Fall Wedding Guide to Planning an Elegant Affair!

An easy guide for planning a fall wedding with a casual flair from the experts at Bellenza

The brisk arrival of cool autumn breezes brings inspiration for a small fall wedding with elegant details. It is a wonderful time to take advantage of the season’s changing elements, tantalizing flavors, and vibrant colors. Use our handy guide to start planning your fall ceremony and reception from the invitations to the favors for your guests. What are you waiting for? Sit back, relax, sip a Chai, and enjoy the post!


Vintage wedding shower invitations

Explore trendy marbled invitations to vintage to rustic and lace paper that express your personality and style. Here are more of our curated finds:

  1. 20 Fall-inspired Bridal Shower Invitations from Rustic to Boho Styles
  2. Marbled Effect: Trendy Wedding Stationery
  3. Burgundy Wedding Invitations: Styles with Gold Foil Calligraphy
  4. Autumn Wedding Printables and Stationery
  5. 12 Creative Ways to Use Calligraphy in Fall Weddings


Purple, Magenta and Royal Blue Colors

The challenge of choosing an autumn palette is the risk of overusing obvious colors like orange and brown. Add beautiful hues like purple, teal, magenta, and blue to bring a hip, and modern look. If you’re feeling sophisticated, perhaps a jeweled toned color palette might suit your taste. Glam it up with touches of gold, too! See these colorful inspiration boards for more examples:

  1. A Classic Fall Wedding in Red and Peach
  2. A Blue Retro-inspired Fall Wedding with a Vintage Flair!
  3. Red + Brown + White: An Earthy Yet Elegant Fall Palette
  4. Marsala and Teal-Fall Wedding Palette Inspiration with Touches of Gold!
  5. Plum and Gold Wedding Inspiration Board
  6. Rich Jewel Tones Inspire a Modern Fall Wedding
  7. Teal and Brown Fall Wedding Palette of Ideas
  8. Copper + Wheat: A Thanksgiving Wedding Palette
  9. Cranberry and Golden Yellow Fall Palette
  10. Orange, Moss Green , and Mustard Yellow Color Palette


fall handpainted cakes

If you’re still undecided on a color scheme, our handy post on fall wedding cakes by COLOR COMBOS should help! In this post, our editors gathered 7 beautiful wedding cakes rendered in lovely fall colors from chartreuse to gold to celestial blue. For more inspiration on cakes, check these out:

  1. How to Choose a Wedding Cake Style
  2. Handpainted Wedding Cakes for Fall
  3. Wedding Cakes with Personalized Messages
  4. Chocolate Wedding Cakes
  5. Creative and Budget-Friendly Wedding Cake Alternatives!
  6. Thanksgiving Wedding Cakes from Ruffled to Crepe Cakes
  7. Simple Rustic Wedding Cakes


Find the right fall bouquet for YOU whether it is a cascading or loose masterpiece. It can even be as simple as an elegantly assembled wheat stalk. Talk with your florist about what you want based on the style, color scheme, and budget of your ceremony. Be sure to add a special detail to your bouquet such as a charm for a sentimental touch. Some popular fall flowers include:

  • Dahlias
  • Calla Lilies
  • Celosias
  • Anemones
  • Camelias
  • Mums
  • Amaryllis
  • Orange Gerberas

DIY Inspiration with Bouquet Recipes for Fall or Winter Weddings

  1. Fall bouquet like wheat, lavender, and succulents
  2. DIY Fall Bouquets
  3. Unique and Unusual Fall Bouquets
  4. Burgundy Bouquets for Fall Weddings in Rich Hues of Pink, Peach


Hot cocoa and candies in mason jars

From maple syrup to caramel apples, autumn flavors bring delicious favor options for brides. Deciding on what to give should rest with what is practical and suits your budget. A simple favor such as a mason jar filled with edible fall treats can be easily assembled, candy apples can be wrapped in colorful fabrics matching your color scheme, and bottles of maples syrup can be personalized with favor tags bearing your wedding details. Here are some of our favorite favor ideas:

  1. Apple Cider in Bottles as Favors
  2. S’mores Kits Wedding Favor Ideas
  3. Nuts as Favors: Recipe Finds
  4. 10 Flavorful Fall Spiced Nuts Recipes
  5. Sweet and Spicy Edible Fall Favors
  6. Pumpkin Favors to Make from Yummy Recipes
  7. Pumpkin Spice Goodies to Make at Home
  8. 22 Autumn-inspired favor bags, wraps, and tags



Enjoy the cooler days of autumn with beverage stations serving apple cider and doughnuts. Have a trail mix bar with your favorite fall goodies from nuts to chocolates. Who wouldn’t love a caramel apple bar, too? A bacon bar is another popular option that is sure to be a hit at the reception. Surprise everyone with a chocolate and cheese fondue with a display of scrumptious ingredients. Whatever option you choose to have at the reception, get creative with your food and drinks stations!


savory autumn appetizers paired with tantalizing drinks

Have a cocktail mixer with savory autumn appetizers paired with tantalizing drinks. Our suggestions include apple cider or pumpkin pie martinis. For non-alcoholic options, consider sparkling apple cider, black iced tea, and cranberry mojitos. Here are more refreshing fall drink ideas to serve guests:

  1. Fruity fall cocktails + appetizer parings
  2. Fall cocktails with a modern rustic flair
  3. Fall mocktails for your signature wedding drinks
  4. Thanksgiving party appetizers and cocktails

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