It takes quite a bit of effort to locate decent looking fall wedding dresses. One of the main reasons for this is that it is more traditional to be married in the spring or summer. Plenty of people get married year-round, but many designers focus their efforts on the spring and summer look. For anybody that’s not using a professional decorator or planner, ensuring that everything has the right look and works together can be a maddening prospect. But not to worry, the following ideas will help you get things right when trying to incorporate a fall wedding dress into the proceedings.
The primary thing to keep in mind is the season of fall itself. There are a few associations people make with fall. Most prominent is the idea of things changing, as represented by falling leaves – the older leaves are shed to clear the way for new ones. It’s easy to see how people would find this a nice complement to a couple getting married; that is each is shedding their old lives to make way for a new one together.
Then there are the bold colors produced by Mother Nature for fall…reds, golds, oranges, yellows and even deep scarlet and purple make for a striking palette for designers to pull colors from. What may surprise you is that most fall wedding dresses do not come in those bright, bold colors. Instead, they are typically some form of off white. Just enough to add a bit of color, and not be the bright white associated with other seasons. Of course, the bride can choose any color she likes, but it may be harder to find bolder colors in the style she likes.
Because the weather is usually a bit colder in the fall, it opens another possibility. That is adding another layer, or even a shawl to the dresses of the bride and the bridesmaids. Done right, and it will afford you the luxury of a more versatile wardrobe for your special day. And, it may just come in handy if there is a chill in the air.
With the above ideas in mind, the next step is to find the actual gown you will wear from amongst the available fall wedding dresses. It wasn’t all that long ago that such an endeavor would be seriously limited or require costly travel. In the age of the internet, shopping for dresses is easier than ever. You can get tons of leads on designer lines from bridal magazine websites, or sites that sell dresses directly. Many of the latter make it easy to sort through many dresses in a short time. You can narrow things down by color, designer, cost or style. A few sites will even send you more than one dress so you can try them on. You then buy the one you like and return the rest. Talk about convenient!
A wedding during any time of the year is romantic, but there is something more special about a fall wedding. Perhaps it’s the coolness in the air, the colors, or the way it ties in so well with the idea of having a new life together.