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How to Have the Perfect Late Fall Outdoor Wedding


When most people think of an outdoor wedding they usually think about the summertime.  However, late fall can be a perfect time to have a rustic wedding outdoors.  With the beauty of the changing season and more comfortable temperatures, fall outdoor weddings can be a truly unique experience for the bride, groom and all of their guests in attendance.

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Warm Beverages and Soft Blankets Can Make Sure Your Guests Are Comfortable

As long as you let your guests know beforehand that the wedding will be taking place outdoors, in a more rustic setting, they will be able to plan accordingly.  Guests can dress for cooler weather, leaving them comfortable throughout the ceremony.

Fall outdoor weddings offer you the opportunity to add even more amenities and comfort for your guests.  Serving hot beverages from the standard coffee and tea to apple cider and hot toddies is sure to keep your wedding guests warm and feeling great.  Another nice touch is to have warm blankets and wraps available for guests to borrow.

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The Perfect Setting for an Outdoor Bonfire

A bonfire can truly set the scene for an outdoor wedding in the fall.  From the opportunity for guests to warm comfortably by the fire to toasting marshmallows and enjoying s’mores, a bonfire is a fall wedding attraction not to be missed.  This can further set the ambiance for a rustic wedding with the surrounding foliage.

All of these added amenities can take some of the chill out of the air, making an outdoor fall wedding one to remember.  The bride and groom can also be more comfortable without the sweltering weather that summer often brings.  Instead crisper temperatures of fall will ensure that everyone is looking great for those wedding photos.

Lippincott Manor is the ideal location for a rustic, fall wedding, with beautiful scenery to hot food and beverage service and the all-important bonfire.  Contact Lippincott Manor at 845-895-2474 for more information.

Getting More RSVPs (Earlier) from Your Wedding Invitation

Little can be more frustrating for a bride and groom than sending out your wedding invitations and hearing nothing back from your guests.  The excitement over the upcoming nuptials may be easily stifled by this lack of responses, not to mention the challenge that goes into planning a rustic or outdoor wedding without an estimated head count.  There are some strategies that can help to get the wedding RSVPs that you need to move on to the planning stages.

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Mail the invitations eight weeks before the wedding.  Sending the invites to your guests with too much time before the big day and you risk it being put aside as the guest feels that they have plenty of time to respond.

Send save the dates.  If your guests will be traveling from out of state for the wedding, send save the date cards six to nine months in advance.  In this scenario, someone who will not be able to attend because of travel will likely tell you so now, narrowing down the RSVPs that you will be expecting.

Be specific.  Don’t hesitate to include a set date in the wedding invitation when attendees need to respond by and make sure that this date is also included on the reply card.

Provide options.  When asking guests to RSVP, offering multiple ways to do so can help.  This may include a phone number to call or text, email and even a wedding web site where guests can RSVP.

Ask for it.  We are all busy and simple things like RSVPs can slip through the cracks.  When you see invited guests that have not yet responded, ask them if they will be able to attend.  Chances are the process of sending in their RSVP has just slipped their mind.

The sooner you can get an accurate count of guests attending your wedding, the easier the final planning stages.

When you plan a rustic, outdoor wedding the staff at Lippincott Manor can help to ensure that your wedding is truly a day of your dreams.  Contact us at 845-895-2474 for availability or to schedule a tour of our facility.