Autumn Wedding Dress Code: 9 Do’s and Don’ts for You

Autumn wedding dress code etiquette

Black Friday has passed and Cyber Monday is here but what is autumn’s wedding dress code etiquette? Finding the right outfit albeit exciting can pose a challenge for a luxurious wedding. Generally speaking you should wear a classic, formal and dignified outfit.

And whether you’ve been invited to the Corinthia Hotel in London, the Forde Abbey in Dorset or a rural villa in Spain, you need to get into the spirit of the wedding. And in the words of British Vogue, “What to wear for your wedding day is amongst the most high-stakes fashion decisions of your life”. But what does the invitation state what you need to wear?

Well, if the forecast this autumn is windy wet weather and the temperature is cooler , do you want to dress-up or dress-down? Layered clothing might be an option. By wearing multiple thin layers you’ll keep warm. But, what do you long to wear?

To guide you along, I’ve put together a useful list of Do’s & Don’ts attire worn at an indoor or outdoor luxurious wedding. Crack the autumn wedding etiquette code with these 9 golden rules and hints…

Wedding dress code etiquette

mother, sister and bridesmaid dressed in gown and white shawls holding orange and cream coloured boekets

image: Krista Photography

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1•Pristine wedding dress for the autumn bride

Firstly, your bridal gown also known as a wedding dress comes in many styles, shapes and sizes. And, depending on whether you choose a celebrant-led, church or civil ceremony, it’s custom to wear a sleek white outfit. However, you can be risky and wear a garish red dress. Otherwise, a comfortable outfit can look cute and elegant, too. Most importantly, you can refashion it to be worn at your anniversary party.

2• The making of Cinderellas wedding gown

Most brides-to-be want to feel like a princess or have a glamorous Hollywood star look during her autumn nuptials. Behind the seams with Paul Chi at Vanity Fair gives you a first impressions of making a gown of impeccable finishing and superior construction. And costume designer Sandy Powell tells us about the hours of work, and the crystals, that go into Disney’s live-action fairy tale. Source:

3• Dressy pantsuit for the autumn bride

By using an ombre palette (shaded or graduated in tone), you’ll defiantly stand out from the rest of the autumn brides. Otherwise choose a colour that best suits your personality, figure and taste. But, if you say “NO” to the shimmering wedding dress, then try something more functional like a jumpsuit. Shopping tip:

4• Impeccable autumn wedding suit for groom

In fact, smartly tailored apparel consisting of suave trousers (pants), breast coat and jacket is a stunning autumn look. And a slick wedding outfit can transform his appearance.  The main colour is black. Nevertheless, darker hues such as grey, navy blue and complimentary wine cololurs are also popular. Tailor-made suit tips can be found at Gallery Tailors, three passionate tailoring professionals.

white tuxedo for chic wedding


5• White tie autumn event

The white tie is the most sophisticated, formal, and well-known wedding outfit. This special occasion attire is suited for red carpet events, royal gatherings, glitz & glam weddings or other prestigious autumn wedding ceremonies. For more in-depth details about elegant clothing and shoes go to

6• Formal autumn wedding dress code

Additionally, enhance the evening autumn celebrations with the right formal wedding dress code. Buy a bridal clutch bag or small handbag. And wear special accessories such as a sparkling earrings, pearl necklace or bracelets. Basically, you can mix and match many rich colours to make the perfect outfit. Get more advice about footwear too at

7• Black tie event at a 5 star luxury hotel

Referred to as “black tie”, the smoking jacket is a popular choice of wear for the autumn groom. As well as the semi-formal tuxedo it adds a touch of class to your wedding. Worn in the evening after 6 p.m., your spouse should go to:

8• Elegant and sophisticated autumn dress code

Another thing a formal festivity does not require that the groom wears a black tie. However,  for your, soon to be husband a dashingly smart suit (with or without a bow tie) is perfect. And for you an elegant dress (long or knee high) would be ideal. Do you want to know more? Shopping tip:

9• Lingerie

Finally, cracking the wedding dress code is easy, but remember the right lingerie will enhance your figure. Future brides like you enjoy shopping for nightwear and swimwear for their autumn honeymoon. Boux Avenue is a beautiful destination for the perfect sexy garments with a focus on luxury and romance! Shopping tip:,


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