Before the exchange of vows, and the beginning of your happily ever after, there’s the process of planning a wedding. We know, it’s stressful. But however stressful it may be, it should be fun! One of the first things that should be set straight is the wedding invitation. It’s one of the most important parts — it sets the tone and lets the guest have a glimpse of how your wedding will be.
Fall is great for weddings because it’s the perfect weather. If you’re getting hitched in the beautiful season of fall, here are eight different styles that you can consider:
1. Bohemian Chic
Boho chic wedding invite by yuliyapopova, 123RF.
For the couples that love to be unique and get out of stuffy traditions, this moody boho style is for you! The floral and botanical elements feel laid back yet thoughtful. The flowers’ dried leaves and pastel color as the centerpiece design add a rustic fall and romantic vibe. On the other hand, the classic serif font keeps things clean and modern.
Not only does it go perfectly with a garden-inspired bohemian wedding, but it also works great for a soft, classic romantic wedding.
2. Untamed Love
Botanical wedding invitation by rawpixel, 123RF.
Tough, resilient, and known for their ability to thrive in even the most adverse conditions. Although wildflowers might seem like a bad match for something as momentous as a wedding ceremony, this philosophy of dandelions is something that every couple (especially newlyweds) should strive to become.
The stark comparison of colors and the image of a dandelion paired with a fall-approved, muted shade of burnt orange is the perfect amount of individuality and thoughtfulness for couples who love being under the radar, beating to their own drum.
3. Pretty in Pink
Rustic lettering template by maximleshkovich, 123RF.
Although it might seem a little unconventional to use pink for a fall-themed wedding, this wedding invitation leaves details that really tie into the fall theme! The hints of pink are great for any bride that can’t live without their pop of color.
Watercolor roses, dried flower petals, and foliage could be packaged in a brown envelope with natural jute rope for a magical fall wedding. The soft, flowy calligraphy on the invite invokes visions of a romantic wedding filled with falling leaves.
4. Luxurious Metallics
Vintage save the dates by 210484kate, 123RF
For a more glamorous take on wedding invitations, go metallic! Glittery foil-pressed metallic accents are a classic on a wedding invitation. Better yet, it still goes well with a fall wedding. During this season, gold and coppers look extra natural.
A simple white design with gold accents in the form of plants gives off a crisp and clean look. This style is excellent for the glammed-up couple who value luxury, shine, and shimmer yet want to stay on theme for a fall wedding.
5. Earthy or Edgy
Summer and autumn flowers invite by olgakorneeva, 123RF.
Deep earthy tones of burgundies, oranges, and browns are a classic color scheme for a fall wedding, and for a good reason! Find inspiration from the outdoors and base your design on a woodsy canopy of florals that comes alive with adventure. The unusual choice of fonts creates a playful take whilst staying true to a unique invitation.
For a more edgy look, swap out some browns for some blacks. The perfect complement to the couple whose style is a good balance of cottagecore and a little all-black-everything.
Summer and autumn flowers with black accents by olgakorneeva,123RF
6. Don’t Be Afraid of Green
Rustic green invitation by viktoriiabielik, 123RF.
Just because your wedding ceremony is held during fall does not make it a hard and fast rule that your wedding invite has to fall under the realms of yellow, oranges, and reds. Green shades like pine make for a refreshing take on wedding invites, and it’s perfectly suitable for an outdoor wedding.
Give a subtle nod to the earthiness of fall with brown letterings instead of black. White textured paper and dark brown wax seals really tie things together.
7. A Nod to Fall
Autumn leaves invitation by alepdaru, 123RF.
What else screams fall more than classic maple leaves? For an all-out October wedding, you cannot go wrong with this distinctly autumnal design. The carefully placed maple leaves accompanying the off-white background is a less-is-more design approach. Decorate with real (or realistic) leaves instead of graphic elements for a more elegant and classy look.
Artistic cards by evgenialo, 123RF.
A similar idea that can be implemented differently is using the same colors but abstractly! Unlike the invitation above, this design features splotches of autumnal colors without being too explicit on the use of fall leaves.
8. Wood You Marry Me?
Vintage wedding invitation card by kraphix, 123RF.
Attention to all couples that started their romance over vintage films, this unique wedding invitation recreates a movie ticket that can pay homage to the art of cinema. This Old Hollywood-style wedding invitation uses a rough and handsome dark brown with cursive text and a creamy wooden texture on the back.
The colorway and wooden textures bring out an outdoorsy vibe, making it highly appropriate even for a fall wedding! Hire a jazz band or wear an elaborate headpiece while you’re at it. Just sayin’.
Here’s to a lifetime of happiness and love!
Don’t forget to include the wedding information on the invite. Whether your wedding is a rustic garden event or a crispy evening under the maple trees, we hope you have a blast on your wedding day. Dancing is mandatory!
We put together an aesthetically romantic autumnal compilation of wedding sounds and videos. Perfect for all the bride and grooms-to-be!
Got your wedding photos? Find out how to enhance the colors of fall here. Can’t get enough of the magic of fall? Here are the season’s most amazing falltastic images!