QUENDON HALL – 5 Reasons Why Fall/Autumn Weddings Are Trending
Fall weddings are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. We explore the reasons why they are trending and why you should consider having one.
Autumn is underrated when it comes to weddings, when actually a Fall wedding can be incredibly beautiful and budget friendly. The season is known for its turning leaves, cooler temperatures and shorter days, not to mention Halloween and Bonfire Night. So, what do you say… does a toasty marshmallow evening sound good to you?
If it does, then you’ll hardly need the five other reasons listed below telling you to understand why autumn weddings are currently trending.
1. Autumn is magic
Autumn is the season that comes in between Summer and Winter, starting around the 21st September and ending when the Winter Solstice takes place in December.
Characterised by shorter and cooler days, it is also the season of crops, harvest and birds migrating to flee the upcoming freeze. But, best of all, most people associate Autumn with warm blankets, cosy socks, hot chocolates, carving pumpkins, fireplaces and crunchy leaves.
Many assume that the arrival of Father Christmas is when the magic happens, but we disagree. It’s those few months leading up to the end of year when the real magic takes place, and you won’t regret having your wedding in the midst of this enchanting season!
2. Fall’s cool, not cold
While summer weddings can of course be stunning, for many the heat during those months is just a little too much to bear. Autumn offers the perfect mix of dry and cool days with less humidity and much more comfort.
And if you thought that Fall weddings couldn’t possibly take place outdoors, think again. Early Autumn can provide the perfect weather for an outdoor wedding and what’s great is that by not expecting good weather you can be taken completely by surprise by exceptional conditions making your day even more perfect than imagined.
3. A beautiful colour palette
As we’ve mentioned, Autumn is the time when leaves turn from green to yellow to orange before falling to the ground. It’s also a time when the night sets in faster yet it seemingly takes forever for daylight to dawn. However, the light during the days can be quite mystifying, with frequent misty and hazy days. Whether your wedding is inside, outside or a mix of the two, you can run with the autumnal colour palette in your wedding décor!
Autumn wedding photoshoots usually bring extraordinary results thanks to the atmospheric ambience and warm, earthy tones found in the natural scenery.
4. Décor full of charm
One of the things that draws so many couples to a Fall wedding is the endless décor opportunities. Tipped as the best season of all by several polls, Autumn sure does have a unique charm about it and holds some of the calendar’s biggest celebrations like Halloween, Guy Fawkes night and Thanksgiving (which is increasingly popular in the UK in recent years).
With a Fall wedding, you can incorporate all of the cosiness of the season into your big day and make your guests feel as relaxed and contented as if they were at home with their feet up. Think roaring fires in the drawing room, candles flickering upon tables, blankets placed on patio chairs, toffee apples on the buffet table… perfection!
5. Less stress, fewer pennies
Did you know that Autumn tends to be quieter thank Summer on the weddings front, meaning that your venue and vendors can usually offer you more flexibility and availability, not to mention more offers and discounts? This can lead to a more personalised, cheaper and stress-free experience which will, in turn, allow you to enjoy the process of planning your wedding.
What’s more, Autumn is usually a time of year when most people are available (what with holidays being over, the start of new school years and the lead up to the festive period) so you won’t have to worry about special people not being there on your big day.
Hands up who now desperately wants to plan a rich celebration featuring all the simple pleasures Autumn brings?