October is the month of pumpkin spice and everything nice.
I know from personal experience that October is a busy month for wedding planners. We’re all hustling to make it through this busy month, so I know that writing content and marketing your business often takes a backseat when you have so many other things on your plate. When the planning gets tough, it’s easy to forget about your content strategy. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with these fun and engaging content ideas. From cozy autumn vibes to Halloween fun, there’s plenty of wedding inspiration to be found. So go ahead and take advantage of this October content goldmine. Your wedding planning business will thank you for it!
October Wedding Planner Content Ideas
Of course, these content ideas are just a start. To make real progress, you need to understand how keywords work so Google can start to find you. Keywords are the words and phrases that people use when they’re searching for something online. By understanding how keywords work, you can start to make sure that your website shows up in search results when people are looking for what you offer—which is the whole reason we’re making content! Try to focus on local keywords if you can. That way, when couples in your community are searching for a wedding planning business like yours, they’re more likely to find your content first. Need some last-minute help? These October ideas have got you covered! Grab a pumpkin spice latte and get ready to brainstorm some great October wedding content!
CREATIVE WRITING PROMPT DAYS
October 1 – National Pumpkin Spice Day
This is the official day to drink your pumpkin spice latte guilt-free! Make sure your fans know that! In honor of National Pumpkin Spice Day, write a blog piece about all the different (and fun) ways a couple could incorporate that flavor into their wedding. For example, they could bring pumpkin spice lattes or coffee morning of the wedding while the bridal party gets ready. They could also add a touch of pumpkin spice to their wedding cake or cupcakes. Maybe suggest serving pumpkin pie as an after-dinner treat for guests. How lovely would it be to give out pumpkin spice candle favors as a parting gift? Go ahead and have fun with these ideas and write a blog post that inspires.
Advanced Marketing Idea
Give your fans a free pumpkin spice latte on you! Write the blog post first and then purchase a $50 Starbucks gift card. Take a picture of the bar code and add it to the bottom of your blog post. Then use your social media ties to tell your audience that you have a free gift for them if they check out your blog post. This will do two things for you: 1) it will bring traffic to your website and 2) you’ll be rewarding those who follow you on social media.
October 4 – National Taco Day
Who doesn’t love a good taco? One of the most fun weddings I ever did had a taco truck outside the reception. It was a super unique experience for the guests, and doable because it was a smaller wedding. I’ve also seen a taco truck used for a very laid-back rehearsal dinner. Use this day to your advantage and share with your fans how they could use a taco truck at their wedding. Write about what type of wedding it works best for, or list the benefits of hiring a taco truck versus a traditional caterer. You could go another direction and interview a taco truck vendor and ask wedding-related questions. This could be an SEO booster with the right keywords. Or if you’re not feeling the taco truck idea at all, you could do a blog post about ways to add a festive and fun vibe to a wedding.
October 10 – National Cake Decorating Day
Oh, all the cakes! This is a super fun day to highlight some of the prettiest cakes you’ve seen. This could be an inspiration piece, or you could create a montage of your top 10 favorite cakes from over the years. Share with your audience why you love them (the unique design, the floral accents, the perfect cake for a perfect theme), and be sure to list who made them for that SEO magic I mentioned earlier.
October 11 – It’s My Party Day
This day has so much potential it’s not even funny! As wedding planners, we’re planning one of the best parties a client could have, so use this day to give some really great advice on how to plan the perfect wedding that celebrates the couple. Give detailed examples on how to have a fun and unique ceremony and reception that reflect the couple’s personality and style. Let them know how important it is that the couple takes some time to relax and enjoy their special day. Hint, hint, don’t feel bad about putting a shameless plug in or a call to action about how you can make that happen.
October 18 – National Chocolate Cupcake Day
Give me a chocolate cupcake any day of the week, but especially on this day! Let’s go all in and make this a fun read. This is the perfect day to share ideas on how to do a dessert table. How many varieties of cupcakes should they have as well as how many cupcakes they should buy based on the number of guests they’re inviting. Or, have you ever done a dessert reception? They are a ton of fun and another idea for a blog piece. Share with your audience how they work, the benefits of doing one, and the type of couple this type of reception is ideal for. You could also highlight a wedding baker who has the best chocolate cake around. Trust me, if their chocolate cupcakes are to die for (moist and delicious), I would want to know about them.
October 20 – World Statistics Day
My husband says that all statistics are made up. I think he’s joking, but, true or not, this day is the perfect day to educate your audience about the wedding industry. Like, did you know that June is the most popular month for weddings or that 28.3% of a bride’s budget will go to her reception? Or that couples will spend an average of $4,000 on their honeymoon? 34% of all US couples will honeymoon in the Caribbean. Nationally, the average amount spent on a bridal gown is $800! You can see how showing statistics can be a fun way to engage your audience while educating them on wedding norms. Knowledge is power and you’re handing it to them on a silver platter. Though these make fun social media posts, try to put some statistics in a blog post so you can get interested couples to visit your website.
