Truth be told, fall is probably my favorite time of year. The reds and golds of the falling leaves are everywhere. There is a crisp feel in the air. There seems to be a growing excitement for the upcoming holidays. So in my eyes, planning your fall wedding is perfectly natural. However, if you do, you need to remember a few fall wedding tips if you want your big day to go off without a hitch.
Fall Wedding Tips
1.) Plan for the weather. Fall may be beautiful, but it is also a bit unpredictable. Whether you’ll be hit with leftover heat from summer or a light dusting due to early winter is often a toss-up. You’ll need to ensure that any venue you choose has an indoor option if things get rough outside and a plan to execute the indoor option. You’d be surprised how many venues claim a backup venue but no backup plan.
2.) Navigate the holidays. Your wedding in October or November may sound like a great way to avoid the summer wedding rush. However, don’t forget about the holidays. Many people begin putting away money for Christmas shopping and traveling plans. If you ask them to spend money on a plane ticket this close to the holidays, you have to give them plenty of time in advance and ensure it’s not running right up on Thanksgiving weekend. Otherwise, your guest list could end up shrinking considerably.
3.) Use the colors to your advantage. Fall wedding colors are the main reason it’s one of the most beautiful times of the year. Don’t fight the natural color scheme if you plan on getting married outside. Go with it. If you go with a color palette of deep burgundy, burnt orange, pale yellows, and soft greens, your venue is already half-decorated!
And the final fall wedding tips
4.) Understand lighting challenges. One of the most overlooked concerns about having your ceremony in the fall is that everyone is still used to summer’s 10-hour days. People forget that the sun is setting earlier and earlier, meaning if you’re still planning on being outdoors around 6:00 pm, you need to arrange for an alternative lighting source, like some wispy, hanging lanterns or even a healthy supply of white Christmas lights.
5.) Get unique with favors. This is the perfect chance to save some money in your wedding budget. Since fall is the perfect time to cuddle up on the couch with a warm bowl of soup or tea, consider giving pouches of homemade tea or soup ingredients to cook on the first brisk day that reminds us winter is coming. You might also consider giving canned jars of fruit preserves tied with ribbon. It’s a great money saver and a gift your guests will enjoy!
These are just a few Fall Wedding Tips to help plan that Fall Wedding.
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