Autumn is a beautiful season. From the foliage to the holiday decor, autumn has a lot to offer, and there’s the added benefit that it’s considered off-season. While autumn is a loved season with fun holidays like Thanksgiving and Halloween, it’s not considered the season of weddings. That’s typically reserved for spring and summer, which means that venues, flowers, and other wedding essentials are likely to be less expensive. Between the cool weather and cheaper deals, autumn is a perfect time to set a wedding date.
A Guide to Planning the Perfect Autumn Wedding
If you’re in love with autumn and are excited to start planning your perfect autumn wedding, we are here to help. Here’s a quick guide into everything you need to know and consider to help you plan that perfect, memorable, and enchanting autumn wedding.
Weather Is Everything
Autumn is known for being brisker than the summer months. However, that depends on where you live. On average, autumn temperatures in the U.S. range from 72 degrees to 27 degrees. If you’re planning an autumn wedding, the weather varies greatly based on the region you’re in, so one of the first things to do is research the weather in the area of your desired venue. Cold weather doesn’t need to be a bad thing as long as you plan accordingly.
Work With the Season
Autumn is beautiful, and there’s a variety of foods and flowers that are at their peak. Buying what’s in season is great, not just because it supports a local business, but because it reduces cost and your carbon footprint.
The fall harvest boasts comforting food, including:
These fruits and vegetables can be incorporated into your wedding menu or even as decor. In addition to the season’s fruits and vegetables, there are also the flowers:
- Garden roses
Along with these flowers, you can also use autumn foliage such as seasonal berries or acorns in bouquets, floral arrangements, and even table decor.
Fall Wedding Cakes
Fall wedding cakes can take a more rustic approach or a darker aesthetic, depending on the atmosphere you’re trying to create. There’s the benefit of seasonal flavors like apple spice, gingerbread, red velvet, and of course, the classic—pumpkin spice.
Autumn-Inspired Wedding Favors
Edible wedding favors are always a hit, and fall is the best time of year to jump on this trend. In-season fruits like pomegranate lend perfectly as pops of colors, and candied apples are a classic for a reason.
Autumn Color Palette
People think of autumn and generally default to browns and oranges, but there’s more to the season than browns and oranges. Planning an autumn wedding doesn’t mean that you need to be trapped by traditional fall colors. Other colors that fall into autumn colors include:
- Wine red
- Emerald green
- Slate gray
From jewel tones to metallics, there are more colors available to use for a fall wedding than one may think.
Find the Perfect Autumn Outdoor Wedding Venue Today
There’s nothing like a natural, spectacular background. At Windows on the Water, we are proud to provide you with the perfect outdoor wedding venue that gives you the chance to get the most out of the natural beauty of fall. From our open-air ceremonies to our tented outdoor affairs, our venue can easily accommodate up to 250 guests, meeting all your autumn wedding needs.
When you plan your wedding with Windows on the Water, you can feel confident that you and your guests will be cared for and that your wedding day will go off without a hitch. Get started on wedding planning today with the help of our experienced professional wedding planners by calling (609) 208-9475 or filling out our contact form.