Our son is getting married this fall. I know about a fall wedding, busy hunting at that time (LOL).
I had a relative get married on the first day of archery season once!
And he's a hunter!!
Funny what the bride can talk guys in to...
As for me; my wife & I paid for it. That way, we got to make the rules.
Very small (10 people), outdoors, beside Oak Creek in Sedona.
As others have said, weddings are just very expensive parties for your friends and a whole bunch of other people that you barely know.
We put the money in to building a new house, and taking a 10 year (rather than 30 year) mortgage to pay it off. Money MUCH wiser spent than a big elaborate wedding.