Are you determined to host a stylish fall wedding? If so, you are not alone. More and more couples are opting to skip out on spring celebrations, in favor of romantic autumn wedding days. And it’s with good reason. After all, who doesn’t love the crunch of leaves underfoot, the beautiful colors the trees turn as the temperatures cool, and the excuse to hold loved ones extra close, with a warm cup of coffee or cider in hand. If your heart’s set on a fall wedding, here are some helpful wedding planning tips to keep in mind!
Book Early! October Is Like Spring Wedding Season
October has quickly become a popular month for weddings. In fact, many wedding professionals are as busy during October as they are during spring, which has traditionally been dubbed wedding season. With this in mind, it’s important to book key vendors, such as your wedding venue, planner, photographer, florist, and caterer, as quickly as possible if you plan to wed on a Saturday in October. Other fall dates may fill up fast, as well. So as soon as you’ve settled on a date, start looking to book a venue. Or do it the other way around, as we often suggest (since this increases your chance of booking your dream venue!).
Plan for Inclement Weather
Another important key to planning a successful autumn wedding, is to plan for whatever the weather might hold. Showers, even snow, could turn up on your wedding day (though it’s unlikely in certain parts of the world, like here in Texas). Make sure you choose a venue with indoor spaces available to you, or arrange for tents and other accommodations should inclement weather strike.
Incorporate Seasonal Elements
Finally, while it’s not imperative that your fall wedding be autumn-themed, we love to see brides incorporate traditional seasonal elements into their big days. From fresh, colorful leaves along the center of tables, in lieu of table runners, to apples, pumpkins and gourds as both decoration and even catering dishes… there are plenty of creative ways to bring the beauty of autumn indoors, at your wedding celebration.