Fall weddings are quickly replacing summer weddings as the most popular season of the year to get hitched – and it’s not hard to see why. Fall celebrations are treated to crisper air, changing scenery, rich and warm spices, and more. It’s an especially romantic time to cozy up with your closest friends and family to celebrate your nuptials.
Landscapes transform into beautiful jewel tones and hues as September rolls in. If you plan to host your ceremony outside, you will be able to embrace the gorgeous views as a part of your wedding day decor.
Whether you are hosting a celebration on a hilltop or lakeside, there are plenty of ways to make your wedding fit perfectly into the fall season. Here are some of our favorite fall wedding ideas:
Offer quirky seating options: Take advantage of the cozy season by switching up traditional seating options in favor of comfier options that double as photo opps. You can bring in vintage furniture rentals or do DIY seating with soft pillows and blankets that match your wedding palette.
Make an entrance: There are plenty of ways to make a memorable entrance, especially if you plan to say “I Do” outside. Take full advantage of your outdoor venue to come up with creative entrance options. Getting married near a lake? Try a misty and moody canoe ride to WOW your guests. If you’re saying “I Do” near a field or hillside, you can rent a horse drawn carriage for a spectacular ride in. Or…use these same ideas for your recessional exit!
Embrace outdoor views: It’s gorgeous outside, so use the beautiful fall hues as a part of your wedding decor. Changing leaves, cool air, and jewel tones will make your day all the more magical. Pick a place with a breathtaking fall view, and add simple and rustic touches like a wooden arch to blend your ceremony into the beautiful backdrop.
Let the lawn games begin: It’s a great time of year to get outside, so give your guests some activities to engage in during your cocktail hour and reception. Lawn games are a fun way to add bonding activities for your guests. Consider bringing in a bean bag set or setting up croquet and let the games begin. During your lawn games, offer some fun fall drinks like apple cider (hot or cold), hot cocoa and more.
Mix in textile patterns: It’s a great time of year for a boho wedding celebration. Use textile patterns and vintage touches to play up your boho decor. Rugs are a great way to mix handmade texture in with the natural scenery. You can also try setting out blankets for guests, especially if it’s later in the fall season when the chill picks up. Need help finding the perfect decorations and someone to set it all up? Look no further than Hitch Studio. Browse our galleries of decorated fall weddings. See something you like? Chances are it’s completely FREE and included in any package when you work with Hitch!
As with any outdoor celebration, you’ll want to have a backup plan for your fall wedding if it’s going to be outside. A great way to do this is to book a venue that offers an indoor backup plan so you can switch your strategy if the weather doesn’t cooperate, especially in South Dakota weather. For more fall wedding inspiration, check out this visual of enchanted fall wedding ideas from Zola, or click here for a full list of 25 ideas for your outdoor fall wedding.
Contact Hitch Studio today if you’d like to get started planning your fall wedding! We have lots of great ideas just waiting for you. <3