Oct 5

5 Ways to Choose Your Fall Wedding Colors

Fall is an extremely popular wedding season. The weather is comfortable, and the stunning Fall foliage is the perfect backdrop for your celebration! Another great part of having a Fall wedding is that you can create a beautiful palette with Fall wedding colors.

Picking your wedding color theme is an essential step in the planning process. There are dozens of colors to choose from for your Fall wedding from rich jewel tones to earthy neutrals. Not sure what colors to choose for your fall wedding color palette? We’ve compiled a few color combination ideas to inspire you along with five tips to help you choose the best color theme for your big day!


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Consider seasonal blooms

Some colors naturally lend themselves to certain times of the year. Selecting your color palette from seasonal flowers is a great option. Trending flowers for Fall 2021 are peach, blush, and cream Garden Roses (traditionally larger and more petal-dense). If you want to source locally, Dahlias can be grown in many parts of the country and come in a variety of tones from soft blush to bright yellow to burgundy. Amaranthus has become a popular choice for fall weddings because of its ability to add shape to arches, centerpieces, and bouquets. Naturally in bloom during the fall season, Chrysanthemums give your arrangements a whimsical look. They’re also available in a rainbow of colors, including green, yellow, white, and orange. Looking to flowers can help you figure out the best colors for your wedding.



Look to your venue

Search your venue for inspiration. What colors are prominent in the space? Locations such as rustic barns and tented receptions allow you greater latitude when choosing your wedding colors. For other types of venues that come decorated (hotels and country clubs), consider the colors that are currently in the space. When it comes to choosing your Fall wedding colors, you’ll want to work with what the space has to offer.

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Gather inspiration

Especially early on in your planning, you’ll want to do your research and start getting inspired. Pinterest, magazines, and real weddings are all excellent sources of inspiration. You can start to collect wedding details that you love. This is a great way to figure out your Fall wedding colors. Which colors speak to your personality? To organize your ideas, start a wedding board in Pinterest, save magazine clippings in a binder, or make a mood board.



Think about your personal style

This wedding should reflect both and your spouse. First, determine your general aesthetic. Do you have a theme in mind? Bohemian, Granny Chic, and Nautical are all wonderfully inspired themes. This is easier if you’ve already started collecting inspiration and found wedding details that you love. Once you’ve figured out your theme or vision, you can find your perfect color palette.

Keep things simple

It is easy to get overwhelmed. You’ll have endless options to choose from. Start by gathering a few ideas, then put them aside and move on to another wedding task. Come back to your selections and edit. A fresh eye always helps! Be sure to use your color scheme as a guideline.



When it comes to Fall wedding colors, there are so many great options. Your color palette will help guide you when it comes to picking your wedding details for décor and stationery. As a wedding stationery designer, I love helping couples bring their stationery vision to life. I can help you create the perfect stationery based on your color palette. Just send me a note so we can get to work!