As wedding plans might have been delayed this summer, you might be thinking about moving your wedding to Autumn. A lot of people think Autumn weddings are cold and grey, but a wedding in September, October or November can be colourful, warm and cosy.
Here are some ideas for your autumnal wedding, from the décor to the wedding dress to the food.
1. The location
Different to a summer wedding, you may want to think more carefully about an autumn wedding. Rain might be more likely, so think about being indoors or having a cover in case of rain.
If you want to be outside, set up a cover or shelter like a gazebo so that you have a plan in case the weather fails.
Autumn colours are gorgeous, so even if you’re inside you might want to get some pictures outside. Think about a location that is near woodland or trees to get the perfect autumn backdrop in your photos.
Some of the best autumn wedding venues are barns, country houses or quaint churches.
2. Keeping Warm
If it’s going to be a little cooler, it’s worth dressing appropriately. A cute shawl or jacket will be the perfect addition to your dress and will make sure any potential chills don’t ruin the day.
If you’re inside, think about things like heating or heated lamps for outside to make sure your guests don’t get cold. If you’re outside, you could think about providing blankets for all your guests. These are also a thoughtful and unique wedding favour idea.
3. The colour scheme
With such beautiful colours on the trees in autumn, you can take inspiration from nature for your autumn wedding.
Focus on nudes, soft pinks or warm tones like orange, red and gold to complement the season.
4. The décor
A rustic décor theme is a great idea for an autumn wedding.
Take inspiration from nature again and choose seasonal flowers. Some great autumn coloured wedding flowers are: helenium, marigolds, red roses, orange bicolour roses, sunflowers, red hypericum, red, orange and yellow germini.
Choose comforting, rustic food, and choose seasonal meat and vegetables. Autumn is a great time of year with many fruits and vegetables being harvested, like apples, pears, blackberries, carrots, squash, kale and sweet potato.
If it’s late autumn, you might want to think about hot drinks for your guests, like hot chocolates, hot apple cider and mulled wine.