With pumpkin spice season upon us, we wanted to get into some of the pros and cons of having an Autumn wedding. From amazing color combinations to budget friendly receptions that are dripping in romance, you’ll fall in love with these ideas for an Autumn wedding!
First, let’s talk about the pros of an autumn wedding!
Autumn weddings are typically easier on your wallet!
Because it is the off-season for a lot of companies, getting married in October or November will help you save money on everything from the ceremony and reception venues to the DJ you hire.
Best Season for the Rustic Chic Bride
Also, it's the perfect season to utilize a more rustic and DIY style for decor and guest favors. Whether you actually make your decor or use a DIY kit, the fall is the time to do it!
Be sure to check out some of our DIY wedding cake toppers
! You can build your own custom cake topper that is uniquely you!!
It' Great for Romantic Themed Photo Shoots
One way to have fun in the beginning stage of wedding planning is to
hire a photographer and do a fun engagement shoot. The fall is open to a lot of warm and fun themes, like fall festivals, harvests, and if you want to really get into it Halloween!
If you're having a fall wedding, be sure to have fun with your engagement announcement with an autumn themed shoot!
Oh! The Wonderful FOOD
The Fall season is rich with color, scents, and textures that can be applied to everything at your wedding from the decor to the FOOD. Imagine an amazing scent of fresh apples, baked mini pies, and hot chocolate filling the room!
That sound like the coziest wedding reception ever! We found lots of ideas for food and wedding decor from Elegant wedding Invites. We love the elegant but cozy s’mores bar!
Okay some of the "cons"…
Rain. Rain. Go. Away.
While we hope you won’t let rain deter you from having an Autumn wedding, it's a possibility, and something you should consider when selecting your venue. No one wants to be rained out on their wedding day!
There are however a lot of ways to work around the weather. Look at this couples fall Seattle wedding where it rains all the time!
Just know that if you are set on hosting an outdoor wedding, then you need to be sure any out of town guest are aware of appropriate attire for the season.
Plus, you may need to budget for tents or guest umbrellas too for your ceremony and reception.
Holiday Traffic Jam
You may also be dealing with the holidays. Whether you celebrate holidays or not, they can effect the planning of your wedding.
For example, this can be a more expensive time of year for out of town guests to travel. You’ll want to send them save-the-dates early to give them plenty of time to coordinate time off and to book their travel.
You should also expect a few “no-shows” since it is a busy time of the year for people and they may not be able to take the extra time off for your wedding.
In case you couldn't tell...
We'd say the pros have it! Fall is an amazing time for your special day! With the rich colors, textures, and yummy flavors of the season, your guests will be swept away with the spirit of romance and festivity.