Beat the Heat: Summer Wedding
If you love the look of a summer wedding, but are worried about an outdoor ceremony during the hottest time of the year, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve collected the best tips and tricks for all of our brides (and their guests) who want to stay cool during their summer wedding. Indoor Ceremony An easy suggestion is obviously to have your ceremony indoors! An indoor ceremony can be just as special and magical as an outdoor ceremony would be, just take this Georgia barn ceremony from Simply Charming Socials as proof. That way, there will be no worries about sitting through an entire ceremony if it becomes too hot or the mosquitos are bad. And you can still have your wedding party photos taken outside if you desire. Programs as Fans A big trend these days in summer weddings is to have your programs double as fans, so your guests have a little relief from the heat. Not only are they practical, but they can be so lovely and add a nice detail to your entire day. Here is a beautiful, calligraphic example of program fans from Rifle Paper Co. Canopy If you have your heart set on an outdoor ceremony, never fear! There are always ways to adapt to the weather. Along with your program fans, you could rent and install a canopy or tent to shelter you and your guests from the sun. Many people are hesitant to use a canopy or tent for fear of losing their tone of decor, however, as you can see in these ceremonies from Colin Cowie Weddings and Feather + Stone, the canopy actually adds to the whimsy of the day.
Stay Hydrated One of easiest, and maybe most important, elements to consider is that everyone needs to stay hydrated . Help alleviate the heat by supplying your guests with bottled water throughout the ceremony. Here’s some inspiration for how to offer your guests water bottles, from Wedding Chicks. Offer Sweet, ‘Cool’ Treats During cocktail hour, instead of offering a heavy plate of appetizers, consider renting a snow cone machine or having a sundae bar. This will give your guests a treat that is yummy and will help cool them down in time for dinner and dancing into the night!
Above all, you just want to make sure the day is enjoyable for you, your future hubby, and, of course, your guests.