It's (still) wedding season, and fall holds some of the most popular months for marriage, thanks to the natural beauty of the flora and foliage as well as the comfortable temperatures (especially when it comes to outdoor affairs). And with a new season comes a whole new set of trends, which allows each couple to incorporate personal touches into their event. This fall, guests will appreciate a effortlessly elegant approach to the overall look and feel of the big day celebrations.
From memorable invitations to craft cocktails, this season's weddings are all about cool, casual details that speak to the couple. This year's trends represent a reflection of personal style, as couples are forgoing an overly formal approach via minimalist décor and down-home fare. Thanks to these thoughtful (and more fun) components, guests will feel the intimacy of the affair from every angle. So allow yourself to be impressed by the biggest fall wedding trends below.
In lieu of a fancy four-course meal, many couples are opting for family-style fare by serving casual, down-home dishes incorporating their favorite foods. Not only does this new trend help keep your dinner service from taking up what feels like an eternity of the wedding, guests also appreciate being able to pick and choose what they're putting on their plates. Your loved ones will likely enjoy the approachable yet tasty fare, and the bride and groom get to share a memorable meal at their wedding.
While many wedding invitations come equipped with several envelopes and fillers, a new (and much less wasteful) trend is here for fall in the form of whimsical invites. By sending a potted seedling or bulb along with the details of your big day, your guests will receive a memorable keepsake from your wedding versus a ton of extra paper (that typically ends up in the garbage, no matter how intricate the invite).
Couples are currently hopping on the speciality cocktail trend to raise a (gorgeous) glass with their close friends and family members. Not only does a craft cocktail introduce a personal touch, but the chosen bareware and libations lends a sophisticated look for the event.
A small personal touch, like a ribbon with a sprig of herbs or berries, injects an intimate feel for each guest. Detailing each place setting provides an elegant overall look for your entire tablescape as well. For smaller affairs, couples may even leave a small handwritten note or meaningful message for each guest.
You've likely seen your fair share of floating flower balls and crystal votives, but this fall, it's all about scattered bud vases. Incorporating flowers in gemstone hues with natural foliage allows the couple to embrace the beauty of the season, while giving the event an organic yet elegant look.
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Brides are falling for minimalistic table settings to embrace the laid-back style of the season. Blankets and rugs lend a hint of cozy décor, whether indoors or outdoors, and can help incorporate the colors and theme—from boho to earthy—without overwhelming your space.
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What's your favorite fall wedding trend?