Autumn is increasingly becoming a more popular time of year to tie the knot. Usually the Autumn will just fall out of peak wedding season, so you’ll find better venue and reception hire prices and availability. In Australia, Autumn still offers warm days of sunshine, followed by crisper, cooler evenings. If you were hoping to have your wedding outdoors, Autumn is still a beautiful time of year to do this. Vineyards are a popular backdrop for Autumn weddings with gorgeous orange and red leaves surroundings. Here are our favourite ideas and tips for planning an Autumn wedding down-under,
Have a lunch time / early afternoon ceremony
Whilst in summer you might still consider having your ceremony at 4pm, in Autumn it does get darker earlier and you’ll want to make the most of the day light. Any time from 12:30pm to 3pm is more common for an Autumn wedding ceremony. You’ll also want to have enough time to get photos with your bridal party before (or during) sunset.
Double check any public holiday dates
Easter usually falls around the first weekends of April, and Anzac Day public holiday is towards the end. For this time of year you’ll want to confirm availability of any required accommodation and open services. Mothers Day also falls on the second weekend of May which usually ties people up with family events.
Deep bold colour schemes
Deep and bold colour schemes compliment the cooler evenings with a more sophisticated and classic look. Autumn is a great opportunity to make the most of a time of year with stunning contrasting natural colours, clear days and bright light.
Long communal tables
If your wedding has been outdoors, having long communal tables at the reception feels like you’re partaking in a beautiful harvest feast. If you’re in a vineyard or natural surroundings, consider a more rustic dining look that will compliment the time of year and area.
Native foliage and flower arrangements
Australian natives are so unique and look gorgeous in the right arrangement. A nice touch is to adorn your bridal wedding arch with traditional natives in suite with your colour scheme.