While it’s true that spring and summer are the most popular seasons for weddings, autumn can be the ideal time too, for many reasons. Let’s take a quick look at why you should tie the knot in the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…
You’re no longer restricted by the blazing heat of summer; the weather is cooling, of course, but it’s cooling into warm, not chilly. The days are also still long enough to enjoy an evening reception and you have more choice over your dress than you would in the summer.
You can spend more time outdoors
As the temperatures are a bit more moderate, you can spend longer outdoors. Autumn is a lovely time for an outdoor wedding as the leaves are starting to turn, which gives any occasion and setting that amazing warm autumnal glow. Whatever your backdrop – and Australia has lots of landscapes and environments to choose from – having that golden-red tint will make it even more magical.
This time of year means you can have a striking red and orange colour scheme for your bouquet and other floral arrangements. There’s also plenty of gorgeous flowers to pick from, like poppies, native Australian species, lilies and, of course, those stunning autumn leaves. In many ways, you’re more spoiled for choice in autumn than you are at any other time of year.
Lots of sumptuous fresh produce
After the summer comes all the lovely autumn fruit and vegetables – pears, pomegranates, figs and, obviously, fat glowing pumpkins. You can use pumpkins for soup and for table centrepieces; what’s not to love about this most bountiful of seasons?
Autumn weddings are also cheaper
It’s unlikely that autumn will ever oust spring and summer as the top seasons, as beautiful as it is. This is good news, though, as most venues and celebrants will be offering off-season rates for their services. You’ll also find you have a much wider choice of providers and places once the mad rush of summer dies down.