10 Fall Wedding Trends You Need To See

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Fall weddings are some of the most magical events of the year. There's just something so beautiful about the season. The rich colors, the transition from summer to autumn- it's all wonderful. But there's so much more to fall weddings than just the leaves changing colors or a change in your style. With each changing of the seasons, there are always incoming trends to inspire your wedding planning and give new ideas to traditional wedding staples. From colors to stationery pieces, and even floral styles, there's always something new to look forward to. If you're looking for some ideas or just curious about what you'll be seeing this fall, we've got you covered. We've collected some of our favorite trends for the upcoming season to add to your wedding inspiration. Here are the 10 wedding trends that you need to see.

Move over plain and simple wedding gowns. This autumn season is all about the dramatic detailing for the bride to be. Gowns with puffy sleeves, giant bows, lace patterns, and massive trains are where it's at. Even gowns with a less than typical look and different colors are highly sought after. Floral motifs and wedding dresses in shades of pink, tan, or black are also very much in fashion for fall. These styles aren't for the faint of heart, and are for the bride who loves being the center of attention. Bride's are looking to find more bold options for their wedding day attire and to try something different on for size. Designers all across the globe are creating one of a kind pieces that women are falling in love with. After all, what women wants to be dressed just like everyone else?

DAHLIA Dress by Half Penny London

Floral Wedding Gown by A and M Enterprises

The fall color of the moment in 2022 is emerald green and for good reason. It's rich color looks amazing on everything- from gowns to shoes, and even reception decor. It's eye catching and certainly beautiful and will make just about anything pop. This color will be big for bridesmaids gowns this season, in various style, lengths, and fabrics. Many brides are even opting to make this their wedding gown color! It's also a great way to dress up reception tables-think linens, tablecloths and floral arrangements. There's no shortage of ways for this color to be added for fall fall weddings, and with it's stunning hue, we won't be surprised when this color seeps its way into winter weddings too.

Velvet Emerald Dresses by Desir Couture

Emerald Green Corset & Tulle Dress by Milla

Minimalism is in for wedding invitations this fall. Rather than invites with a ton of graphics or colors, a return to the classics will be huge for fall 2022. Couple's are looking for ways to incorporate simple and elegant styles into their wedding day stationery pieces and there's nothing better than classical black and white. Clean lines, elegant fonts and perfect detailing that will make your invitations more romantic in appearance. This style is easy and effortless and will please anyone looking for simplicity. But that doesn't mean that black and white is boring. There are hundreds of designs that have custom fonts and different stylings that are even more beautiful than imaginable. Don't believe us ? You can find your perfect minimalist invitation HERE. You can also use this design into other areas of your wedding day stationery in signs and seating charts that will look amazing for any occasion.

RILEY Collection Wedding Invitation by Unmeasured Events

ADELLA Collection Wedding Invitation by Unmeasured Events

At the other end of the spectrum are bold fall colors as exciting choices for wedding signs and templates. Shades of burnt orange, terracotta, coriander, rust, and soft burgundy will be some of the most noticeable colors at fall weddings and will be a big trend with stationery pieces. Wedding programs, seating charts, and reception menus using these colors as their background make for designs that stand out. These pieces will also feature the same clean lines and fonts as traditional black and white staples but will offer a more noticeable look. It's a fun twist on traditional minimalism that will still be beautiful, and will make all of the wedding day events more colorful. Rustic and mountain weddings are the perfect event for this trend and will make any fall ceremony feel right in season.

CELESTE Collection Burgundy & Terracotta Wedding Program by Unmeasured Events

CORIANDER burnt orange seating chart by Unmeasured Events

Delicate and timeless, there is just something very glamorous about pearls. Rather than diamonds or colorful gemstones, brides are choosing pearls as their wedding day jewelry and accessory pieces. Statement necklaces, hair pins, and shoes will be decorated with this shiny gemstone (fun fact: pearls are precious gemstones!). They will also make an appearance on everything from cakes to gowns, and even bridal veils. Simple designs like the floral pieces on these pearl heels below, or even bolder items like barrettes and chunky clusters will be everywhere this fall.

