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Autumn weddings are the best! They have a plethora of advantages over summer and winter weddings. With a fall wedding comes the fall wedding reception. Prompting you to ask; “What are some romantic fall wedding reception ideas that will make the afterparty really shine?”
The mild weather expands both your clothing and your setting options. Dress warm, dress cool, or dress for both – no matter what, you’ll be dressed for success. If you want to know how to plan a fall wedding reception, check out our tips for fall wedding reception decorating ideas that will make your afterparty unique.
1. Barn Style Dining Area
Picture your family and friends dining in a rustic barn with low lighting, wooden walls, and a tall ceiling that stretches to the sky. Cabin’s are one of the ways humans connect to their natural roots. There’s nothing more romantic than going back to the picturesque perfection of a cool autumn landscape against the backdrop of a dark and wooded area. This rustic chic look will make you fall in love all over again.
2. An Enchanted Outdoor Adventure
In many places in the US, fall is one of the best times of year for existing outside. Neither hot like a Texas summer nor cold like a Michigan winter, having an outdoor reception allows for you to create the aesthetic. Autumn is the perfect time to plan an enchanted forest wedding. If you want some fall wedding reception decorating ideas, consider a sustainable outdoor wedding or even a country wedding. Each of these ideas can be executed to magnificent results for romantic fall wedding receptions.
3. These Colors Come Once a Year
Fall is, in Michigan, most often associated with caramel and mahogany brown, cinnamon red, and forest green. Throw in a splash of orange and black for Halloween, and you have a massive palette from which to choose. When thinking about how to plan a fall wedding reception, start with your colors. If the natural feel of autumn is part of your theme, then this color palette are definitely the way to go.
4. Light the Way!
Technology has allowed for a lot of innovation in the wedding celebration space. No longer do we have to rely on Edison bulbs or flames to set the mood. With LED and bluetooth, you can match the colors of your wedding with the lights at your reception. If you want to get real creative, you can even design your own neon signs!
For romantic fall wedding reception ideas, lighting needs to be at the top of your list. In the autumn sky, you’ll see a lot of dark and warm colors. Match those colors with your lighting to tie the whole experience together.
5. Pumpkin Spice Would be so Nice!
From Halloween to Thanksgiving, pumpkins are a mainstay of Fall. What can be seen as a festive ornament in October can also be familiar decor in November. Admit it! You love pumpkins as much as we do. Whether tiny or gigantic, pumpkins are one of the best edible decorations in history. Even faux pumpkins can be integrated in fun ways. Light up your table with pumpkin LED lights or use strings of them to light up the entire room.
Pumpkins can make more than decorations too and they can play on your autumn theme. If you want to skip the white wedding cake, you can enjoy a lovely pumpkin spice cake with sweet, cream cheese frosting. If you decide to serve drinks at your reception, consider a pumpkin spice cocktail for those who would like to imbibe or a chai tea for those who don’t.
Once you make it down the aisle, all that is left to do is party! Let your hair down, dance your first dance as a couple, and open some presents from your friends and family. After your reception, you can relax with your spouse on an excellent autumn honeymoon.
Make sure you pick the perfect fall wedding dress to go with your autumn theme. To make it even easier, book a private bridal suite with us today and allow our expert stylists to help you find the gown that will take everyone’s breath away!