(Closed) Fall colors without being too themey?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i think this is very pretty… i can see it for a fall wedding! i know you said you didnt want orange or brown… but this kinda pastel orange and tan look great in my opinion.. with a touch of a coral color i think it is, and a little yellow πŸ™‚


or this! more vintage πŸ™‚ and it has blue, pink and gold instead of the traditional fall colors

Post # 4
46672 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Use the colors you like. Not every fall wedding has to use orange, rust and red, just as every December wedding doesn’t have to use red and green.

Post # 5
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re having a fall wedding and I don’t think we’re choosing any particular colors at all! We’ll just choose whatever we like. We’re pretty eclectic, anyway–that’s how our apartment is decorated, too. I agree with Julie S that you should go with the colors you love–they should reflect the tastes of you and your Fiance, whether they’re typical to the season or not!

Post # 6
59 posts
Worker bee

What is it with non-wedding people and their idea of what a fall wedding is about – i.e. you have to use oranges and reds? My wedding is this fall, right after Halloween. Everyone keeps saying, “Oh do we have to wear a costume?” Um, do you normally dress up two whole days after the holiday?!? But I digress…

We are using a deep purple color (I call it harvest purple, its like deep purple grapes) as the main color. The bridesmaids will wear that color and the groomsmen are wearing dark grey suits with purple and grey ties. We are getting married in a updated barn with lots of exposed wood. I’m using natural elements like twine in the decorations and yes, burlap runners on the wood tables. The tables will have some small white pumpkins and acorns scattered among the candles and florals. I love purple and grey combined with woodsy tones. But that’s me. 

Do what you like – the day should be about you and your FI’s tastes. If you like pastels and you want them in October – do it! You should be in a room that makes you feel special. 

Post # 8
3697 posts
Sugar bee

How about something like sage/olive green and dusty lavendar/light purple? Or a paler shade of burgundy/maroon? If you find shades with brown undertones, you can use paler colors and still feel in-season. Maybe incorporate bunches of grapes or something, rather than pumpkins, so you are still tying a “harvest” feel to your color scheme (and you can work in wine-related details as well, if you like!)

Post # 9
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are having a vintage-inspired wedding this September. If you want to get technical about it…a wedding on September 14th is not a fall wedding. It will be the last weekend of the summer. πŸ˜‰

We’re doing a neutral/outdoorsy palette with brown, ivory, green, and peach. Our caterer is very much treating our wedding as a summer wedding, though (grilled foods, white sangria, etc). Do whatever feels right…at the end of the day, your guests will remember the awesome party that you threw, not the colors you used!

Post # 10
1217 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We’re getting married in November and our color scheme is exactly what you described – pastels and faded tones. I am NOT a fan of fall colors, and we’re having a vintage-themed wedding at a 200-year-old bed & breakfast, so I think it’ll be alright haha. We are serving donuts and apple cider during the cocktail hour, so that will help pull in the autumn atmosphere. 

I say do what you and your Fiance want!

Totally agree with @LR2012.

Post # 12
9 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

I am getting married next fall and I chose David Bridal’s “Marine” Blue for the dresses.  I want to add some touches of Burgundy in the decorations as well.  All of the bouquets will be white/green.   Below is a photo that I found online.  Also, my friend is doing Eggplant purple for her wedding.  These colors really make the bride’s dress stand out!

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