Preview 2021 Fall Wedding Trends

Written by Susan Lanier-Graham

September 1, 2021
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There are many wedding trends, but fall wedding trends incorporate different styles and colors. Here is a preview of 2021 fall wedding trends.

Fall is a special time of year for any big occasion—especially weddings. Leaves change color and fall from the trees, the temperature grows colder, and the daylight gets shorter. Fall plays such an integral role in the environment, so any bride looking at finalizing a wedding during this season needs to consider some aspects.

Each year, there are many wedding trends, but fall wedding trends are different because they incorporate different styles and colors. For a bride sorting out her wedding details in fall, it’s important to focus on everything from the wedding dress to the reception drinks. Figuring out what fall-appropriate details will go into the bride’s wedding day will make everything a little less stressful. Here is a preview of the 2021 fall wedding trends.

Each year, there are many wedding trends, but fall wedding trends are different because they incorporate different styles and colors. For a bride sorting out her wedding details in fall, it’s important to focus on everything from the wedding dress to the reception drinks. Figuring out what fall-appropriate details will go into the bride’s wedding day will make everything a little less stressful. Here is a preview of the 2021 fall wedding trends.

Bold Colors: A Big Fall Wedding Trend

When it comes to a fall wedding, color is everything. The rich colors of nature mixed with the beautiful sceneries make fall the perfect time to host a wedding. The bride can focus on bold colors, from earthy hues to rich jewel tones.

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The best colors for a fall wedding include deep burgundy, rich green, orange, pastel peach, mauve, emerald, plum, and maroon. Brides can use these bold colors for bridesmaid dresses, wedding decor, floral arrangements, or even her wedding dress if she’s feeling brave enough. If dresses are off bounds, the colors can still show up in the floral arrangements and the decor for that extra pop of color coordination.

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Bold colors of autumn, as shown in this bouquet with orange and red flowers and berries, is a big fall wedding trend. Photo by Oksana_Nazarchuk via iStock by Getty Images

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Weather-Friendly Dresses for a Fall Wedding

The most important part of any wedding is finding the perfect dress for the bride to wear. It can be even more difficult to find a dress during fall because the weather is usually unpredictable. Because the season is transitioning into winter, it’s a lot cooler, and there can be a lot of rain and wind.

However, it doesn’t always have to be difficult to find a dress for fall. There are many wedding dresses out there that suit the season perfectly. Backless dresses are trendy, as they are much lighter, but you can opt for sleeves to stay extra warm if it happens to be too cold.

Wedding capes are also in right now, as they cover the shoulders and back to give an added layer of style. Wedding dresses featuring large bows are also trending right now, as they are unique and match well with fall. There is a unique style for everyone’s preference.

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You can shop around for a gorgeous fall wedding dress. Photo by Nadtochiy via iStock by Getty Images

Cozy Decor for a Fall Wedding

Fall weddings often have vastly different decor than weddings in other seasons. This is usually because the environment and weather change drastically, and there’s more obligation to make the decor and space much cozier.

For the reception, it’s important to make the space as warm and cozy as possible. The bride can do this by using couches and pillows to warm up the space. Another beautiful feature of fall wedding decor is tents and fairy lights, which match the mood with a romantic and airy ambiance.

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Create a cozy atmosphere for your fall wedding. Photo by Margaryta Basarab via iStock by Getty Images

To make it easier to design the reception, think of it as “living room style” decor but more elegant. Make an inviting atmosphere for guests to relax during the reception by adding cozy throws and plush pillows with comfortable chairs and lounge seating. Utilize candles to further warm up the space.

Warm Drinks

For food and drinks, the warmer, the better. Having warm drinks will make sure that everyone stays cozy and relaxed.  Fall wedding cocktails can consist of fruit, like apple, fig, pear, pumpkin, cranberry, and raspberry. Mixing these with warm liqueurs like bourbon, spiced cider, and mulled wine will warm everyone up.

Some popular and warm fall cocktails are bourbon spiced cider, caramel apple hot toddy, caramel pear cider, pumpkin spice white Russian, and spiced raspberry mulled wine. Some other suggestions that are perfect for the kids are hot chocolate, tea, coffee, and warm juice.

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Smoky apple cider margarita fall cocktail with cinnamon, rosemary, and star anise. Photo by sveta_zarzamora via iStockPhoto

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Fall Weddings Are Extravagant

Fall weddings are sure to come together nicely once the couple figures out all the nitty-gritty details. Opting for bold colors that follow earthy hues, weather-friendly dresses like backless or sleeved, setting up cozy living room decor and offering warm drinks on the menu are all perfect ways to make a fall wedding come together. All weddings are a special day for the bride and groom, but fall wedding trends make these a different type of extravagant.

Each year, there are many wedding trends, but fall wedding trends are different because they incorporate different styles and colors. For a bride sorting out her wedding details in fall, it’s important to focus on everything from the wedding dress to the reception drinks. Figuring out what fall-appropriate details will go into the bride’s wedding day will make everything a little less stressful. Here is a preview of the 2021 fall wedding trends.

Preview 2021 Fall Wedding Trends

Written by Susan Lanier-Graham

Founder and publisher Susan Lanier-Graham has traveled the world for the past twenty years, filling a passport or two along the way. She has wandered through the jungles of Thailand, explored the mysteries of the Great Pyramids, and shared the night with a leopard in Zambia. She sailed in the Mediterranean, sipped her way through Burgundy canals and Champagne caves. She followed Rembrandt’s footsteps through Amsterdam. Susan found her center on the red rocks of Sedona and soaked up an exquisite sunset over the Indian Ocean in Bali. Susan is always looking for wow moments around the world or across the street to share with adventure lovers everywhere. She has authored more than 75 books and hundreds of magazine articles. Susan is an award-winning travel writer and member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA). She is a Certified California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS). Susan's work still regularly appears in print and online. Susan is an award-winning travel writer, a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and is a Certified California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS). Susan has worked as an ambassador for Travelocity and is currently a travel ambassador for Rocky Mountaineer. Her work regularly appears in print and online in a variety of publications. These include various AAA publications, Postcards for Travel Leaders, Alamo.com, Hotels.com, Fairmont.com, So Scottsdale, Uptown, Green Living AZ, Life Refined, Modern Luxury, Marriott.com, WHERE Arizona, WHERE Traveler Phoenix + Scottsdale, and more.

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