4 Tips for a Fall Wedding

San Jose Catering Company Offers the Best Tips for Autumn Weddings

Fall foliage provides a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding photos. Also, extreme temperatures and humidity will not be an issue, which is something you will appreciate if you’re holding an outdoor wedding. Our San Jose wedding catering company offers the top four tips for a perfect fall wedding…

1. Book your wedding vendors early

The fall happens to be quite a busy wedding season, so you’ll want to start the wedding planning earlier than most Brides. This means you’ll want to book your wedding venue and vendors such as your wedding planner, photographer and videographer, caterer, florist, and musicians, etc. as early as possible.

2. Prepare for the weather

The temperatures during the fall might be too cold for your guests, depending on your location. If you’re holding an outdoor wedding, consider using tents. Having space lamps or space heaters in your tent will help keep your guests comfortably warm. You could also provide your guests with shawls and throw blankets. If your venue has a fireplace, ask for it to be turned on or have your wedding planner set up a few fire pits.

Remember that there might be some rain and mud, so keep that in mind while considering the length of your bridesmaids’ dresses.

3. Use nature’s color palette to your advantage

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While the beautiful autumn foliage may be a perfect theme for your wedding, feel free to choose other colors such as reds, yellows, and browns, which match perfectly with fall’s earthy tones. Rich reds, such as burgundy and cherry red, are also perfect for a fall wedding. Tying this in with bouquets of wildflowers and fall-themed centerpieces creates the perfect fall-themed wedding.

4. Serve fall’s best foods

Choosing your wedding menu is one of the most critical parts when planning your wedding, as the food you serve helps set the tone. For instance, passed appetizers and a plated meal is more appropriate for a formal wedding reception.

You may ask your San Jose catering company to provide in-season foods such as:

  • Butternut soup served in pumpkin bowls as an appetizer
  • Salads topped with fall toppings such as pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, figs, and walnuts
  • Pot pie or shepherd’s pie as entrees. Vegetarians can be served mushroom risotto
  • Incorporating fall flavors such as cinnamon, pumpkin, apple, and caramel in your desserts

Our Farm-to-Fork approach is at the heart of our business. Here at Handheld Catering, we’re great at San Jose wedding catering with sumptuous menus that feature locally sourced, in-season foods.

Consult the San Jose Catering Experts at Handheld Catering

Handheld Catering is a full-service catering company that provides wedding catering services across the San Jose Bay Area. We will help you put together the perfect wedding menu for your fall wedding, and can even provide you with chairs, tables, tents, and seasonal décor. We’ll work closely with your wedding planner to ensure that your Big Day is the best that it can be. Contact us at 408-692-4782 or fill out our online form here.