Planning a Fall Wedding

What to Consider

Wedding Planning - 9/28/2021

Fall is the most beautiful time of the year: the leaves are changing, and the summer heat is dwindling away which sparks a change in the lives of many. One might even say it is the perfect time to have a wedding - October is one of the most popular months for a reason! At The Oklahoma Bridal Show, we want all our clients to be prepared for their wedding no matter what season it is in. For fall though, there are things that should be considered that might not be on your radar for other months in the year.

The most important things to consider when planning your fall wedding are:

Venues: During this time of year, many couples pick venues such as historic barns or apple orchards to fit in with the fall scenery while using decorations like fireplaces or lanterns. In the fall season, it is also especially important to be considerate of the time you host your wedding as daylight is becoming shorter; therefore, more lighting may be required for outdoor settings.
Layering: Depending on the venue and location of your fall wedding, laying might be something you want to consider, especially for your bridal party. If the wedding is outdoors, it may get a bit chillier, so incorporating a shawl for the bridesmaids would be a fashionable way to stay warm. Some locations, because of the climate, might force you to do the wedding inside. Make sure to pay attention to the weather and have a backup plan if needed.
Festive food and drinks: One of the best things about fall is the festive food options. With pumpkin spice everywhere and all the other flavors, couples can have fun incorporating these foods and drinks into their reception - staying on brand for their fall wedding. For the drink route, you could serve a warm spiked cider or a boozy hot chocolate to fully express the season into the drink menu. For food, you could have bite-sized, Thanksgiving favorites.
Colors: Fall is represented by the leaves turning beautiful shades of reds, oranges, and yellows. Incorporating these colors into your wedding whether it be with dresses, flowers, or accents in the table decor is a thoughtful way to bring the season to life in your wedding.

Planning for a fall wedding can be a fun experience with all the festive options. Dealing with the weather is a year-round issue, but always something to consider. As a top priority, make sure to have fun with the season and incorporate the trends into your wedding in whatever way you wish. For help planning your fall wedding, contact us us today.