While traditionally summer takes the crown as the most popular season to tie the knot, in recent years, the blissful beauty of autumn has really shone through.
According to recent research, more than 15% of all 2023 weddings took place during August with a further 13% hosted in September. Yet, with 6.7% of weddings due to take place this month, the autumn season is proving increasingly popular.
So, why is an autumn wedding such a great idea? Here we share just some of the reasons why the autumn months are real hits with engaged couples.
It’s truly beautiful
Autumn may offer a different type of beauty than spring and summer, but the seasonal shift creates a truly glorious backdrop for any occasion, including your once-in-a-lifetime wedding day.
In addition to offering the perfect setting and lighting for those wedding photos, autumn provides tons of inspiration for unforgettable colour schemes.
It’s more cost effective
The natural world doesn’t just offer inspiration for your colour scheme. Fallen foliage can provide all you need to create magnificent tablescapes without busting the wedding budget. Those looking to save on venue hire and other wedding costs may also find a mid to late autumn wedding date more to their liking as Hitched explains:
“’Wedding season’ runs from May to October, with the most popular months to get married (peak wedding season) being July and August. The summer months, when the weather is (supposedly) nicest, will be the most expensive to book, so if you choose a wedding date from November to April, you could save yourself big bucks. Narrow it down even further and a December, January, February or March date will be the cheapest to book.”
It’s THE time to celebrate
With summer (and the many childcare challenges that come with it!) out of the way, and Christmas and New Year a couple of months off, most couples marrying in autumn find more of their guests saying “yes” to their wedding invitations. You’ll have more of the people you love with you to celebrate your very special day as a result.
It’s the season of sparkle
While autumn isn’t overrun with holidays, it does offer its fair share of seasonal events. This means hosting a wedding day with a bang is more fitting than ever.
You can dazzle your guests with a firework display and end your wedding on a high. Traditional, seasonal games and activities, such as apple bobbing and pumpkin carving, could also find a place in your autumn wedding itinerary for a memorable event that sparkles in more ways than one.
It’s SO cosy
There’s something about the cooler season that makes things more intimate and romantic. The early evenings create the perfect conditions for getting cosy indoors. Throw in an open fire or two, a few blankets, and some mulled wine or hot chocolate, and you and your guests will be in heaven!
Looking for a wedding venue that offers cosy spaces to celebrate indoors and beautiful backdrops outdoors? Discover why Clearwell Castle is the perfect place to host your autumn wedding by getting in touch with our team today to book a viewing or request a brochure.