We’re only halfway through summer, but if you’re a fall bride, your mind is already preparing for the cooler months ahead! At Chestnut Ridge, we LOVE a fall wedding! We swoon over the earthy colors, the crisp weather, and the gorgeous photo opportunities that this time of year provides. While fall is definitely one of the most popular seasons to choose for your big day, there are other circumstances that you and your partner should consider before picking your date.
One of the most popular aspects of a fall wedding is the changing leaves. While it may seem easy to predict, year after year we cannot pinpoint exactly when the leaves will change or how long they will stick around. There are so many aspects that could come into play that could change how your day looks during this unpredictable season! For this reason, it is important for couples to go into their day with an open mind. Regardless of the color change outside, we know your day will still be gorgeous!
Unfortunately, the days of 8 PM sunsets are gone by this time of year, and this could have a huge impact on how you schedule your wedding day. For this reason, we encourage Fall and Winter brides to do their first look before the ceremony so that they aren’t racing the sunset to get gorgeous photos afterward. Not only will this help with the photo process, but it also helps our couples stay less stressed from feeling rushed.
Western North Carolina is very popular to all the “leaf-lookers,” as we like to call them, during the Fall Season. The Blue Ridge Parkway attracts those seeking casual sightseeing, and the refreshing cool air lures people from warmer regions for a delightful retreat. Due to the high demand, hotel rates, house rentals, activities, and transportation fees all go up. While not all vendors have seasonal pricing, it’s definitely worth comparing if you’re planning a Fall event in advance.
When it comes to planning your wedding date, the seasons play a significant role, and it’s crucial to carefully weigh all the different factors while selecting your special date! If you both dream of a fall wedding, it’s essential to set realistic expectations for the day. Luckily at Chestnut Ridge, we take into account various factors that can influence your special day and create a functional schedule to ensure everything runs smoothly, allowing you time to relax and enjoy your wedding without worries. If you want to learn more about how we can assist, just schedule a tour with us!