Wedding season might ‘officially’ be ending in a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean that autumn weddings don’t take place. Weddings held out of the traditional season have become a lot more common, so don’t put your dancing shoes away just yet. Today, with so many couples trying to get married on a budget, weddings in September and October are becoming more popular. They’re a lot cheaper than summer weddings, and the weather is often just as pleasant.
That’s all well and good, but choosing a stylish outfit that’s suitable for a wedding is hard at the best of times, let alone for an autumn wedding. Regardless of your relationship with the bride and groom, it’s only natural that you want to look amazing for their big day. To help you do that, I thought I would share my top tips for how to choose the perfect autumn wedding look. All photos are from the wedding I have just come back from over the Bank Holiday weekend in the Lake District…
1.Don’t wear white
Yes, even in the autumn, that rule still applies. The worst fashion mistake you can make when it comes to weddings is opting for a white dress – big faux pas. Stealing the attention away from the bride is what you will do if you wear white – something that I’m sure she won’t appreciate. No matter how amazing you look in white, don’t do it. Trust me, the instant you arrive and see the bride’s face, you’ll regret it. If you genuinely love wearing white or cream dresses to occasions, you might struggle to choose the perfect colour for your dress. Stick to an autumnal theme with reds, oranges and browns instead. Most people can pull off one of these colours. However, if your skin is pale, you may struggle as reds and oranges may make you look washed out. You should be okay wearing brown or beige, though.
2. Opt for an outfit that’s stylish, but not OTT
Weddings, regardless of the month that they are in, are a great opportunity to splurge on a new dress. Don’t make the mistake of going too overboard through, as you could end up upstaging the bride. Any dresses that are bright and bold and attract lots of attention, it’s best to steer clear of.
3. Don’t forget your accessories
No matter what type of outfit you have opted for, whether it’s a printed dress or a simple design, you will need an accessory or two. As I mentioned above, you don’t want to upstage the bride by going too over the top, but you do want to make sure that you look stylish. Well, the same rule applies when it comes to choosing accessories. While the material of the jewellery you choose – gold or silver, will depend on your colourings, red and orange dresses look best with gold. As well as a gold necklace and earrings, you could consider wearing a gold watch. A watch can add a fantastic sense of glamour to your outfit, so if you have one, wear it. If not, you could also pick a design from the Breil watches collection – there are lots to choose from. If you aren’t a fan of yellow gold, you could always opt for rose gold instead.
4. Don’t opt for a short dress
Weddings are family events, so the last thing you want to do is offend anyone by wearing a dress that’s too short. Or an outfit that shows off too much of your chest. For weddings, short skirts and low necklines are a big no-no.
Follow these simple tips and you’ll look gorgeous at your next autumn wedding!