October 25 – International Artist’s Day
Idea! This one’s good. Use this day as an opportunity to mingle with a local art museum that hosts weddings. Do a write-up on the space and the type of art museum it is. Does it have a sculpture garden? Is it a contemporary art gallery? Or if you’ve already done a wedding at one, share the experience with your adoring fans. Don’t forget about the recent trend of hiring artists to do a live painting at the wedding. This is another wonderful opportunity to meet a local painter who does this type of work and interview them. If you see your ideal client choosing a museum or gallery for their wedding, then this is a must because they will definitely be looking for a good recommendation.
October 30 – National Checklist Day
Raise your hand if you’re a checklist junkie! No, just me? I don’t think so. Wedding planners are notorious for their many, many checklists. How could we ever live without them? Write a blog post that lists out the biggest wedding items couples don’t want to forget about. Go ahead and make it personal. Maybe you have a few learning experiences from your own wedding you want to share. Take it one step further (if you’re ready) and offer a fall wedding planning checklist as a free opt-in or lead magnet. Help your clients stay on track and avoid last-minute scrambling with a detailed checklist of everything they need to do leading up to their big day.
October 31 – Halloween
Let’s take a break from wedding planning for a sec to help couples with a different problem: their Halloween costumes. I’m always searching for a good couples costume idea, so I know your audience would appreciate this one. If you’re stuck thinking of suggestions, here are a few simple ideas. Bonnie and Clyde is always a popular choice. For those who want something sillier, Popeye and Olive Oyl is a fun option. All you need are some striped shirts and sailor hats, and maybe an eye patch for Popeye. Mario and Princess Peach is a great option for couples who enjoy video games. Another easy option is to dress up as Danny and Sandy from Grease. You can find cheap leather jackets and skirts at secondhand stores, and add t-shirts, sunglasses, and teased hair for an authentic look. Don’t forget to mention a local Halloween store for additional SEO magic.
A Halloween wedding can be a spook-tacular way to celebrate a couple’s love. Halloween is the perfect time to add a little bit of fun and intrigue to your wedding. Go ahead and give your audience some Halloween wedding ideas. Add Halloween-themed elements like jack-o-lanterns, candy corn, and spider webs. Maybe a black gown with red accents would be perfect for a Halloween bride. Let them know how to tastefully use reception decorations like pumpkins, spiders, and candelabras. No Halloween wedding would be complete without a signature cocktail. Signature cocktails like a Bloody Mary or a Witch’s Brew could be perfect for a spooky soiree. Let your readers know how a posh Halloween wedding will be remembered long after the last piece of candy corn has been eaten.
Octoberfest is a great time to celebrate with friends and family; it’s also a great excuse to drink beer and eat pretzels. If your couples are looking to add a festive touch to their wedding, why not consider incorporating some Octoberfest elements? This could be a really fun piece to write where you share how traditional German items like beer steins, lederhosen, and dirndls can make for fun and unique decorations or attire. Be sure to cover the different color palettes and different ways a couple could turn the theme up or down. Be sure to serve up some traditional German food and drink ideas to get the celebration started! Prost!
Scary-Good Autumn Ideas
Autumn Wedding Trends
Autumn may be the best time to tie the knot. The leaves are changing color, the weather is cooling down, and there are pumpkin spice lattes to help you get through the planning process. Share your ideas and inspiration with your fans to help them start planning their perfect autumn wedding. Be sure to give color palette and design suggestions. For example, dark colors are popular for autumn nuptials—think jewel tones like burgundy and plum. Nature-inspired decorations are also popular, so you could suggest incorporating autumn leaves, pumpkins, and branches into the décor mix. No autumn wedding would be complete without a signature cocktail! Write about cocktail twists like an Autumn Old Fashioned or a Spiced Apple Cider Mimosa. With these trends in mind, you’ll help your fans have an autumn wedding that your guests will remember for years to come!
Unique Venue Ideas for Couples
Autumn is a beautiful time of year to get married, and there are plenty of fun places to tie the knot. Here are a few ideas for wedding planners looking to give their clients a unique autumn experience: Get married in a pumpkin patch! This is a great option for couples who want a rustic, autumn-themed wedding. Host the reception in an apple orchard! Or couples could tie the knot at a local winery! Have the ceremony in a park or forest! This is a great option for couples who want to take advantage of autumn’s stunning scenery. There’s sure to be a venue that’s perfect for someone in your audience. The best part about a post like this is that it’s an SEO goldmine! Remember to get specific here. List where and who the contact person is so you can bring traffic to your website.
Wedding Planner Content Ideas Last Words
Are you ready to write some awesome content now? Remember, wedding planning businesses everywhere can benefit from using local keywords in their SEO strategy. It’s a great way to help couples find you when they’re ready to start planning their big day. And we have the perfect course to teach you how to do just that! The Book More Brides with Blogging Course will teach you everything you need to know about targeting your community and driving traffic back to your website. Enroll today and let us help you get more wedding business through your door!