It’s the second most wonderful time of the year. Changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and cozy clothes are a seasonal craze that extend beyond Instagram photos pumpkin spice flavored everything. People are spinning these dreamy elements into the ultimate wedding season. 

Take Advantage of Autumn Colors

Don’t let the brisk weather stop you from holding your wedding in the autumn months. Instead, consider the color palette opportunities. Fall lends itself to deep, warm colors. Think merlot, greige, plum, gold, ivory, and dusty rose. Imagine your bridal party in these elegant colors coupled with the bright backdrop of changing leaves. 

Depending on your location, you might want to select thicker materials for the groomsmen and bridesmaids. A simple and classic solution for the ladies is a color-coordinating pashmina to wear during the ceremony and for the photos. Bonus, you can personalize the pashminas with a sewn in tag as a memento for your honored wedding party. 

Fall Decorating is for More Than Just at Home

In addition to the wedding party, you can add romantic fall elements to your decor. Instead of elaborate lilies and roses, pair faux leaves with baby’s breath and fall-toned sunflowers. If you’re into the rustic chic look, drop them into mason jars for your table settings. Deep burgundy dahlias, anemones, and protea are all visually striking flowers that will make your bouquets pop whether they’re table centerpieces or part of a corsage. 

Wood surfaces are a canvas for creating a cozy atmosphere. It offers the opportunity to go elegant or bohemian. Off-white napkins will look beautiful and help your other table elements pop no matter which direction you take the decor. An up and coming trend is to incorporate bare tree branches and add electric votives or icicle lights to soften the lighting in the space. 

Upgrade Your Fall Comfort Foods

Does fall also remind you of hot chocolate, creamy soups, and spiced comfort dishes? Take these delightful comfort treats and make them a central feature of your catering. Warm up your guests with a hot chocolate or latte bar pre or post ceremony if you’re having an outdoor event. 

Before the fall wedding festivities begin, charcuterie boards accented with caramel, apples, pepitas, and dried herbs are elegant canapes for hungry guests. Your main meal can offer tastefully hearty foods from the traditional turkey to more chic eats like butternut squash ravioli in cream sauce. Gnocchi or risotto are also excellent choices for elevating your comfort foods. 

Don’t forget desserts! Instead of traditional wedding cake, why not serve mini pies, pastries, and doughnuts? These spiced, sweet fall flavors will tie together your theme from the first sip of hot chocolate to the last bite after dinner. A popular trend is to display your desserts in tiers and add elements of wood, burlap, and slate. 

Fall-themed Favors are a Memorable Send Off

Wedding favors, although not mandatory, are a personal element so that the guests can take home a small piece of your special day. Many couples opt for edible gifts. Keeping in the seasonal theme, you can offer caramel apples, cake pops, maple candies, mulled cider kits, or cookies. If you choose the keepsake route, wine stoppers, candles, and bottle openers are something that guests can have for years to come. 

The Wedding Protector Plan

The Wedding Protector Plan is underwritten by Travelers. Wedding insurance can help protect against circumstances beyond your control. Purchasing a policy for your wedding can save stress if the unexpected happens.  A protection plan is there to help reimburse you for lost deposits.

The Wedding Protector Plan is private event insurance. It provides cancellation and postponement coverage, plus additional coverage for your investment. There’s also the option to add liability coverage for unforeseen events. With the Wedding Protector Plan, you can ensure that nearly every risk is covered.