How To Decode Fall Wedding Dress Codes

Although the weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter, wedding season isn’t quite over yet. Brides magazine has reported that fall weddings are actually on the rise, with the number-one most popular wedding date this year being October 20. Although fall foliage can be a beautiful backdrop for a wedding, many guests are clueless as to how to dress during this transitional season.

It can already be tricky enough to figure out the difference between cocktail attire, black-tie, and numerous other dress codes, but the changing weather and different types of venues can make it even harder to find the perfect outfit. But don’t fear! We’ve put together some suggestions on how to dress for any type of fall wedding.

Apple Orchard Chique

Despite risking chilly weather, people still love to throw outdoor weddings in the fall. If the nuptials are taking place somewhere picturesque like an orchard or winery, something light and airy with long sleeves will allow you to keep warm while still looking nice. You can even go with some heeled boots or booties in case the temperature drops.

A Black-Tie Affair

If you’re heading to a fancy event, why not go big? Even if it’s black-tie optional, when else do you get this chance to truly look your best? Events like this are perfect for fall because a dramatic floor-length dress will look formal while also keeping you warm. Add some fun (maybe fall-themed?) earrings to keep it fun!

Rustic Farmhouse Reception

A barn combined with falling yellow, ed, and orange leaves is the most photogenic backdrop to a wedding we can possibly imagine! Because of this, you’re sure to be invited to a wedding at a farmhouse or historical estate. For this rustic type of event, go for a vintage look. A nice velvet or lace dress is just what you need to get that perfect Insta-worthy pic in front of a barn door.