Ok everybody, it’s that wonderful time of year again. The weather is getting cooler, the air is tinged with the smell of damp leaves and firewood and just a touch of cinnamon. Autumn is nearly upon us, and it’s the perfect time to highlight everything you need for the perfect Fall wedding. Now, over the past few years people have gotten a little over saturated on Fall. An abundance of pumpkin flavored everything is largely to blame, but I don’t care. I love fall and scarves and chunky knit cable sweaters. I love pumpkins and pumpkin flavored things. To the naysayers I say more pumpkins! More spice! But it’s also possible to throw the perfect fall wedding without being so predictable. Here’s how.
There is nothing wrong with signifying Fall through a traditional mix of leaf colors like yellow and orange, but I think it’s time to try something new. Swap your orange and yellow for rich jewel tones. Deep colors like emerald, plum, ruby and navy call upon the richness of the season in a refreshing way. They can give the feeling of fall without the cliche of it. The other positive about these tones is that they look good on everyone. This makes choosing bridesmaid gowns a lot easier.
I myself wear flannel all year round, but nevertheless it evokes a very strong autumnal feeling and it does it without having to be red and orange and yellow. In other words, you get a much more subtle feeling of Fall without overdoing it. You can use hints of flannel on the tables or put flannel wraps about the bride and groom chairs. You can offer a basket of flannel blankets for any outdoor portions of the wedding, or even buy a flannel wrap for some of your own pictures.
The pumpkin spice latte may be the current champion of Fall drinks but does it have the staying power to oust the record holding cider? Cider in any form is perfect for a Fall wedding and there are two great ways to serve it. You can’t go wrong with a hot spiced, and possibly spiked, apple cider on a chilly night. Your guests will appreciate the warmth and enjoy an after dinner drink that isn’t coffee. The other option of course is to feature a selection of hard ciders. Hard ciders are the latest craze and they are available in so many fun flavors that are sure to satisfy anyone. What’s even better is when were you at a wedding that had a beer option that wasn’t either a miller lite or an IPA?