Planning an autumn wedding? You couldn’t have chosen a better season to tie the knot! The crisp fall air gives you an excuse to incorporate all things cozy into your big day (pumpkin spice wedding favors anyone?), the scenery is simply gorgeous, and the menu is sure to be phenomenal, with all of your fave comfort food included in one beautiful harvest feast.

Of course, when it comes to wedding planning it can be difficult where to begin. Just deciding on a wedding favor can feel like a momentous task. Fortunately, there are countless brides who have been through it all, and are happy to share their weddings dos and don’ts with brides-to-be.

The 10 real weddings from the Intimate Weddings blogs all took place during the autumn season. Be sure to click through to each wedding to read each bride’s wedding planning advice.

Thomas and Emilee tied the knot at a the secluded Von Baer Park in Providence, Utah surrounded by 75 of their nearest and dearest. Their beautiful fall wedding cost them just $7,000 (for both the ceremony and reception), and is truly a must-see for brides on a budget.

Emilee and Thomas’ Utah Park Wedding  – Photography by Haley Nord

Love the idea of an adventurous elopement? You have to see Katherine and Michael’s li’l wedding! The couple said their ‘I dos’ 6,000ft up, surrounded by miles of breathtaking mountain landscape. With just six guests in attendance, the couple had the chance to truly take in the scenery, spending hours exploring the location (photographer in tow, of course!).

Katherine and Michael’s Black Balsam Mountain Elopement  – Photography by Meghan Rolfe

Chelsea and Josh’s Tennessee wedding is the epitome of rustic elegance. Their beautiful barn wedding at the K&M Barn at Lewis Farm  featured darling details, like twinkle lights galore and lovely wedding altar decor, and had a warm, cozy feel. Looking at the wedding photos, it’s hard to believe that this gorgeous intimate wedding cost the couple just $7,000.

Chelsea and Josh’s Tennessee Barn Wedding – Photography by Carrie Cantrell from Eventide Photography

Feeling overwhelmed with wedding planning deadlines? Don’t stress- Lauren and Caleb had only six (!!) months to plan their wedding at Dobson Orchards in Fredericktown, MO, and it turned out beautifully. We love how the couple incorporated rustic fall-inspired details into both the ceremony and reception, including the gorgeous jewel-tone bouquet and stunning reception decor. 

Lauren and Caleb’s $7,500 Missouri Barn Wedding – Photography by  Mikaela Wendel Photography

Love the idea of a desert wedding, but not so keen on the idea of saying your “I do”s in 100 degree heat? Opt for an autumn wedding in the desert, like Marissa and Chris did. From the awe-inspiring desert landscape, to the bride’s fabulous Rue De Seine gown, the wedding was the perfect mixture of desert authenticity and rustic glamor!

joshua-tree-weddingjoshua tree weddingChris and Marissa’s Intimate Off-the-Grid California Wedding – Photography by Sam Arroyo