A common misconception is that only Spring and Summer are the right times for a wedding. They come with a more likely dry wedding day and your guests don’t need to worry about bringing an extra layer to keep warm. Whilst this is all true, it’s actually just as popular to have a wedding in the Autumn and Winter months and some would even say a better time to do it. Not only is it less busy, the likelihood of suppliers is greater and your potential venue could be available. With all of this in mind, we take a look into how you can adapt your wedding to suit the changing season!
Whilst we encourage soft, pastel and sometimes even bright tones for a summer wedding, in line with the sunshine, when it comes to Autumn it’s all about making the environment feel cozy and warm, even if outside it’s freezing cold. Deep Reds and Burgundy hues will make the space feel somewhat smaller and more enclosed to give the vibe you are trying to create. Incorporating tweed and checked patterns will provide the same effect and add dimension to your decorations and style. With copper becoming such a huge trend year-round, adding it into your Autumnal theme in some way will bring an element of elegance to your big day.
Florals are likely to be huge part of any wedding but with the changing seasons comes a changing floral arrangement. Whilst in the summer you may see lilies, sunflowers or daisies, in the autumn, not only do the colors of the leaves change but also the colors and style of the bouquet. Again, deep reds take center stage here with warm oranges in the style of roses, hydrangea and chrysanthemums being combined together to create stunning arrangements for the bride, bridesmaid or center pieces at the table – you could also throw in a few pine cones for a truly rustic, autumnal feel.
Whilst we think that outdoor Autumn weddings are a thing of beauty, we can appreciate that being cold all day, may not be. Don’t worry, we’ve got this covered too! In adding simple heaters throughout the marquee, you can control the temperature throughout the venue, no matter what time of the day. If people are cold during the meal switch them on, if they are dancing so hard they are starting to break a sweat, just flick them off. Also tying into the cozy and warm atmosphere, bringing in large blankets and cushions for your guests, giving them the option to wrap up if they need it. Not only that but tying them into your color scheme, brings another area of decoration.
The idea of an autumnal, rustic wedding comes from the décor that you include throughout the day. Think leaves, fruit center pieces, pine cone name settings and wooden sign posts to name a few. Taking the nature outside and bringing it inside your marquee can instantly transform it from plain and simple to an enchanting autumn woodland, perfect for eating wholesome food and enjoying warm, mulled wine!
Although saying goodbye to Summer is a sad affair for many, welcome the Autumn and take advantage of easier wedding planning and potentially cheaper prices by embracing the weather and adapting your big day to match!