How To Plan A Fall Themed Wedding

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 | Filed under: Fall weddings, Wedding Favors, wedding flowers, wedding themes | author: By Keith Sly,    

As summer “falls” into autumn, couples choosing to marry in September, October and November will reap many benefits exclusive to the season. From spiced seasonal favorites, harvest décor featuring rich rust colors to the changing crisp weather, a fall wedding can harness all the warmth of a blissful romance for many couples. Whether your wedding falls before Halloween or around Thanksgiving, the wedding planners at The Manor offer inspirational options for planning a fall themed wedding.

The Perfect Fall Wedding Guest Favors

For tasty, enjoyable seasonal candies, couples can get creative and choose to gift a mulled spiced apple cider mix or feature this beverage at its own stand. You can place monogrammed mugs at each place setting for guests to use at your wedding with the intention to take their mug as a keepsake. Also, a hot chocolate recipe kit complete with marshmallows is still a classic fall wedding guest favor idea. Everyone looks forward to the candy of the season so why not include candy corn, caramels, or apple cider donuts wrapped to take home? Guests may also enjoy a candied apple wrapped in wedding color themed plastic, for a sweet take home treat.

Ideal Fall Themed Centerpieces

Fall only comes once a year, so couples can bring some autumn’s beautiful outdoor elements inside by showcasing the natural foliage. From fallen pinecones, a fresh crop of pumpkins and gourds, it’s easy and inexpensive to incorporate these annual festive items into your table centerpieces.

When selecting table linens opt for black, brown or darker colored tablecloths allowing the items on the tables to be the focus of attention. Complete the centerpieces with crackling candles featuring a fragrance of the season such as pumpkin spice. In addition, you can tie in fruits into your centerpiece display; oranges, squash, pomegranates, berries, and cranberries add a splash of color.

Spiced and Seasonal Menu Items

Many know fall for its signature scents and spices. Couples can incorporate a variety of vegetables and fruits into appetizers, main courses, and of course sweet dessert options when planning their wedding menu. Consider offering warm seasonal soups and add another fall element; hollowing out pumpkins and butternut squash to use as serving bowls. In addition, colorful seasonal produce like beets are versatile; you can puree for a side dish or chop over a salad. In addition, consider taking some meal tokens from Thanksgiving by serving stuffing and cranberry appetizers or decadent mini pecan pies.

When picking out your wedding cake, a basket weave styled cake with fresh berries adds a fall flare focal point to your dessert table. Apple cider donuts are a seasonal favorite perfect to arrange in a tower and even display on a donut wall. You can also opt for tiers of various cherry, apple, or pumpkin pies instead of cake.

Capture The Changing of the Seasons

With captivating fall foliage and golden fields as a backdrop and a rust color palette, fall is beneficial for photo ops. With summer passing, fall weather including a slight chill in the air is ideal for an indoor or outdoor wedding. In addition, couples can prepare guests in the event of a chillier evening by offering a basket of wraps for guests to use for the ceremony. You can also display heat lamps around the premises.

Harvest Wedding Memories

As the most colorful season of the year with beautiful touches of nature, a fall wedding is definitely considered a special time of year. Fall weddings are becoming popular and including national holidays, Thanksgiving and Halloween into the décor and wedding theme. Contact the wedding planners at The Manor to explore all festive opportunities for planning your dream fall wedding.

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