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Helpful Tips for Planning a Memorable Fall Wedding

These helpful tips for planning a memorable fall wedding will ensure your extravagant evening will be talked about for years and years to come.

Due to recent world events, it’s understandable to put wedding plans on hold for the moment. However, the time to take part in wonderfully extravagant weddings with friends and family will return. If you want to have your wedding during the fall season, either this year or next, there are some important things to know. These helpful tips for planning a memorable fall wedding will help ensure that your wedding is the special day that you deserve! We’ll breakdown these tips by whether you’ll be planning an indoor or outdoor wedding.

Outdoor Weddings

Outdoor setup for wedding reception
Outdoor setup for wedding reception

Always Have a Back-up Plan

If you’re holding your wedding outdoors during the fall, it’s important to have a back-up plan in the case of bad weather. Even if the forecast looks promising, you should still expect the unexpected. If it gets too cold or too rainy on your special day, having a Plan B will help it get right back on track.

Keep Your Toes Covered

Your wedding day should be one of the best days of your life. Because of that, you don’t want something like cold feet getting in the way—and I don’t mean that metaphorically. If your wedding is outside, you should avoid open-toe shoes. That way, you can remain warm and clean through the entire ceremony.

Provide Guests with Warm Blankets and Drinks

If the weather gets super cold, you may want to hop onto Plan B. However, if it’s bearably cold, you can warm up the evening with some cozy blankets and warm drinks. There are plenty of delicious, warm cocktails that are perfect for wedding evenings. This combination can help make your event so comfortable, your guests may not want to leave.

Indoor Weddings

Decorative White Mantles And Colored Ribbons On Chairs At Festiv
Decorative White Mantles And Colored Ribbons On Chairs At Festive Table. Chairs And Table Covered With Cloth.

Use Seasonal Stationery

Before guests even arrive at the wedding, you can make them feel the warmth of already being there. By printing invitations onto seasonal stationery, guests can begin picturing the venue without ever having been there. Then when they arrive, it can make the venue feel more like a destination than simply a pretty location.

Make Your Whole Venue a Photo-Op

The place where you hold your wedding should be a feast for the eyes. By focusing on small things that you would normally not consider, your wedding can go from great to incredible. For instance, eye-popping decorations on tables can make the venue feel fun and inviting. Even applying the right ceiling drapes can transform your venue into something truly dazzling.

Get the Best of Both Worlds

Bouquets of hydrangeas hanging from chairs for outdoor wedding.
Bouquets of hydrangeas hanging from chairs for outdoor wedding.

Just because you plan on having your wedding indoors, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the wonderful world around you inside as well. Decorate the venue with seasonal colors and flowers to remind your friends and family of the beauty of the outdoors without having to deal with the inconveniences of rain and cold.

Whether you’re outside in a vibrant field or inside of an extravagant church, these helpful tips for planning a memorable fall wedding will keep your night on-track. A wedding is such a special event that it’s easy for the smallest issues to feel apocalyptic. Thankfully, this guide is here to help you feel calm and remain radiant.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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