4 Fall Wedding Tips

When thinking of wedding season, our minds typically drift to summertime. However, if you are looking to cut down on costs and embrace the turn of seasons, you might want to consider hosting your wedding in the fall. Fall weddings are much less popular, meaning you’ll get the most bang for your buck when it comes to budgeting, and first-pick at premiere wedding locations for your ceremony and reception to take place. Say goodbye to waitlists and high price tags, and hello to cool, crisp autumn wedding days.

In this article, we will explore the top 4 tips for hosting your dream fall wedding. 

Layer, Layer, Layer! 

When choosing a fall wedding, you’ll need to adjust your wardrobe to match the season. If you have a lavish wedding dress to show off, it can seem almost cruel to cover up your wedding day look with a shawl! Instead, we recommend layering throughout the day so you are able to showcase your dress without sacrificing comfort. For the ceremony, consider wearing long shapewear under your dress to stay warm. You can also add a touch of elegance by wearing long gloves to compliment a short-sleeve or strapless dress. 

The same goes for your bridal party, specifically your bridesmaids. Allow each of them to incorporate a warming piece to add a layer of comfort while also letting them express a bit of their own personality into the look! 

Choose Warm-Toned Colors 

One of the best parts about choosing to host your wedding in the fall is embracing the cool, crisp tones that come with the season. Try to embrace jewel-toned decor and highlight your place settings, invitations, guest book, and centerpieces with oranges, reds, deep purples, blues, and browns. 

It all comes down to the details! Even upgrading your napkins, bathroom decor, or thank-you cards to match your wedding theme can help guests have the best experience. 

Embrace the Comforts of the Season

When you think of fall time, what comes to mind? For us, it’s nights by the fireplace, warm apple cider, donuts, apple crisp, chili, and soups. Try to embrace your fall favorites on your wedding day! This will help make the season become your theme, making planning decor, food, and attire easy. Speak with your catering team and try to incorporate warm comfort foods into your reception menu. You can also spice up your cocktail menu with seasonal and festive drinks! 

Have an Earlier Start Time 

Since the sun sets earlier in the day as summer fades away, try to have your fall wedding have an earlier start time. This way, you will still be able to enjoy bits of daylight so that your guests can enjoy the outside premises of your venue, and take pictures during the golden-hour sunset. Holding a ceremony during sun-down is one of the most perfect times for epic photos! As the nighttime creeps in, try to ask your venue if they can incorporate fireplaces, cozy blankets, candles for lighting, and hot cocoa to keep the festivities going. 

We hope this article helped spark inspiration for you when it comes to planning your fall wedding! Although it is not a typical wedding season, we promise you will appreciate the ambiance (and low costs!) that come with the season. If you are looking for the perfect wedding dress for your special day, contact Fan C Designs today! 

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