fall wedding invitations from Greenvelope

A wedding is full of romance any time of year, but there’s something especially enchanting about fall weddings. It’s a season of change with rich colors in nature, delicately falling leaves, and the dreamy cool air, all of which lend beautiful significance to the big day.

If you’re hosting a fall wedding, you may be wondering what kind of wedding invitation to choose and how to word it. Consider this your guide to fall wedding invitations including traditional color schemes. You’ll also learn tips on how to include warm autumn wording in your invite and browse some of our favorite designs that are sure to inspire you.

What to Know About Fall Wedding Invitations

fall wedding invitations: couple kissing between trees

Fall weddings are magical affairs that take place in September, October, and November. In general, fall wedding invitations use autumn hues. You’ll see a lot of red, orange, and yellow tones. There are also plenty of earthy and gemstone hues like ochre, ruby, and emerald. These invites also tend to lean heavily into seasonal natural elements like leaves, pumpkins, and birds. 

Like all wedding invites, autumn wedding invitations need to include basic information about the special day. After all, the point of an invitation is to announce the upcoming nuptials and also let guests know what’s expected of them.

Here’s what to include on your fall wedding invite:

  • Names of the host (parents of the couple or the couple themselves)
  • Names of the happy couple
  • Date, time, and location of the wedding ceremony
  • Wedding website address
  • Dress code 
  • RSVP cards or details

Remember, fall weather can vary greatly. It’s helpful to add information about the typical weather at the location since autumn temps can be hot or chilly. You can add this info to the dress code area. Something like “bring a light jacket” or “raincoat recommended” can help guests prepare for the wedding day.

You can also take your fall wedding theme a bit further by using autumn-inspired wording on the invite. 

Here are some ideas to get your creative ideas flowing:

  • As the autumn leaves begin to fall, we ask you to uplift us with your presence at our wedding ceremony
  • The trees have burst into color and our hearts are bursting with joy as we invite you to our fall wedding
  • Join us on the beautiful fall evening of September 23rd to celebrate our nuptials
  • As we move into a new season, we invite you to join us as we begin our new life together
  • Like the leaves in an autumn breeze, we’ve fallen … in love. Join us in celebrating our union on October 15th. 

It’s not just what you say in your invite but how you say it. Spend some time thinking about how you want to invite guests to your special day. Once you’ve got the date in mind, you can start looking for the perfect fall wedding invitations.

11 Fall Wedding Invitation Inspiration Ideas

Whether you lean toward brightly colored fall motifs or understated and elegant autumn hues, Greenvelope has plenty of options. We also offer wedding stationery suites including wedding save the date cards and thank you cards along with bridal shower invitations and engagement party invites. Here are a few of our favorite fall wedding invitations to help you along your wedding planning journey.

1. Autumn Dahlias Invitation

fall wedding invitations: Autumn Dahlias Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Diasty Hardhikaputri

This vibrant fall wedding invite features a stunning color palette with rich reds, oranges, and yellows. The scrawling text adds a hint of sophistication and there’s plenty of room to include all the vital details of your wedding day. It’s ideal for a country wedding or even a Halloween wedding.

2. Autumn Nights Invitation

fall wedding invitations: Autumn Nights Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Eric Clegg Design

This modern invitation card exudes sophistication. The hand-painted background evokes visions of cool night skies, making it ideal for a fall wedding as well as a winter wedding

3. Rich Fall Florals Invitation

fall wedding invitations: Rich Fall Florals Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: frau brandt

This floral wedding invitation frames in your invitation wording with beautiful hand-painted watercolor flowers. It blends rich, warm tones for an uplifting effect that’s perfect for a rustic fall wedding.

4. Fall Foliage Invitation

fall wedding invitations: Fall Foliage Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Clementine Creative

Highlight beautiful autumn leaves with this fall foliage invitation. It features classic autumnal colors while the cascading leaves add a hint of whimsy. It’s perfect for a rustic wedding as it pairs well with country decor like twine, burlap, Mason jars, and chalkboard welcome signs.

5. Elegant Gold Leaf Invitation

fall wedding invitations: Elegant Gold Leaf Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Jen Montgomery

This sophisticated wedding invite is ideal for early fall weddings and offers an unexpected alternative to traditional autumnal hues. The bold brushstrokes in navy blue are accented by gold foil that mimics the blending of hot summer days into cooler fall nights. 

6. Quintessential Sunflower Invitation

fall wedding invitations: Quintessential Sunflower Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Jessie Steury

This sunflower invite features a cheery, hand-drawn sunflower that shines a light on your special day. It’s ideal for summer and fall weddings. The gold foil can be customized to rose gold or silver foil and there are several color options so you can match it to your wedding colors.

7. Rustic Citrus Invitation

fall wedding invitations: Rustic Citrus Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Robinson Creative House

This lovely rustic invite features hand-drawn greenery for a vintage yet elegant look. The leafy motifs and neutral palette make it perfect for rustic and boho weddings.

8. Northern Woods Invitation

fall wedding invitations: Northern Woods Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Ashley Ottinger

This modern yet classic invite features a wood grain background that’s perfect for fall weddings. The wedding invitation set features a glittering envelope, adding a touch of glam to the invite. Customize it by adding your own monogram or use the bold cursive text to feature the names of the happy couple.

9. Oak Leaf Motif Invitation

Oak Leaf Motif Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Jen Montgomery

This bold oak leaf invite adds a cheery spin to the season. The vibrant orange leaves and acorns are perfectly suited for fall weddings that feature autumn-inspired backdrops or nuptials taking place during the Thanksgiving holiday. Customize the wedding invitation template by updating the calligraphy and font and playing with the color options.

10. Arabesque Style Invitation

Arabesque Style Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Noonday Design

This gem-colored wedding invite is a study in contrasts. The delicate foil scrollwork contrasts boldly with the richly pigmented hue of the background. It comes in several shades including rust, emerald, and maroon, making it the ideal match for a fall wedding.

11. Foil Stamped Sunflower Invitation

Foiled Stamped Sunflower Invitation from Greenvelope

Design: Jen Montgomery

This beautiful floral invite features a hand-drawn sunflower that serves as the frame to your wedding day details. It pairs perfectly with autumn tablescapes and fall weddings where sunflowers and leaves are the center of the botanical decor.

Fall in Love With Your Autumn Wedding Invites

At Greenvelope, we offer a beautiful range of autumn wedding invitations. You’ll find entire wedding invitation suites that make it easy to select all of the stationery you need for the big event. You can even customize wedding invitations by uploading your own designs. 

Need help planning the perfect fall wedding? We can help. Continue browsing our Stationers blog where you’ll find plenty of ideas on wedding themes and pre-wedding celebrations. Plus, you’ll find practical advice for invitation wording, wedding etiquette, and checking off everything on your wedding to-do list.