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Planning the Most Romantic Fall Wedding

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Fall weddings are definitely the most romantic weddings of the year! From the cozy, autumnal colors to the chilly weather that just begs for cuddling, everything about a fall wedding just feels magical.

But how can you make sure your fall wedding is truly as romantic as you dream it will be? Here are our top tips!

What Makes a Fall Wedding Romantic?

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When it comes to wedding season, most couples opt for a spring or summer wedding. But have you considered a fall wedding? There are so many reasons why a fall wedding is the most romantic option.

For one, the weather is perfect. You don’t have to worry about sweltering heat or humidity, but you still get to enjoy all the beauty of fall foliage. Plus, fall is a time for cozy fires and romantic dinners by candlelight.

Another reason to choose a fall wedding? The holidays are just around the corner. What could be more romantic than celebrating your love surrounded by family and friends?

Colors That Evoke Romance in the Fall Season

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While most wedding colors are versatile enough to be used in any season, there are a few shades that are particularly romantic in the fall. Burgundy, gold, and green are all beautiful choices that will set the tone for a romantic autumn wedding.

You can incorporate these colors in a variety of ways. Maybe your invitations will be gold with green accents, or your bridesmaids’ dresses could be a deep burgundy color. You could also choose green and gold centerpieces for your reception tables or use fall leaves as décor to add natural beauty to your venue. No matter how you decide to use them, these colors will help create an aura of romance on your big day.

The Changing of the Seasons and How It Impacts Your Wedding

As the leaves change color and the weather starts to get a little cooler, you may be dreaming of exchanging your vows in the fall. Here are a few things to consider if you want to have the most romantic fall wedding:

1 The changing of the seasons is one of the most romantic things about fall weddings. Not only will all of the leaves be changing color, but the weather will be perfect for a wedding—not too hot and not too cold.

2 Since fall is such a popular time for weddings, you’ll need to book your venue and vendors well in advance. Make sure to start planning your wedding as soon as possible if you want to have your dream fall wedding. Remember that weddings aren’t the only events being held around this time.

3 The fall colors are perfect for wedding decorations, so take advantage of them! You can use pumpkins, oranges, apples, baskets, barrels, pinecones evergreens and other fall-abundant decorations to create a beautiful autumnal atmosphere.

Creating a Romantic Ambiance with Lighting and Decor

When it comes to creating a romantic fall wedding, lighting is key. Use candles, lanterns and fairy lights to set the mood and create a warm, intimate atmosphere. You can also decorate with leaves, acorns and berries to add a touch of natural beauty. And don’t forget the mistletoe!

Foods and Drinks That Will Make Your Fall Wedding Romantic

Fall is the most romantic season of the year, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by having a fall wedding! From the beautiful colors of the leaves to the delicious autumnal flavors, everything about a fall wedding is guaranteed to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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To make sure your fall wedding is as romantic as possible, you’ll want to include some seasonal foods and drinks in your menu. Here are a few of our favorites:

Pumpkin pies, apple pies, and cranberry pies for dessert, hot apple cider or pumpkin spice lattes for drinks.

Tips for Making Your Fall Wedding the Most Romantic Ever

Here are a few tips to help make your fall wedding the most romantic ever!

1 Choosing a venue that embodies the spirit of the season. Whether it’s an autumnal-themed restaurant, park, or garden, make sure the setting is right for you.

2 Decorate your venue with autumnal flowers and foliage. Pumpkins, gourds, leaves, and berries make great centerpieces, place cards, and favors.

3 Serve seasonal cuisine. Think pumpkin pies and cakes, harvest-themed salads and appetizers, and spiced hot drinks.

4 Incorporate popular fall decorations. Give your wedding a cozy Fall feel by incorporating elements like fireside chats, warm candles, sheepskin throws, and rustic decor.

5 Pick mellow accoustic tunes for the night. Round out the romantic atmosphere with live music or DJs playing mellow acoustic tunes all night long.

6 Add a shower of fall leaves to your ceremony. Finally what could be more romantic than exchanging your vows in the falling leaves of autumn?

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Monogram

Plenty of people are unaware of the rules behind monogram design.  Before we begin with the discussion on protocols, let’s talk about what a monogram actually is.  A monogram, according to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, is a sign of identity usually formed of the combined initials of a name.  A monogram is a design, consisting of one, two or three combined or linked initials used to represent a person’s or a couple’s identity.  Below are some examples of how to use each style.

His and Her’s

Monograms may be used to add a special touch to a personal item to mark a special event, a milestone or an achievement, to give it more meaning.  The rules for personal monograms are pretty simple and may be summarized by the following rules:

Monogram styles, rules and protocols

Engaged Couples

As a general rule, engaged couples should not use their married monogram initials until after the wedding ceremony takes place.  As an alternative, engaged couples may use a combination of their first name initials or just simply spell out their first names, ie., K&B or Katherine & Brandon.  Traditionally the woman’s initial is first, but it is up to the couple how they want to list the initials or names for monogramming.

Modern-day exceptions allow for engaged couples to use their married monogram for items in their registry. The married monogram may also be used in the wedding invitations, announcements and other related wedding items like wedding programs, aisle runner or unity candle.

Monogram design, rules, protocols and styles
Monogram styles, rules and protocols

After the Wedding

Couples can begin using their married monogram initials once the ceremony has taken place. Typical monograms consist of the husband’s last-name initial in the center and the first-name initials of the couple on either side in a smaller font.

If the couple is not going to share a last name after the wedding ceremony, they can use the two initials of their last names side by side in the same font. The couple chooses the order of the initials. I.e., Hudson and Lee would be “HL” or “LH.”

Monogram styles, rules and protocols

Monogram design could be simple enough for you to create on your own. Some stationery vendors also accept monogram design service for more elaborate options. Some styles may include small graphic elements that not only represent the person/ couple’s identity with motifs related to the of occasion that’s being celebrated.