Spring and Summer may be the peak of wedding season, but that doesn’t mean fabulous weddings don’t occur outside of the warm weather calendar. In fact, Fall weddings tend to be some of the most magical occasions around.
Think about it. Nature is already going crazy with awesome colors for you. And with awesome themes available like “Falling for You” (for the romantics) or “Changing Seasons” (if you want to do some deep life connection), you can’t go wrong.
But don’t worry! Just because you have a Fall wedding, that doesn’t mean you have to have something resembling a Halloween party (unless that’s your aim, of course). And don’t feel like you have to settle on burgundy or deep red wine dresses just because your great aunt told you that’s the only appropriate bridesmaid color. Here at DIY Bride, we’re sharing tons of inspiration for Autumn themed nuptials from all around the web.
Tired of the “traditional” dark red of fall weddings? Check out the color “cognac” at David’s Bridal. It’s coppery color goes great with any fall accent color you like. Don’t like just one color? That’s the beauty of fall! Have an eclectic mesh of all things yellow, orange, copper, red and brown.
Wedding favors can easily become one of the more expensive aspects of a wedding. Check out these easy “acorn” candies you can make with Hershey Kisses with an easy tutorial by NewFangledHousewife.com.
Or, if you don’t have time to get too crafty with your favors, provide all your guests with apples on sticks so they can enjoy a do-it-yourself caramel apple bar. It’s sure to be a hit at the reception and a refreshing take on the ever so popular candy bar.
If you’re really crafty, enlist the help of Grandma’s favorite jam recipe and get canning! Nothing screams Fall like enjoying some homemade apple butter or jam.
It’s the little details of a wedding that really stand out. Make your guests feel special with their personalized place cards. Check out these easy (and affordable) DIY options with pinecones. Don’t have enough leafs? Pick out a shape you like and trace it out on pretty scrapbook paper for an equally great effect.
Candles are the way to go with Fall weddings. To kick it up a notch, find fun scented ones like cinnamon or pumpkin pie! Don’t forget to decorate them with the nature elements of Autumn like apples and berries.
Check out more great DIY centerpieces for fall at Divine Dinner Party
Thumb print trees are a great way to create art while remembering who attended your wedding. Get Fall leaf-colored inks (that are easy to wash off) and have your guests create a beautiful tree that you’ll want to hang over the mantel of your new home.