After getting engaged, many couples tend to feel a surge of excitement followed by a boatload of stress as they begin to think about plans for their wedding. With so much to do and organize, it can feel overwhelming. But the key to staying calm and relaxed is figuring out one thing at a time, like when you’d like to host your wedding. To help you determine if autumn is the best time for you, here are some pros and cons of hosting a fall wedding.
The Gorgeous Backdrop
The bright and bold palettes of colour that come with the changing of seasons are undeniably one of the most attractive features about hosting a fall wedding. With the combination of fiery red, orange, yellow, and everything in between, it can make your wedding look magical with a picturesque setting to help make your day even more memorable.
The Pleasant Weather
The fall season is also usually a calmer time of year with regards to weather conditions. This is especially helpful when you don’t have to really think about battling the intense heat in the summer or the frigid cold temperatures in the winter. During this season, you have a much better chance of catching that sweet spot that’s perfect for your wedding day.
The Affordable Prices
When aiming for a wedding date around late October or early November, you can also take advantage of the lower prices from vendors. Since this season isn’t as popular for weddings, you can find much better rates on just about everything, including venues, caters, and more.
Fall can also be a busy season for many different reasons — back to school, Thanksgiving, Halloween and more. So one of the cons to really consider before settling on your date is the potential conflict with timing. If you are planning on a hosting a fall wedding, we recommend keeping this point in mind and also sending out save-the-date cards well in advance.
The Unpredictable Weather
As pleasant as those autumn afternoons can be, this season can also be fairly unpredictable. Since it is a transitional season, you could potentially find yourself caught in a hot or cold spell with unfavourable weather. So always do your research to try and pinpoint a date that has the best record for being more favourable with the weather.
Limit Your Theme
This time of year can also be more limited with regard to the wedding theme and design. Settling on a fall date can place you into a pigeonhole of having a fall-themed wedding. Of course, this isn’t a problem if you love the idea of an autumn theme and palette. But if not, you may not have such a free range when it comes to your flower selection, outdoor setting, colour scheme and more. So keep in mind that it can be a challenge to get out of that pigeonhole.
When you’re ready to plan your wedding, St. Elias Centre is here to help! Our award-winning venue, catering team, and in-house chef offer everything you need to celebrate your special day. Contact us today to speak to our coordinator or to arrange a visit to see in person what makes our space and service so impressive.