Tips for a Fall Wedding – Part Two
By Taylor Oddino
In the last newsletter we discussed various ideas for fall weddings – but there is so much to consider and so many ways to get creative with fall weddings, so here we are at Part Two. Grab yourself a cup of hot apple cider, fuzzy socks and a warm blanket, because here we go with even more tips on how to plan a special fall wedding!
Send Invites Early
Fall is a crazy time of year, so it’s best to send out your invites as soon as possible. People are expecting invitations in the spring for summer weddings, but you’ll probably be sending yours out during the summer. Try to get yours out in the early part of the summer so guests have extra time to plan because fall is a really busy time of year. Kids are going back to school, organized sports are starting back up, there are football parties galore, etc. Especially if there is travel involved for getting to your wedding venue, be sure to give guests plenty of time to plan.
If you’re having a fall wedding, then you have the unique opportunity to play with fall colors in your make-up palette. A cranberry lip with gold accents on the eyes, a nude lip with striking brown shadows, red-orange lips with highlighted cheekbones…the possibilities are endless! If you were to do some of these color tones during a summer wedding, the colors might be too severe. But the fall is full of bursting colors for you to play with. Talk to your make-up artist and don’t be afraid to play with colors. If you’re doing your own make-up, search the web for a look you like, and go for it!
Once again, flower arrangements provide an opportunity to play up the season. The possibilities are truly endless: cranberry red, pumpkin orange, rustic brown, burgundy, creamy white, mustard yellow or chocolate brown, just to name a few. Lots of greenery always compliments these colors well. You could even incorporate some natural leaves into your bouquets. Or, for something extra fun, have the flower girl carry her petals in a small carved out pumpkin! You can add miniature pumpkins to your bouquet as well. Gold accents are great here too – you can always have spray-painted accents. Fiddle fern is also popular in many fall bouquets. Have fun!
Weddings today often include activities for guests to play. In fact, last summer I went to a game-themed wedding, complete with croquet and a giant version of Jenga! If you’re looking for some activities to keep your guests having fun (especially when you’re off taking pictures!), consider fun fall activities. You could set up a pumpkin carving station, and then at night, you can have the venue owner/wedding planner/your mom set up all the pumpkins with candles so that as you exit your wedding, you’ll be walking down an aisle of beautifully lit pumpkins. Plus how cool would the pictures be?! Another option is a caramel apple station where guests can make their own treats, complete with a variety of toppings (M&M’s, peanuts, sprinkles, etc.). You could even get artsy and have a craft station where guests use leaves to make art. There are some amazing, easy crafts you can do with leaves, so head to the web if you feel like looking into that one.
What other fun ideas do you have for a fall wedding? We would love to hear! Comment below.
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