Fall is such a beautiful time of the year to have a wedding. Gorgeous natural foliage and temperate weather make for great fall weddings. But for all of autumn’s positive attributes, there are still potential issues that you need to keep in mind when planning a fall wedding.
- Having a “Plan B” is never a bad thing! Although we all pray for the best and keep a close eye on the weather for our big day, sometimes mother nature just does not want to cooperate. For those whose weddings will be taking place outside, you might want to consider either having an indoor venue you can change to at the last minute or renting a Tent from your local party rental company (don’t forget the heaters as it can get chilly). Tents are great as you can keep your natural outside setting the way you wanted it to look and if the weather clears up, you can still mingle out and around it. Plan. Plan. Plan. Do not wait until a few days before, all that will do is add to your stress level. Be prepared and ask around before hand so that you will know exactly what to do and where to go in case the weather takes a turn for the worse.
- Dark Colors are NOT a must for fall weddings. Dark and rich tones are beautiful for fall but if they are not really your thing, don’t sweat it! Toss some Lighter colors in there to help brighten up your event.
- Do your research when selecting an Autumn wedding date. No matter how early you send out save-the-dates, the unfortunate fact of picking a wedding date is that someone will likely have conflict. That said, a little research can go a long way toward making sure most of your guests are able to attend. Labor Day and Thanksgiving are biggies to schedule around to find a weekend that’s more likely to work for everyone. Also make sure to check with your rental companies and give them plenty of notice to what you are wanting because Fall is full of lots of events from holiday dinners to even the State Fair that take up a lot of product. Save yourself a lot of stressful moments and make sure your reserve your product early.
Don’t let these potential pitfalls scare you though, fall weddings are worth every bit of effort and when in doubt ask your vendors! Your vendors will be more than willing to help you and offer advice as they have done many fall weddings before and know what to expect.