Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year to get married. Stunning foliage paired with clear blue skies and mild temperatures create picturesque backdrops. Take full advantage of what the season has to offer by having your fall wedding outdoors.
Outdoor weddings are a popular trend during the fall months. Choosing an outdoor location can offer a bride a variety of options, venues can range from a meadow, field, state park, garden, vineyard, orchard, historic grounds or a barn wedding.
Local Destination Wedding
Can you imagine getting married under bright blue skies surrounded only by your close friends and family? Choosing a field or meadow for your outdoor wedding venue will create an intimate setting for your bridal party and guests. A destination wedding without having to travel a great distance. Investigate around local rural areas to find any farmers or land owners that would be willing to rent to weddings. An added bonus will be the cost. An outdoor wedding will help out any budget bride, renting land will save you money as compared to renting a large reception hall. But do keep in mind additional fees for renting tents, chairs or tables.
By using the same setting for your ceremony and reception budget brides can save on rental fees. An idea featured in last week’s cheap wedding ideas post is to subsitute haybails for chairs. A great fit for outdoor weddings, hay bails can be used for seating at your ceremony and/ or reception.
Take advantage of local treasures. Consider a state park or community garden as the venue for your wedding day. Let the beauty of mother nature, rich foliage, greenery and wild or landscaped flowers be your backdrop. The added bonus with this location are the beautiful outdoor wedding photos your photographer can capture throughout your wedding day events.
Simple, Fresh Setting
An orchard or vineyard would be a stunning venue for your outdoor wedding. Depending on your location some of the bigger vineyards offer wedding packages. Don’t forget to have local wine available for your reception guests to pair with your delicious food. Consider a wine pairing with several light dinner courses or wine tasting at the bar area. For more ideas check out Mindy’s Vineyard Wedding post.
Orchards host a variety of appeals for a fall bride; a beautiful and intimate setting with mother nature lending a hand with your wedding decor. You wedding decorations can be kept to a minimum, a cheap wedding budget helper, if DIY brides utilize their settings. A simple and easy DIY wedding idea is to hang lighting or ribbons from tree limbs. Paired with white table clothes and a simple arrangemnet for your centerpiece all your wedding decor is taken care of. A simple, fresh wedding setting.
Different Take on Outdoors
Often not the first choice for an outdoor wedding are historical grounds. A different take on a fall outdoor wedding this venue offers both the beauty of a fall day and a sophisticated look. This real wedding photo form theknot.com showcases an outdoor wedding that used the encircling driveway for the reception tables. The historic building in the background adds a bit of sophisticated charm.
Kick Open the Barn Doors
Now you can’t talk about fall, outdoor weddings without including a barn wedding venue. Barn weddings can fit any popular wedding theme, from country, rustic to chic. Take advantage of high rafters and string lighting and fabric drapery. A barn setting can offer you both an outdoor and indoor setting. Kick open those barn doors and dance the night away under the country stars. And don’t forget those hay rides, a fun and memorable experience for your guests.
It is easy to see the appeal of outdoor weddings during the fall. With a variety of settings, DIY wedding ideas and cheap wedding idea savers, any outdoor wedding can be customized into your perfect wedding day. Take advantage of everything the season has to offer and plan your fall outdoor wedding today!