by Oscar Collins September 15, 2021 2 min read

Getting married in the fall offers tons of advantages. The worst of the bugs have returned to the earth where they belong, and everyone’s getting in a more festive mood in preparation for the upcoming holiday season.

You can also have a blast with seasonal themes. Here are five fun additions to include in your fall wedding.

1. A Nature Photography Session

 Who said you had to have all your photos at the church or reception hall? Why not gown up before your big day and head to a gorgeous natural setting to take advantage of the season’s colors?

The reds, oranges and yellows of fall make a stunning backdrop to your white dress and black tuxedo, and you can have a shot made into a gorgeous canvas to adorn the living room wall of the home you now share.

2. Heated Outdoor Seated Areas

It may seem like the world threw up its collective hands in dealing with COVID-19 if you’re among the immunocompromised. While vaccines offer protection, they aren’t as effective for these folks, and some guests might have valid concerns about their health risks if they attend.

However, it’s still safer to gather outdoors than cramming everyone into an indoor space. You don’t want your guests shivering as temperatures fall, though. Today’s eco-friendly gas heaters can blend into patio arrangements, giving folks somewhere to come together in the fresh air.

3. Festive Fall Foods

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What’s on your reception menu? You don’t want to spoil Thanksgiving dinner by serving turkey with all the fixings, but there’s nothing wrong with adding a bit of seasonal flair to your food.

You’ll enjoy better nutrition when you eat the freshest produce available. Start a formal sit-down meal with a roasted butternut squash soup and delight early arrivals with buffalo brussels sprouts on sticks.

4. A Little Cosplay

You could go all out and have a themed wedding with the entire bridal party decked out like characters from “Lord of the Rings” or “Star Trek.”

However, you could also take advantage of the season — and the fact that nearly everyone has a costume — by opening the fun to your guests. If Halloween is your favorite holiday, challenge everyone to come ready to trick or treat.

5. Spice Up Your Decor

Are you trying to save money on your decorating budget? Why not get crafty and spice up your decor with the season’s gifts?

You can make gift bags filled with mulling spices to give as favors and line your tables with cornucopias containing items you pick from your autumn garden. Please don’t overlook your local dollar store — they have tons of seasonal decor for a buck.

Add These 5 Fun Things to Your Fall Wedding

Autumn is a delightful time to get hitched and is even more so if you get creative. Add these five fun things to your fall wedding and enjoy the season’s splendor.