Fall is quickly becoming the most popular wedding season. There’s something about the crisp air, changing leaves, and jewel tones that make this time of year an especially romantic time to say I Do.
After you’ve said yes and accepted your gorgeous engagement ring, it’s time to start planning your wedding. If you’re planning to host your celebration during fall, consider throwing your ceremony and reception outdoors to take full advantage of the fall scenery.
Here are some of our favorite fall wedding ideas:
Offer Quirky Seating Options
Take advantage of the cozy season by switching up traditional seating options in favor of comfier options that double as photo ops. You can bring in vintage furniture rentals or do DIY seating with soft pillows and blankets that match your wedding palette.
Make an Entrance
There are plenty of ways to make a memorable entrance, especially if you plan to say I Do outside. Take full advantage of your outdoor venue to come up with creative entrance options. Getting married near a lake? Try a misty and moody canoe ride to WOW your guests. If you’re saying I Do near a field or mountainside, you can rent a horse-drawn carriage for a spectacular ride in.
Embrace Outdoor Views
It’s gorgeous outside, so use the beautiful fall hues as a part of your wedding decor. Changing leaves, cool air, and jewel tones will make your day all the more magical. Pick a place with a breathtaking fall view, and add simple and rustic touches like a wooden arch to blend your ceremony into the beautiful backdrop.
Let the Lawn Games Begin
It’s a great time of year to get outside, so give your guests some activities to engage in during your cocktail hour and reception. Lawn games are a fun way to add bonding activities for your guests. Consider bringing in a cornhole set or setting up croquet and let the games begin.
Mix in Textile Patterns
It’s a great time of year for a boho wedding celebration. Use textile patterns and vintage touches to play up your boho decor. Rugs are a great way to mix handmade texture in with the natural scenery. You can also try setting out blankets for guests, especially if it’s later in the fall season when the chill picks up.
As with any outdoor celebration, you’ll want to have a backup plan for your fall wedding if it’s going to be outside. A great way to do this is to book a venue that offers an indoor backup plan so you can switch your strategy if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
For more fall wedding inspiration, check out this visual of enchanted fall wedding ideas from Zola.