Fall Casual Beer Wedding Ideas

1. Dutch Floral Designer Joost Bakker’s dining room in the January 2009 Issue of Vogue Australia. 2. “The Long Lunch” photographed by Ditte Isager  3. “Happy Hour” photograph by Aya Brackett 4. Maria Lucia Hohan gown photographed by Vanessa Jackman

Can I just take a minute on my soap box? I don’t like to tell people what they should do with their wedding or even give much advice because everyone is so different and in different circumstances. But if there are two bits of advice I would give to anyone it would be these:

1) let it be you. Don’t feel like you need to take this huge departure from your normal life and aesthetic to venture to some remote island of wedding standards. Dream about what your ideal wedding would be like as if you’ve never seen what a wedding is “supposed to” be.

2) choose a concept and venue that work with your budget. Be realistic about the amount of money you are spending on your wedding and choose a concept that you can rock rather than something you have to cut a lot of corners and stretch really far to achieve. This will go a long way to setting yourself up for success.

I feel like this board is a good example of these two principles. If you’re working with a small budget, this is a direction you could rock. Instead of stretching to buy champagne and having a very wedding-y wedding, work with what you’ve got and splurge on a level that makes sense. Celebrate by serving your favorite beers. Wear that biker jacket you love so much. Keep the guest list intimate. Have it at a restaurant or a friends place or your place! Instead of buying cheap plastic wedding-y decor for 300, use found objects and buy decor you can use in your house too… You get the idea, right? :)


Comments (18)

Melissa | Reply

This is so fun! The details and decor are just awesome.

Miceemicee | Reply

I Looove this idea. I’m trying to keep both of these ideas in mind while planning! Thanks!

nicole b. | Reply

Such refreshing advice! I second your sentiments! My husband and I ended up scaling way back and having a super-small, intimate ceremony at his mother and stepfather’s home. It was the best decision we could have made. xo.

Lis | Reply

This post is lovely. I’m getting married in a week and I think this is my favorite board yet. We’re decorating with old books and jars and library cards – inexpensive and easy and we love them! Way more us than a massive floral centerpiece and a cupid ice sculpture :)

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ | Reply

now that;s a YES – look at the bride – just perfection!

winter wedding | Reply

Ideas is excellent I will use this. Thanks dear for this lovely post:)

bridal girl | Reply

The details are easy to follow and easy to do too. Thanks for the ideas.

Ramona | Reply

I more than agree to these 2 advices!!!!

Erin Gibson | Reply

keep it intimate, very true its about you and him.

María | Detalles de boda | Reply

Good ideas to have in mind. Good photos.

Cheri (WoodsyWeddings) | Reply

Amen! I found that the more my husband and I pared things down while planning, the more the wedding started to feel like “us.”

Kelly Sauer | Reply

I cannot get over these colors! The neutrals are SO gorgeous!

sarah | Reply

that dining room is incredible! excellent words of wisdom ; )

jessica {lovebird style} | Reply

i love this inspiration board… simplicity can be so gorgeous! and i really appreciate the advice. i think it’s imperative and thanks for the great reminder!

Kelli Hunt | Reply

I completely agree! and I love the color palette on this board!

Jackie Vintage Bridal | Reply

Adore picture 4 – there is something so beautiful about a redhaired bride in gold/neutral shades