We hope you and your loved ones have a blessed and enjoyable holiday. If you are planning your wedding for Thanksgiving 2014 or sometime near next year’s holiday, here are some suggestions, courtesy of Dee Carpenito of Wedding Photo USA.
Make sure to send save the date cards as soon as you know since it is a holiday. Off white or ivory invitations embossed with pressed autumn leaves are a beautiful touch, you can also use acorns, fall flowers, or seasonal fruit.
Carve out pumpkins and put votive candles inside, or use leaf or pumpkin shaped floating candles in a bowl placed on a autumn decorated plate, or lay out seasonal fruits sprayed with a golden sparkle on gold plates with votive candles randomly placed ontop.
Use cornucopias with fall flowers or seasonal fruits, pumpkins, gourds and corn stalks throughout the room.
Autumn colors: Rust, Burgundy, Brown, Tan, Gold, Orange, Yellow, cranberry, wine, hunter green.
Off white or cream with leafy embroidery or gold beading and a shawl or wrap since the weather may be chilly.
Fall colors in warm material/long sleeves for the cool weather.
Groom & groomsmen:
Tan, beige, or brown with ties matching the bridesmaids fall color dresses.
Chrysanthemums, roses, daisies, dahlias, lilies, yarrow, orchids, hydrangeas, sunflowers, baby breath, fall leaves, tallow berries, dried wheat.
Do NOT serve a traditional Turkey dinner if your wedding is the weekend right after Thanksgiving. Not many people will want to eat more turkey so soon after. Instead, serve a marinated pork roast, mashed potatoes, honey glazed butternut squash, baby carrots, green beans, soup in a hollowed pumpkin, warm apple cider, pumpkin pie or apple pie
Pumpkin flavored, chocolate, or spice
Candy or caramel apples
These are just a few ideas to make your Thanksgiving themed wedding special, but there are so many more possibilities to use your own creativity to add something unique to your special day.