The brilliant colors of natural fall foliage and temperate weather set the stage for great fall weddings in Paradise Cove’s outdoor wedding venues in DFW. However, for all the wonderful potential of a fall wedding, there are a few special considerations to consider when planning a fall wedding in outdoor wedding venues in DFW.
First, keep in mind that outdoor wedding venues in DFW that extend into the evening hours is likely to experience a drop in temperature. Some ideas to keep guests cozy include:
Arrange bins of inexpensive wraps, hand warmers (the disposable type hunters use), inexpensive one-size-fits all gloves, or set up heat lamps in outdoor areas where guests will relax and socialize.
The Bridal Bouquet
The bridal bouquet and flowers are often a disappointment for autumn brides. Many popular wedding blooms are not in season during the autumn, but beautiful flowers and solutions are available for autumn weddings. Dahlias, sunflowers, mums, calla lilies, columbine, peonies, and roses are popular flowers for a fall wedding. In addition, many popular wedding flowers that are out of season in the fall are available at a higher cost as hothouse grown.
Avoid Holiday Conflicts
There are many holidays during the fall, including Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Jewish holidays. Avoid planning your wedding around these holidays to prevent conflicts. On the other hand, a Thanksgiving Wedding may be opportune if all of your family, cousins, and friends gather for the holiday each year. As long as it is convenient for both families, and must-have guests, it saves out-of-town-guests from making a second trip.
Fall Wedding Cakes
Wedding Cake Flavors
Indulge in the season by selecting cakes with distinct fall flavors. Consider an applesauce, pumpkin cake or spice cake with cream cheese frosting. Sweet potato cake with maple frosting is also a fall favorite! For a lighter cake with a touch of the fall, choose a lemon cake with lemon frosting and filling, or vanilla bean/almond cake with vanilla bean buttercream frosting.
Fall Wedding Colors
Color counts when you are designing an autumn-inspired cake for your wedding in outdoor wedding venues in DFW, and you cannot go wrong with a wedding color palette of burnt orange, brown, yellow, gold, purple and red. It is also perfectly acceptable to choose simple chocolate or ivory with color matching flowers, and/or fall leaves or acorns if you do not care for a profusion of fall colors.
Fall Wedding Flowers
Your cake and bouquet can match by asking the baker to create sugar versions of your fall wedding flowers, if you want to keep it simple with just a few flowers, when placed to one side of the cake, it provides a stunning, yet simple effect.
Whether your cake will match the season or be a traditional wedding cake, consider adding an autumnal side to serve with the cake. Offer baked pears or apples with ice cream, or caramel candies on each plate for fall themed outdoor wedding venues in DFW.
Autumn Wedding Favor Ideas
Send guests home with these popular autumn-inspired wedding favor ideas:
Treat your guests to a uniquely American fall indulgence, caramel apples, or candied apples. Have them packaged individually and tied off with a ribbon that matches your wedding colors.
Send guests home with a touch of autumn with soy candles in shades of burnt orange, yellow, gold, or brown. They can double as place cards, or pack them into attractive boxes in your wedding colors.
Chocolate is always a popular favor among guests. Chocolates in the shape of maple leaves and acorns add a distinct autumn flavor. Display them in attractive boxes at each place setting or on trays near the dessert table of your outdoor wedding venues in DFW.
Mini Maple Syrup Bottles
Few things represent autumn better than maple syrup and apple cider. Give mini bottles of maple syrup and apple cider mix to your guests, or include them in thank you bags after the reception, and in welcome bags for out of town guests. Include a few cinnamon stirring sticks with the cider.
Individual Apple Tarts
Mini apple tarts and apple bran muffins are a great way to say thank you to guests who attend your wedding in outdoor wedding venues in DFW.
Fresh Candied or Butter Pecans
Warm pecans coated in brown sugar, or butter and sea salt and lightly roasted will wow your guests and leave them satisfied. Have your caterer arrange to give out the snacks toward the end of the evening.
Whether homemade or purchased, apple butter is a favorite fall favor, and tastes great too. Package the sweet spread into mini jars; cover each jar lid with fabric to match your wedding day colors; and tie them off with a thin piece of raffia or ribbon, and a small thank-you note. Your guests will love you for it!
Our knowledgeable staff specializes in providing personalized luxury weddings, and wedding receptions in Paradise Cove’s outdoor wedding venues in DFW. Contact us to schedule a tour, to book your waterfront wedding, or for questions regarding our venue. We will provide a tour and discuss our various options and features with you. When planning fall weddings contact us today fo book yours in luxurious Paradise Cove.