Fall Favors: For favors, you could buy canvas, drawstring bags and fill them with home-made cookies, dried fruit, or spiced candles. Place the favors in pretty baskets with home-made signs thanking your guests and inviting them to take a bag on their way out. If you opt for something like home-made cookies (edible favors are a favorite among guests), you can talk to your caterer about setting up small cartons of milk in buckets of ice for your guests to take home for a midnight snack.
The feel of a fall inspired wedding is that of comfort and warmth. Think about the holidays during this time – Halloween, Thanksgiving – both holidays make us think of things like warm apple cider, family gatherings, comfort food and the inviting smells of home-cooked meals. To begin your inspiration for your fall themed wedding, think of the things that most inspire you during this time. For me, it’s the time of year when I break out all my yummy smelling spiced candles and my home always has this comforting warmth to it where I just want to cuddle in a blanket with my son and husband (as if my son would sit long enough for a cuddle).
YourLifEvents has come up with an inspiration board that provides some creative ideas to not only help you fall in love with your wedding, but ways to add that spice to your fall wedding. It can be from your colors, to the reception location, reception décor, beverages, and of course your guest favors.
When it comes to your fall wedding, let your lives and the season be your inspiration for creativity.
Fall tabletop: Imagine beautiful fall inspired linens that set the tone for your table (see inspiration board photos for examples). Compliment these linens with a centerpiece that draws from nature. Large clear cylindrical vases that can be partially filled with a variety of different options depending on your reception location – copper, burnt orange, and champagne gems if you’re looking for a little bling; sand topped with river rock if you’re going for the beachy vibe; miniature pumpkins/squash if you’re going for the literal translation of fall. Depending on what you fill your vases with, you then add elements that compliment them. Place hollowed out pumpkins filled with spices and candles around the table to give a pretty glow and a lovely scent that won’t compete with the food.
Fall Inspiration: Here are some ideas (many of them DIY) I imagine for a fall wedding, I hope they inspire some of your own creative ideas. First, I would start off with warm, inviting colors such as burnt orange, burnt red, deep green and/or chocolate brown, even a deep eggplant purple would be a wonderful addition. Add a touch of pretty ivory, beige or sand to lighten the palette or act as a base and you’re all set. In a location like San Diego, you may think that the traditional fall colors would fight with the beach feeling, but the opposite is true. The beach is such a natural environment, it lends itself to many different seasonal elements.