Checklist for Planning a Fall Wedding

Destination Wedding

Many brides choose Fall weddings because of the fabulous off-season pricing some vendors offer.  Others love the cool, crisp air and rich seasonal colors.  We think that Fall is a wonderful time of year to get hitched and have listed a few tips to help you plan the perfect day.

 

Plan for the Weather

If your wedding date is late in the season when the temperature is cool, it is important to keep your guests cozy! When planning outdoors, provide space heaters or gather in a tent with an enclosure.  Select dresses for yourself and the wedding party that are seasonally appropriate, and don’t shy away from jackets or shawls to use as part of your ensemble.

 

Keep your Décor Seasonal

When the leaves are changing and the rich colors of Fall are abundant, use them to your advantage!  This is one time of the year when nature does a lot of the work for you. Select a seasonal flower bouquet, centerpieces of pumpkins and mums, or rustic barn décor to tie in your theme.  Keeping your invitations, place settings, and guest favors seasonal is also a good way to optimize your Fall motif.

 

Seasonal Food

Help keep your guests warm with a hot beverage bar.  Apple cider, cocoa, and hot teas are great outdoors.  Mixed with comfort foods such as roasted chicken or turkey, macaroni and cheese, roasted corn and squash, and sweet potatoes are classic crowd pleasers. Along with your wedding cake, don’t forget the pumpkin and apple pies!

 

Your guests will be excited to see the bride and groom on their special day, and adding a scenic Autumn view will add to the day’s splendor.  So now it’s time leave the heat behind and start planning your beautiful Fall wedding!