Diy wedding decoration ideas
Another reason to love fall? It’s the start of the holiday season!
From Halloween to Thanksgiving, there’s no shortage of reasons to celebrate during this time of year. (Do Black Friday and Cyber Monday count as holidays? No?)
Whether you host your wedding on a holiday weekend is up to you, but in general it’s a excellent thought to steer clear of major holidays such as Thanksgiving. That said, it could be enjoyment to own your wedding on, tell, Veteran’s Day weekend when some of your guests may own the following Monday off work.
Fall is also the start of football season, with NFL games on Sundays and college football on Saturdays.
If you own a diehard Bama fan in your wedding party, they’d be mighty disappointed if your large day was the same day as the large game. Why not get creative by incorporating football into your wedding?
Putting your favorite team’s logo on your wedding desserts or naming a signature cocktail after them is a excellent way to get your team spirit on.
The Skinny on Autumn Weather
Autumn is known for being a bit more brisk than the preceding summer months; however, depending on where you live, you may experience warmer-than-average weather. In the U.S., average autumn temperatures range from 72° in sunny Florida to a chilly 27° in Alaska.
- Host your autumnal affair in Massachusetts and you’ll get the quintessential drop fête with chillier temps and changing leaves.
- In Arizona, October is the ideal time of year to own an outdoor wedding.
Not too boiling and not too cold.
- While summer months in San Francisco are a bit foggy, autumn clears up the skies and you can enjoy an Indian summer wedding in November.
So, again, if you’re planning a wedding during this season, remember that the weather varies greatly based on which part of the country you’re in.
Whatever your wedding date may be, it’s always a excellent thought to hold an eye on weather predictions, and inform your guests if they should bring a sweater, jacket, etc. And if your autumn event is going to be outdoors, own a contingency plan in put just in case.
Maison Meredith Photography
Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
If your wedding location is in a cooler climate, you may desire to pick a heavier fabric for your bridesmaid dresses or own your entourage wear boleros or pashminas to hold the chill at bay.
Deep jewel tones, glimmering metallics, and long-sleeved bridesmaid dresses are every lovely options for autumn attire.
The groomsmen can get creative with their drop wardrobe, too!
How about argyle socks or plaid ties? Brilliant navy or gray suits are a sophisticated choice with these bold accessories.
The Lees Photography
Working With What’s In Season
When you purchase what’s in season, you get food and flowers at the peak of their supply when costs are normally lower. Plus, when they’re locally grown they don’t need to be shipped halfway around the globe. So not only do you save money, but you also reduce your carbon footprint. Win-win.
—Fall Wedding Food—
The drop harvest boasts some comforting eats.
In-season vegetables include root veggies love turnips and rutabagas, along with every sorts of squash, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes. How does a steaming bowl of butternut squash soup sound for a starter?
Colorful fruits love apples, cranberries, pears, and pomegranates are also available in abundance. Besides incorporating these fruits into your menu, consider decorating your cake with them, or giving some of these edible beauties as wedding favors.
tPoz Photography | Chef’s Expressions
—Fall Wedding Flowers—
While numerous flowers bloom year-round, there are some in-season drop flowers that are pure wedding perfection:
- Anemones, with their striking black centers, are a sophisticated addition to a bouquet.
- Dahlias are absolutely gorgeous in a wedding bouquet, and deep burgundy dahlias are especially beautiful in the fall.
- Garden roses are the perfect alternative to peonies this time of year.
- Marigolds come in festive drop colors of gold, orange, and red.
- Sunflowers add a touch of sunshine to any drop affair.
- Protea is an unexpected addition to a super-unique bridal bouquet.
We love the thought of using autumnal foliage, seasonal berries, or even acorns as part of your floral arrangements or table décor.
You may also desire to check out in-season fillers such as scabiosa pods, which lend a modern yet rustic touch.
Lauren Scotti Photography | The Bloomin Gypsy
Fall Wedding Pros & Cons
There are tons of advantages to getting married in the fall:
- Typically temperate weather
- Gorgeous foliage
- Lots of seasonally-inspired décor
- Possible off-season discounts to take advantage of
Plus, because peak wedding season is waning in most parts of the country, it may be easier for you to book your venue on a specific date or get your first choice of vendors.
However, there are some disadvantages to be aware of:
- Fall holidays can cause potential date conflicts
- As we’ve mentioned, autumn weather can be variable, not to mention even freezing, rainy, or snowy on the East Coast!
- Daylight Savings Time ends, which means some states will experience a really early sunset (and that could affect the timing of your wedding ceremony and photos!)
Be certain to check with your photographer about the earlier sunset’s infamous «golden hour.» This is the prime time to take outdoor wedding photos, and it’s worth planning your ceremony around.
Katie Stoops Photography
Which of these wedding decoration ideas appeals to you?
What will you do?
Cooler temps, cozy scarves, and pumpkin spice everything. If we’re speaking your language, a drop wedding may be correct up your alley.
But, before you drop in love with a drop wedding, read our guide to discover what’s in season, what’s in vogue, and what to take into consideration.
Joey Kennedy Photography
Autumn Color Palette
Do a image search for «Fall Weddings» and you’ll no doubt see tons of deep reds, oranges, and browns.
Although this color palette mimics the changing of the leaves and provides natural warmth to any style of décor, don’t be boxed in by the «fall foliage» feel!
Wanna get a bit more modern with your drop color palette? Consider using gold or copper for a bit of glitz and glam, deep plum and emerald green for elegance, or neutral shades love champagne, cream, and slate gray.