October is such a beautiful month, with leaves turning shades of red and orange, and excitement starting to build for the seasons ahead.
Your October wedding will live long in the memory of your guests as all the vibrant colours make October the most unique month of the year.
We think October is the best month to get married, so Chloe, our expert Wedding Co-ordinator, has written this guide with 10 great reasons to get married in October.
There is no month like October when it comes to colours. If you’re getting married in October you can just let the colours all around provide inspiration for your wedding’s colour scheme.
The colours of the leaves and the atmospheric lighting conditions in October will give you fantastic wedding photographs. You can still have your photos taken outside as the weather isn’t typically that cold during October either.
If you choose to have outdoor photographs, you can also include fairy lights, which look fantastic in the autumn light.
If you’ve got your heart set on a themed wedding, October is the perfect time as there’s so much choice! You might be given a little more time to decorate the wedding venue too as it’s the off-peak season.
Of course, it’s also Halloween and that’s a really fun wedding theme to go for!
A change of season means a new start, so what better time to get married?
The feel of October is quite different to other months too; the summer is behind us and we’re starting to relax and look forward to cosy winter months.
An October wedding usually means better availability when it comes to wedding venues and vendors as you’re heading into low season.
October weddings are generally considered to be off-peak, so prices should be lower than during the spring and summer.
If you’re keen to have a big celebration with all the bells and whistles, it could be easier budget-wise to get married in October.
As long as you avoid the half-term school holidays, you usually won’t have a problem with guest availability if you’re getting married in October.
The UK weather in October is often quite pleasant. While there is always the possibility of rain at times, it’s usually quite crisp and there are many bright days with blue skies.
That means everyone will be far more comfortable in their wedding attire and you don’t have to worry about humidity, sweating, and the other uncomfortable aspects of summer.
During the peak UK summer, the majority of long-haul destinations are firmly in their rainy seasons or in the middle of hurricane season. However, if you have your heart set on an exotic, far-flung honeymoon, you will have more choice starting to open up in October.
If you want to stay closer to home, most European resorts are still open until the end of October and usually offer much lower prices than in the months beforehand.
Many wedding venues like to cook with fresh, healthy food, so autumn will give the chefs lots of choice.
October is the ideal time as it’s the prime harvest season for many different types of fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes, blackberries, parsnips, and let’s not forget pumpkins!
So, should you get married in October? This is a decision that only the two of you can make, but we hope that our guide has helped!
We think that October is a great time to get married, simply because of the autumnal feel in the air and the vibrant colours everywhere you look.
The next thing you need to think about is the wedding venue.
Our romantic 800 year old hotel in Salisbury is able to accommodate weddings for up to 120 guests and is one of the most romantic wedding venues that you could choose for your celebrations. And we’re just a stone’s throw away from the stunning Salisbury Cathedral – truly beautiful in the autumn months.