Every year an average of 2.4 million weddings are performed. While summer may be the most popular season to get married, fall weddings also often countless ways to make your wedding special with natural seasonal elements. That being said, it does take some extra planning to properly accommodate for the uncertainties that come with a fall wedding, and lack of foresight can cause wedding planners to make some critical errors. Here are just a few mistakes to avoid when planning a fall wedding.
Not thinking about how the time change affects the amount of daylight during your ceremony and photos.
Most brides (30%) plan their weddings for seven to 12 months, and while more planning time is better, it’s easy to neglect the aspect of the time change if you’re having a fall wedding. But there’s an easy fix — just look ahead at the predicted sunset time for your wedding day, and make sure the ceremony and photo session are planned before this time. Give yourself some leeway, of course — make sure everything that needs to be done before sunset is planned to end at least half an hour prior to those last few rays of sun.
Not incorporating fall options when choosing catering for events.
Everybody has a special place in their heart for the fall season, as it provokes countless senses. And the catering for events can make all the difference in how memorable it is, so why not incorporate some festive fall foods into your catering plan? If you’ve chosen a reception hall that includes catering, you may be able to request a certain dish, or better yet, the best catering services may change their offerings to incorporate a wide variety of fall dishes for you to choose from.
Using colors that clash with the natural shades of autumn.
Finally, it’s important to make sure that the color scheme you have in mind for your dream wedding won’t clash with the natural scenery of fall — the reds, oranges, and yellows. Otherwise, you’ll have a bit of a chaotic color scheme that could give guests a headache.
Avoiding these mistakes brings you that much closer to planning the ultimate fall wedding!