While summer weddings might have been called off or postponed in most places around the world this year due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, many people are still getting stuck into planning their fall wedding. Fall is a fantastic season for getting married as it’s usually less expensive than the highly sought-after summer dates, and the gorgeous colors of fall make a fantastic backdrop for your wedding photos. If you’re planning a fall wedding for this year or want to get married in fall in the future, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Choose the Right Location
Fall is a seriously stunning time of the year to have your wedding, but you need to keep the season in mind when choosing your location. Fall is a very rustic season with gorgeous, bold colors on the trees, making it absolutely perfect for those planning to get married at woodland, barn, forest and countryside wedding locations.
Depending on where you are located, there’s usually a higher chance that you’re going to see rain at an fall wedding compared to a summer one, but don’t let this put you off. You don’t need to let the rain ruin your wedding day; you can just go with it with umbrellas or rain boots designed for bridal parties that look amazing in photographs. And, outerwear like shawls and jackets are really on-trend for brides right now, making the perfect option for keeping you warm in between locations on your big day.
The Color Scheme
One of the best things about having an fall wedding is that it is perfect for color schemes that might not fit in at other times of the year. If you want to go bold and daring with bright reds, oranges, and yellows, fall is the perfect season to do this with your wedding and really pull it off. Some other colors that also look fantastic at a fall wedding include emerald green, dark purple, maroon, or soft, blush pastels.
Your Wedding Dress
When it comes to choosing your wedding dress, you want one that reflects the season and is also practical to wear on what could be a cold day. There are many wedding dress trends that are the perfect fit for an fall wedding. Deep v necklines are all the rage right now, while wedding dresses with long sleeves have boomed in popularity since Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011 and her stunning, lacy long-sleeved dress brought the trend back with a bang. Flouncy sleeves are also a big upcoming trend right now and definitely something to look out for when wedding dress shopping.
Combatting the Cold
Don’t forget that there are other things to think about that you may not have considered when planning a wedding in a colder season. First of all, you need to think about the effect that the cold weather is going to have on your skin and lips, as you will, of course, want them to look flawless for your wedding. Using a good lip balm and an overnight lip cream in the run-up to your wedding will help hydrate the lips and leave them soft, healthy, smooth and pink for your wedding day. There are many skin treatments that you can have to avoid dry skin on your big day; microdermabrasion is a great option to go for a few days before to rid your face of any dry skin and leave it looking clear, smooth and healthy.
Fall is a wonderful season for getting married, with gorgeous natural colors that make the perfect setting for your wedding photos.