Page updated August 21, 2020
Summer may be the most common season for weddings, but fall offers something truly special for the bride and groom longing to make their day unique. The crisp air, spectacular fall colors and that magical feeling of a change of season set the stage for a new beginning.
Take a look at these 15 fall wedding ideas for how to make your fall wedding as fabulous as the season itself.
The quick list:
- Seasonal bouquet
- Seasonal boutonnière
- Cozy blanket
- Hot chocolate reception
- Outdoor ceremony
- Faux mink wrap
- Flower crowns
- Hot toddies
- Ceremony sign
- Outdoor decor
- Cowboy boots
- Barn wedding
- Outdoor photo shoot
- Jean jacket
- Fall cupcakes
Brides can truly capture the beauty of the fall season with its flowers, blooming in deep oranges, intense reds and creamy yellows. Some of the most common flowers found during the fall include chrysanthemums, safflower, lavender, cosmos, asters and Queen Anne’s lace. 
Like the bouquets, the boutonnieres in your fall wedding have the potential to be something special. The rich colors will truly pop against the darker shades of the groom’s tux or suit.
Everyone has that story about sweating through a wedding ceremony in July. You won’t have that issue with a fall wedding. In Las Vegas, fall temperatures might fall in the low 80s during the day and the 60s in the evening. Perfect! Plus, you can bring along a charming blanket to snuggle up under if temperatures drop in the evening.
Hot Chocolate Reception
What’s better than a cup of hot chocolate on a beautiful fall evening? A hot chocolate reception is a great way to add a little charm to your ceremony. Include a self-service drink station with fun toppings like marshmallows, peppermints or even schnapps. 
Whether you choose a venue in Las Vegas or Maine, rest assured you are in for a backdrop that will be jaw dropping if you choose a fall wedding. Just imagine the wedding photos against the dramatic colors of fall. 
Faux Mink Wrap
As the sun drops and the temps cool, throw on a faux mink wrap for a dramatic, old-fashioned Hollywood look.
Flower crowns? Yes please.
Hot Toddies or Spiked Apple Cider
Not unlike a hot chocolate station, a fall wedding makes the perfect setting for serving a spiked apple cider or even hot toddies. It will be a welcome change from the ordinary champagne and coffee. 
A wedding ceremony sign for a fall wedding can bring the charm. Add some fall leaves for a finishing touch.
The fall season offers so many options for gorgeous décor, from flower stuffed pumpkins to colorful acorns adorning your table.
Cowgirl or not, a fall outdoor wedding gives you license to pull on some fabulous cowboy boots for a look only you can pull off.
What has more charm than a rustic barn? Or an old mining “town” with gorgeous aged wood and an outside fireplace.
Outdoor Photo Shoot
You might notice that Cactus Collective wedding packages come with photos. Photography is at the heart of everything we do. From the Valley of Fire package to the Just the Two of Us package, you will go home with stunning photos to cherish.
Not interested in the traditional wedding dress? A fall wedding allows you a lot of room for making a statement with a blue jean jacket or the above-mentioned faux mink wrap.
Don’t want a wedding cake? Consider wedding cupcakes in a variety of flavors, including some fun fall flavors like pumpkin spice, apple and even gingerbread.
There you are – 15 fall wedding ideas to plan your amazing fall wedding. For more about Cactus Collective Weddings packages and what we have to offer, click here.