As the leaves begin to change, Halloween decorations start turning up on doorsteps, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner, the world transforms itself into the perfect backdrop for a wedding. A time of the year rife with American tradition and defined by crisp, cool weather, it’s a great season to celebrate a union without toting the cliché of a June date or having to compete with more major holidays like Christmas.
Nevertheless, if you’re not yet sold on the idea of having a fall wedding, here are ten reasons to convince you otherwise.
1. Perfect weather
Fall sits right in the middle of the super hot summers and cold winters. Everyone enjoys breezy fall days, and it is the perfect weather to enjoy to the fullest. In the pleasant fall weather, you don’t have to be worried about getting through in extreme cold conditions or sweating in your gorgeous wedding gown.
2. Magical foliage and flowers
Since fall is synonymous with fall foliage, very little strikes our mind when we think of fall wedding flowers. Despite that, it is certainly not the case as there are plenty of choices even in the fall. Fall weddings can have stunning floral displays of gorgeous fall flowers. Using fall flowers in your display will help set an elegant tone that will translate from your flowers to the rest of your wedding.
3. Beautiful colors
The colors of the season provide a warm and welcoming color palette to work within. When you think of the fall season, the first thing that comes to mind is the captivating shades of the falling leaves. Vibrant ambers, oranges, golds, browns, and peach are the tones which resemble the natural hues of Fall. Since they’re all warm, vibrant and inviting – why not incorporate all of these colors in your wedding?
4. The wedding fashion is the best
You can get a myriad of dress options during the fall season. If you want to wear perky bright colors on your big day, fall can give you the freedom to do that. You can choose a bright hued vintage wedding dress and lace bridesmaid dresses so you and all your girls look stunning.
5. Fun décor
When designing the décor for your fall wedding, you can create an environment reminiscent of the harvest season by using available items from nature. For a very casual and rustic wedding feel that would be great for a ceremony on a farm, try covering hay bales with fabric for seating. Orange paper lanterns throughout the reception can give a nice glow in the evening whether the wedding is indoors or outdoors. For the actual ceremony decorations, you can also attach grapevines, wheat and dried corn to the chairs and bridal arch.
6. Mouthwatering food
Fall’s harvest makes for a warming, wonderfully sensory menu. Not only do incredible foods come in season, but flavors of cinnamon, apples, nutmeg, pumpkin, squash and more can be incorporated into your entrees and desserts. Such a nice change up from the usual flavors served at spring and summer weddings. Plus, you can serve hot drinks!
7. Calm atmosphere
The whole wedding planning process is often very fast paced and quite stressful so why not choose a slower, more relaxed time of year to get married. Fall provides a much more calm and comfortable atmosphere. The weather is usually cooler, your guests would be more comfortable attending a fall wedding than attending a wedding in the dead of summer and all those beautifully changing trees create a great scenic view.
8. Higher guest turnout
You can expect greater availability of friends and family during this season. It is usually the time when your guests have already been away in the months before and are now more likely to be in the country to attend your wedding.
9. Photographic opportunities
With warm colors and natural, golden lighting, a photographer’s job is made easy. The beautiful setting that autumn offers to a bride and groom translates into classic pictures, reflecting the love of the couple and the tradition of the season.
10. Affordable wedding
To nobody’s surprise, most couples are more partial to tie the knot in the sunnier spring and summer months. This is perhaps why having your big day in fall can save you a ton of money. Resorts, halls, cathedrals, and even ranch and garden venues are likely to be more affordable.
Fall is one of the most beautiful and enjoyable parts of the year. The weather and the environment remain very pleasant during these days. It is a very amusing time to begin the most auspicious relationship of the life. A wedding ceremony arranged for these beautiful days must be very enjoyable. If you are going to get married during these fall days, you may consider yourself a very lucky person.