Fall Wedding Trends in 2018
There is just something about Fall weddings that stirs the heart and inspires eager anticipation. Fall, for us, has always been about new beginnings and change. The start of a new school year with all of the new, fun things that come with that. New backpacks, new crayons, new classes, new friends.
The weather changes and becomes crisp and cooler, the leaves change colors to vibrant shades of orange and red and golden, and the delicious smells of woodsmoke and cinnamon float on the air. Mm mm, we get happy just thinking about it.
With so much change in the air, Fall is the perfect time to have a wedding, especially if you choose to have it at an outdoor wedding venue. Your guests will love the cooler weather for your outdoor wedding ceremony and reception, and you can enjoy the natural beauty of Fall with skies that are particularly beautiful during the day with great swatches of fluffy clouds and clear blue expanses. Plus, mother nature is already decked out in her best Fall finery! Not to mention, there is just something festive about the Fall with all of the holidays coming up.
Fall Wedding Cakes and Desserts
The trend right now is to do away with the huge, multi-tiered, fondant covered cakes that are a traditional mainstay at wedding receptions, and instead opting for a small, simple, topper-less cake adorned with a few beautiful blossoms or drizzled with yummy caramel.
So, what do you serve your cake hungry guests, you may ask?
For that you get to think outside of the cake box, and many couples are opting for more unconventional and fun desserts to serve their guests, such as a donut bar with fun toppings that your guests can choose themselves, or an ice cream Sunday bar. With the weather turning chilly, a delicious hot chocolate bar sounds amazing, with add-ins such as cinnamon sticks, toffee, whipped cream, mint chocolates, and, of course, the traditional marshmallow. Another perfect fall treat to try: pie! A fall wedding is the perfect time to serve up a smorgasbord of your favorite pies; apple, pecan, pumpkin, mmm mmm!
Fall Wedding Dress Ideas
With cooler temperatures, long sleeved, full-skirted gowns are totally in. Romantic touches of lace and cozy cashmere are also beautiful and trendy choices. Jewel tone and metallic colors are a great fall choice, with burgundy and copper leading the list of popular colors for this fall.
The idea of having a second, fun “party” dress to boogie down in for your reception continues to be a popular, and super practical, trend. Gold and shades of cream are a perfect fall alternative to the more summery bright white for your wedding dress. One of the trends spotted on the 2018 Fall Bridal Fashion Week runways is intricate collars made of metallics, beading, lace, or embroidery. If you are looking for a modern take on the traditional wedding dress, then one of the new fall necklines may be exactly what you are looking for!
Fall Wedding Flowers
Bouquets of fresh picked wildflowers and arrangements with lots of greenery are popping up all over. Throw in some texture with leafy twigs or even thistle and lengthen the look with a draping of ivy. Wrap it all up using some rustic burlap ribbon with a layer of feminine lace with the whole thing fastened with an antique broach for a vintage look that you will love.
For reception table arrangements, The Knot suggests that you may want to consider centerpieces that are entirely green and leafy made of succulents, eucalyptus, wheat greens, or bay leaf branches. You can add in a pop of color using berries instead of blooms with hypericum berry sprays or even raspberries.
Fall Wedding Packages
Fall is the perfect time to indulge in your favorite comfort foods, and at your wedding is no exception! Treat your guests to some Southern-style favorites by serving mini chicken and waffles or little macaroni and cheese bites during cocktail hour. Everyone will love filling up on something like pulled pork sandwiches and creamy potato salad for your reception dinner, instead of the traditional chicken or beef option they may encounter at other weddings.
A hot, comforting bowl of stew or soup instead of a salad for a first course would be just the thing to warm up your guests and fill their bellies up right. If you are the type of person who looks forward to Thanksgiving all year round and wants to have as many Thanksgiving meals as possible, maybe serving up a full Thanksgiving feast is the perfect reception meal idea for your fall wedding!
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There are tons of fun things that you can do to make your fall wedding perfect for you and your guests, and we hope that these fall trends help inspire you in planning your own perfect day! Dream big!