Wedding Planning -
Ideas for an
Fall is a wonderful time for a
wedding. The harvest season
conjures thoughts of family
gatherings and celebrations of
togetherness. Even Mother Nature
comes dressed up for your occasion,
in the rich, romantic colors she saves
for this season.
Fall Wedding Venues:
The location of your fall wedding
should rank high on your wedding
checklist. If you are looking for a
backdrop that features a beautiful
autumn landscape, consider a
countryside inn in a destination
where foliage will be at or near peak
on your wedding day.
Additional locations to consider for a
fall wedding include:
• Picnic Grounds
• Reception Halls with an outdoor
space and view of foliage.
• Depending on the size of the affair,
you could even host a fall wedding
right in your own backyard.
When you book a venue such as an
inn, consider guests who may want
to stay overnight. Often, venues like
these will offer a discounted rate to
wedding guests. Details about the
location, including lodging
availability, should be provided to
guests as early as possible to help
them make any necessary
A wedding planning website is a
great way to keep everyone
informed of this type of information
well before the actual wedding
Decorative accents can not only
enhance a wedding set against a
natural foliage backdrop, they can
also bring the feeling of fall into any
Choose from the rich colors of
autumn leaves for your wedding
color scheme, and scatter the space
with harvest pieces such as
pumpkins and gourds. More
suggestions for fall wedding décor:
• Cornucopia centerpieces.
• Hay bales.
• Corn stalks in vases.
• Fall flowers.
• Candles inside of hollowed-out
Fall Wedding Menu
An integral part of the wedding
planning is the food, so consider
some menu items that will reflect
the season. Some fall wedding ideas
for the menu include:
• Roasted poultry and harvest
• Apple-infused salad.
• Pumpkin or squash soup.
• A variety of breads such as
pumpkin, zucchini and nut breads,
along with multi-grain dinner rolls.
If you’d rather stray from fall-
themed food ideas, that’s fine. You
can add the elements of autumn in
the presentation of the meal. Food
served from hollowed-out
pumpkins, for instance, sets a rustic
tone no matter what type of food is
It’s your wedding, so absolutely go
with your favorite kind of wedding
cake. Even if your wedding cake is as
far from autumnal as you can
imagine, you can serve it as part of a
dessert buffet that includes a variety
of autumn desserts, such as
pumpkin pie, apple cobbler and
pecan tart cookies.
Another item for your wedding
checklist is the favors. Fall themed
gifts are the perfect way to thank
guests for attending, while giving
them a souvenir that reflects the
event’s seasonal concept. Fall
wedding favor ideas include:
• A bottle of red wine.
• Mini cornucopias (filled with
• Mini pumpkins or decorative
• Caramel apples.
• Autumn leaf candleholders.
• Bottles of maple syrup.
• Jars of preserves.
A note of thanks, tied to each
wedding favor, wraps it all up when
made with autumn colored paper,
cut into the shape of a leaf.