Wedding Planning

10 Fall Wedding Trends for 2016

Our favorite ideas for this year’s autumn events.

slinky wedding dress

Sultry Dresses

If you didn’t know that slinky, sheer dresses were in for fall before Beyonce’s VMA dress, you certainly know now. Definitely for bold brides with a strong sense of style, you can choose if you want to brave sheer with or without nude lining.

outdoor wedding reception

Thoughtful Lighting

One of the most impactful fall wedding trends is how the events embrace warm, romantic lighting. So whether you are inside surrounded by candles and Edison bulbs or outdoors with hanging branch globes, the goal is to create a welcoming, glowing environment.

rich wedding cake

Decadent Desserts

Gone are the light flavors of citrus and summer fruits. Autumn events favor decadently rich desserts, such as this wedding cake drizzled with salted caramel and decorated with figs.

hot chocolate bar

Indoor & Outdoor Spaces

Particularly in the early weeks of fall, it’s a shame to host your whole event inside when the cool, crisp evenings can be so lovely. If you can, choose a venue that allows you space both indoors and out, and also treat guests to warm treats like hot cocoa to keep them perfectly comfortable.

fall wedding centerpiece

Dahlias & Mums

Fall is a great time to expand your flower choices beyond roses and peonies. We’re loving fall wedding trends that show centerpieces and bouquets filled with beautiful dahlias and chrysanthemums.

chic wedding party

Warm Neutrals

This is the season of warm-toned colors, from orange pumpkins to dark yellow leaves. When you choose mismatched bridesmaid dresses for your fall wedding, consider a range of warm-toned neutrals and metallics to match.

dark wedding tablescape

Dark Romance

Today’s autumn weddings don’t have to have the season’s traditional palette of oranges and browns. Instead, check out the latest in dark color schemes, with deep jewel tones, grays, and rich blues.

biscuit wedding favors

Homespun Details

The latest in homespun details aren’t necessarily the rustic ones we’ve seen in seasons past, but rather, items that seem very personal and nostalgic. Shown here are bags of biscuits and jam handed out as wedding favors, ensuring no guest needed to go to their hotel’s meager continental breakfast.

herbal table runner

Rustic Greenery

As autumn begins, we’re starting to see inventive ways of incorporating greenery into tablescapes that is distinctively different from summer weddings. With an abundance of wreaths, swaths, and runners like this one created from rosemary and other herbs, we’re big fans of this trend.

glam fall centerpiece

Autumnal Glam

Don’t totally leave traditional fall wedding details like pumpkins and leaves behind. Simply find ways to seamlessly include them into your more modern decor. This stunning autumnal bouquet used deep red maple leaves.