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Fall in Love with these Fall Wedding Ideas

Are you planning on having a fall wedding? Whether these are last minute additions you’d love for your wedding this fall, or something you can keep in the back of your mind for next fall, check out these awesome ideas from The Knot!

1. Rustic invitations

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Are you planning to have a rustic themed wedding? Or are you stumped at what kind of wedding invitations to send? Stop looking at the many different shades of white and off-white, and start thinking about something that looks like the invitation in this photo. What a gorgeous invite! It’ll have your guests smile as they open it. The first look your guests have into your wedding is most likely the invitation you send out. So bring them into one of your most special days with a cozy looking invite!

2. Jewel-toned dresses

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Show your bridesmaids some love by having them wear jewel-toned dresses! They can all wear one shade, like ruby red, or they can all wear different jewel-toned dresses! Other great colors to consider are dark purple, deep green, and dark blue.

3. Fall decor

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So what exactly does fall decor entail? You can use pine cones as place card holders for seats. They can be part of a centerpiece with candles, acorns and flowers. You can even put mini pine cones in your bouquet of flowers! But don’t just limit yourself to pine cones. When you think of fall, don’t you just think of crunchy orange, yellow, and red leaves? Whether they’re real or not, you can use leaves as part of a centerpiece. They can also be a wonderful rose petal replacement down your aisle! (You may want to use fake leaves here, because real ones will definitely be crunchy!) If you have an outdoor wedding, or a rustic indoor wedding, you can put out haystacks, firewood, barrels, and baskets.

4. Fall Food

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Play up the menu with food to go along with the fall season! Not all the food options have to be fall-related food, but you can throw in a bit of fall-inspired items here and there. You can start off with a pumpkin soup, there could be grilled zucchini slices in part of a main entree, you could serve butternut squash ravioli, and there could be fresh cinnamon apple pie! Mmm, doesn’t that sound delicious?

5. Chilly weather prep

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Outdoor weddings are so much fun! They’re great for spring and summer, but a tiny bit trickier during fall and winter. But don’t fret! You can definitely still have your dream outdoor wedding in the fall! Embrace the crisp, cool air! You can set up a cute area with warm wraps for your guests in case they get cold! You can also set up various heat lamps throughout your outdoor seating and standing areas. If it’s possible, you can set up mini fire pits too! (Then, your guests can roast marshmallows and make s’mores!) You can also have a hot chocolate station, which will be a hit with the kids!

Fall is a great time to be in love and to share that love with your family and friends. Show off your fall wedding ideas on our StyleChat mobile app! Use the hashtag #StyleChatMobile to connect with us on social media! We’d love to see your fall wedding ideas!

By: Stephanie Wong

 

9 Thoughtful Bridesmaids Gifts They’ll Appreciate

From planning your wedding to the big day itself, you’ve had a lot of help along the way. I’m sure you counted on your bridesmaids to be like your bread and butter to make sure your special day goes swimmingly. So how could you ever thank them enough? Why, with a gift of course!

For the lovely ladies who were there for you from the very start, here are a few ideas to help you through your brainstorming process to figure out the perfect gift(s) for your gal pals.

Board created through StyleChat
Board created through StyleChat

1. To start, you’ve got to ask a few ladies to be your bridesmaids! What better way to do so than with a sweet, yet thoughtful card? You can personalize the message for each girl.

bridesmaidsCard
Available on zazzle.com

2. Just like your hubby-to-be proposed to you, you can propose to your bridesmaids! Take this cute “forget me knot” ring and ask your go-to girls if they’d help you tie the knot. You need all your loved ones on such a special day!

Now, that takes care of getting your bridesmaids on board. The following gifts can be given to your right-hand ladies either at the same time as the proposal card and ring, or the night before your wedding.

"Forget me Knot "ring via jeweliq.com
“Forget me Knot “ring via jeweliq.com

3. Invite your bridesmaids to celebrate your last night of being single with these gold leaf cocktail glasses. You can pop champagne and your girls can take these pretty glasses home with them as a little trinket from the night.

Cocktail glasses via www.brit.co
Cocktail glasses via http://www.brit.co

4. Make sure your bridesmaids are comfy during the night of your bachelorette party and while you all get ready on your wedding day. This silk kimono wrap will bring out your bridesmaids’ feminine sides in no time.

Silk Kimono wrap from Victoria's Secret
Silk Kimono wrap from Victoria’s Secret

5. Keep the comfort comin’! OK, so even the best of us ladies get super tired wearing heels at some point in the day. So if your bridesmaids feel like kickin’ off those heels and slipping on something a little closer to the ground, get them a pair of flats.

The best part about these flats is that they’re flexible enough to be stored in a bag during the wedding. There are also different color options so you can choose ones to match your bridesmaids’ dresses! (You can even buy yourself a pair to stash for the wedding!)

Comfy flats from tieks.com
Comfy flats from tieks.com

6.“EMERGENCY!” That’s the worst thing to hear, especially on your wedding day. So save your bridesmaids from panicking with a Minimergency Kit made specifically for them.

They’ll be able to keep the small pouch with them to access the essentials. The kit includes hair spray, double-sided tape, bobby pins, a small sewing set, and more! (Don’t worry, there’s one just for brides, too!)

Minimergency kit oh BHLDN.com
Minimergency kit oh BHLDN.com

7. Monogrammed items are so big right now! Get your bridesmaids a trendy little monogrammed keychain. It’s a personalized gift, and it can double as a necklace if you swap the key ring out for a long chain.

Monogram Keychains via threehipchicks.com
Monogram Keychains via threehipchicks.com

8. But what’s a keychain good for if your bridesmaids can’t put it on anything right away? Get them a personalized tote bag!

You can also monogram this with your gal pals’ initials, their first name, or just “bridesmaid.” And all the gifts you saw above? You can give them to your girls in this tote bag. They can use it the night before the wedding and the day of the wedding to store their essentials.

Personalized Totes via exclusivelyweddings.com
Personalized Totes via exclusivelyweddings.com

9. Last but not least, is a thank you card. You can give this to your girls on the day of your wedding or after it’s over. It’s always nice to show appreciation to those who’ve helped you the most.

Thank you cards like these from minted.com
Thank you cards like these from minted.com

So what are you waiting for? Get shopping!

By: Stephanie Wong

1. Card
2. Ring
3. Cocktail Glasses
4. Wrap
5. Flats
6. Minimergency Kit
7. Monogrammed keychain
8. Tote Bag
9. Thank You Card