Autumn is a great season to have a wedding, for myriad reasons. For one, it may save you some money. Fall is not only off peak-wedding season, but off peak travel season as well – which means lower airfare and accommodation rates for you and your guests, not to mention lower rates with wedding vendors and services.
Because it’s off peak-wedding season, you’ll also have broader choice and availability in wedding vendors, venues, and dates, and you won’t have to worry as much about booking them several months in advance. Finally, Fall boasts perfectly moderate weather, warm with a cool breeze at the beginning and brisk but not too cold toward the end. Here we offer a few tips for having the fall wedding of your dreams!
Decorate in Season…or not
Autumn, with its rich, earthy color palettes, makes a perfect seasonal backdrop for a charming, rustic wedding. Think barns, haystacks, log fireplaces, and wood details. Just remember, it’s your wedding. A color scheme of browns, oranges and neutrals should be looked at as a highlight, not a requirement, for having a fall wedding. Don’t forget to incorporate some of that beautiful fall foliage into your wedding pictures!
Food and Flowers
Consider alternatives to floral arrangements, such as pinecones or grapevines. They can be less costly while adding great color and seasonal charm. Similarly, try matching your menu to the season as well – think apple cider, butternut squash, and pumpkin pie.
Anticipate the Weather
Outdoor ceremonies and receptions can be great in fall, but it’s always good to be prepared for the occasional blustery weather. Tents are always a safe option, and heat lamps can make an outdoor reception go from brisk to cozy.
Negotiating Wedding Vendors
Book your vendors during the off-season to get the best rates for an off-season wedding, and be sure to inquire about discounts and sales. That includes everyone from your invitation, flower and entertainment vendors to your caterers and wedding attire. By ordering food and flowers that are in season (during the off-season), you may incur extra savings.
Posted by admin on 09/19/12
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