Fall inspired party favors to Fall in Love with

It is officially fall! Our last blog was "7 Amazing ideas for your Fall Wedding" and we couldn't stop there with the fall ideas. We are so excited to share some season inspired party favors your guests will be sure to fall in love with!

Pinecone Fire Starters

Looking for a favor that is easy and not very expensive? Why not having pinecone fire starters as your favor? This is easy to create and so fun and different for your guests.

 

Let love light the way

A personalized votive or simply a vanilla scented candle, candles are something your guests can use for those chilly nights. Add in some custom matchbooks with cute little sayings like “sparks flew” for an extra touch.

The endless possibilities of mason jars

Who doesn’t love mason jars? You can use them to drink your favorite beverage or for a country inspired vase. Fill personalized Mason jars with some of you and your husband-to-be’s favorite snacks then after enjoying the snack your guests can use the jar at their home as they see fit.

Send a cup of love with tea, coffee or even hot chocolate

Nothing screams fall like cozying up with a nice warm cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Packaging up some coffee or tea with shortbread cookies is a great party favor for your guests to use while sending you and yours warm thoughts.

Have S'more Love

  Who doesn't love a good roasted marshmallow over a camp fire on top of Hershey's chocolate and in between two graham crackers? A good way to stay on budget and bring your guests back to times as a kid make s'mores during the Fall season. 

7 Amazing Ideas for Your Fall Wedding

This post was provided by The Marquardt Ranch, a stunning wedding venue in Boerne, TX.

 

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. And with this season comes some of the best wedding ideas. Take a look at some of our favorite fall wedding details!

 

Plaid Shirts

Nothing says fall like plaid. If your wedding will be on the cooler side, thank your bridesmaids with plaid flannels. They can slip the flannels on before and after the ceremony for some fun photos, and they’ll thank you for the extra layer of warmth. For a more casual fall wedding, pick out the perfect plaid shirts for the groomsmen to wear.

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Pie

There’s just something about fresh pie on a crisp, autumn day. If you’re a pie lover, pick your favorite pie to serve as your wedding cake. Or have a small cake for you and your groom to cut, and have a variety of pies for your guests to enjoy.

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Bridal Blanket Scarf

A blanket scarf is the perfect detail for bridal shots, and the cozy wrap will keep you from freezing on the best day of your life. Choose a scarf that matches your color scheme, or just choose your favorite scarf!

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Pumpkin Spice

Why not bring everyone’s favorite fall drink to your reception? Set up a drink station with mugs and warm drinks…like pumpkin spice lattes! If you decide to keep it simple and stick with coffee, provide a pumpkin spice creamer for your guests to try.

 

Caramel Apples

The yummy treat that reminds every one of their childhood. Why not wrap them individually and use them as wedding favors? If you already have favors, set up a bar where guests can top their apple with whatever they want.

 

Pumpkins

White pumpkins, mini pumpkins, orange pumpkins, huge pumpkins, and beyond! Use mini pumpkins as adorable placeholders, and use larger pumpkins as centerpieces. If your wedding is near Halloween, you could even use jack-o-lanterns instead.

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Leaves

Include fall-colored leaves in your wedding bouquet or even in your flower crown. Gather leaves and use them to decorate gift tables, drink stations, seating tables, and more.

 

If you love gold, this is for you. Spray paint leaves gold and write your guests’ names on them as place holders. Or arrange gold spray-painted leaves to create a stunning backdrop for your ceremony. Gold leaves are seriously magical.

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How To Plan a Holiday Wedding - Wedding Planner San Antonio

The holiday season is upon us! That means family gatherings, food feasts and fun. It's that time of year where folks likely have saved their days off from work to use during the holidays to make them all the more enjoyable. It's a time for celebration, and if you have decided to have your wedding during the holidays there's an added opportunity to celebrate something. The key is knowing how to pull off a holiday wedding that's the day of your dreams while being accommodating to your guests. Here are some tips to help you plan the perfect holiday wedding:

1. Plan a Year in Advance: This might sound like a long time to plan, but it's critical! While Most churches and chapels have more openings during the winter time, you'll want to book your reception hall a year ahead of time as they get booked quickly with holiday parties. The same goes for caterers, bands and florists as they will be getting booked for office and holiday parties. If you have a location you're set on and vendors you want to use, prepare yourself to lock them down with at least one year's notice.

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2. Utilize What is Already There: Meaning let someone else deck the halls for you! Take advantage of places that are already decorated for the holidays. If you're having a Christmas themed wedding and the venue is decorated accordingly, you could save big on flowers and decor. Some weddings have managed to get the job done by just having bouquets for the wedding party and the bride of course! Another area you could think of when selecting a venue is see if they have a fireplace or other cozy features. 

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3. Save The Date: This is not only crucial but courteous to your guests. As soon as you've picked your date get those save the dates out ASAP! In addition plan to send your formal wedding invitations three months before your wedding date instead of the standard two months. This allows more time for your guests to prepare and make arrangements. The holidays are one of the biggest travel times, by air or by car. A holiday wedding may call for alternative arrangements. Politely ask your guests for a day or two cushion to allow for any inclement weather or delayed flights.  

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4. Special Requests: Take advantage of the food, desserts, decor and music that only come around this time of year. Serve festive cocktails and feast on foods like turkey and ham. Heck, go all in and instead of a wedding cake choose a traditional wedding cake: an iced fruit cake! Ask your musicians to play some romantic holiday music to add to your playlist. And if it's a New Year's Eve wedding have some top hats and champagne on hand for the big countdown. 

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Here are some more ideas to get your started: 

Include the Color Silver: Dress up your color theme with festive silver! 

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Champagne Favors: No wedding is complete without a little bubbly, so pop the cork, pour into flutes and enjoy! 

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Bells Favors: What better way to ring in the new year or ring to a holiday tune but with the perfect little silver bells for your wedding. 

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Bottom line, if you're having a holiday wedding, be prepared in advance, be courteous to your guests' plans, be precise with your theme and decor and be open to using resources the venue already has in place. Planning a wedding is quite a process. Planning a holiday wedding bumps it up a notch so hold onto your hat, gear up and get ready for all that will come your way. Most importantly when you marry, like the holidays, make it merry!