22 Unique Ideas for Your Fall Engagement Party
Whether your partner popped the question in September, October, or November, or you're just waiting until then to throw your engagement party, fall is an incredible season for this pre-wedding party. The changing leaves offer gorgeous natural décor, and the cooler weather provides the perfect opportunity to fill your celebration with cozy details. Plus, there are a number of autumn holidays you can theme the occasion around. To prove the many benefits of a fall engagement party, we've rounded up a few of our favorite ideas for one.
Maybe you love the colors of fall: red, orange, and yellow, among others. If that's the case, let the gorgeous color schemes ahead inspire your event. Or maybe, you're obsessed with autumn's bounty—in that case, you're in luck, too. Pumpkins, seasonal flowers, and more are all featured in the coming slides. Perhaps you're drawn to fall because of the way it makes you feel, whether you associate it with happy family gatherings or toasty nights snuggled under soft blankets. Don't worry, we've also got suggestions that'll help you mimic that sense of intimacy.
Here, you'll find a collection of inspired ideas, all begging to be part of your fall engagement party. From invitations and decorations to food and attire, these ideas will make plannign your event a breeze. Our first tip? Choose a thematic venue, which will set the tone for you event from the very start. This small celebration took place beside a rustic farmhouse in Ebey's Landing, Washington. The autumnal location was only enhanced with Flowerfolk Design décor in a seasonal color palette.
Toast to your "apple-y ever after" with apple cider. Hot, sparkling, spiked—any version works!
This soon-to-be bride celebrated fall's colors with a seasonal yellow dress. Meanwhile, her future groom embraced the weather with a stylish sweater. Take style cues from this chic couple at your event.
A small, rustic cake works well for dessert. Use this one, baked by Wink by Erica, as your muse.
Apple Cider Donuts
Little details can make a big impact. Subtly nod to the season in as many ways as you'd like. Here, Pirouette Paper calligraphed "it's fall, y'all" onto centerpiece candles.
Michele Beckwith decorated this beautiful chandelier with fall's most recognizable asset: colorful leaves.
If your event will take place outdoors—and in the evening, especially—you'll want to help everyone stay warm. At this party, on-palette blankets were stored in a basket with a Woods & Company sign that read "get cozy."
Warm everybody up with cups of joe—custom coffee art is optional but definitely unforgettable. Cappuccino Man hooked this event up.
Another fall sweet we love? Caramel apples, which made an appearance at this event.
Here's another Thanksgiving-inspired idea: Decorate your tables with fresh produce, like All in the Detail Design did for this event.
Really, you can't go wrong with any warming beverage. Hot cocoa is always delicious—Bev-Rage ran this cart.
If your party falls on (or somewhere near) October 31st, treat your invitees to a candy buffet as a nod to Halloween.