out of local plants that are especially beautiful in fall. Branches of deep red leaves or berries accompanied by dried flowers, cinnamon bark, and metallic accents tied with twine will easily establish your autumnal theme as you walk down the aisle!
Embrace the Dark Side
Autumn is all about deep, moody colors, like burnt orange, warm chocolate, and dark red. Even if you don’t want fall-specific décor, like the fall foliage mentioned above, the dark, warm shades of fall can be used in linens, chair covers, overall theme, and more.
Try This: Dress your bridesmaids in sleeved burgundy dresses. Not only will this enhance your fall wedding décor, but your bridesmaids can wear these dresses again and again (unlike the teal-and-salmon summer bridesmaid dresses!)
Fall Food and Drink
Fall flavors simply can’t be beat, and they’re more than just the standard pumpkin spice. When planning your menu, focus on herbs and spices. For savory dishes, look for thyme and sage. For sides or desserts, try cardamom or nutmeg.
Try This: Create a signature wedding cocktail based on hot apple cider. This can be a fun couple’s wedding planning date, or you can enlist the help of your caterer or local mixologist.
The colors of nature aren’t just lovely to look at; they can also be practical. Bits of nature can be used as place settings, escort cards, and keepsakes. Involving your guests directly in your fall theme is a great way to make your fall wedding extra memorable.
Try This: Use miniature pumpkins as place cards! Have your calligrapher write your guests’ names on them in contrasting metallic ink (depending on your pumpkin color). Then, place them at the appropriate tables to let your guests know where to sit.
Contact Justice Lydon & Co
DIY-ing an entire wedding isn’t for everyone. If you’re getting overwhelmed with the possibilities, let Justice Lydon & Co help. We offer small wedding packages near Boston, MA, to give you and your partner the perfect intimate fall wedding! Contact us today for information, inspiration, and professional wedding services.