Planning an autumn wedding can also be a budget saver, as many venues and vendors offer discounts after the mad summer wedding rush.
Fall brides can also score free or very inexpensive decor items. Use beautiful fall leaves in centerpieces and even in bouquets. Fall leaves are free to gather in your backyard.
Colorful and plentiful! Pumpkins are also appropriate and inexpensive fall wedding decor pieces. If it’s good enough for Cinderella, it’s probably good enough for most brides, although we wouldn’t count on any of your centerpieces magically turning into a coach. You will probably want to call a limousine service for your getaway car! Reception food options are plentiful in the fall of the year. Since it’s harvest time, you will be able to choose from a plethora of seasonal goodies such as apples, figs and root vegetables.
Consider offering guests a cup of hot apple cider instead of a traditional alcohol based drink. And of course, serving pumpkin spice lattes would be a nice compliment to a tower of cinnamon rolls which could be served instead of a traditional cake. Want a more relaxed reception? A fall bon fire is the perfect end to an autumn wedding. No need for a fancy reception when you can snuggle under blankets, roast marshmallows and sing around a bon fire. This is obviously best for a casual wedding with a small guest list.
Send guests home with a useful treat that reminds them of your epic autumn wedding. Stack marshmallows, chocolate bar pieces and graham crackers in a cellophane bag so guests can create their own s’mores at home. Or give each guest a beautifully decorated caramel apple.
With the amazing colors, discounted prices and fabulous food offerings, it’s no wonder many brides “fall” in-love with the idea of an autumn wedding.