Fall is one of our favorite seasons for a wedding celebration. The cooler temperatures, beautiful leaves, and crisp air provide the perfect setting for a celebration. However, like any season, fall does offer some obstacles when it comes to wedding planning, such as unseasonable dips in temperature, busy sports schedules, earlier sunsets, and many popular flowers being out of season. The good news is that with a little planning and preparation, these are all easy to work around. Here are four of our favorite fall wedding tips to ensure your celebration goes off without a hitch.
Choose Your Wedding Weekend Wisely
Aside from being the season of pumpkin spice lattes, apple picking, and Halloween, Fall is also synonymous with football (as well as the end of baseball season). When choosing a date, be sure to keep big game weekends in mind, especially if you have family members that are die hard fans of a certain team. You don’t want to force friends and family to miss a big game, and you definitely don’t want them sneaking out early to catch the tail end of the biggest game of the season!
Plan for Cooler Temps
Fall weather can be unpredictable, so if you are planning an outdoor wedding, one of our top fall wedding tips is to have a plan for cooler temperatures. This includes making sure you (and your bridal party) have cardigans or pashminas that match your dresses, so that you still look put together even if a cold front moves through. It also includes making sure your guests are comfortable in case it is unseasonably cool. Some fun ideas for keeping guests warm if the temperature drops include setting up a hot cocoa, tea, or coffee stand, providing guests with throw blankets, and setting up cozy indoor spaces where guests can warm up if the weather isn’t cooperating.
Embrace the Season
When planning a fall wedding, don’t forget to embrace the season. Instead of having flowers that are out of season shipped in for your event, take advantage of what’s in season, and incorporate pumpkins, apples, fall foliage, and even pine cones into your decor. Utilize the beautiful fall skies and changing leaves as a backdrop for photos, and let the season guide your food and drink menus by offering warm drinks, seasonal desserts, or a Thanksgiving-themed meal!
Light up the Night
Although fall means cooler temperatures, beautiful skies, and photo-worthy foliage, it also means shorter days. However, just because the sun goes down early doesn’t mean your party has to stop! One of our favorite fall wedding tips is to illuminate the night with creative lighting option for a cozy, magical feel. Some of our favorite ideas include creating a canopy of twinkle lights, stringing lanterns in trees, decorating with vintage chandeliers, creating centerpieces with tea lights, and, of course, incorporating wedding sparklers into your wedding send off (check out these wedding send off ideas if you can’t decide!).
If you are looking for wedding sparklers to illuminate your fall wedding, be sure to check out our 20 inch and 36 inch sparkler options that will light up your celebration late into the night!