Every bride wants her wedding day to be just so, so she puts a lot of time and effort into planning the big day and all its festivities. Not every bride’s plans are created equal, however. Different tastes and preferences account for different priorities. And that’s to say nothing of seasonality. For outdoor weddings, especially, the time of year when you hold your wedding is of critical importance. This is true whether you’re considering the high heat of summer, the frequent showers of spring, the hazards of winter—or even some of the idiosyncrasies of fall.
Maybe that’s the boat you’re in: You love the crisp air and the beautiful autumn foliage, so you’re planning to get hitched sometime between summer and Christmas. For those planning a fall wedding, there are a few particular points you’ll want to keep in mind.
Key Points About Fall Weddings
For many wedding vendors, fall is technically the off season. Summer remains the most popular time for tying the knot, so many wedding vendors will be willing to give you a discount for your fall wedding—but you don’t know unless you ask! The worst that can happen is you’ll get a no.
You’re free to use whatever color scheme you like. Don’t feel like you have to plan your wedding colors around fall foliage, unless you just want to. There’s no law or even etiquette rule that says you must adhere to autumnal colors.
You’re free to serve whatever food you like, too—but fall favorites are always a hit! Serve what you like at the wedding reception, but remember that seasonal flavors like pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, and other spices always sit well with people.
Outdoor weddings aren’t off limits. Just because the weather is chilly doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate outside—though it does mean you should check with your venue about heat lamps and other such features.
You need to let your guests know about the venue. The last thing you want is for people to show up to your wedding and shiver the whole time because they weren’t clear that the venue was outdoors. Make sure your guests know to bring coats, shawls, or whatever else they might need.
So what else do you need to know before planning your fall wedding? We’re all ears! Give us a call today to learn more about fall weddings at Mosteller Mansion.