If you have always thought of being a June bride, you may change your mind after considering these September wedding ideas. Whether you opt for a mild weather outdoor wedding or autumn inspired wild west shindig, a September wedding is sure to leave you with an abundance of fond memories.
Themes for September Nuptials
Traditional Autumn Theme
Though the spring and summer months are the most popular times to get married, couples who opt for a September wedding can often benefit from lower costs and easier availability of venues. If an outdoor wedding is what you are looking for, many areas of the country are still experiencing warm weather so holding the ceremony outdoors is not a problem. Choose fall flowers such as mums to keep with the autumn theme and save money and let Mother Nature do the decorating with autumn leaves.
What could be more associated with September than football? Make your groom's day by having a football theme wedding. Instead of walking down a red carpet, choose a green astro turf one with the yard lines marked. Write your vows to include references to football lingo such as "I vow to have and to commit holding" or "I vow to love you from first and ten until the final whistle". Instead of an arbor, fashion a goal post and after the vows are complete, step over the goal line to "score" a husband. A football-shaped groom's cake is a must for this type of fun celebration.
A horse drawn wagon or even a bride arriving on horseback are often seen in western theme weddings. A venue such as a farm with wheat fields ready to harvest or a large picturesque barn set the scene for memorable photo opportunities. When planning a western theme wedding, choose a venue where both the ceremony and reception can be held. Keep it relatively casual by wearing a simple dress that can be bustled for square dancing at the reception. Hold a barbecue for the reception and serve coordinating side dishes such as corn on the cob, baked beans, and cornbread. Offer activities such as horse shoes and hay rides in addition to square dancing to complete the authentic western feel. To get completely in character, have your fiance wear cowboy boots and a Stetson hat, in white of course.
Mountain Destination Theme
September is a popular time at most mountain resorts as travelers flock to see the magnificent fall foliage. Resorts fill up quickly so if you are interested, you may need to book as early as a year in advance. Consult with the event coordinator for your chosen resort to find out when the foliage should be at its peak. Be prepared, however, for the peak weekend to change without notice as unseasonably dry or cold weather may result in the foliage being delayed from turning or changing faster than anticipated. A cabin nestled in the mountains is also a great place to spend your honeymoon.
Treasure Your Wedding Day
Regardless of which September wedding ideas you choose, the most important thing is to enjoy this remarkable time in your life. Treasure your wedding day and use these ideas as a springboard to making your ceremony uniquely your own.