This is Why Autumn Weddings Rule

Summer is now long behind us, and we’re now squarely into the season of cable-knit jumpers, chunky soups, log fires and fireworks. We love Autumn. It’s the final hoorah! Before the cold dark dampness of winter and it’s a fantastic season to get married in. 

And here’s why:

Autumn is not considered to be a peak wedding season. Venues are more likely to offer discounts or added extras, and weddings which are done with shorter notice are more easily accommodated because of fewer clients and greater flexibility. 

The weather is still relatively mild in autumn. With a little preparation, you can certainly weather proof your big day and keep your guests warm and dry. It’s easy for couples having a summer wedding to become complacent about weather on their big day. Autumn couples are more likely to be realistic. They're more likely to prepare accordingly, too. Not to mention that autumn is filled with all the things to give your big day a sense of season: ear muffs, scarves, umbrellas and hot toddies would work wonderfully into an autumn wedding theme. 

One of the best things about autumn is the hearty food and hot drinks: hog roasts, chunky soups, thick savoury pies, hot chocolates and heavy puddings. Why not incorporate these into the big day? Equally, warm apple cider or hot chocolate with a dash of amaretto or Baileys will warm up the guests and keep them happy.

If you're planning on fireworks, then the shorter days will mean that there's no hanging about waiting for night to fall. Autumn makes for a lovely atmosphere, too: candles and low lighting with warm fires.

For couples on a budget, Mother Nature can give you your centre pieces for free: acorns, conkers, pine cones, and twigs will all create a beautiful tie in between the ceremony inside and the season outdoors. If you’re creative, too, then there’s no end of things you can utilise to create a lasting impression on your guests.

Sleeves! Autumn can be a bit on the chilly side, but sleeves will stop you from shivering in the photographs as well as covering up any areas you feel self-conscious about.

The light in autumn is exquisite, so you’ll be helping your photographer to create beautiful photographs. If you’re getting married in a country venue, too, then the backdrop of russet smudged trees will be so much better than a burned out summer’s day.

Autumn is also an off-peak travel season, so if you’re planning on taking a honeymoon, then you might find something cheaper (just avoid the school’s half-term holidays).

We’re sure that whatever season you choose to get married in will be an absolutely beautiful day, but if you’re still thinking about when to get married then do take a moment to consider autumn – we know you won’t be disappointed if you do. 

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