If you’re planning an autumn wedding, no doubt you have the bones of the day well worked out. However, do consider the final little details that can make the occasion extraordinary. These considerations can be particularly important if the ceremony and/or party is to be held outdoors. Simple things like leaving out warm blankets to drape over guests shoulders as the evening chill sets in, or providing hot drinks to sip while they sit out in the crisp night air. An outdoor wedding also allows for exterior decor, where candles and flowers can appear even more beautiful outside than in.
Take inspiration from the thoughtful ideas below and make your wedding a truly wonderful occasion.
Warm and rustic textures and materials work beautifully when it comes to creating charming invitations.
A little nod to the coming autumnal season with a golden pumpkin place card holder.
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Seat allocation via decorative acorns.
Dried confetti – a nod to the changing season – kept within easy reach of your guests. For your enjoyment, and theirs.
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Find inventive ways to light the garden or outdoor venue. Carve out apples and place tea-lights in their centre, or float them in water with pretty floral accompaniments.
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Your guests will very much appreciate having a soft blanket to wrap around their shoulders for the night.
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Maybe it’s too much of a cheeky nod to halloween, but a popcorn buffet is a wonderful sight for guests. Definitely consider various flavours.
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A warm drink for when the evening chill sets in. Have a few options if at all possible – hot chocolate or apple cider will satisfy the majority of your guests.
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Candy apples are a visual delight, even before they are fully assembled. The autumn red of the fruit might be hidden by layers of caramel and sprinkles, but it will enchant your guests without question.
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Don’t forget the possibility of rain! September through to November tends to be unpredictable. Leave a stand of umbrellas for your guests to avail of in case the heavens open.
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If you have the space, opt for a small, outdoor bar. Contrast this with your hot drinks and serve wine or craft beer.
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Make the best use of the seasonal colour spectrum. Scattering petals that adhere to the colour palette can make for a real wow moment.
And finally, pull the colour scheme into your bouquet. Even summer colours cannot compare to the golden hues of a well arranged autumnal bouquet.