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Our Favorite Fall Wedding Ideas

If you’ve set your wed­ding date for autumn 2020, your fall looks may get a few fan­cy upgrades. Sep­tem­ber through Novem­ber wed­dings call for fall wed­ding attire but don’t be fooled, fall wed­ding trends are wide-rang­ing. Many cou­ples choose spe­cial fall wed­ding themes or tai­lor their col­or palette, menu, or even venue around the sea­son.

Look­ing for some inspi­ra­tion? Here’s the scoop on some of our favorite fall 2020 wed­ding trends and ideas.

Autumnal Venues

Indoors or out­doors, day­time or night­time, you have plen­ty of venue options when you’re look­ing to throw the per­fect fall wed­ding.   

  • On a Farm: Over the past few years, one of our favorite fall wed­ding trends has been the farm venue. Head over to Pin­ter­est or Insta­gram to see what we mean: it’s hard to resist the rus­tic ele­gance of soar­ing barn rafters paired with glit­ter­ing lights and sea­son­al flow­ers. Barns, how­ev­er, aren’t the only option for a farm set­ting. All types of spe­cial­ty farms, like apple orchards or pump­kin patch­es, are espe­cial­ly nice this time of year—and many offer wed­ding pack­ages that include accom­mo­da­tions and sea­son­al menus.
  • Amidst the Foliage: One of the main wed­ding themes for fall is the motif of col­or­ful leaves. From cen­ter­pieces to bou­quets and col­or choice, fall foliage pro­vides some of nature’s best wed­ding inspi­ra­tion. It’s the venue, how­ev­er, that ties it all togeth­er. Depend­ing on where you live, this can mean any­thing, from say­ing “I do” beneath the mag­nif­i­cent Japan­ese maple tree in your par­ents’ Maine back­yard, or on the soft earth of an Ore­gon for­est floor, to an Aspen lodge in the Col­orado Rockies…or any­thing in-between.
  • Inside a Local Land­mark: Indoor wed­dings are fan­tas­tic. They remove weath­er-relat­ed stress, allow for more flex­i­ble attire choic­es, and, of course, have lots of beau­ti­ful options for decor and theme. Whether you’ve cho­sen to get mar­ried in one of your home­towns, or a far-flung des­ti­na­tion, or the city where you two met or cur­rent­ly live, there’s sure to be a spe­cial build­ing or two. Muse­ums, gal­leries, her­itage build­ings, beau­ti­ful libraries, and uni­ver­si­ty cam­pus­es have all been home to some pret­ty amaz­ing fall wed­dings. As a bonus, these types of build­ings tend to look very atmos­pher­ic when they’re lit and dec­o­rat­ed, espe­cial­ly as the autumn sun begins to set.

Seasonal Menus

Hop­ing to incor­po­rate some fall favorites into your wed­ding menu? Your guests will be thrilled—  every­body loves cool weath­er foods. We’ve seen some pret­ty entic­ing ideas over the past few years. Here are some of our pre­dic­tions for food and drink-based fall 2020 wed­ding trends:  

  • Cran­ber­ry-Kissed Sig­na­ture Cock­tails: Cran­ber­ries have an autumn har­vest and they make for a great fall wed­ding cock­tail ingre­di­ent. Cran­ber­ries go down well in a drink and they’re not too sweet or intense. With so much ver­sa­til­i­ty, cran­ber­ries cre­ate cock­tails that your tea-drink­ing grand­moth­er and whiskey-slug­ging cousin can both enjoy. We also love their aesthetic—ruby red looks love­ly against an autumn wed­ding col­or palette. On the sub­ject of drinks, lots of cou­ples choose to include sea­son­al beers, like Okto­ber­fest or pump­kin ale, in their autumn wed­ding bar selec­tions.
  • Oys­ters Galore: We hear so much about pump­kins. What about oys­ters? These ocean favorites are at their best in the cold­er months—some parts of the world even hold oys­ter fes­ti­vals dur­ing the fall. Besides, if there’s ever an occa­sion to serve these classy mol­lusks, it’s the one where you’re already wear­ing a tux. 
  • Less Cake, More Autumn Bites: We’re not going to tell you to ditch your cake alto­geth­er, but we love how mod­ern cou­ples are adding dessert tables to their recep­tions. Dessert tables can include any­thing from sea­son­al­ly inspired dough­nuts and cook­ies to hand-craft­ed caramel apples. We also rec­om­mend hav­ing a hot cider option along­side your dessert cof­fee and tea. Yum.

Vibey Fall Wedding Attire and Aesthetics

Once you’ve set the scene and cre­at­ed the menu, it’s time to make sure that every­thing looks per­fect. The key to this is mak­ing sure you’ve nailed your fall wed­ding attire and decor. 

  • Choos­ing Your Flow­ers: A fall wed­ding allows for more dra­mat­ic flower choic­es than spring or sum­mer events. Lots of cou­ples choose bou­quets and flow­ers that fea­ture bur­gundy, orange, plum, or gold. For an enhanced effect, add some leaves or sea­son­al foliage.
  • Dec­o­rat­ing for Fall: Autumn is all about har­vest, and many cou­ples use this as inspi­ra­tion for their dec­o­ra­tions. For exam­ple, when exe­cut­ed cor­rect­ly, pump­kins, pome­gran­ates, and cran­ber­ries can make for strik­ing cen­ter­pieces.
  • Suit­ing Up: Your wed­ding attire is one of the most cru­cial aspects of your big day, and when you’re throw­ing a fall wed­ding, you have lots of choic­es. Many grooms, how­ev­er, choose to wear navy or tan or suits for their fall wed­ding attire. These col­ors tend to com­ple­ment an autumn palette the best.

Shop This Look Now

If you’re look­ing for your fall wed­ding attire, look no fur­ther. Gen­er­a­tion Tux has every­thing you need to find a per­fect fall wed­ding suit or tux online, minus the has­sle and stress of in-store rentals. Need some help fig­ur­ing out what direc­tion you want to take? Find some inspi­ra­tion from our gallery of real wed­dings, and then start brows­ing our col­lec­tion of 21 meri­no wool suits and tuxe­dos. Once you’ve spot­ted some­thing you like, scroll through our hun­dreds of acces­sories to cus­tomize your look to your unique style and aes­thet­ic. To make things eas­i­er, we will even send you some free col­or swatch­es to ensure that your suit or tuxe­do match­es your dec­o­ra­tions, wed­ding par­ty out­fits, etc. Whether it’s match­ing pock­et squares to the leafy cen­ter­pieces or any­thing else, we will ensure you have every­thing you need to make it hap­pen. 

Get Free Col­or Swatch­es

Once you’ve cho­sen your ensem­ble, we will make sure every­thing fits like a glove using our inno­v­a­tive fit technology—no tux shop mea­sure­ments here. From there, you can loop your grooms­men in and we will fol­low up with them on fit­ting ques­tions. 

As the groom, you’re enti­tled to an exclusive—and free—48-hour Home Try-On ses­sion. We’ll send your suit to your house months in advance, so you can be sure you love your look in per­son. Once you’ve approved your fall wed­ding attire, you can focus on oth­er things. Your final look will arrive at your door 14 days before your wed­ding.

Start Try-On

After the rice has been thrown and you’ve kissed your new spouse, we’d love to see how it went. If you share pics of your fall wed­ding attire with us, we might fea­ture you in our gallery. We can’t wait to see what you’ve dreamed up.

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