We all know the little poem brides cling to for superstitious and traditional reasons: something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. With Fall underway, you may want to think of some new and interesting ways to incorporate the season with the tradition for a wedding everyone will remember!
Something Old: Work in some leaves which have changed to their orange, red, and brown fall color shift. Press some leaves early in the season and work them into the bouquet and maybe even place some leaves (real or fake) throughout the table settings. For the guys: take the pocket scarf and use “autumn” colors and maybe work in the leaf shape somewhere.
Something New: It’s a new season, with new fashion trends for men and women. Use this to your advantage. Take this time to buy a new piece of jewelry for your lady for her to wear, or purchase a scarf/sash for her dress to go with the fall theme. Fall represents things dying off, but it also means losing something to regain vitality. Leaves die so new ones can grow in stronger and greener than before. Your wedding marks the end of one era so a new one can begin with the two of you. Respect her wishes and even if she asks for something insane, remember that your new partnership will require both of you “losing” a few things to gain something better in return.
Something Borrowed: One cute way to accommodate this is in the fashion. You or your bride can borrow something from each others wardrobe, or “borrow” something from the previous season of fashion.
Something Blue: When you think of autumn, you probably do not think of blue. However, have you ever noticed just how bright blue the sky is in the fall when the skies are clear? Even the night sky tends to adopt a dark blue instead of black. Mountains take on a blue hue, lakes and rivers grow with rain, and blue can definitely be a festive color for the fashion conscious. Try Cobalt, cerulean, navy, turquoise, azure, teal, and other blues with purple or green tints. Several of these compliment all complexions and will look great as accent pieces, decorations, flowers, and more.
Tips for Grooms to bring in the autumn feeling with their tuxedos:
- Black and white for the tux is traditional, but discuss adding a pop of orange or a deep red (crimson, burgundy, etc) instead of black, white, and fire-engine-red may show her how much you really care about looking great.
- Outside weddings in a leafy environment in the fall can be incredibly beautiful, just have a backup in case your venue is in an area expecting heavy rain in the fall.
- Pocket squares, ties, vests, socks, and watches can add a great pop of color regardless of color scheme. You don’t have to have your men in random colored shirts when the tie and pocket square will look better on everyone.
- Seasonal colors for a wedding will decrease the chance of you forgetting the date of the anniversary. If you see a picture on your desk with fall colors at your wedding, September will come around and you’ll remember it’s coming up. Fall Weddings in Arizona are a beautiful time of year.