1. RETHINK FALL WEDDING COLORS. Listen, I love orange. But I think I’m in the minority here. So let’s just start with this: your fall wedding does not need to include orange, or yellow, or any combination of the two, unless you want it to. You can outfit your wedding in hot pink and green and still get married in October, and it will be fine. But if you want that cozy autumnal feel imbued in your wedding, an easy trick for coming up with a color palette that doesn’t feel like a theme party is to mix pastels with jewel tones, like deep plum with blush pink.
2. OR NEUTRALIZE IT. If jewel tones aren’t your thing, muted colors work just as well.
3. MIX A LITTLE PINK WITH YOUR ORANGE. Like I said, I love orange, personally. But if you want to cut some of the fall from your orange, mix it with a muted pink like mauve.
4. METALLIC IS A NEUTRAL. We currently live in a magical time when gold and copper are neutrals and spray paint is available in abundance. Be thankful for that.
5. ORANGE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE PUMPKINS: If you want to incorporate orange without resorting to leaves or pumpkins, look to the fruit aisle. Bonus: no one at your wedding will get scurvy.
6. AND PUMPKINS DON’T HAVE TO BE ORANGE: I mean, it is decorative gourd season. But it can also be hot pink decorative gourd season.
7. SPEAKING OF PUMPKINS. Pumpkins are basically organic vases once you scoop out the seeds.
8. LEAVES ARE SUPER CHEAP. Like really cheap. Which means they can make for really cool big impact decor (like the installation above) or things like escort cards that require volume buys.
9. AND THEY’RE KINDA LIKE FLOWERS, BUT AGAIN, CHEAPER. Which means you can mimic the look of those cool flower walls, but for way less money.
10. THE GROCERY STORE IS YOUR FRIEND. Fall isn’t just decorative gourd season. It’s harvest season! Which means there’s an abundance of decor options right in the produce department of your local grocery store.