Following the initial excitement and celebration of getting engaged comes the stress of wedding planning. As you become better acquainted with the wedding planning stages, you will quickly realize how much preparation is actually involved. You will have to make high-stakes decisions on everything from the date and location down to color, theme and centerpiece design.
On average, weddings take about a year to plan. So, if your plan is to get married next fall, it’s wise to start preparing now for the fall wedding boom.
The Fall Wedding Boom
Did you know 73% of all weddings take place between May and October? The top three most popular months are October, September and June.
The popularity of fall weddings is no surprise. With the season comes temperate weather, which makes it great for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. The autumn foliage also provides beautiful backdrops for wedding photos.
The colors of fall can also be easily incorporated into your wedding theme. Vibrant reds and oranges can make for great flower arrangements. You can also feature unique seasonal flavors in your food and refreshments, such as hot apple cider and pumpkin spiced desserts.
The Wedding Preparation Rush
Preparation season is already well underway for fall weddings next year and into 2023. Vendors are quickly getting booked, making it even more important that you start locking in decisions now.
Though the pressure is on, you also want to make sure you don’t commit to something you will regret. The wedding ceremony and reception should fit both partners’ personalities and the overall relationship.
The best way to explore your options and make the best decisions in a timely manner is to attend a wedding show.
How to Get Ahead of the Wedding Boom
Wedding shows are a great way to find everything you need in one spot. Vendors of all kinds, from bakeries to photographers, will be at wedding shows to speak with you in real-time. You will not have to go through typical social media platforms or deal with exhaustive contact forms.
Instead, you have direct access to each vendor, which will allow you to better assess whether their personality and talents are right for you.
These shows can also provide you with inspiration – you may find things that you haven’t even thought about but love and want to incorporate into your event. Looking at new styles and hot trends online is not the same as seeing them up close. At a wedding show, you have the opportunity to feel different textiles, taste-test wedding cakes and so much more.
Even if you’re starting your wedding planning behind, attending a wedding show provides the boost you need to get back on schedule. It is an easy and fun way to expedite the planning process.
Now that you are ready to kick-off your wedding preparation, we encourage you to attend your first wedding show.
Our winter wedding show will take place on Jan. 8 and 9. Learn more about our winter wedding show and get your tickets today. All of our vendors will be excited to meet you and help plan your special day.