An autumnal wedding is a great choice. It is a special time, when golden leaves litter the ground and clear skies mean cooler nights. In fact, the weather is rarely too hot or cold for a wedding, unlike in summer and winter. However, there are several things you need to consider to ensure your dream autumn wedding goes smoothly. Check out our advice below.
Autumn Wedding Day Style
For an autumn wedding, you have a host of styles and charming hues to choose from. The fairly forgiving weather is a chance to play with several different dress styles. Everything from tea length to mermaid dresses can work well in the right circumstances. Lace looks particularly chic against the autumnal backdrop and is an ideal choice for every fashion-aware bride.
In addition, autumn weddings offer several lovely shades for your bridesmaids. Navy is a hit colour for autumn and works well with every skin tone. Navy is a more colourful choice for your leading men, too. Darker oranges, reds, and golds also pair well with the colour scheme of the autumn season.
Autumn is also a lovely time to opt for foliage and autumnal floral crowns. Foliage can also look cool in the button holes of your groomsmen and are a great nod to the season.
Autumn Wedding Day Makeup
Autumn also offers brides and bridesmaids the chance to play with many pretty shades and textures. A shimmery gold or beige wash of eyeshadow looks chic on everyone and is a stylish complement for a bride and bridesmaid’s look. Berries are always a fabulous option for autumn weddings, berry lipsticks bring a vampy look and make a real statement in your wedding photographs.
Autumn weather takes the pressure off having the perfectly sunny wedding day, as Bijou notes:
“An autumn wedding also takes the pressure off the weather being such an important part of your day. If you are not expecting glorious sunshine, then you won’t be disappointed if you don’t get it; but on the other hand, if you do get lucky with some hazy autumnal sunshine, it will be an unexpected bonus! You can still get some gorgeous weather in September and October and autumn weddings tend to be more reasonably priced and less booked up than weddings in July and August. By autumn a relentless, frantic summer of weddings will have come to an end and everyone will be in a calmer, more relaxed frame of mind. With the excitement and anticipation of Christmas just around the corner, give your family and friends something to look forward to before the long, hard winter months take hold.”
Planning for an autumn wedding can mean taking stock of the potential weather conditions. As an autumn wedding, you can expect to face potential rain, but don’t fret. You can plan in advance to come well prepared with stylish umbrellas that can be big features in your wedding photos and protect your dresses and suits.
Autumn weddings are often overlooked on the wedding calendar but they welcome good weather, a wonderful colour palette, and chic seasonal attire. Be sure to plan for potential rain and enjoy the season!