So you’re getting married in October – the month autumn lovers pine over during the dark, gloomy winter and hot, sweaty summer. The colors are what ethereal dreams are made of. Pumpkin orange, brick red, golden yellow, and maybe just a hint of deep brooding greens. But how will your wedding differ from the four others you’re attending this fall? Simple…don’t focus on the pumpkin! It seems like a quick and easy offering. From lattes, breads, donuts, and pies to scented candles, place card holders, pumpkin orange napkins, chair sashes, and centerpiece flowers! It never ends with the pumpkin. Switch it up. Don’t be a pumpkin after midnight. Instead, try these 3 alternatives that will have your guests swooning and not wondering, “Where are the pumpkins?”
You don’t have to go 90’s Midwestern kitchen chic, with apple printed tablecloths and ruffled valances adorning the windows. Be creative. Have a late night apple bobbing competition after a few hard ciders. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, use apple pies! Have a caramel apple bar with a make-your-own option with all the toppings. Use carved apples as stamps on a canvas for your guest book. After the stamping fun, make sure guests sign their name.
2. Go Bold
Stray away from the typical oranges and reds. Go with dark greens, burgundy, plum, bronze and coffee brown. Jewel tones are also a great way to add a touch of glamour to an autumn wedding.
Now this could be dangerous. But with the right supervision, a bonfire lit during and after the ceremony could be an amazing backdrop for the evenings’ events. Nothing says cool autumn nights like sitting around a bonfire, telling stories, and roasting marshmallows. Create a fall atmosphere and your guests will want you to get married every October!