Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas
Whether you are planning to get married next autumn or you only got engaged, planning your wedding in advance will help you avoid stressful situations. Keeping your guests warm with blankets and drinks is important. Prepare warm cocktail options such as hot toddies. Consider having a coffee and tea station as well. You can also buy affordable wraps or pashminas in your wedding palette and distribute them to the guests during the wedding.
Always have a backup plan for low temperatures. The fall weather is unpredictable, so it could be cold or hot. Reserving heaters or tent will keep everyone from being cold or miserable in the event that it rains or snows on the day of your wedding. You should also avoid setting the wedding date on baseball or football weekends. Otherwise, some of your guests may not pay attention to your wedding at all.
Avoid venues where the ground is dirt. Always consider the ground when choosing a wedding venue. After all, you don’t want you and your guests to be covered in dirt as this will ruin your wedding and photo ops. You should be wary of wet leaves as well. Wet leaves are slippery, so make sure that any surface or floor you will be walking on is safe at all times. Have your florist or wedding planner check out the weather or wind situation. This is particularly important if you are using tall tripod ceremony pieces.
One piece of advice is to push your wedding events forward because the sun sets faster in the fall. For instance, you need to move a 5:00 pm wedding to 4:00 pm. You have to plan an earlier or longer after party so that you can do everything you want. Ask the photographer about the best time to take pictures since you’d have to do that earlier as well.
You can embrace the fall season by incorporating seasonal touches, such as serving mulled apple cider cocktails or warm apple pie desserts. The wedding venue can also exude a cozy feel by incorporating a lounge area with lavish textured fabrics, fire pits, lanterns, or candlelight.