Fall Wedding Ideas

The fall is a wonderful time of the year for a wedding. It’s true the days may be a little shorter, and the evenings a little chillier, but this time between summer and winter can be one of the most romantic times of the year. And although there are no guarantees, the weather can still often be quite good as we go into fall, with plenty of golden sunshine.

 The fall offers you something no other season can – all those wonderful deep rich colours that you can work with. Take advantage of these amazing textures and shades – the reds and golds, greens, oranges and yellows – use these to set the tone of your wedding, and give it an almost rustic, even vintage feel.

Choosing a Venue.

When it comes to choosing a venue for a fall wedding, you need to bear in mind that the days are getting shorter, and there is always a chance it could be cold and rainy.

So although it may not be a good time for an outdoor wedding, you could always compromise by having your ceremony and reception indoors, perhaps in a barn, or a mansion house, and have your wedding pictures taken outside in the gardens or woodlands, or even a park.

Another alternative would be a marquee in a beautiful garden. Place Jack ‘o’ lanterns on the tables in the evening to give a romantic feel, and by opening up the sides you can bring a touch of the outside in.

Entertaining The Children

 

Having children at any wedding can make it feel like a real family affair and bring lots of joy and laughter to the proceedings. But for the younger ones it’s a long day, and it’s important to keep them entertained. That way you know the parents can enjoy the day and not have to worry about their children getting fed up. And although most adults enjoy listening to the speeches, this is the time when children can begin to get really bored.

So give them a corner of the room where they can safely play. If you’ve got the space you could hire a bouncy castle. If not, give them a table and some seats. You could consider organising a children’s entertainer such as a magician, which always goes down well with the young ones.

Make up a box for each child, appropriate to each child’s age, fill it with games, puzzles, crayons, a comic book, stickers, bubbles, snacks and other little trinkets. Decorate each box and label it with the child’s name. What about popping a disposable camera in the bags of the older children? You might be surprised at some of the great pictures you could finish up with! Hopefully this will keep them occupied until the music and dancing starts.

Autumn Menu

The fall is a great time to be planning a wedding feast. The warm summer days when we all wanted to eat cold meats and salads are over. Now it’s a perfect time to serve up some good hearty food. Pumpkins are plentiful at this time of year, so make your own spicy pumpkin soup, and serve it up in hollowed out pumpkin shells, with hot crusty bread.

When it comes to the main course, it just has to be turkey, roasted golden brown, served up with roasted potatoes, minted peas and spiced red cabbage. For your vegetarian guests, serve nut roast and roasted seasonal vegetables, or a tasty pasta dish, baked with cheese and tomatoes.

The Dessert Table

Not so long ago, the only dessert served at most weddings was the wedding cake. But times have changed, and couples are now choosing to have a dessert table. A dessert table always goes down well, as it offers guests who are not fond of the traditional wedding cake a more varied choice of sweets.

Just cover your table with a crisp linen tablecloth, and flowers in the seasonal colours to match the wedding, and fill it with all kinds of wonderful, mouthwatering goodies. You could offer cupcakes, small apple pies, candy apples, all things chocolate – cookies, brownies, profiteroles as well as cheese and savory biscuits and plenty of fresh fruits.

And should you decide you still would like a traditional wedding cake, then give it pride of place in the centre of your dessert table.

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