There is something so romantic about a September wedding. The chill of fall can be felt in the early morning while the afternoons still have the warmth of summer. While there are many perks to being a September bride, there are also some factors that one should consider when formalizing their September wedding plans. Here are five things every September bride should know.
#1. The Weather May (Or May Not) Be on Your Side
In NEPA, you can expect most of September to be hit or miss when it comes to the weather. While temperatures can range to the highs in the low-70s and lows in the low-50s, rain can also occur.
According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, in Dallas, PA, you can expect that there will be at least 7 days of rain throughout the month. While that doesn’t mean it’ll happen on your special day, it is a possibility that you should be mindful of if you’re planning your wedding in September.
In case your wedding venue is expected to get rain and wind, it’s good to be prepared. Have an indoor option for your event. If you’re having a tented wedding, make sure to have patio heaters on standby to ward off any chill in the weather. Also, have your tent walls reserved for backups. Don’t forget about having umbrellas for your guests. Talk to your wedding event planner and venue, who’ll be able to make all the necessary arrangements.
#2. Though the Month is Not Peak Wedding Season, a Wedding in September Still is Costly
The prime spring and summer months of May-July tend to be the most common for weddings, meaning many vendors hike up their prices. However, while September is not necessarily the most popular wedding month, it has grown in popularity over the course of the past few years.
Many people find that the cool evenings and warm afternoons help create a lovely outdoor wedding atmosphere while also allowing couples to play with color and decor from both the end of summer and the start of the fall season.
However, because of this in-between time of year, it can become pricey to find the things you want–so plan accordingly!
#3. Be Mindful of Holiday Weekends
While we often think of major holidays like New Year and Christmas, even Thanksgiving, as being poor times to have a wedding, there are a few holidays in September that as a bride-to-be, you may need to be mindful of too.
In September, there are the following holidays that can put a wrench in your nuptial plans:
- Labor Day
- Rosh Hashanah
- Yom Kippur
Depending on how your family celebrates, you may be missing out on guests if they cannot attend due to prior commitments. While these holidays may occur during the week, it can sometimes delay the rest of the wedding week–so be mindful!
#4. Ask Your Wedding Event Planner About Sunset Times
With summer making her final days known, you’ll begin to notice the sun setting sooner than you may have noticed in say… July. Depending on where and when you decide to get married, and if you wish to have photos taken during the sunset, you may need to consider when during the month you wish to get married. As the weeks progress, there will be less sunshine.
For the best photography results, talk to your wedding photographer about creative ways to capture the rich colors of September in your overall décor. Consider deep jewel tones in hues of red, green, purple, and gold.
#5. Layers (or Fans!) for Your September Wedding
The theme of this post has certainly been the fragility of September weather in NEPA. So planning with your fashion should naturally be a topic! Unfortunately, you often won’t know if it’s going to be a crisp, cool day or a hot, sweltering night until the week of. So plan ahead!
Ask your venue if they have heaters for outdoor gatherings and plan to have an extra shawl, jacket, etc. to put over your attire. If the weather is warm, you may want to ask about fans and any other methods that may keep the temperatures down.
It is imperative that every couple should consider the kind of wedding they’re having and the time of day when finalizing the details. Speak with your wedding event planner to arrange for layers and other provisions for your guests to keep them comfortable.
#6. Reflect on the Changing Season
You’ll want to plan your wedding in September to reflect the colors of the season. With September, comes the end of summer and the start of fall. If your wedding is going to take place at the beginning of the month, you can go for more traditional wedding colors. But as you move towards October, consider more classic fall color combinations. Here are a few ideas September brides can consider.
- Off-white, dusty blue, and brown
- Coral, peach, and sea green
- Sunflower yellow and wine red
- Ivory, yellow, royal blue
A good wedding event planner can help you select colors that can harmoniously tie the two seasons together. For instance, consider a combination of pale yellow and purple or a bright yellow with lavender. In other words, pair a vibrant shade with a muted one.
As far as flower arrangements and floral decorations are concerned, bear in mind that fall florals are quite different from spring and summer blooms. Make sure you choose seasonal flowers so you don’t end up spending a fortune. Some stunning in-season options include chrysanthemums, marigolds, dahlias, calla lilies, amaranth, roses, and craspedia.
Celebrate Your September Wedding at the Beaumont Inn
Whether you are already a Beaumont Bride for this year or are planning your nuptials for 2023, the Beaumont Inn is here for you! Our team will help you prepare for your dream day while keeping in mind the delicacies of September weather. Ready to tour our facilities? Call us today!