Romantic & Warm Fall Decor
Autumn is such a beautiful time of the year to tie the knot. With the weather getting a bit chillier, there’s no better excuse to cozy up to your better half and exchange vows. If you’re getting married during the fall, here are a few easy and romantic ways to warm up your big day:
When searching for a reception venue, look for one with a fireplace and plenty of seating for your guests. When they’re not dancing the night away, they can come warm up by the fire with their drink and chat away with other guests. Along with the warmth, a fireplace creates a one-of-a-kind welcoming ambiance and sets the tone for a cozy autumn reception. Make sure there is comfortable seating for everyone to enjoy. Add your own touch to the fireplace by making this custom DIY ‘Best Day Ever’ sign featured on Style Me Pretty.
Send off your guests with a favor from your wedding that will keep them cozy in their own homes. A custom-designed votive candle is a gift that your guests will use long after your big day has passed. Personalize it with your wedding date, name or initials.
Never underestimate the importance of lighting. Candles and strings of lights can illuminate your reception space and give it a warm glow perfectly fitting for the season. For the ceremony, light the way with rustic lanterns. A few strings of twinkle lights can really warm up your space, just look how inviting this venue looks with a few lights twinkling overhead.
While you can still offer the traditional wedding drinks like wine, liquor and beer, consider adding a few cocktails that accompany the crisp weather. Pumpkin spice lattes, hot chocolate, apple cider, coffee, mochas, hot tea and more are perfect autumn beverages. Try using our paper cups and round stir sticks to dress up your hot chocolate. Stick a donut hole on the stir stick for an added yummy treat!
Or if you still want to have some specialty cocktails with alcohol, try this Apple Cider Margarita from How Sweet It Is.
The best way to avoid the chill of fall is to fill up on foods that make you feel warm and toasty inside, and nothing does this better than comfort food. Favorites like macaroni and cheese served in dainty ramekins, hearty soups or salads topped with nuts and cheeses perfectly complement the feel of the season. These mini grilled cheese paired with a miniature tomato soup featured on United With Love is perfect for the fall.
For dessert, opt for rich flavors like dark chocolate or sweet treats infused with spices of the season such as cinnamon or pumpkin. Or go for a crowd favorite: apple pie. Opt for small, bite sized pie pops for an adorable treat, like these featured on Wedding Ideas Mag.
At the start of the reception, offer cozy extras like a stack of shawls. Drape one over every chair at your reception just in case any one of your guests gets chilly and could use a little extra warmth. Or just have a basket of blankets sitting with a cute sign, like this one featured on the Knot.