A wedding is considered to be one of the momentous events for the groom and most especially for the bride. However, a lot of things have to be considered to make this occasion as memorable and joyous as it can be. The wedding theme, the bridal party, the wedding dress have to be taken into account. One of the first things to consider when deciding whether or not to plan a wedding for November is that in many cases, this month is considered to be a part of the “off season” for weddings. Basically, since most weddings occur during the summer months, prices are higher than and lower in other months, like November. For this reason, choosing a November wedding theme could mean saving a lot of money on facility rentals, catering and even tux rentals!
However, a lot of people though would fail to consider the fact that the weather could break the wedding. If you have chosen a November wedding theme it is important that you consider the weather and let this determine where you’ll host your wedding. If the wedding is scheduled on the early part of November, the wedding can have a more natural setting. Garden or beach wedding is still possible, depending on where you live. But if the wedding is set on the later part of November, it would be wise to have it indoors. Of course, if you have chosen to have the wedding outdoor in a covered canopy you can install outdoor heaters so that the guests won’t freeze but consider how many guests would accept your invitation. Not a lot of guest would brave two or three feet of snow. So if you can easily change the month of your wedding, wouldn’t it be wise to do so?
Just don’t let potential November weather scare you off entirely. As long as you take the proper precautions, a November wedding theme can be a lot of fun for you and your guests! November is characterized by vibrant fall colors. If you have opted for a November wedding theme you will be afforded a selection of bright colors for your wedding theme. The white wedding dress will surely stand out among the burnt oranges, the reds, the browns and the tans and many other warm hued colors that you can incorporate into all aspects of your wedding. For example, you can begin to introduce your November wedding theme with your invitations. These should be made of rich, heavy papers featuring warm November colors, like the reds, oranges and browns described above.
You can even incorporate velvet accents or deeply colored leaves and flowers to convey your November wedding theme to your wedding guests. You’ll also want to dress your wedding party and choose your flowers and decorations with these warm colors in mind. Imagine a wedding setting of vibrantly colored flowers vying with the beauty of the bridesmaids in their flamboyantly colored attires. The groomsmen can also incorporate these November wedding theme colors into their ties, cummerbunds or vests, so that the whole wedding party looks warm and rich.
As far as flowers go, November themed weddings are a great time to choose deep red roses, orange mums and other fall-colored options. If you have a particularly creative florist, you might also decide to incorporate twigs and berries that will bring to mind the coming winter months and holiday season in your guests’ minds. Remember to use these flowers in your bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces and any other decorations to fully capture the magic of your November wedding theme.
It’s also important to keep in mind that November and Thanksgiving are one and the same for most people. For this reason, pumpkins can be suitable centerpieces. Hollowed our pumpkins can be used to hold myriad fall colored blooms. These pumpkins will be picture perfect centerpieces for the tables at the wedding reception. Another idea is to use hand woven cornucopia as centerpieces. These are appealing centerpieces that will depict the season as well as add a touch of elegance to the wedding setting.
Try to stick with this Thanksgiving and November wedding theme when it comes to your favors as well. Bookmarks in the shape of falling leaves, November themed coasters or picture frames, or turkey shaped candle holders are all great ideas to help your guests commemorate your November wedding theme. If possible, try to have these items engraved with your names and the date of your wedding so that your guests will remember your special day every November when they pull out these seasonal decorations. Finally, you can never go wrong if you serve your guests with apple pies, apple crisps and yummy pumpkin pies. Apple cider and wine would warm your guests. With good food and drinks, your November wedding theme will surely be an enjoyable and memorable event.