Year of Weddings: November Weddings

November Weddings

With November comes cooler temperatures, shorter days, and the crisp bite of looming snowfall in the air.


  • Vendors and venues will likely be cheaper.
  • Less competition with other weddings.
  • Dark, dramatic color palettes are perfectly on point.


  • Days are shorter and cooler, which makes outdoor photos difficult.
  • The weather may be unpredictable.
  • Thanksgiving may prevent some guests from attending.


November is the perfect season to create a warm glow and get cozy by decorating your event with fairy lights, lanterns, and candles.

It’s a little too early to rely on traditional holiday motifs at your event, but other seasonal touches like wreaths and evergreen boughs are lovely accents that don’t have to scream Christmas. Instead of holly and berries, think boxwood, magnolia leaves, or simple greens accented with your blooms of choice:

  • Cedar boughs or rosemary sprigs smell great, and look gorgeous in your floral arrangements.
  • Fountain grasses are fluffy and textural
  • Pussy willow is soft and neutral, with a unique woody element that’s perfect for autumn.
  • Roses are available all year in just about every color.
  • Trailing chenille is highly textured and adds elegance and style to your floral arrangements.

Lace also adds a pretty and elegant touch that’s perfect for transitioning between fall and winter. For a cozier feel, opt for faux fur, such as faux fur shrugs. You could also mimic the texture using soft and fluffy florals.


Now that we’re deep into the heart of fall, don’t be afraid to let dark and dramatic hues dominate your color palette. The trick is to balance them out with light accents and simple neutrals.

  • Burgundy and Pink: Paired together or used separately, shades of burgundy and pink are perfect for fall. Deep maroon, rich purple, and dark fuschia are all great base colors for your palette.
  • Gold, Plum, and Blush: This palette combines the best shades of fall by combining a rich jewel tone with a light accent and a neutral metallic.
  • Gray or Blue with Cranberry: Neutral gray and a simple blue set the stage and let rich cranberry shine.
  • Purple: Deep purple or light lilac are both lovely fall shades.
  • Navy and Gray: This classic combo is understated and creates a distinctly vintage vibe that’s perfect for autumn. This place setting by Magpie Linens strikes a gorgeous balance between navy, gray, and gold:
See them together:

Paper and Stationery

Embrace fall and incorporate autumnal elements into your stationery suite, such as:

Greenery: Attach sprigs of cedar or rosemary to your invitations or place settings to add a hint of texture (and a lovely scent to boot). These invites by Ivory Isle Designs don’t include any real greenery, but the subtle evergreen and pinecone motifs create are ideal for late fall and early winter.

Off-white Paper: Offset the darker, more dramatic hues of your November palette using a soft cream or off-white sheet for your stationery suite.

Felt Texture: Felt textured paper mimics the look of traditional wool felt, making it a warm and slightly tactile addition to your stationery suite.

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