Creating a Colorful and Rustic Look
Planning every small detail for your wedding day is overwhelming. Once you have set a date, found a venue, found a dress, and picked out your bridal party, you might be starting to think that the end of your planning is nearing an end. However, you will be amazed to find that planning a wedding is full of tiny little details that may not have ever occurred to you. Luckily, there are plenty of ways for you to help yourself tackle both the large and small details of your wedding so that you can make your day as perfect as possible. The best way to organize your wedding planning is to organize your event around a central theme. For example, if you have set a date for your wedding in October or November, you should use the fall season as inspiration.
Use Autumn Colors and Flowers
The autumn season is full of beautiful colors. You should take advantage of the reds, oranges, and yellows when you are choosing color themes for your bridesmaids, groomsmen, flowers, and more. Not only will limiting your color scheme to fall like colors help you significantly narrow down your flower options, it will also improve the look of your photographs as all of your dresses and décor will compliment the environment around you.
When choosing flowers for your fall wedding, you should think about which flowers are prevalent during the months of October and November. Choosing flowers that are associated with fall will fit into your theme and lower the cost of your centerpieces and bouquets as they will be abundantly stocked at florists and greenhouses around your community. Some flowers to consider using are mums, daisies, tiger lilies, and sunflowers. You can also add some interesting touches to your centerpieces by including other signature fall plants such as pumpkins, wheat, apples, and fallen leaves.
Small Details Can Create a Rustic Yet Elegant Look
For many people, a fall theme means a more rustic look. Outdoor weddings are very popular in the fall as well as weddings held in rehabbed barns and other rustic looking buildings. You can add a rustic yet elegant feel to your décor by adding small little touches here and there. Small uses of burlap can to wonders to make your décor look rustic yet finely crafted. Use burlap instead of ribbon to tie your bouquets. You can also use burlap to make bows around chairs or as placemats or napkin rings. Another little touch that can add a charming rustic feel is the use of mason jars. You can use mason jars as water glasses or as votive candle holders.
Don’t Forget Your Guests!
It is very easy to get swept up in all the details surrounding you and your bridal party on your wedding day. You are, after all, the bride. However, it is important to remember your guests as well. It’s traditional to leave your guests party favors as a thank-you for attending your special day. If your wedding is near the Halloween holiday, a cute favor idea would be to give away an adult trick or treat baggy full of delicious chocolates and other candies. You could also leave your guests the traditional Jordan almonds or the more recently popular chocolate covered espresso beans.
Planning your wedding can be a very hectic affair. Just remember that if you find yourself getting anxious over the small details that keep popping up, you can always find help. There are tons of resources online that can help you come up with cost saving and cute ideas. Also, do not forget that your family and your bridal party is always there for you. With the help of the people around you, you can create the special day that you always imagined.
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