Autumn is a wonderful season to say “I do”, with the seasonal colour inspiration and stunning autumn-inspired decorations just two of the reasons why autumn weddings remain huge hits amongst marrying couples.
The cooler weather that the season brings however is often seen as more of a negative than a positive for those planning to marry during autumn.
Whilst drier, milder weather can never be guaranteed for British brides and grooms, whether marrying in the height of summer or the depths of winter, the cooler weather provides an opportunity to cosy up and create a warm, romantic wedding vibe.
Here we reveal 5 cosy touches that you and your guests are certain to love, additions that will make your autumn wedding a truly unforgettable experience.
1. Blanket them with love
Wrap your guests in beautiful autumnal colours by providing some cosy blankets for them to use during your ceremony and reception.
Blankets aren’t just a practical way to keep the autumn chills away, they offer another opportunity to add those accents of colour that consolidate your wider wedding theme and scheme.
There are tons of ways to make bulky blankets look just as elegant and chic as the rest of your wedding. They can be displayed in a cute, rustic basket and accompanied by a thoughtful sign – “To have and to hold (in case you get cold)” being our favourite slogan!
2. Warm more than their hearts
Offering warmer drinks is another great way to up the cosiness of your autumn wedding. Forget champagne and cocktail stations, instead, opt for a tea bar or hot chocolate station.
When it comes to hot drinks you don’t have to stick with the average. Add a touch of wedding sparkle to proceedings and make your guests feel extra special as Brides describes:
“Your guests will feel like kids at a candy shop if you set up a display of drink additions like peppermint stir sticks, white chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, and whipped cream. This couple offered extra variety with three different flavour syrups—gingerbread, peppermint, and salted caramel—so each guest can customize their own cup.”
Just don’t forget to add marshmallows to your last-minute wedding list!
3. Create spaces to snuggle up
There’s nothing more romantic than snuggling up together so give you, your new husband or wife, and your wedding guests all they need to do just that. Make room for snugs and cosy seating at your venue, and enjoy an intimate atmosphere day and night.
4. Warm things up – quite literally!
A historic wedding venue like Leez Priory is made for autumn weddings, and the couples marrying with us in autumn love nothing more than lighting up the fireplaces as the evening draws in. From the generous log fire in our bar to our majestic inglenook fireplace in our Tudor Room, the happy couple and their guests can’t help but feel the love and warmth.
Using fire pits, candles and tea lights are other options to add cosiness to your autumn wedding.
5. Indulge your guests with comfort food
Eating great food is a sure-fire way to comfort your guests so design your wedding menu with the season in mind. From soup shooters to lazy late-night eats, the possibilities are endless and utterly scrumptious.