8 Reasons To Have An Autumn Wedding

George Eliot once said “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it” We say, hear, hear George! We think Autumn weddings are da bomb and here’s why...

8 Reasons To Have An Autumn Wedding. Image © Shooting Hip | Visit wedding-venues.co.uk

Novelist George Eliot (aka Mary Anne Evans) once said “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” We say, here, here George! Autumn weddings are da bomb and here’s why...

1. Autumn weddings are budget friendly

Being less popular, autumn wedding dates are often cheaper than those in spring and summer so you could make a big saving. You may find there is better availability for Saturdays, Sundays and Fridays too.

2. Comfort food is on the menu

After the salad days of summer, it makes a welcome change to tuck into warm, hearty grub like bangers and mash or stew and dumplings, apple crumble and custard or even pumpkin pie. Put some seasonal favourites on your wedding menu and your guests will thank you.

3. Fall fashion is more fun

If you live for accessories, autumn is the best time of year to get married. Autumn wedding outfits for brides, grooms, bridesmaids and ushers can include gloves, snuggly shrugs, muffs, pashminas, brollies and hats a go-go.
 

If you live for accessories, autumn is the best time of year to get married. Image © Danni Beach Photography | Visit wedding-veunes.co.uk

4. You won’t lose your cool

Summer is a beautiful time of year to get married but cooler autumn days have their advantages. For example, wearing a voluminous princess dress would be like wearing a duvet during a summer heatwave, so if you have your heart set on rich, heavy fabrics, an autumn wedding is for you.

5. Make use of seasonal celebrations

Winter may have the biggest holiday of the year but autumn has more celebrations than any other season. Traditional harvest festivals, Halloween and Bonfire Night all fall within this season and can offer inspiration for your reception in the form of fireworks, apple bobbing or trick or treat-style goody bag favours.

6. Autumn is the most colourful season

Colour runs riot in autumn when, rather than flowers, every tree is in bloom. Leaves turn from green to gold, russet and ruby creating a readymade colour palette for autumn weddings and a wonderful backdrop for photographs.
 

Autumn leaves are a wonderful backdrop for wedding photographs. Image © LJ Photographics | Visit wedding-veunes.co.uk

7. Darker nights mean more lights

Nights’ drawing in is the perfect excuse to illuminate your wedding with fairy lights, jack-o-lanterns and candles. Give your guests sparklers for fun photos outside in the evening.
 

Give your wedding guests sparklers for fun photos outside in the evening. Image © Danni Beach Photography | Visit wedding-veunes.co.uk

8. Natural decorations

Nature provides all the quirky decorations you could wish for such as conkers, pumpkins, pinecones, wood cuts and branches. You could save money on flowers and create decorations for your wedding that are truly unique.

Want to see more autumn inspiration? Check out our autumn wedding theme ideas.

Image credits: LJ Photographics, Danni Beach Photography, Shooting Hip Venues featured: Rivervale Barn, Upwaltham Barns, Wasing Park

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