Calling all fall brides! Now is the time to get thinking about your wedding flower ideas! Even if you’re getting married months from now, you should definitely start planning now for your wedding flowers. If you’re working with a florist, you’ll want to talk to them now so you can ensure that you’ll get all of the special fall flowers and colors that you love. When certain colors and styles get trendy and popular, they can get expensive because of the high demand, and local flower farms might run out of the colors that you have your heart set on.
If you’re getting married this fall, don’t feel like you have to stick to the traditional colors of fall leaves, such as deep reds, oranges, and yellows. Don’t be afraid to mix in some different colors that you love to create a unique and bohemian color scheme. For example, you could pair a nice autumn rusty orange with a light blush and a dusty rose for a romantic, desert color scheme. You could also pair a deep mustard yellow with a tropical turquoise and light gray. If you love the deep reds of fall leaves but don’t want your wedding colors to look too Christmas-y, try pairing it with burgundy and cream. Remember, if you’re getting married in the fall, you still have endless options when it comes to your flowers and wedding colors.
First of all, to plan the perfect fall wedding, you’ll want to be familiar with some of the most popular fall colors. Most brides getting married in August, September, or October incorporate at least one of these colors into their wedding because of the seasonal aesthetic that they bring. While you can totally incorporate spring colors into your fall wedding, there are so many seasonal flowers and colors that you would be missing out on. Check out some of these popular fall colors and shades to consider for your wedding.
- Cherry Red
- Forest Green
- Dusty Blue
- Blush Pink
- Slate Gray
Now that you’ve narrowed down the color scheme that you’re going to use for your wedding, it is time to choose which fall flowers you want to use in your wedding flower arrangement ideas. One of the most classic ways to make your fall wedding flowers feel timely and festive is to add a sprig or two of some beautifully colored fall leaves. However, if you don’t want to be that obvious when you’re incorporating fall colors, there are still many other flowers you can use that will be gorgeous while still matching the fall aesthetic. Consider all of these possibilities until you’ve nailed down your specific vision and aesthetic for your dream fall wedding. If you need some additional inspiration for your fall wedding flowers, check out this article from Brides.com!
Here are some of the most popular fall wedding flower ideas that you can use for inspiration as you’re trying to plan out your wedding flowers:
- Gerber Daisies
- Garden Roses
- Rice Flower
- Seasonal Berries
- Sweet Peas
- Black-Eyed Susans
Just to clarify, some of these flowers are in season at different times throughout the year, but they come in colors that would look great for a fall wedding! Others are available exclusively during the late summer and fall months. These flowers range from bohemian to romantic to traditional to modern. No matter what your personal style is, you’ll be able to find some flowers on this list that will match your vision for your wedding.
Try Artificial Flowers
Do you know that many brides spend a few thousand dollars on their wedding flowers? In 2022, most brides have spent an average of $2,000 to $3,500 on their wedding flowers alone. While fresh flowers are beautiful to you, they aren’t always exactly friendly to your budget or wallet. They also can be difficult to work with if the weather isn’t ideal, like if it is overly cold or hot on your wedding day. If you want to have dreamy, low-maintenance wedding flowers on a budget, artificial flowers could be perfect for you.
Silk flowers are a popular choice for high-quality wedding flowers. They are designed to imitate the exact colors and shapes of fresh flowers, while still being highly realistic. Silk flowers are used in many weddings because they’re much more affordable than fresh flowers. They can also be reused and rearranged for different events such they won’t ever wilt or die! Make sure that you find the right vendors and stores to purchase your high-quality silk flowers. (Hint: they won’t be the cheap, thin-looking flowers that you often see at the grocery store.)
If you’re looking for a nature-inspired touch that will make your wedding flowers beautiful and unique, try using wood flowers. Wood flowers are an affordable alternative to fresh flowers that look beautiful and realistic. Wood flowers are created from natural tapioca root, which makes them the perfect canvas to be dyed into any color. This will be perfect for you if you have a really unique wedding color scheme that you’re trying to work with. Don’t waste money on fresh flowers that won’t even turn out the right color. Save money on affordable wood flowers and get the exact color that you’ve been looking for. You can also choose some wood flowers that have a bit of tapioca root skin on them, which has a lovely wood-like hue to it. Pair your wood flowers with some dried florals, such as baby’s breath, and you’ll have a totally Pinterest-worthy wedding!
Dried flowers totally match the aesthetic and vibe of most fall weddings. Dried flowers usually come in neutral colors, which match a lot of fall colors. They can also be painted to go with your wedding color scheme. However, dried flowers can be pretty fragile and thin by themselves. Pair them with some realistic-looking wood roses for a bit more drama and volume in your trendy fall bouquets!