Fall is a fan favorite season for the big day — and for good reason. Sensational farm-fresh flavors, cozy sweater weather, and breathtaking colors inspire many couples to throw a fall wedding in Connecticut. Use these seven planning tips to see to it that you, your betrothed, and every one of your guests fall in love with Connecticut on your special day.
1. Plan a Harvest-Happy Menu
Find inspiration in Thanksgiving palate-pleasers and put together a menu full of fall fare fixin’s like turkey, mashed potatoes, and corn. Our very own Morgan’s Restaurant also serves up a superb specialty pumpkin and roasted chestnut soup, along with fresh root vegetables, roasted chicken, and braised local short ribs. Don’t forget to top it off with some pumpkin pie or caramel-dipped apples!
2. Have Apple Cider At The Ready
Nothing hits the spot and warms the soul on a brisk fall day like some hot apple cider. When your guests walk up to your venue and see some white steam rising from everyone’s mugs, you can count on seeing smiles within seconds.
3. Decorate For Fall, But Don’t Overdo It
Autumn wildflowers as centerpieces, pine cones as place markers, cakes adorned with dahlias… the ways to spice up your space are as plentiful as a Thanksgiving harvest. Don’t get too carried away, however — by mid-to-late October, nature will have already done most of the decorating for your fall wedding in Connecticut.
4. Keep Guests (And Yourselves) Nice and Warm
Let’s face it: fall weather can be pretty unpredictable. If you’re worried about your guests being too chilly to celebrate, take a tip or two from our favorite ways to keep warm at Interlaken. Convene in a rustic, spacious, and (of course) heated indoor gathering space, gather ’round a beautiful lakeside bonfire, and retire to a cozy countryside cabin at night.
5. Stock Up On Seasonal Stationery
Why whip out plain white note cards during a season saturated with colors and spices? Apple or leaf-shaped invitations and seating cards will direct people to the right spot while stirring some excitement and giving your guests a taste of your fall fondness.