For many of us, fall is our favorite time of year. There is the crisp air, the proliferation of pumpkin-flavored beverages, and the happy memories of summer vacations. It’s also a wonderful time to get married, so here are our tips for the perfect wedding party to celebrate your love with family and friends.
While it’s not quite winter, there can be a definite chill in the air. Remind your wedding guests to layer up if the ceremony will take place outside and stay informed with the weather reports. Keep blankets and a few extra jackets around, especially if your guest list includes the elderly and the very young.
Take Your Time
While in summer it can feel like you’re spending every weekend watching your friends get married, in fall, people’s calendars open up a lot more. Apart from Halloween and Thanksgiving, your wedding guests may be a lot more receptive to a longer celebration. Extend over a weekend, or have an evening meal before the big wedding day – where you can properly introduce everyone and thank them for making the journey.
Stay true to the season
While this can be true at any time of year, fall is particularly beautiful. It may even be why you chose the date for your wedding! You don’t have to go crazy with pumpkin-themed everything, but take advantage of seasonal flowers, the rich colors around you, and the natural harvest of delicious food.
Plan Your Photos
After the day is long gone, you will have your wedding photographs to help preserve the memories. Your color palette is a big part of this, so don’t just limit yourself to the predictable orange and brown. Rich jewel tones in bridesmaid dresses – forest greens and luxurious golds – can form the backdrop of your stunning wedding celebration.