Where are my fall lovers at? Can we raise our pumpkin spice lattes or spiced (or spiked) apple ciders and “Cheers!” to our favorite season?
Outside of June, fall is the most magical time for weddings. The weather is a little cooler, the days are a little more golden outside the golden hour…it’s a gorgeous time to say “I do.” With that said, however, it is not without its conundrums when it comes to wedding planning. Season after season, year after year, however, there are three tips to make your autumn wedding more treat and less trick:
- LOOK BEYOND THE LEAVES
We have no control over the leaves; they will turn when they turn. Sometimes that’s early, sometimes that is late…sometimes it doesn’t matter because a windstorm comes along and knocks them down anyway. Plan for another backdrop that we can use, just in case.
- BE PREPARED FOR BOTH EXTREMES
The forecast on the day I am writing this (September 29) is 81 degrees. Last week we had a frost warning. Autumn weather goes all directions, so plan for all contingencies. Maybe consider having your program like a fan (so on a stick) just in case. You might also want to consider loading up on those inexpensive fleece blankets from Target (you can always return them if you don’t use them).
- AVOID FALLING INTO THE THEME TRAP
Distinct seasons (like fall or the holidays) make it very easy to go from having a wedding vibe to a staunch and strict wedding theme. There is nothing wrong with having a theme–Christmas weddings can be super cool–but it can cause some conundrums and make it even more difficult to create your vision (Pumpkins are cool, but in moderation. Having them everywhere might not serve you the way you think it is serving you…). Last fall I photographed a wedding that pulled off a fall theme perfectly, so it can be done; just know it will take some time and planning to execute it for a wedding (otherwise it might come across as an elementary school classroom).
Fall weddings are amazing, and with a little planning and preparations, they can be pretty darn near perfect! What is your must have for a fall wedding?
Kayla Lee is a Minnesota-based wedding and elopement photographer. She provides services to elegant, authentic, sentimental couples who not only choose their own adventures, but also live them to the fullest! See more about the KLP Wedding Experience!
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