For your autumn wedding, why not toasts your guests’ arrival with pitchers of beautiful sangria. The recipe is foolproof; chopped autumn fruits (pears, apples, berries), a nice red wine (not too expensive!), orange juice, some brandy and you’re good to go. What a stylish and gracious touch, especially for those friends and family who’ve traveled from afar to share your day!

This can be set up in pretty jars on a small, flower trimmed table, or passed by your caterwaiters, in pretty goblets or little mason jars (for a more rustic look).