Fall Wedding Favors Ideas for 2007 Fall Weddings
Autumn is a beautiful time of the year. The fall time always brings the rich colors of autumn leaves and Thanksgiving. Burgundy, chocolate brown, deep red or hunter green are all great colors for fall weddings and the bride’s maid dresses. Think of rustic elegance with stalks of fall flowers tied to tent poles, glass jugs filled with cider, or dozens of bales of hay for guests to sit on. Don’t be afraid to take advantage of rich chocolaty brown for table linens, or brown velvet curtains and chair cushions. The rich chocolate brown color is the trend this year and it looks lovely when incorporated into a fall wedding.
To follow the fall theme throughout your autumn wedding incorporate a leaf motif into your invitations, such as a maple leaf or even a pinecone. Also use metallic gold paper to contrast your color scheme and give it a fall feel. Use a rubber stamp to include the fall same fall leaf motif in your invitations, place cards, and thank you notes. Make sure to use natural products in your floral, wedding favors, and decorations by using raffia, vines, twigs, leaves, and rustic colors. The flowers at your fall wedding will look lovely when paired with bunches of berries or a ring of leaves. Include fruit, such as tiny pairs in the centerpieces. Colorful votives and antique lanterns are also a lovely touch to a fall wedding. You can even go further by using Fall Leaf Votives.
To continue the fall theme as a part of your autumn wedding create a festive menu. Serve hearty harvest food at your wedding reception such as roast turkey with gravy and individual stuffed acorn squashes. Use small pumpkins and butternut squashes as bowls for creamy pumpkin soup. Incorporate colorful seasonal produce into the menu. Go all out by serving chocolate martinis with Hershey’s Kisses or green-apple martinis. To top it all off serve bread pudding for desert or at a more formal wedding serve pumpkin-white chocolate cheesecakes.
A fall wedding theme can be either ultra-formal or very informal. It all depends on the tone of the wedding and reception. An ultra-formal wedding can easily include fall/autumn elements without sacrificing the formality of the event. It is important to stay with the rich colors, such as burgundy or navy. Make sure to keep the menu festive yet elegant. Apple Martinis are much more elegant than cranberry iced fruit punch. Be selective with your formal fall wedding. Definitely make use of candles and elegant fall fruits and flowers as a part of your formal fall wedding rather than bales of hay or pumpkins.
Don’t’ forget to incorporate the fall wedding theme into your fall wedding favors. Popular favors available in fall colors include gift and favor bags, favor boxes, and favor ribbons or personalized ribbons. These elements will help to add the little autumn color palette touches. Wedding Gift Bags are an excellent way to say thank you to out of town guests or wedding parties. Fall wedding favor boxes are used for sweet treats like a granny apple, mints, truffles or Jordan Almonds. A small favor, such as a votive candle can be place in a fall favor box also. There are several selections of fall favor boxes currently available. Chocolate brown favor boxed for a formal wedding or a natural craft brown favor box for an informal wedding. Another big trend for fall wedding is to use pink to contrast the dark brown. Try pink favor boxes with brown satin ribbon or vise versa. Embellish the fall wedding favor boxes with raffia, brown pok-a-dot organza ribbon or satin favor ribbon. Also popular for fall wedding favors are personalized hone jars or a bottle of maple syrup. Help your guests decorate the season by giving them mini pumpkins.
Fall is a romantic time for weddings. The beauty of fall is incomparable when nature paints your landscape and vivid colors. It is the time of year that also allows families to gather, making it much easier for you to hold your fall wedding.
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