With fall arriving this week, what better time than now to share some rustic fall wedding ideas on a budget. Whether you are adding some last minute details or planning next year’s wedding, let’s take a look at some ideas for a fall-kissed wedding reception.
As an enchanting season, late September to early November have become an ideal time to host a wedding party. The cozy, rustic charmed season offers couples an ideal backdrop to celebrate their love. If you’re planning a fall wedding with a touch of rustic elegance, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to share some captivating ideas that will make your special day truly memorable.
Fall Wedding Details
1. Earthy Color Palette
Embrace the warm and earthy tones of fall by selecting a color palette an autumn palette. This can mean going all out with rich burgundies, deep oranges, muted greens, and warm browns. Or perhaps you prefer a hint of fall as a compliment your other chosen colors. For example, light pink and sage work beautifully together.
With whatever colors you choose, Bergen Linen rentals can reflect these hues beautifully. Consider renting tablecloths, napkins, and overlays in these autumnal shades to create a cohesive and inviting atmosphere. Pair with classic neutrals or full-on color. Speak with a team member regarding your options or request a quote.
2. Farm-to-Table and Fall Feast Selections
A rustic fall wedding is the perfect occasion for a farm-to-table dining experience. Fortunately, there are many caterers to choose from in our area that offer sustainable and other farm fresh menus. In addition, there are many ways to include fall into your appetizers, beverages, entrees, and desserts.
- stuffed acorn squash
- butternut squash risotto
- apple cider glazed chicken
- spiced maple bourbon fizz
- classic carrot cake
3. Outdoor Ceremony
If possible, do your best to take advantage of the mild fall weather by hosting your ceremony and reception outdoors. Dress up your event space with the proper autumn decor and table linens. Your preference of rustic will determine the amount and type of decor needed.
When it comes to outdoor events (especially in the NY/NJ area), it is important to have a backup plan. There is always a possibility of rain or chilly weather. (And yes, snow! Remember that Halloween blizzard in 2011?!)
4. Cozy Lounge Areas
When you think of rustic, you should also be thinking of cozy. For this feel, we suggest including a relaxed, intimate area complete such as a lounge area. The perfect place for people to gather before, during, and/or after the main events throughout your wedding. If you are feeling extra cozy, include soft pillows and some blankets; this is an especially perfect idea for those planning on providing an after-party experience.
5. Fall Foliage Decor
Fall foliage is full of beautiful colors so why not incorporate them into your wedding decor. Autumn-inspired table runners adorned with fresh autumn leaves or chair sashes tied with seasonal berries can add a touch of natural charm to your venue.
6. Warm Beverages and Blankets
As the evening begins to wind down, provide your guests with warm beverages like apple cider or hot chocolate. These are perfect drinks for your lounge area or at the time of dessert. Work with your caterer or event space to create some seasonal cocktails to help tie in your theme.
Final Rustic Fall Wedding Ideas on a Budget
At Bergen Linen, we specialize in providing premium linen rentals to enhance your fall wedding decor. And our wide selection of linens, from tablecloths to napkins, can help you achieve the rustic reception of your dreams. When it comes to linens or any other wedding decor, take into consideration your event’s lighting.
If you’re hosting an outdoor wedding, you should have a lighting back up (along with a tent) for overcast days. You should also be aware of sunset so you can bring in lighting as needed throughout your wedding celebration. Some popular options are outdoor chandeliers, warm fair lights, lanterns, and flameless candles. (Dry leaves and other outdoor elements are quite flammable so flameless is ideal.)