An outdoor fall wedding can be a wonderful experience for everyone involved. Not only is the weather much more enjoyable, but there’s no beating the beautiful views that fall has to offer. However, there are some things to keep in mind. Whether it’s the venue you choose or when you send the invitations, you need to consider how the season will affect your wedding plans. Here are a few tips on how to plan an outdoor fall wedding.
Choose a Venue That Has a Backup Plan
While fall weather can certainly be comfortable, it can also be rainy and cold. While you may hope for the best, that doesn’t mean the weather is going to cooperate. That’s why you must choose a venue that can accommodate the bad weather with an indoor location or a gazebo.
Pick a Date Around Peak Leaf Season
If you want your wedding to be stunning, do the research to determine when the peak season is in your area. This ensures that you get great color in the leaves rather than a bunch of bare trees. Just be sure to book your wedding well in advance.
Keep Temperatures in Mind When Dress Shopping
Getting married outdoors in the fall requires choosing a dress that can accommodate the cooler weather. A long-sleeve dress is certainly recommended and you may even want to find a shawl that matches the color scheme of the wedding.
Go with a Fall Color Scheme
There are so many beautiful colors in the fall. Whether you choose a burning red or bright orange, you’ll want colors that evoke the feelings of fall. However, for the wedding, you’ll want to keep the colors to a minimum so they don’t compete with the real fall colors that surround you. For the reception, you’ll want to decorate the hall in your choice colors making sure to incorporate fall plants for splashes of color. As for your dress, you’ll want to stick with an ivory or other warm shade of white. If you do want color in your dress, consider a copper or auburn colored dress.
Incorporate Fall Elements
Pumpkins, leaves, mums, and other fall elements should be used throughout your design. For example, you might have hay bales throughout the reception hall paired with potted mums and pumpkins. You might also use miniature pumpkins as place card holders.
Plan a Fall-Inspired Menu
Of course you can’t forget the menu. You’ll want to incorporate all your favorite fall foods. For example, you might serve hot apple cider, pumpkin pie, turkey with all the fixings, and other delicious, cold-weather foods.
Send Out Invitations Early
Last, but not least, make sure to send out your invitations early. Many people travel in the fall, especially as it gets closer to the holiday season.
An outdoor fall wedding can be a wonderful experience, but it does take some special planning to make sure it goes off without a hitch.
About the Author: Kendrick Kings and his wife had an outdoor wedding during the early fall months and enjoyed every moment of the planning. They recommend checking out OC corporate events and locations to find the perfect view for your special day.