10 tips for planning the perfect autumn wedding
Autumn has become beyond cool in recent years. Forget rainy miserable weather, it’s all about crunchy leaves in orange and brown hues, over-the-top fireworks and pumpkin spice lattes. Autumn is also a great time to get married – it’s often cheaper than the height of summer, the weather can still be mild and the colours of nature make for some really impressive wedding photography.
Here are our top tips for planning the perfect autumn wedding…
1. Let nature inspire your theme
The colour palette of autumn is oh so chic as it’s full of deep oranges, jewel tones, leafy greens and mustards. Let these inspire your bouquet, table settings and bridesmaids dresses – the result will make for some gorgeous photographs.
Plan your photography around golden hour – the time just before sunset. The daylight at this time is softer and more redder than when the sun is highest in the sky and will fit with the autumn colours of your outside space really well.
3. Keep your guests cosy
Autumn evenings can drop cold so, if there is an outdoor area for your guests, keep them warm by providing cosy blankets.
Tie in with Bonfire Night and invest in some fireworks for the evening of your wedding – super seasonal. Sparklers also make a great favour for guests – obviously just keep them far away from your dress!
5. Autumn up your flowers
Anemone, aster, astilbe, carnation, chocolate cosmos, dahlia, delphinium, freesia, gypsophilia, hydranagea, lilies, lisianthus, orchids, ranunculus and roses are all in season during October and November. Warming browns and oranges make for a gorgeous wedding bouquet and add foliage, feathers and fruits for a twist.
6. Embrace hygge
Hygge is a Danish word meaning the art of cosiness and it’s perfect for an autumn wedding. As evening falls, add softer lighting to your reception with candles and tealights.
7. Choose a seasonal menu
Make the most of the fruits and vegetables that are in season for your wedding breakfast. Pumpkins and squashes make for delicious hearty soups and apple and blackberry crumbles are perfect for sweets.
8. The little touches
The little touches are where you can really go to town with your autumn theme – hessian table runner and chair sashes; twigs, conkers and fallen leaves look great on place settings; and a tree slice wedding cake stand looks really rustic.
9. The dress
Probably the most important part of the wedding – if we do say so ourselves! Autumn is cooler than spring and summer so, if you feel the cold, you could choose a dress with long sleeves or pick a stole or jacket to go over the top. Whatever you fancy for your autumn wedding, we’re here to help so book an appointment today.
10. The location
Perfect locations in autumn include barns, woodlands and forests which all have that rustic touch. Don’t really too much on having outside space for your big day, as the weather in autumn can be changeable.
We think autumn is the perfect time to get married and hope these tips help you when you’re planning yours.