Tips for Your Fall Barn Wedding

Updated: Sep 13, 2018

Happy hump day everyone and welcome to my first blog post for #weddingwednesday!! I am so excited to be starting this and hope that you all enjoy my topics and find that what I will be talking about helpful when planning your dream wedding at #thesilverfoxtheater.

The autumn season is almost upon us and that means it's time to say goodbye to your pool floaties and warm weather and give a warm hello to plaid flannels, chilly nights, and everything pumpkin! Fall weddings can be the most beautiful, as the changing colors of scenery in the Western PA area offers a stunning backdrop for your pictures and not to mention all of the beautiful, warm color pallets you can use in your wedding. With that, there are a few things to keep in mind when planning your fall wedding.


The Pros & Cons

Fall can be the best time of year to get married. If you are newly engaged and still in the planning process be sure to weigh the pros and cons of having a fall barn wedding to make sure you're picking the right date for you.


Pros:

  • The stunning fall-colored landscape is your backdrop for photos

  • You can pick any type of wedding gown without worrying about being too cold or too hot

  • Seasonal decor choices are endless this time of year!

Cons:

  • Fall holidays may cause date conflicts

  • Daylight savings ends and losing daylight may interfere with your photos (but also create an awesome opportunity for night-time pics)

  • Fall weather is very inconsistent in Western PA


The Autumn Weather

As we mentioned above, weather during the fall season is not always picture perfect in Western Pennsylvania and can possibly pose a problem if you're wedding is outside. Temperatures during this season can range anywhere from being a perfect 74° to a chilly 40° in Pennsylvania. When planning a fall barn wedding, you always need to make sure that you are prepared for any type of weather. Have a "Plan B" in order if any parts of your big day are supposed to be outside, just in case Mother Nature wants to intervene. Having a Plan B will ensure that your dream wedding goes just as planned, even if the weather didn't. It will also ensure that all of your guests are comfortable throughout the evening. Decorate with warm colors, seasonal throw blankets or even serve hot chocolate during cocktail hour to add to the warmth of your big day in case of cold weather.


The Autumn Countryside

One of the best things about having a barn wedding during autumn is that nature is your backdrop. The rolling hills of Western PA are known for their picturesque foliage and can produce some of the most beautiful photo-ops for couples getting married. Use this to your advantage and incorporate nature's beauty into your wedding day to make sure that you and your guests get to experience all of the beautiful colors of fall, especially the golden red sunsets.



Fall Color Palettes

Playing off of the natural colors of the season is another great perk of having a fall wedding. From plum and olive to teal and orange, there are endless choices to compliment your fall barn wedding. Not to mention all of the great decor that will be instock this time of year to match your colors.




Fall Catering Trends

Everyone knows that seasonal food can be the best type of food, especially around fall. If you're tying the knot between the months of September and November you have the ability to choose any type of food for your reception, but with the holidays right around the corner you are also able to enjoy all of the yummy holiday plates not typically enjoyed during the Spring and Summer seasons. Make sure to ask your caterer what types of holiday-inspired foods they can prepare for your reception to give your guests a little taste of the holidays. Start off with some warm broccoli cheese soup or a colorful salad, followed by carved turkey and mashed potatoes, and end your meal with seasonal cupcakes or a variety of pies.


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