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We have some great fall wedding theme ideas that Cassandra Key, of Bridal Magic, has shared with us, for those that might need some last minute fall wedding inspirations! Cassandra has shared with us before, some savvy inspirations for Out of Town Gift Bags, and is back for these lovely fall wedding decor touches!
Fall means change is in the air. It’s all about transition, colors changing, golden afternoons, cooler weather. If you’re planning a wedding or other special event during this “second spring,” keep it fresh, exciting, and engaging. Here are some hot fall trends to help you do just that.
Get Back to Nature
SOL Food (sustainable, organic, local)
For a quirky twist, bring in a late night food truck to serve guests snacks in between dance moves or set up a creative food station that allows guests to build their own meal (taco/burrito bars, baked potatoes, pizza, salad).
As far as beverages go, local is where it’s at. Craft and artisan beers will be a hit, as well as interactive drink stations that offer things like gourmet coffee and mixed drinks. For extra help, hire a barista or mixologist to guide guests in making their drinks.
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Cakes that Take the Cake
Getting Guests Engaged
Charmed, I’m Sure
Another hot fall venue trend is creating comfortable and inviting lounge areas complete with cushy couches and tables. Lounge areas get guests engaged with each other and provide respite from blaring speakers.
If you’re going for a theme, vintage is worth considering. Nostalgia can charm even the most modern guest, so building your event around a specific time period and filling it with items from that era will really wow guests.
Case says the rustic theme is also popular, especially during the fall months. Barn venues are perfect for this theme and a host can create a simple, but elegant look using farm tables decorated with flowers in vintage jugs, candles, hanging lanterns, pumpkins, and handmade details.
If you’re throwing a whimsical wedding or an eclectic party, put surprising matches into your decor toolbox. Think sleek minimalism with a funky edge, romantic farmhouse with lavender uplighting, or botanical zest.
This fall it’s all about natural inspiration, creativity, and letting the leaves of your imagination grow wild with lush colors. Have fun!
Cassandra Key is a freelance wedding blogger and founder of Bridal Magic - the online bridal space for practical tips and magical wedding inspiration. She's written about everything from real weddings and bachelorette parties to bridal showers and wedding fashion. When she's not blogging, you can find her beach bumming, reading Francesca Lia Block novels, dancing up a sweat, and trying to incorporate a daily meditation practice.