Summer may be the most popular time for weddings, but Fall is beautiful too. The leaves are changing colours, it’s not sweltering hot, and it may be easier to find the perfect venue at a lower cost. It’s a great way to be creative and add your own personal style (you could wear your favourite pair of boots or accessorize with a scarf). So why not break traditions and extend wedding season a little longer?
The weather is perfect.
In terms of weather, September and October are the best months of the year. It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold and there’s generally still more sunshine than rain so you can still enjoy an outdoor wedding (but make sure your venue has an indoor or sheltered area, just in case). You don’t have to worry about looking shiny in your photos because you’re sweating so much and because it tends to be less humid, you’re pretty much guaranteed a good hair day. When the weather is on your side, it can help you look and feel the best you can on your special day (no running makeup and no frizzy hair!). After all, you don’t want you or your guests passing out from the heat or saying, “I do” through chattering teeth!
Take advantage of the natural beauty of the season.
If you plan for a fall wedding, you’ll find that Mother Nature has taken care of the decorations. When choosing the colour palette for your wedding, take advantage of the natural reds, oranges, and yellows of the season. The fall foliage provides a perfect backdrop for your photos and fall flowers with rich hues like Asiatic Lilies, Chrysanthemums, and classic red roses make for beautiful flower arrangements. By incorporating the unique, rich, jewel tone colours of autumn, your wedding will definitely stand out from all the traditional summer pastel colours.
Fall food is amazing.
There are so many classic fall foods that everyone loves that would be perfect for a fall wedding. Consider this: roast beef, mashed potatoes, and soup for the main meal, and for dessert apple pie, pumpkin pie, candy apples, brownies, and doughnuts (maybe even a doughnut wall?). You could also have a hot beverage bar with coffee, hot chocolate, and warm apple cider. There’s no limit to what fall foods you put on your menu.
There are so many great things that happen in the Fall – Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkin spiced lattes – but you could make your wedding the event of the season!
This article was written by Delaney Rombough.