Although the summer season brings sunshine, warm weather and a likelihood of less rain, it’s the autumn months which possess the best qualities. While a winter wedding means you have to be indoors, wrapped in coats or jackets, and the summer means your guests (and yourselves) are at risk of melting, autumn acts as a happy medium. Temperatures are tepid, the colors striking, and there is less chance of rain when compared to spring.
However, if you’re not convinced, here are five reasons why you should fall in love with the idea of an autumn wedding.
Beautiful Outdoor Ceremonies
The worry of summer or winter weddings is the weather and climate. Weather forecasts are rarely correct and sometimes having an outdoor wedding can be a gamble. Although the summer months mean you’re subjected to uncomfortable heat, and there’s rarely such a thing as an outdoor winter wedding, autumn can help diminish some of the worry with its pleasant temperatures and lesser chances of rain (when compared to winter and spring).
Autumn colors are natural and full of texture. These qualities make for beautiful, unusual bouquets, full of rustic charm. Orange, red, yellow and browning leaves create lovely decorations, as to the autumn flowers. Together, you will be presented with an attractive floral spread.
Another bonus is that a lot of rustic décors can me homemade, bestowing a cost-effective way for you to save money on your wedding without skimping out on the beauty and character you envision. Examples are pine cone placeholders and pumpkin centrepieces.
On-Trend Suits and Dresses
Sleeves, lace, and bohemian-like gowns are in season for brides-to-be. However, a lot of these qualities do not suit summer but are perfect for autumn. Lace heavy dresses are beautifully embellished and fit well with the rustic, natural charm of an autumn wedding. These demure gowns with high necks and long sleeves would cook a bride in the overwhelming temperatures of summer but cause her to freeze in the frosty months.
For the groom, tweed and blended thick suits are currently more favored than the traditional black two piece with a cummerbund. Men are also incorporating contrasting buttons and pocket squares, and pining unusual flowers to their suit jackets. The less formal style of wearing a woolly suit is proving a fruitful alternative for grooms worldwide – make sure to get your alternative, made to measure suits for you and your groomsmen from a tailor of taste.
The Seasonal Food and Drink
Food and drink are important to any wedding. However, autumn has its own brand of seasonally-special tastes which would not be available or fit the themes of spring, summer or winter. This is the season for pumpkin pie, squashes, apples, spiced rum, apple cider, mulled wine and anything else offering amber-like, delicious qualities.
The summer can be stifling, whereas autumn means blankets, fireplaces (and marshmallows) and beautiful backdrops perfect for wedding photography. Autumn’s berry red, golden yellow and amber orange hues coupled with an intimate ambience of candles can complement a couple’s nuptials.