25 of the Best Fall Wedding Ideas

Normally I’m the kind of person who wants to hang onto summer for as long as I can, but this summer has been unusually HOT in California and I’m ready to stop sweating! I’m actually yearning for the day I can put on a sweater and some boots and actually want to drink a hot beverage. Which is why it was so much fun to go search for these fall wedding ideas. I’m ready for fall to get here in a big way.

I was a fall bride (we got married in October) and I loved taking advantage of all it had to offer…even though we got married in Florida where it’s perpetually summer. 🙂

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Despite the warm temperatures down south I still used lots of yellows, oranges, hot pinks and reds for our wedding decor. What we lacked in fall leaves we made up for in color, that’s for sure!

There are so many gorgeous fall wedding ideas out there that you’ll definitely have fun deciding which direction to go in. Browse our gallery above and see if any inspiration strikes you. 

What Type of Decor Should You Have?

If we can pass along any advice in terms of fall wedding decor it would be to pick one or two things that scream fall to you and keep it at that. I would try to avoid pumpkin overload or making your wedding look too much like a fall festival. But then again if you love fall why the heck not! Just keep in mind that the less themed decor you have, the more of an impact those items will have on your overall look and feel.

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Picking Your Fall Wedding Colors

It also helps to mood board your wedding colors. Pick one color you love and start from there. For instance, mustard yellow was big when we got married. I used a rustic version of that for our wedding invitations, and when I saw other color combos I loved, I added those in for pops of color. (Like our wedding flowers, which were red and hot pink). Once you have your wedding color palette, you’ll start thinking of more great fall wedding ideas, we promise!

Fall Wedding Planning Tips

There are also a few other things to keep in mind when it comes to fall weddings:

  • Be mindful of having your wedding too close to Thanksgiving. So many people travel for this holiday, that having your wedding even within 2 weeks of it can cause conflicts. 
  • The weather can vary drastically across the country in the fall. It can be picture-perfect in places like California and Arizona, but other states like Colorado might already have snow. Be sure to check out weather trends in your area to see what the average temperatures are.

READ MORE: This Trick Will Help You Predict Your Wedding Day Weather

Let us know what your your favorite fall wedding ideas are in the comments section, below!

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