Themes for Fall Weddings
Depending on where you live, fall can be the perfect season for an outdoor wedding. Cool temperatures encourage guests to dance longer than they would in the summer heat. Plus, you can rely on the surrounding trees to provide a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony.
If you're worried about cold temperatures or rain, then find a venue that will let you incorporate some fall themes into your wedding and reception. By bringing elements of the outdoors inside, you can create a beautiful area that celebrates the season as well as your marriage.
Indoor Decorations for Fall
You have plenty of options for decorations during fall. Consider making table arrangements out of brightly colored leaves or interesting gourds. You can also tie straw stalks together with ribbon to fill in corners and other spaces. Choose ribbon that compliments the other colors in your wedding to pull the whole interior design together.
Most of these decorations are extremely easy to find. Your local farmer's market is a great place to find decorative gourds, straw, corn, and other elements that you might want to include. You can find any other items that you need at a craft store. This helps you make a wonderful area for your party without spending a lot of money.
Food for Fall
Whether you plan on serving a full meal or just appetizers, fall is a great time of the year for seasonal foods. If you're in the right area, you can find end-of-the-season tomatoes, squashes, okra, and other foods typically.
In addition to these summer foods, you also get the glut of fall. That includes pumpkins, which make wonderful soups, breads, and cakes; a wide range of greens, including kale, lettuce, and lesser-known varieties; potatoes; apples; and pears. With the right catering company, or devoted friend, you can create a whole menu of seasonal dishes that will delight your guests.
There's a reason Thanksgiving takes place in fall: the wide variety of foods available give people one last chance to indulge themselves before winter. You can even think of your wedding meal as a secondary Thanksgiving dinner.
In the Halloween Spirit?
If you get into the Halloween spirit, why not bring that into your wedding? Ask your guests to dress in costumes; play some spooky music during the reception; and include candy corn in your gift bags. If you're really brave, you could even have an apple dunking game
How do you feel about letting Dracula officiate? OK, you don't have to get too carried away, but a few Halloween elements could make your fall-theme wedding truly unique. If nothing else, you'll get some great pictures and a have an event that people talk for the rest of their lives
Posted by Matt T.