Fall weddings are becoming increasingly popular by the day. The weather is usually favorable, neither too hot nor too cold.
But the main reason for this popularity is that affordable fall wedding are so easy to throw. From colorful foliage to a variety of flowers in warm, rich colors and beautiful sunsets, nature provides most of the décor you would need for free.
If you want to hold your wedding in the fall and are looking for ideas, you’ve come to the right place. But deciding on which ideas work for you will require you to have answers to these questions:
- What flowers are good for wedding ceremonies?
- What are fall colors for a wedding?
In this article, we answer these questions and give you a few fall wedding ideas you can pull off on a budget.
What flowers are good for fall weddings ceremonies?
Flowers are an essential part of any wedding decor. You need them for the bouquets, floral garlands, flower crowns, etc. But instead of buying flower decorations which can be expensive, use what nature offers for free.
Many flowers are in full bloom during Autumn. They come in a variety of colors too. Those used for weddings are Chrysanthemum, Marigold, Dahlia, Gerber Daisies, Pansy, Celosia, Viola, Sweet Alyssum, and Amaranthus.
What are fall colors for a wedding?
You should choose colors that best bring out the season.
The most common ones are yellow, burgundy, and orange. There are other unique colors, such as sage green and deep purple. You can also add metallic colors like gold, copper, bronze, and pewter as part of your color scheme.
Let’s now look at a few on-the-budget fall wedding ideas:
Whiskey Barrel Flower Centerpiece
Whiskey barrels make for great rustic wedding decorations. You can fill them to the brim with bright decorative flowers or put the flowers on top of the barrel, but make sure they are overflowing to the sides. Place the barrel beginning of the aisle or near the welcome sign to serve as a centerpiece.
Welcoming your guests to the reception with food is the ultimate wow factor. And what better way to do that than with a charcuterie board? There are three ways you can go about this. Have a board at each table, have a board for each guest, or sit your guests around one board.
Whichever way you go, make sure you fill the boards with enough meat, cheese, nuts, and fall fruits such as apples and grapes to go around.
Wooden Heart Guest book
This is a way to showcase your creativity. Instead of using the traditional guest book, have your guests sign well wishes on wooden hearts.
You can then have these hearts framed and hung on any wall in your home. It is the perfect way to remember your wedding and all the people who wished you well. It also serves as a great decor piece.
Vintage Book Table Numbers
Details are important with wedding decorations, and that is why you need to make sure that your table numbers stand out. Use vintage books as centerpieces with table numbers written on them. For that extra touch of elegance, use metallic ink such as gold to write the table numbers.
Take advantage of the foods and fruits harvested during fall. Use pumpkins, gourds, and pinecones as decoration pieces. Take your creativity further by using corn stalks to make arches or entranceways to the church or reception. Pack some fruits like apples for your guests to take home as they leave.
The mood you want to set for your wedding will determine the lighting to use. For example, using Mason jar candles or rustic decorations lanterns is good for setting a romantic mood.
Another good lighting option is fairy lights. If your ceremony is outdoors, you can suspend them on trees or use them to light pathways. If you’re holding a wedding indoors, bring the fall inside by having the bulbs in the fall colors of red, yellow, and orange.
Branches & Leaves
Branches and leaves are perfect for fall weddings decoration during the fall. You can fill glass jars with leaves and then place them on tables as centerpieces.
You can sprinkle leaves on tabletops to give that extra rustic feel, or pick a few branches and put them in a vase, add a flower or two, and a few crystals to catch the light.
Fall Wedding Menu
There are a lot of affordable fall wedding menu options in the fall. The fall is usually chilly, so you should ensure that you give warm food and beverages to your guests. That said, here are a few ideas for the menu.
You can have a snack bar with dry fruits, nuts, and pretzels. You can also offer warm soup, especially if it’s chilly. And for the main course, you can try potato salad, chicken breasts with rice and beans, pulled pork, casseroles. The list is endless. Don’t overspend on too many drinks. Have two or at most three drink options.
Hot Chocolate Bar
Serving different desserts will eat into your budget. Consider a hot chocolate bar instead. Few people can say no to a hot, steaming cup of hot chocolate. All you need is some cocoa and hot water or milk. Have the chocolate in different flavors, and you can even include coffee.
Use hay bales as seats
If you are holding your wedding outside, consider using hay bales as seats for your guests. Square bales especially look elegant and bring a rustic vibe to your fall wedding.
To make sure that the hay does not poke your guests, cover it with a blanket or a piece of cloth that matches the autumn colors.
Whether you choose to have a forest ceremony, a backyard ceremony, or you decide to hold your wedding indoors, the fall provides limitless possibilities. Take advantage of what is around for fall weddings and make it memorable, budget-friendly yet still elegant wedding.