Weddings take place all year round, but there is something magical about a fall wedding. Nature gives us a spectacular show of color as the leaves fade from green to glorious shades of red and gold. The weather is still warm in the day, but cooler at night, so although your summer dresses do not need to be packed away just yet, the time has come to throw on a few extra layers in the evening and switch to a warmer duvet.
If you have been invited to a fall wedding, you need to plan your outfit carefully. Since the weather is unpredictable at this time of year, you don’t want to get caught looking at wearing special occasion dresses for prom and black-tie events, only to discover that the forecast is for freezing temperatures and heavy rain.
Check the Forecast
It is always wise to check the weather forecast before shopping for an important event. Weather forecasts are not always very reliable, but at the very least, you will have a reasonable indication of whether a period of cold weather is due. The ideal scenario is a warm dry day with lots of bright sunshine, so the wedding party has some amazing well-lit photos of the occasion. However, since you cannot guarantee this will happen, do check before you go shopping.
Many brides have a theme for their wedding. This could be literally anything, from Frozen through to Star Wars, so check with the bride to ensure you stick to the theme. Hopefully you will not need to go with a Princess Leia outfit, as it might not be terribly attractive, but do your best to stick to the wedding theme, or the bride will be upset. Many weddings also have a color theme. This could work in your favor, as it will narrow down the number of dresses you need to look at.
Dress for Your Body Shape
No two women are the exact same size, but be honest about your body shape and use this to guide you when going dress shopping. Different dresses suit different body shapes. Curvy women look best if they buy a dress that accentuates their waist and shows off their assets. Petite women should avoid choosing a dress that swamps their figure and tall women can carry off floor length gowns with aplomb.
What’s Your Budget?
Have a budget in mind and be prepared to spend a bit extra on a nice shawl or jacket to protect you from the chill if the temperature drops in the evening. You should also think carefully about shoes for a fall wedding. If the weather is likely to be cold or wet, consider heeled boots instead of shoes, as these will keep your feet nice and warm.
Don’t rush into buying an outfit for a fall wedding. Check the forecast and ask the bride if there is a theme you need to adhere to. Lastly, look online and check the latest styles so you stand out for all the right reasons.
What would you wear to a Fall Wedding?