Summer is traditionally seen as the apex of wedding season, where most venues are booked out day after day, and finding your dream setting is a matter of postponing your upcoming nuptials for years in order to hopefully get some great weather and a prime summer date.
However, in your quest for an unforgettable day, it’s worth considering other seasons. Autumn can offer so much for newlyweds-to-be – with a wedding between late September and November delivering so much more than just a stunning crimson-leafed backdrop.
You’ll save money
As summer is peak wedding time, venues and caterers tend to up their prices, as they realise they have a captive audience of couples that want to get married on a glorious summer’s day. Prices are generally lower in autumn, meaning your budget can be stretched to include those little, added extras that will complete your day.
While you appreciate the savings in the run-up to the big day, you’ll reap the benefits of this come the wedding day itself, when you’ve invested that sliver of extra cash in a dessert table, an ice cream van, or just about anything you like!
You’ll have a glorious backdrop
It’ not unlikely that it’s the backdrop that first springs to mind when the words ‘autumn wedding’ are mentioned. While spring and summer weddings make a big deal of everything being in bloom, there’s a world of beauty to be enjoyed when it comes to the cacophony of colours associated with autumn.
A country house hotel venue with plenty of tree-lined walkways is the perfect setting for an autumn wedding that’ll take advantage of the season’s distinctive colour – just make sure you have a professional photo shoot to make the most of it.
You could even play up to the season by opting for a slightly different look for your wedding clothes. Opting for autumnal shades in either the groom’s suit or the bride’s dress is a fun way to provide your wedding with a splash of something different while paying homage to the season.
Short notice will be easier
Chances are, most of your friends and family will have some kind of summer getaway planned, often months in advance. If you value spontaneity, then this is less than ideal, and it means that summer weddings have to be booked years in advance.
People’s social calendars tend to be less full once the leaves turn brown and summer’s pace begins to slow, so an autumn wedding date could be the perfect solution to ensure that your venue will be packed with the people who mean most to you and your other half.
You can go for a cosy aesthetic
Summertime weddings can often be sweltering, and no matter how beautiful the service is, an overheated room can soon lead to guests feeling uncomfortable, not to mention the bride! A late autumn wedding with the nights drawing in will be significantly cooler and more intimate – especially once the sun sets and the party really gets started.
Adding fire pits and chimineas to keep things toasty on a crisp autumn evening will also add to this intimate feel, and in terms of catering, you could focus on hearty, warming food like soup, roast beef and chestnuts to fit an autumnal ceremony perfectly.
We hope this post has left you brimming with ideas for a wedding that’ll be the last word in fall festivities. Just make sure it reflects who you are as a couple above everything else, and you’ll be well on your way to achieving the day of your dreams.
This post, courtesy of the distinctive bridal wear and hijab experts at AbayaButh, will provide all the reasons you need to make autumn your wedding season.