Some people may choose to follow an astronomical calendar to determine when the seasons start and end, but as soon as Starbucks says pumpkin spice latte time, it’s fall to us! As we say farewell to the rush of the summer wedding season, it’s only natural to wonder what’s next for the industry, so we have compiled a list of the best 2023 fall wedding trends you should be on the lookout for!
Elements of rustic décor are sure to make their way back to the wedding world because the style is so quintessentially fall. There is just something so romantic about twinkly lights and natural wood tones paired with the crisp autumn air and falling leaves.
Younger couples are especially keen on sustainability, and we’ve watched that translate to weddings too! One of the best “green wedding” hacks is choosing a locally sourced, farm-to-table style caterer, which pairs wonderfully with a barn wedding, one of the most popular fall wedding venues.
Not as popular, but just as fun is a holiday-themed wedding! Halloween and Thanksgiving offer plenty of opportunities for a non-traditional wedding. Whether it be as elaborate as a costume dress code or as simple as a pie bar for dessert, there are plenty of ways to incorporate the holidays into your big day.
You should expect to see dried florals have a moment in the spotlight. From pampas grass and Phalaris to delphinium and baby’s breath, there’s a color and style to match any wedding theme.
Speaking of florals, brides are ditching their round and posy bouquets for something with a little more flair: asymmetrical and cascading arrangements.
You can skip out on passed hors d’oeuvres or a buffet dinner without feeling like you’re missing out. Whether it be food trucks or individual charcuterie cups, caterers are proving you don’t have to sacrifice taste or safety this year.
Lounge areas are set to make a comeback this year because they exude homey and welcoming vibes, which tend to match the feel of an autumn wedding.
It doesn’t seem like masks will disappear anytime soon, so designers have made them bridal. Just like dresses, there are so many options ranging from sparkly beading and lace to simple white.
Blush pink tones will take a backburner as couples turn to the jewel tones such as emerald green and ruby red, but our pick for the hottest fall wedding color: is terracotta. It is a sophisticated take on the pumpkin orange color that seemingly defines fall while acting as a perfect complement to the still-so-popular neutral color schemes.
The Big (or not so big) Day
Due to the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, brides and grooms are getting creative with alternatives to a traditional, big wedding. Many couples are gravitating towards a micro wedding, and we predict it’s here to stay. Fall is the perfect season to host a micro wedding because the coziness and intimacy of the event add to the ambiance of autumn.
Increased demand and increased prices make micro-weddings a great way to avoid skyrocketing vendor prices, but for those who just can’t wait, elopements have been just as popular! Many couples are eloping with the hopes of throwing a grand party when it is safe to do so.
For those not wanting to sacrifice the health of their guests or a big wedding, we foresee a rise in vaccination or testing requirements as well as live-streaming options.
No matter how, when, or where you choose to celebrate, we hope your fall wedding is centered around the why: love and commitment.
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