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How "summery" for a wedding in Scotland in early September?
Hi all. My cousin is getting married in September in Fife – it’s around the 9th. Church service and then reception in a barn conversion type place. I haven’t bothered thinking about a dress etc. yet because I was going to wait for the summer sales, which are starting now. However a lot of the summer stuff this year has been very floral and bright. Would you expect to see a guest dressed in a slightly more autumnal way for a September wedding, e.g. closed toe shoes, maybe a darker colour scheme? I’m aware that it could be either blazing sunshine or pouring with rain so don’t want to look like an idiot if it’s raining in nude strappy shoes, or if it’s sunny in say navy suede courts!
I wouldn't expect to see people in autumnal clothes and colours really. People in Scotland just wear what they want to these occasions and don't really try and second guess the weather. 9th of September is closer to summer than autumn and you may well get a gorgeous sunny day.......but on the other hand the heavens may well open and release a mini monsoon. I'd just pick the outfit I liked the most.
I am in Fife and am now speculating which barn type place you are going! It can still be warm in Sept so I'd say go for summery but have a jacket/some sort of cover-up for the evening. It can be chilly and windy if you are near the coast in particular.
Ha, I don't mind saying! It's the Cow Shed, Crail.
I'm from near the Pennines in Yorkshire so used to variable weather, but because I work in fashion buying September is very much autumn in my head! A lot of the guests aren't going to be Scottish, it's just where my cousin and his fiance now live and work.
Right, so potentially summer dress and a jacket. I might go for closed-toe shoes just because it's on a farm!
Oh, that looks fab. Crail is right on the tip of Fife and can be cold if the wind is blowing in off the sea, although experience has shown me that the east end of Fife appears to have its own microclimate and is often roasting when 20 miles down the road it's pouring down. So, I think have a coverup of some sort and closed toe shoes would probably be good!
September in Scotland can be as cold as December down South . Choose something that you can wear tights , closed toe shoes and a jacket with to the most certain to be baltic church. Later with some drinks on board you can ditch everything for the reception.
I am, obviously, aware it's not the Arctic Circle. I was more asking from a fashion perspective if sandals and very light colours for a Scottish September wedding are going to result in the face - if so I would forego the sales and get something full-price from the autumn ranges. Thanks all!