📋 Get the Wedding Quick Start Guide!

What to Wear to a Fall Wedding

When you shop via links on our site, we may earn a small commission if you make a purchase. Learn more.
fall wedding guest attire

Fall weddings are ever-increasing in popularity, but what should you wear if you’re invited to many? Check out this advice to help you decide what to wear to a fall wedding.

Fall is such a popular time of the year for having a wedding. You may find yourself getting invited to several weddings during the fall season, which could make it even more challenging to decide what to wear to each celebration. When choosing your wedding outfit, there are so many different factors to consider. The formality of the event, the weather, the location, and more can influence your choice. But you can also look at each of these factors as clues to help you determine what to wear to a wedding in any season!

Deciding What to Wear as a Guest to a Fall Wedding

Picking what outfit you will wear to a fall wedding shouldn’t cause you any stress. To help, we’ve scoured our favorite online retailers for some fall wedding guest outfit inspiration for you to peruse. Just click on any image in our slideshows and you will be directed to the exact site where you can get your shop on! (Amazing, right? You’re welcome!) Shop the slideshows below for stylish dress options that are perfect to wear to a wedding in the fall season.


When deciding what to wear to a fall wedding, you’ll want to start by making note of the formality of the event. For a black-tie wedding, you could simply wear a floor-length gown. If the wedding is more of a laid-back or casual atmosphere, you would look overdressed in something so formal. Keep an eye out for style notes in the invitation or on the couple’s wedding website.


You’ll also obviously want to consider the weather. Make sure you wear something that will keep you feeling comfortable without sacrificing style. Fall weather can vary in temperature or rainfall, so keep inclement weather in mind. If you’re a guest at a fall wedding in an area that is known for being rainy or cold, the wedding will likely take place indoors. Be sure to consider the climate when deciding what to wear to a fall wedding.

Related: What to Wear to a Wedding: The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Dress Codes


In any season, choosing the right accessories will help complete your look and keep you comfortable. If you need to add a sweater, shawl, or jacket for extra warmth– don’t hesitate to do so. You should also take care to pick appropriate footwear depending on the wedding venue. If you have to navigate the lawn of an outdoor wedding, you won’t want to wear stilettos but may opt for a more stable wedge style or flats instead. Selecting proper accessories will ensure your comfort no matter the season!

Colors to Wear to a Fall Wedding

Another thing to consider when choosing what to wear to a fall wedding is the color palette. Often, couples will incorporate their color scheme into their wedding invitations so be sure to look closely for clues.

Popular Colors to Wear to a Fall Wedding

Popular hues to wear to a fall wedding are rich and bold colors like marroon, burgundy, hunter green, mustard yellow, plum, navy blue, etc.

Fabrics to Wear to a Fall Wedding

Depending on the formality of the event, you could wear anything from breezy chiffon, to heavy lace, velvet, or even sweater fabric.

Velvet dresses

Sweater dresses

Floral or Patterned Dresses for Fall Weddings

Bold Colored Dresses for Fall Weddings

What to Wear to a Formal Fall Wedding

If you’re invited to a formal or semi-formal wedding in the fall, you’ll likely want to choose a long dress or gown. Browse some of the options below for long, formal dresses for a autumn wedding!

Formal Dresses for a Fall Wedding

What to Wear to a Casual Fall Wedding

If the wedding is more casual or laid-back in atmosphere or vibe, consider one of these effortless and chic dresses to wear as a guest. For a more casual event, you could opt for a knee-length dress with stockings or tights if needed to keep warm. Pair your dress with close-toed shoes, and perhaps a sweater or wrap to keep your arms warm. Check out the carousel below for good dress options to wear to an autumn wedding with a more casual vibe.

Casual Dresses for an Autumn Wedding

If you’re still having trouble deciding what to wear to a autumn wedding, be sure to visit Pinterest where we are pinning fall wedding inspiration, outfit ideas, and more! 

On a budget for your fall wedding outfit? Try using Rent the Runway to rent a gorgeous dress and even a fabulous coat for a fraction of the cost of buying new!

What to Wear to a Wedding by Season:

Check out our other guides to wedding attire style for every season by visiting the links below!


The Budget Savvy Bride is the #1 Online Wedding Planning Resource for couples who want to plan a beautiful wedding on a budget they can actually afford. Check out our best-selling book on Amazon, The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer!