Who doesn’t love summer weddings? They are fun, bright, and colorful. The warm summer weather also adds to their overall appeal. If you are planning to tie the knot in summer, there are many things to keep in mind. Follow these summer wedding planning dos and don’ts to make your guests remember your wedding for all the right reasons.
Essential Dos and Don’ts for Summer Weddings
Do – Wedding Tips to Consider
Wedding Reception Menu: Serve Light Food
Heat and heavy food don’t mix. Stick to the farm-to-table trend and go for a seasonal menu that includes local fresh produce and grilled entrees. Choose grilled fruit skewers and Gazpacho shooters for appetizers and tarts and fruit pies for dessert. You can also add festive touches like frozen cocktails and popsicles. Look to our food recipes category to search for recipes.
Summer Weddings: Provide Heat Relief
You and your better half may love the sun, but don’t assume all your guests do. Make sure you provide heat relief in one way or another. If your wedding is outdoors, offer some shade or portable air-conditioning systems. You can also have ushers pass out cold hand towels across the rows before the ceremony starts. Scattering decorative tubs or baskets filled with water bottles near the ceremony site is also a great idea.
Wedding Planning: Send Save-the-Dates
Most people vacation in summer especially families with school-going kids. You should therefore send save-the-dates early enough to ensure people mark their calendars early.
Don’t – Wedding Tips to Avoid
Summer Bride Tips: Overlook Sun Protection
Sunburn can give a whole new meaning to “the blushing bride.” Prior to getting dressed, apply sunscreen to areas of your body that will be exposed and tell your bridal party to do the same.
Summer brides should wear foundation and moisturizers with SPF. However, they should try them out beforehand to ensure they don’t cause allergies.
Forget to Keep your Wedding Guests Comfortable:
Arrange for citronella candles to ensure your guests aren’t disturbed by bugs as they eat or interact. Summer brings with it a lot of bugs that can get in the way of your celebrations. Talk to the person in charge of the venue in advance to ensure bugs won’t be a problem.
Summer wedding planning is fun and interesting. Keep these tips in mind and make your wedding stand out from all other summer weddings.