Alan Sabol, GM at Suffolk country house wedding venue Bruisyard Hall discusses the reasons why getting married to the one you’ve fallen for in the fall is a great idea.
Availability and choice
You’ll probably find some of those popular venues you visited and loved are less booked up later in the year – and don’t forget that gives you the chance to look for off-peak deals, or even negotiate on price. If you’re interested in Bruisyard, it’s always worth contacting us to see what dates we have available in autumn.
Same with your service providers. They’ll likely be less over-stretched outside of peak season, meaning they’re both available and flexible in when they can be there. This is especially useful for registrars, who are less likely to be travelling between several venues on the same day.
Take advantage of nature’s colour scheme
Bruisyard Hall’s grounds have a lot of trees, and autumn is the time they truly show their beauty. If you’re lucky enough to be getting married in a rustic venue in autumn, your wedding album is really going to shine. Autumn light and foliage are a dream for wedding photographers, and you’ll get some amazing pictures.
It’s also worth taking some ideas from the time of year and using them in your wedding planning. Autumn themed wedding invitations, with colourful leaves and rich colours, can add to the mood of the event.
You could consider having a late afternoon ceremony, even waiting until dusk to perform your nuptials, to really maximise the ambience of the season.
A roaring fire, warm, scented drinks, and even indoor trees, decorated with fairy lighting, can do wonders for the comforting autumn feel of the event. And even if the weather is being typically British, people won’t care if they have a mulled drink and toasted marshmallow.
Autumn yields a bounty for wedding bouquets. Natural, bright colours coming from seasonal cut flowers like dahlias and hibiscus make for beautiful centrepieces.
The weather won’t surprise you
We’ve all been to a rain lashed mid-summer wedding. If you’re booked for autumn, you know what you’re going to get.
This gives you, and your guests, plenty of choice in what to wear. Long sleeve dresses in muted, autumnal colours, such as orange, yellow and red can make quite an impression. Not to mention accessories such as capes and scarves. People can be much more daring and creative when they’re freed from the pressure and expectations of summer fashion.
Spark up a romance
Let’s face it, daylight isn’t always the time for romance. And with autumn evenings drawing in, you’ve got the chance to dial up the romantic ambience with low lighting, and even candles, which are bound to make an impression you just can’t get from a summer wedding.
Email email@example.com or call 01728 639 000 so we can tell you about Bruisyard Hall’s autumn wedding packages.