This fall wedding idea picks up on the gorgeous colors and shapes of falling autumn leaves.
Choose 2 or 3 autumn shades... or use all of them in your color scheme!
What colors are suitable? Select from: Burgundy, deep reds, rusts, wine, burnt orange, orange-yellows, mustard yellow, yellow-green, cream and gold.
The days are getting cooler and the nights shorter, so you'll want a wedding dress that is lightweight enough for a warm fall day, yet warm enough for a cooler evening.
If you or your bridesmaids will be wearing strapless gowns, be sure to also include matching stoles, wraps, or capes to drape over your shoulders for later in the evening or if the weather turns cooler during the day.
Autumn is a time of vibrant colors... depending on where live that is. Obviously, those in the southern states won't have a backdrop of autumn colors like you would find in the northern states and in Canada.
For those that are lucky enough to live in an area where the leaves turn, you may want to consider having your ceremony outdoors amongst the trees.
Some outdoor locations that would suit this fall wedding idea would be: a rustic farm, a country inn, an apple orchard, a vineyard, or a nearby park. (See our article Fall Theme Wedding Venues and Locations for additional ideas.)
Whether you live in a area with fiery fall colors or not, you can still create a spectacular autumn wedding indoors as well. With colored accents and appropriate decorations, you can easily bring the outdoors inside.
Get creative and make your own invitations!
Buy sturdy stock paper in a deep cream, light brown or dusky green color - in fact there are now many invitation kits available so you can easily create your own invitations at home. Not only will this save you money, you get exactly the invitation style that you want.
Use leaf motif rubber stamps and inks favoring fall colors and stamp the background of the paper. Using a computer, print out your invitation wording on off-white vellum paper and cut it so that it is at least 1/2" to 1" smaller than the stamped invitation paper and secure it with using a glue stick along the edges.
Wrap the invitation with a length of wired brown organza ribbon to finish it off.
Don't want to make your own invites? Then take a look at some of the ideas offered below. More design ideas are featured on our Autumn Wedding Invitations page as well.
In keeping with the leaf fall wedding idea theme, decorate the ceremony and reception locations with colorful autumn leaves.
Obviously, you'll want to stick with this colorful leaf fall wedding idea when choosing how you wish to decorate your reception tables. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Here are some autumn leaf favors, perfect for this fall wedding idea. You can also have some fun exploring this page of additional fall wedding favor ideas.
Autumn-Inspired Place Card Holder Candle Favors
"Autumn Elegance" Laser-Cut Fall Leaf Favor Box (Set of 24) with Brown Accents
Autumn Magic Collection Leaf Design Bottle Openers
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