It’s Fall, y’all! Sweater weather is back; yes, pumpkin spice on everything (smile.) Fall Wedding vibe has finally arrived, and we are here for it! If you and your partner are planning a Fall wedding, you are both in for some exciting new trends.
Couples often choose to get married in Fall because the weather is much more bearable than in the summer. Fall comes with cool, crisp weather – the perfect recipe for a seasonal wedding. Additionally, a stunning backdrop for wedding photos is provided by the changing colors and the beautiful falling leaves (thank you, Mother Nature!)
If the Covid-19 Pandemic of the last two years has taught us anything, it’s that we need more fun in our lives. Couples are ditching many wedding traditions and are opting for more fun-themed weddings. Wedding receptions are becoming more of a guest “experience” now; from the fire throwers to the themed food trucks, couples are finding more ways to make their weddings a memorable, fun experience.
We will show you exactly which top Fall trends are in; after all, you don’t want to be the last to know what wedding trends to avoid.
We promise to add some fun ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Don’t worry; we got you covered! Let’s get started!
Here is a list of wedding trends for Fall – what is so in! We promise this will delight you, your guests, and your budget ~ Enjoy!
Escape to Paradise (Destination Weddings)
Destination weddings are becoming more popular, particularly big for Fall weddings. It does not have to be a faraway destination. Couples are now looking for the need to get married in unique locations, and many are finding places just a few hours away from where they live. Destination weddings are more intimate and definitely can be stress-free.
Dessert Stations vs. Wedding Cake
Wedding cake is taking a seat this Fall. When most couples think of Fall, they think of an array of decadent desserts. Treats such as cheesecake rolls, apple pie, cider donuts, oh, and add some caramel apples to this list (are you drooling yet?) are becoming more trending; it’s pumpkin season, and we can’t help it! Guests of all ages with a sweet tooth will enjoy being served an array of desserts at any time during the reception festivities, and they will be thrilled to select what they want and how much they can enjoy.
Edible Wedding Favors – Yep, still trendy!
If there is one universal truth to wedding planning, your guests love edible wedding favors. Well, for starters, edible wedding favors are delicious. Be creative and consider customizing your edible wedding favors and wedding favor bags. Some ideas are honey favors, customized coffee or tea, or olive oil favors.
Yes, to Technology and QR Codes
Technology is trending for fall weddings. QR codes, also known as quick response codes, saw a considerable uptick in weddings. You’ve probably seen one before, but for those who don’t know, this is a barcode that reveals a wealth of information when scanned with a smartphone reader. Incorporating QR codes into your wedding is a massive win for the “techie” couple! A Gentle reminder! Remember that your older guests are not necessarily comfortable with technology, so don’t use a code to replace all the information but enhance it.
Dried Flowers – forget fresh flowers.
Subtle yet elegant. Dried flowers are trendy this Fall. There are many ways to use dried and bleached flowers in your decorations because of their lovely texture and color. Dried flowers are a stunning choice for table centerpieces; also, consider hanging shapes and textures to create asymmetrical designs.
Bold and Colorful Wedding Designs
Incorporating wood and the go-to Mason jar into your wedding design is so 2021! Couples are gravitating to bolder and more modern wedding styles and designs. Colors/designs like rust and antique gold with a pop of color (think hot pink, greens, and blues.) Instead of whimsical, traditional flowers in neutral colors, get creative with unexpected texture and foliage.
Acrylic Everything for Fall Weddings: Transparent Décor and Details
Acrylic details are trending this Fall. Acrylic embellishments give any wedding venue a contemporary feel and can be found on seating charts for the reception, table numbers, and even the chairs at your sweetheart table. In lush outdoor settings, acrylic wedding décor is our absolute favorite.
Weddings bring family and friends from far and near. The days leading to the special day are often hectic and stressful for the bride and groom. Couples don’t usually have time to spend with their loved ones, and the wedding goes by very fast, leaving less to no time to hug and give every guest their much-needed attention. Drawing the event out over a couple of days is becoming increasingly popular and turns what is a typically rushed affair into a much slower and intimate occasion.
Consider having your ceremony one day, your reception the next, or whatever your jam is!
Awesome and Fun Entertainment
Entertainment has always been a central focus at weddings; given this new era (of social media), everything is now over the top! Whether it’s a fabulous pop-up boy band performance, a Broadway set in the middle of dinner, or late-night food stations and a DIY cocktail bar, surprising your guest with a significant musical moment is a trend. We love it!
With the wedding industry facing a huge backlog created by the Pandemic, one of the emerging Fall wedding trends we can’t ignore is weekday weddings. Weekday weddings require more effort from your guests; getting off work and letting your guests know way ahead of time is a huge benefit. Weekday weddings appear less congested than weekend celebrations, and (drum roll here, please!) its way cheaper. Yes, having your wedding on a weekday is more affordable than a weekend, and you and your partner will be happy to reap the benefits.
[Bonus] Prenuptial agreements are so trendy
Modern couples are getting prenups now more than ever and for a good reason. It’s important to remember that prenups are designed to protect you and your partner, and each couple has unique goals and concerns that a prenup can be used to address. Whether your financial status or age, discussing a prenup before marriage with your partner can be thorough and improve your relationship.
Wedding traditions that are no longer so trendy!
Sorry balloon lovers, but it might be the time to say goodbye to balloon arches. From color schemes to dried flowers, they are so many ways you can make your Fall wedding trendy and perfect for you. Be creative!
Save the day cards
Let’s face it, these are super cute and will undoubtedly get your guests excited, but they are no longer trendy. They can take you back around $150 – $400; every married couple will tell you that every penny counts. So instead, save money and opt for digital cards.
Matching Bridesmaid Dresses
Everyone is unique and gifted in different ways. Take care of your brides, let them become creative, and wear what suits their bodies. Instead of choosing the same dress and style, come up with a theme, like “shades of gray” or “primary colors,” and so on.
Over-the-top wedding cakes
Wedding cakes have seen a vast transformation in recent years. The humble iced fruit cake and the Grooms cake are long gone. Dessert stations are the newest fashion, as we covered in this post.
Whether you’re starting the wedding planning process or getting married soon, it’s clear that the fall wedding trends for 2022 are unique and fun. Incorporate personalized activities and décor that do not necessarily fit into the traditional box. Or, for something a little more daring, consider combining your dream vacation with your dream day. Go forward in love and have fun in whatever direction you choose.
Nicole Sheehey is the Head of Legal Content at HelloPrenup, and an Illinois licensed attorney. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to prenuptial agreements. Nicole has Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School. She has a deep understanding of the legal and financial implications of prenuptial agreements, and enjoys writing and collaborating with other attorneys on the nuances of the law. Nicole is passionate about helping couples locate the information they need when it comes to prenuptial agreements. You can reach Nicole here: [email protected]