It's hard to believe it's almost fall! We've seen some beautiful weddings this year and look forward to even more as the year continues into the cooler months. For brides planning autumn celebrations, we're sharing Editors Circle member and Shutterfly style partner Mindy Weiss' fall wedding trends. As a celebrity event planner who has worked with stars including Ciara and Russell Wilson, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi, the Kardashians, and rumored to be planning Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin's September wedding, Mindy Weiss is an expert at creating artful events with the latest looks, styles, and trends in mind.
From incorporating custom details into the décor in order to personalize the event, to adding interactive elements for wedding guests, to providing unique entertainment options, these ideas work beautifully for fall weddings, as well as nuptials in any season. Read on for Mindy Weiss' advice on the latest trends for your wedding, below!
Build Your Own Welcome Bag
Haven’t had a chance to think about what’s going in that welcome goody bag for your guests yet? Save time and let guests choose their own items! Provide a station where your guests can pick out what they want to take home for a more interactive and fun experience. Some of my favorites include these shot glasses, cozy fleece blankets, and engraved cuffs!
Charcuterie Boards Are Everything
Skip the hors d'oeuvres trays during cocktail hour – have your catering company make an incredible charcuterie board instead. The DIY approach to appetizers is a great way to create an intimate setting that gets your guests chatting and feeling cozy. Plus, the spreads are seriously gorgeous! To amp up the personal touch even more, why not put everything on a custom engraved cutting board?
Level-Up Your Guest Book
Change up that typical all-white guest book by swapping it with a coffee table book. Grab one from your home or order one that highlights something special to you – like the city you got engaged in or something you and your partner both love – and ask guests to sign a page that speaks to them. You’ll love looking back at this one day, and it’s a great hack if you’re in need of something quickly!
Keep the good vibes going during your reception with tarot card readings. Hire a tarot reader for your wedding to provide guests with a cool and personalized experience that they’ll always remember. This way, they can see into their own futures while celebrating yours!
Still haven’t decided if you want to wear a veil or not? Have no fear – fall weddings call for brides in hats! Fedoras, Panama hats, and floppy hats made of wool or felt are the perfect finishing accessory to your boho bridal look.