11 Reasons to Fall for Autumn Weddings

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and it’s the special time of year for our favorite spices and voices. Everything from foliage and football makes it easy to fall for this season, so why not seize the season and tie the knot (along with your scarf) now? Read on for our top reasons why autumn’s an awesome opportunity for your wedding.

1. Guests won’t be sweating through your ceremony.

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Photo by Kristin Sweeting oWith the advent of autumn comes cooler temps, which means guests won’t be frantically fanning themselves instead of listening to your vows.

2. YOU won’t be sweating through your ceremony.

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Fall brides don’t have to build their wedding looks around what makeup is the most melt-proof.

3. The libations!

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Nothing says fall like hard cider, spiked hot chocolate (think rum or schnapps), or mulled wine with cinnamon-stick stirrers.

4. Apples.

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To go with those delicious drinks, think of the food frenzy. That’s right: apple everything. Donuts. Pie. Fritters. Bobbing. The options are endless.

5. Earlier start times.

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With the sun setting sooner, the festivities can fall in step, making it the perfect season for a brunch or early afternoon wedding.

6. Leaves.

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Use the effects Mother Nature’s most colorful season in your decor by opting for foliage-inspired florals.

7. Beautiful outdoor venues.

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Go green (or yellow, or red, or copper…) and hold the entire wedding outside.

8. Dresses with sleeves.

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With the cooler temps and outdoor vistas, you might get chilly. Enter the long-sleeved dress, for the bride and the partygoer. The sartorial citations of this beautiful design are endless.

9. Brown suits.

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Speaking of fashion, this may be the most appropriate time for dudes to opt for a brown suit that’s oh-so-fashion forward.

10. Bold bridesmaid dresses.

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Rich jewel tones are beautiful and flattering on a variety of skin tones, and can be re-worn as a holiday party dress later in the season.

11. Pumpkin perfection.

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Celebrate your union with what is perhaps the top reason to love fall: pumpkin spice.

—By Aaron Leth

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