One of the best things you can do to nail the look of your wedding is to make sure that it’s appropriate for the location and the season. That last bit is one that couples can often forget. If you’re waiting until the leaves start changing color, then you need to change up your aesthetic approach, as well. Here, we’re going to look at how you can master the fall wedding look.
Start with the venue
Although the focus of the wedding is traditionally on the couple, your choice of venue is going to play perhaps the biggest role in the look of the ceremony and, for that reason, it should come first. There are a few things that work really well with fall, from matching a level of historic charm with the visible passage of time in the changing leaves to making good use of more rustic environments such as renovated barns that get you out in that vibrant nature.
Go seasonal with your flowers
Flowers can be one of the most expensive parts of the look of the wedding, so you want to make sure that you get it right. The best tip is always to go seasonal when you can. Not only do out-of-season flowers cost more, but they might not vibe with the aesthetic as much. Some fall flowers you might want to make use of can include things like dried ferns, foxgloves, tulips, maple leaves, dahlias, and more. Whether you want to go with more muted caramel and peach tones or you prefer the rich reds, there’s plenty to work with.
Go demure with the dresses
You can get away with showing a little skin on your wedding if you want. However, given the weather, are you going to want to brave the cold? No one wants to see you and your bridesmaids shivering. To that end, you might want to go for a more vintage or sophisticated angle, look at some of the modest bridesmaid dresses available online for some inspiration. You can use a faux fur cloak or, if you want an edgier option, even a little leather jacket to keep you warm as you head into the venue, as well.
Show a softer side to your man
Of course, the groom has to dress as well. While the overall style of the suit might be a little more rigid than the sheer variety of dresses you can wear, you can instead make sure that you choose fall fabrics for his suit instead. Flannel is one such option, softer, better able to keep in warmth but still looking sophisticated for the occasion. Comfort has to be as much of a priority as the look is, or you can end up making the event pretty miserable.
There’s plenty of room for options beyond those outlined above when it comes to your fall wedding, so don’t feel like you have to be too limited. You can simply use the suggestions above as a jumping off point for further exploration.