Going to an October Wedding? Here Are 6 Outfits You Can Always Rely On

I'm a firm believer that autumn is the most romantic season. It's my favorite season in general, so I might be a little biased, but surely you agree that browning leaves and crisp, cosy evenings form a fairytale backdrop for blossoming love. Yes, this theory is inspired by Nora Ephron, and I'm all for it.

So it makes sense that many couples would schedule their nuptials during this special time of year. May to August might be peak wedding season, but September and October are also popular months to tie the knot. We often spend this season adjusting to colder weather and stocking up on the layers it necessitates, so the question of what to wear to an autumn wedding can often be difficult to answer.

Certain fabrics, silhouettes and colourways are far better suited to an autumn ceremony than a summer one—and with the help of some of my favourite influencers, I've deciphered exactly which variations are safe bets. So before you panic about the possibility of a chilly church and reach for the nearest faux-fur coat, scroll down to see six easy and stylish October-friendly wedding looks.

1. Organza Mini


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Style Notes: I'm a big fan of mini dresses, so seeing so many of them this season has been a delight. Choose an organza fabrication to keep your dress feeling formal, and then pair it with sheer tights and heeled Mary Janes.

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2. Colourful Co-ord


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Style Notes: It's true that certain shades are off-limits for weddings, but no one's said anything about lime green. Opt for a matching set that's bright, comfortable and suitable for hitting the dance floor.

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3. Autumn Florals


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Style Notes: Pale pink or blue florals might look out of place this time of year, but darker blooms are an appropriate choice for an autumn or winter wedding. Wear a midi dress, and chuck on a blazer if it's cloudy.

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4. Silky Midi


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Style Notes: Silk is an excellent choice for a wedding no matter the season, but it feels particularly special in the lead-up to the festive season. Choose a seasonal hue, and slip into a pair of matching heels.

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5. Jacquard Dress


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Style Notes: Jacquard is to autumn as chiffon is to summer. Slightly heavier yet still on the smarter end of the fabric spectrum, this is a fail-safe option for October nuptials.

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6. Neutral Suiting


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Style Notes: A tailored suit looks polished every time, especially in camel, sand and rust tones. Plus, it's a versatile buy that will work for countless occasions. Keep the accessories minimal for an understated wedding look.

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Freelance Fashion Editor

Bébhinn Campbell is an Edinburgh-based fashion and lifestyle writer and editor. She started her first blog at age 14 and went on to intern at print and digital publications in Berlin and London, including Dazed & Confused and Indie magazine.

A job at a fashion startup took Bébhinn from Ireland to Scotland in 2019, where she now works as a freelance journalist and copywriter covering everything from travel and interiors to styling advice. As a contributor to Who What Wear, Bébhinn always keeps her eyes peeled for emerging trends and looks worth writing about. She prides herself on her ability to cut through the noise and identify solid investment buys, exciting new brands and fresh takes on classic design.

In her spare time, Bébhinn enjoys perusing Edinburgh’s best vintage shops, working through her out-of-control book collection and watching dog reels on Instagram.