An Autumn Wedding
There is definitely something more cosy and atmospheric about marrying in the colder months. Nobody quite wants to deal with the chaos of Christmas and a winter wedding though, and so October and November are becoming more and more popular for weddings; they might be just the perfect time to have your big day! It’s always been a generally accepted idea that weddings are for spring or summer months and the autumn is off limits when tying the knot. But with luscious tones of rust red and copper, falling leaves and golden sunsets, autumn is just awesome. So why not get married then? The autumnal months are definitely getting more common for weddings and couples are stepping away from the summer wedding norm. Why? Well there are numerous reasons to have your wedding in the fall, from cost and availability to the creative touches autumn adds that will make it so special. Here are The Hen Fairy’s top 5 reasons for getting hitched in autumn:
The Golden Season
If you are a lover of warm colours such as red and oranges, the crisp cool air and an open fire, autumn is ideal for you. The changing of the seasons and scenery provides a gorgeous backdrop with rich, natural colours making it truly the golden season. Perfect for an impact arrival and photographs outside before the slush December brings quite arrives. The crisp cool air may not be ideal for some, but for others the thought of a burning fire, cosy blankets and warm drinks is just perfect.
Food, Glorious, Food
Choosing your menu is not easy and a good caterer or venue chef is hugely important! Fall weddings can include hearty dishes on the menu which are great British favourites, like warming soups or meaty roasts that many couples avoid in warmer months, despite often being personal favourites. Fill your guests up with delicious seasonal flavours and fill the room with a variety of gorgeous smells leaving nothing but empty plates, rosy cheeks and satisfied smiles all round.
Ready, Sweat, Go!
Now, this may be an area you may not have considered, but imagine the months you have spent carefully selected every single aspect and element of your clothing for your big day. The perfect dress and the fantastically fitting suit, only to then be greeted with an English heat wave that can bring unwanted sweat patches and melting make-up. Avoid sticky, uncomfortable heat with autumn weddings, and for those of you with more delicate skin, you also avoid the risk of terrible tan lines and sunburnt skin!
Look after your Pennies
As we all know, weddings cost a lot of money, and they are far more expensive in peak season – summer. Due to the demand for weddings in the autumnal season being less, costs are lower with venues and suppliers offering special deals and packages specifically for these months. So why not save some money whilst having the perfect autumn wedding! You could free up some of your budget to add on a few accessories or enhance your décor with the money saved, such as on autumnal rustic table centres, to make your special day that little bit more special. Working with The Hen Fairy to plan your hen party can also save you a lot of money!
It’s a date!
Choosing your perfect vendor for your perfect summer wedding and finding out that they have no availability on the dates that you want is heart-breaking. Especially since you’ve spent weeks and weeks searching for the ideal one! Some venues and suppliers report being booked up 2, 3, sometimes 4 years in advance with couples desperate to secure that Saturday in June or the bank holiday in August. In autumn however, vendors are much less busy, so there’s a significantly higher chance that you’ll be working with your dream team on your preferred ate. And as we mentioned above, there’s a good chance they’ll be giving you a much better rate!
A great wedding is built on little touches and they can be the things that people remember. And an autumn wedding gives you a great excuse to come up with plenty of them! Autumn details and ideas are absolutely endless from the flowers the season brings to its colours and textures – why not have your bridesmaids carry pine cone bouquets? Or have autumn leaf wedding invitations? However you choose to plan your autumn wedding, it will definitely be one to remember and leave your guests in awe!