Adjusting Your Spring Wedding to Fall


May 27, 2020
Words by Lauren Ertl
Photos courtesy of

If you are one of the many couples that had to postpone their spring destination wedding to the fall, please feel our virtual hugs. Now, we want you to have all the tools you need to adjust the details with little stress involved. Be Inspired PR provided us with some great suggestions from industry experts on what things to keep or swap in the transition from spring to fall. Find out what they had to say below:

1. Groom and Groomsmen’s Formalwear
“It can be easier than you think to update your Men’s formalwear from season to season, especially when renting. You can keep your all-season looks like navy, charcoal, black suits, or the classic tuxedo for formal events. But, if you have a tux and you’re going from an evening event to a daytime wedding, swap the tux for a suit. A simple, but effective swap from one season to the next is the accessory colors. Ties or pocket squares are an easy adjustment to match the season with neutral colors without rethinking your entire color palette.” – Matt Ramirez, Senior VP of Marketing at Generation Tux

2. Bridesmaid Dresses 
“If your bridesmaid dresses are already underway, don’t fret— keep the look and make it work! This is such a fun opportunity to incorporate a gorgeous shrug, shawl, or even an embellished cardigan. Plus, it can double as your wedding party gift!” – Noelle Ahmad-Snedegar, Lily & Grayson Events

3. Time Frames 
“Check the sunset on your new wedding date and work backward to find your ideal start time. I recommend swapping the duration of your fall wedding to an earlier start time to maximize daylight for the ceremony, cocktail hour, sunset photos, and the first part of the reception. – Jessica Carrillo, Owner, Art & Soul Events®

4. Florals
“Florals and your wedding palette can work, no matter what season it is! Keep your bright & bold florals, just make sure the florals you planned to use are available off-season.” – Stephanie Allen, Owner, Allenbrooke Farms

5. Wedding Favors
“Keep the gifts coming because sentimental details are always in-season! Give a timeless gift by embroidering a sweet message on a handkerchief in the recipient’s favorite color instead of trying to match a dress or flower color.” – Colleen Corcoran, The Handkerchief Shop

6. Design Elements
“Having to change up a wedding design is never easy but there are a few ways to maintain the elements of your wedding design you love but adjust for the new season. Focus on the shape and texture details of your current design you love, keep those and take this chance to be dramatic and embrace foliage, leaves and glorious vibrant blooms! Voila, you have a wedding fit for the new season but it’s still the wedding you love and have worked so hard on planning and designing!” – Kate Goddard, Wild Sky Events

7. Food Service
“No matter the season, weddings are all about gathering together to celebrate love! With that being said there is no better time than the fall season to have a catering style that reflects this time of giving. For brides that were planning on having a family-style reception, keep this plan and make swaps to the menu! Go for hearty & savory options and trade in a Crudités station for charcuterie. – Sarah Kuhlberg, Creative Director, Colette’s Catering

Photos courtesy of (in order of appearance): Jillian Rose PhotographyKelci Alane PhotographyPolyakov PhotographyJohn Myers PhotographyLove Me Do Photography; Caroline Lima PhotographyJess Lauren Photography

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