Pearl Wedding Shoes by Forever Soles

Pearl Necklace & Bracelet by Darling Original

Your pets should always be included in your wedding day if possible, and there's been a huge uptick in furry friends being a part of the special event. Whether they are part of the bridal party, or you're doing a first look with your pet (yes, this is a real thing and we are so into it), they want to look their best as well. Custom outfits and clothing items for pets aren't considered cheesy or out of place- in fact, they are widely popular! Don't be surprised to see all the best boys (and girls!) dressed to the canines (we couldn't help it!) at upcoming fall affaires. Custom pieces like bandanas to match wedding colors, or traditional black bowties are the easiest way to give your pet some extra style. For the couple that wants their fur baby to have that little something extra, flower crowns and collars are a great option as well. We can't wait to see the photos of all the stylish wedding pets!

Photo by Michelle Lawson Photography

"Best Boy" Dog Bowtie by The Wag Life CO

One of the biggest themes of the fall 2022 season is a return to the traditional, and the men are at the forefront. Grooms will be turning to more classical suit styles- think black and white with a simple tie or bowtie. They'll be sticking to clean lines, and tailored fits for their wedding day attire, with very little color or flair. This style for men is timeless, and they always look so handsome when they're dressed up. Their appearances will also be clean, with groomed facial hair, and perfectly coifed locks. Men also want to look beautiful and fashionable, and there's no easier way than the classic black suit and tie. The men of the upcoming wedding season will be some of the best dressed yet, and we know the bride's are just as excited about it as we are.

Classic Black Tux & Jacket by Mens Warehouse

Classic Black Tux by Brooks Brothers

Brides everywhere are changing up their wedding bouquets and turning towards dried floral arrangements. These boho inspired designs are becoming more and more popular, as dried florals will last much longer than standard flowers and are easier to customize. Dyed or colored pampas grass make for a pretty aesthetic and it looks beautiful mixed in with any type of flower. For a different look, neutral toned versions will turn heads and will be a hot topic of conversation. Bouquets with rich fall colors will be at the forefront compared to their beige or tan counterparts, but we expect to see plenty of neutral versions mixed in as well.

Boho Dried Floral Bouquet by Miss Fleurs

Pink Toned Dried Floral Bouquet by Miss Fleurs

This fall favorite color will continue to be big this upcoming season, and if you're looking for the most delicious way to insert it into your wedding, there's no better way than with cake! One toned options are perfect for something bold, and we love how bakers are finding ways to dress them up like the geometric add ons in the below photo. For a more subtle look, colored flowers or shapes can be added to turn your wedding cake into something extraordinary. We anticipate this color of cake to be on the rise for fall, and possibly winter too. If you're looking for ways to add more terracotta colored items to your fall fete, or want to see more on this trend, read our article about the best ways to incorporate this color HERE.

Terracotta Fondant Cake by Sweet Cravings 12

Terracotta Rose Cake by Hopscotch Market

We love twinkle lights, but if you're looking for something just a little bit different and still want the sparkle of lighting, fairy lighting is the way to go. Imagine walking into your outdoor reception and seeing lighting that makes you feel like you're in another world! Instead of lights that are spaced apart, this lighting technique has the bulbs arranged much closer together to give the appearance of stars. They are decorative in style and can easily be installed as wall pieces or from high places. Fairy lights are much more flexible by design compared to other lighting techniques, which allows for them to be arranged just about anywhere and in different styles. This type of lighting will be big for fall 2022, turning outdoor receptions and rustic weddings into magic wonderlands.

Photo by Pocket Full of Dreams

Photo by Rock My Wedding

These fall wedding trends are so fun! How did we do on our list? Which upcoming fall trend is your favorite or which one could you skip? We'd love to hear your thoughts- tell us in the comments below or send us a message via Etsy or Instagram!


Large Bow Wedding Gown | @halfpennylondon
Floral Wedding Gown | @aandmenterprises
Velvet Emerald Dresses | @desircouture
Emerald Corset Dress | @milla
Wedding Invitations & Stationery | @unmeasuredevents
Pearl Wedding Shoes | @foreversoles
Pearl Necklace & Bracelet | @darlingoriginal
Best Boy Bowtie | @thewaglifeco
Classic Black Jacket Tux | @menswearhouse
Classic Black Tuxedo | @brooksbrothers
Dried Floral Bouquets | @missfleurs
Terracotta Fondant Cake | @sweetcravings12
Terracotta Rose Cake | @hopscotchmarket

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