How to Decorate for a Fall Country Wedding

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Choosing a theme for a wedding helps to define the colors, attire and decorative accents that will be worn and used during the ceremony and the reception. Fall country weddings present an opportunity to use the natural beauty of the outdoors and the brilliant colors of fall as a backdrop for a wedding ceremony. Depending on the budget and preferences of the bride and groom, there are several ways to decorate for a fall country wedding.

  • Incorporate the colors of fall in the attire of the wedding party. Even if the bride and groom wear traditional formal wedding wear, the other members of the wedding party can wear browns, reds, oranges and yellows. Satin is an excellent fabric for bridesmaids' dresses in cool fall weather. If the wedding is informal, long calico prairie skirts are fun to wear, and male ushers can wear western-style shirts.

  • Use rustic decorating accents. For an outdoor wedding, wagon wheels, straw baskets and old-fashioned lanterns add a country touch. Bales of straw placed at doorways or near tables provide places to arrange fall fruits and vegetables, such as pumpkins, squash and multicolor corn. Indoor weddings can be held in a barn or a rustic cabin with the same decorating touches.

  • Cover the reception tables with fabric in your wedding colors, such as gold, chocolate brown and russet. For centerpieces, make floral arrangements with sunflowers, chrysanthemums, asters and yellow daisies.

  • Choose music for the ceremony and the reception that complements your theme. Bluegrass, square dance music, jazz or country music are all good choices. Keep the focus of your theme in mind, whether it is a formal country wedding or a casual one, when considering the appropriate music choice.

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