We know this might seem a bit premature but it is NOT TOO EARLY to begin planning your Fall wedding. In fact, End of March – May are the months to get your Save the Date mailed. Remember the whole process takes time – try not to be in a rush. Also, if your mailing requires more than 1 stamp, please make sure you order enough the first time because you never know if the stamps will still be available when you go to mail your final invite. Mixed stamps give a sloppy first impression.
Here are a few things to consider:
Autumn Wedding Colors
The colors you naturally think of for fall (deep reds, oranges, and browns) work great, but if you want to open it up a little, consider olives, purples, dark yellows, and cream.
Some great color combos include:
Eggplant – Dark Olive – Light Olive Chocolate – Dark Red – Orange Chocolate – Light Brown – Cream Eggplant – Chocolate – Light Brown
Autumn Wedding Save the Dates
While traditional etiquette calls for sending save the date cards (or magnets) out 6 months before the big day, there is no reason why you can't send them out 4-5 months out for a late fall wedding. Your out-of-town guests who need to plan around school and possibly babysitters will appreciate any advanced heads up.
Autumn Wedding Invitations
Remember – invitations should be sent approximately eight weeks before the wedding.
Tip: For best results and a potential price break, order all of your stationery at the same time. Usually online sites offer discounts for ordering matching invitations, programs, menus, and place cards. It also helps you to make 100% sure the designs are exactly the same (same colors, fonts, etc.)
Bridal Showers: And finally, one last thought – bridal shower invitations should be mailed about 4 weeks before the shower unless of course, there are lots of guests making the trip from out of town and then additional notice would be appreciated. Recently we received a bridal shower invitation in November for a mid-July shower. And then received a reminder again in April. We were appalled. The shower is not the wedding and should never be treated as equal.