Autumn has officially arrived! The leaves are changing colors, the weather is getting cooler by the day, and if we’re speaking your language, a fall wedding is all you’ve ever wanted.

Tip #1: Seasonal decor

This time of year, most people think about decorating their houses with ghosts and spiderwebs. But unless you’re having a halloween themed wedding, you can take advantage of Mother Nature’s more elegant decor instead. Decorating with pumpkins and gourds is a fun and easy way to incorporate the fall season into your wedding day, it also provides the perfect elements of nature you can use as centerpieces, backdrops and aisle decorations.

Tip #2: Choosing a fall color palette 

When it comes to choosing your fall wedding palette, it’s hard not to think about the beautiful colors that come with the changing of seasons. It’s no wonder autumn is one of the most popular times to get married. However, it’s not just about the red, gold, and orange colors you see in nature. 

If you’re looking for colors that will wow your guests, below are some recommendations that fit into any location or style. 

  • Vibrant Jewel Tones
  • Marigold
  • Burnt Orange
  • Emerald Greens
  • Gold
  • Dusty Blue
  • Rust Yellow and Burgundy
  • Mauve 

Get moody with your colors! The above suggestions are not only perfect for September and October, but can also transition into November as well. 

Tip #3: Weather

Autumn is known for getting cooler in the evenings, with the crisp air and declining temperatures. Depending on how early or late into fall you plan to have your weddings, you may experience warmer or cooler weather. No matter the date, it’s a good idea to keep up-to-date with the weather predictions; autumn can sometimes be unpredictable and bring cold, rainy and even snowy weather. 

Daylight savings time also plays into the weather as well. You may experience a really early sunset, which could affect your wedding day schedule. Coordinate ahead with your photographer and venue to plan around the golden hour. 

Tip #4: The food

Choosing the perfect food and drink options is an important task when planning your wedding. Depending on who you have cater your special day, the menu will most likely be impacted by what foods are currently in season. Choosing a seasonal menu gives you a unique opportunity to serve food and drinks that bring out the true flavors of fall. 

Consider a menu full of warm, cozy and hearty foods and drinks, highlighted by flavors such as: 

  • Apple
  • Pumkin
  • Cranberry
  • Cinnamon

Tip #5: The flowers

There are so many different plants and flowers in bloom that are warm in color and perfect for autumn bouquets, centerpieces, and boutonnieres. If your wedding is between September and November, below are a list of flower and plants you can expect to find in season:

  • Delphinium
  • Camellia
  • Roses
  • Sunflowers
  • Orchids
  • Freesia
  • Alstroemeria
  • Olive branches
  • Berries
  • Eucalyptus 

With such a vibrant and rich backdrop, fall couldn’t be a more perfect season to say “I Do”. A professional florist can explain your floral options and make recommendations. 

The perfect combination of color and foliage can make your special day stand out and have everyone remember for years to come.

Winter, spring, summer, or fall — we want to help make your outdoor wedding picture-perfect. Ready to start planning your big day? Connect with our event coordinators now at Crystal Gardens!