Check Out This List of 2018's Fall Wedding Trends!

Each season has its own unique facets, but autumn has the luxury of cooler temperatures, robust colors, and a nostalgic aura that comes just before the year settles into wintertime. If you're planning on having an autumn wedding and need a few ideas to make your special day filled with original touches, take a look at the list below!


The trending Fall 2018 color schemes for weddings include shades that mimic nature and trigger thoughts of warmth. Consider colors such as dark green, navy, gold, burgundy, teal, copper, aubergine, pink, cream, or champagne.

Food & Drink

With small plates gaining a rise in popularity, you give your guests the chance to pick and choose from a variety of different dishes. A craft cocktail menu is also worth putting together to create a more unique spin on your libation selections. If your wedding is close to Halloween, consider offering up a candy buffet which allows your guests to take home a goodie bag full of treats. Don't be shy about decorating your cake table with leaves, pine cones, or small pumpkins either!

Wedding Dresses

One of the advantages of having a fall wedding is that romantic, sweeping wedding dresses are always in fashion. This year's wedding trend shown on the runways are wispy, flowing capes with the embellishments of your choice. Autumn brides can get away with off-white wedding gowns in colors like cream and ivory or even go as bold as rum pink or champagne hues as their gown color. For brides who wish to incorporate sleeves to combat a chill from the crisp autumn air, they're in good company with the likes of Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Meghan Markle, and Kate Middleton who also walked down the aisle with sleeved gowns. These ladies have shown that sleeves on a wedding dress can be chic and glamorous no matter the silhouette.


For bouquets, big blooms, large leaves, and striking colors are ideal for an autumn wedding. Sunflowers, wildflowers, dahlias, astilbe, and hydrangea all create a hearty bouquet that shows off the season's best colors. Autumn boutonnieres can be fashioned to include a leaf paired with a single blossom as a simple yet elegant choice for the gentlemen in the bridal party.


As for reception decor and centerpieces, bring the outside in! Aspen branches, pine cones, a collection of fallen leaves can all support the autumn spirit as well as using lanterns to light up the night.


Autumn weddings encourage outdoor access, especially with so many great photo backdrops thanks to the changing leaves. Venues such as villas, wineries, plantation houses, lodges, and party barns are excellent choices that provide a romantic setting to capture the essence of autumn's beauty.

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