Things to consider when planning an autumn wedding
Autumn weddings really can be beautiful. Crisp weather, stunning autumnal colours and a warming menu can come together to really complement your special day. However, it can also bring with it a host of issues — not least the Great British weather.
So what do you need to consider when planning your autumn wedding? At Simply Linens, we’ve provided wedding linen hire for many a happy couple over the years, and we’ve picked up a tip or two along the way.
There’s a good chance of rain
Getting married in September or October definitely has good odds of rain. Being the UK, this could be anything from a light shower to a torrential downpour. Of course, also being the UK, it could be gloriously sunny, but you should definitely err on the side of caution and assume there might be a drop of rain or two during your big day. The bride and groom should think primarily about how to keep themselves and the wedding party clean and dry in all their finery, while still keeping everything looking wedding-like. Umbrellas in your wedding colours can be a nice touch and, if you’re getting married somewhere mud is likely, pretty wellies for the bride and bridesmaids are a must to keep those heels clean.
Plan your colours well
Although you can really have any colours you want, autumn weddings with autumnal colours work beautifully. Think burnt oranges, coppers and bronzes, mixed with deep greens or even a splash of yellow. Colours like this will not only be on-point for the season, but will also create a feeling of warmth in your venue. Colours can be worked into flower arrangements, table linen hire and, of course, garments. And speaking of flower arrangements, dried flowers and autumnal foliage can make gorgeous, seasonal displays that are a bit different to the usual wedding bouquets.
Choose a seasonal menu
Autumnal food is traditionally hearty, warming and made up of the year’s harvest. So look for menu options that feature seasonal vegetables and fruits. If you’re serving meat, you could consider game birds and venison which are always popular around that time of year, although can be an acquired taste. If you’re worried, you can always ask the opinions of your wedding party before you commit. For your evening reception, rather than the traditional buffet, you could think about cozy, warm options such as sausage sandwiches or even posh cheese on toast.