How to Choose a Fall Wedding Dress – Wedding Dress Ideas 2020

Woman in a wedding dress with her bouquet sitting on the grass

Even though we are not ready to say goodbye to summer, fall is already knocking on our doors. With the whole Covid-19 situation going on worldwide it will be nice to see your friends and family again, now when everything seems better. And you know what else fall brings? Fall weddings are here, and we can’t wait to show you how you should pick the right dress.

The Advantages of Fall Wedding

One of the important decisions every couple has to make is what time of the year is best to tie the knot. Let’s talk about the advantages that fall weddings bring. There are many reasons, but we will highlight the best ones you should definitely consider.

The Pleasant Temperatures

The weather between September and November is ideal. It is neither too hot nor too cold. You definitely would be able to spend some time outside, so think about organizing an outdoor wedding reception. Another good thing – you won’t be sweating in your wedding gown! Humidity tends to go down in fall moths which is also great. Your guests will certainly feel more than comfortable, both young and old ones.

Ball-Gown/Princess Off-the-Shoulder Court Train Satin Wedding Dress
Dress ID: 187041

Saving the Money

If your budget is somehow limited, then you should definitely give the fall wedding a go. No matter if you want to save on decor or on a venue – fall weddings are cheaper than spring and summer ones.

Avoid Vacations in Summer

Many people you know go on holiday in summer. So, it is more than likely they will not be present on your wedding day. On the other hand, fall is usually not the busiest season, like summer. If you pick the date in the fall months, let your guests know in advance.

A woman standing in her wedding dress

Do Wedding Dress Research in Advance

Every woman should do a wedding dress research in advance. Before even thinking about buying a dress you should organize fittings, think about the style, fabrics, silhouettes, and many other things. These are the things you should consider before buying a dress.

Set a Budget

Your wedding gown shopping for fall needs to start with setting up a budget. It is very important to you, your bridal consultant, or a woman at the wedding gown fittings to know how much money you are ready to spend. In that way, they will not show you anything that is far above your dress budget.


Since the temperatures won’t be high as in summer, you can easily pick some of the thicker fabrics for your fall wedding dress.

Satin and jersey are amazing for all seasons. They are perfect for fall weddings, due to their pleasant and thick materials. You can drape a blazer on your shoulders over a nice mermaid jersey dress if you feel chilly in the afternoon.

Trumpet/Mermaid Scoop Neck Sweep Train Jersey Wedding Dress
Dress ID: 119800

Lace and tulle are classics. You can be sure that these materials in combination with chiffon look absolutely fantastic. Brocade is a heavy material that you should also think about. It will blend perfectly with fall weather and decor.

Ball-Gown/Princess V-neck Chapel Train Tulle Wedding Dress With Beading Sequins
Dress ID: 186372

Silhouettes (Know your shape)

Picking a silhouette of your dress is exclusively your choice. It is good to know in advance which silhouettes suit you. We don’t recommend experimenting for your big day.

You can choose a silhouette that is practical for fall weather. For instance, A-line, sheath, and mermaid silhouettes are much more convenient for fall than a ball gown. Put the comfort first and get to know your body shape. 

A-Line Off-the-Shoulder Sweep Train Tulle Lace Wedding Dress With Beading
Dress ID: 234897


Are you a full gown girl? Or you prefer something more sophisticated-yet-casual? You can be both of these, still, you will find an ideal style for your fall wedding dress.

Usually, ball gowns are elegant, layered, and suitable for all seasons. However, if you are going to be outside, better think about something more comfortable. Dresses without embellishments are for women with minimalistic style, while lace looks romantic. Always think about your personal style and what you usually wear every day before buying your wedding dress.

Ball-Gown Off-the-Shoulder Court Train Tulle Lace Wedding Dress With Ruffle
Dress ID: 124264


White is definitely the color of the preference, but you can also go for many other shades of beige and even grey to complement your fall wedding look.

White and ivory are popular and classic choices that will incorporate into the fall wedding seamlessly. On the other hand, champagne is also a great choice. This A-line dress with lace sleeves will surely be a head-turner.

Ball-Gown/Princess Off-the-Shoulder Sweep Train Tulle Wedding Dress With Beading Sequins
Dress ID: 235608

Dress Length

Fall weather is unpredictable, so rain can easily ruin your dress. That is why it is important not to buy a dress that is too long. Leave at least one inch from the hemline to the ground. You can also go for short, tea-length, midi, and high-low dress lengths.

This asymmetrical tulle lace wedding dress will surely be one of your favorites for fall weddings. 

Wedding Wraps

Many women can’t find a wedding dress with sleeves that they like. That should not worry you, as long as you have a bolero, a wrap, or a capelet. These wedding wraps can be made of different materials – from lightweight tulle to faux fur that will keep you warm and snuggly. Lace bolero or wrap is a great substitution for sleeves.

Wedding Shoes

The best bridal shoes for fall weddings are stilettos. They are classy, with closed-toe front and there are many variations in style. Classic pumps will never get out of style.

You can choose the heel height to be either super-high or not wear heels at all. It is on you. If you are getting married in September, then sandals can come into play, since it is still warm outside. However, you should also think about booties if your wedding date is set up in November.

Women's Leatherette Stiletto Heel Peep Toe Pumps With Rhinestone Sequin
ID: 154404

Common Mistakes of Picking Wedding Dress

These are some of the most common mistakes of picking a wedding dress. Try to remember them well and not make them during your wedding dress shopping.

  • Not doing your research
  • Bringing a bunch of people on dress fitting
  • Not setting up a budget
  • Not ordering your dress on time
  • Getting too far out of your comfort zone

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