What’s not to love about a summer wedding? The warm weather combined with the vibrant colors of the trees and flowers are the perfect backdrop for an outdoor ceremony or photos. The days last longer, begging guests to stay for “just one more dance” and the whole world seems to be in high spirits during this festive season.
For all of these reasons and more, summertime is the most popular time of the year to get married. This means if you want to plan a wedding that will stand out among the rest, you’ll need to think outside the box and incorporate some unique elements into your décor.
Take a look at these ideas to spur some inspiration to do just that!
Make your guests comfortable
As much as you want your special day to be unforgettable to you, you probably want to leave a lasting impression on your guests as well. Foremost this means making them comfortable! Sweltering summer heat can sneak up on you quickly and leave everyone feeling sticky and sluggish on your big day – not exactly in the party spirit.
The good news is that there are a ton of ways to give your guests some cool relief. For example, have ice water, sun glasses and small fans available for guests to take when entering your ceremony, especially if it will be outside. On your invitations, specify if you’re having a casual dress code so people are encouraged to dress comfortably. Finally, and most importantly, consider renting a tent for any or all parts of your wedding. A tent isn’t just shelter from the wind and rain, it’s shelter from the sun and heat as well!
Serve an icy treat
Who doesn’t love the idea of cooling down in the summer with ice cream or a Sno-Kone? Serving an icy treat at a retro dessert stand can really add the “wow factor” to your wedding reception. You can also set up an “adult” Sno-Kone stand that transforms the traditional Sno-Kone into a tasty, signature cocktail. Don’t forget about wine slushies, too! Guests will be sure to remember this fun and festive feature at your summer wedding.
Sparklers, Lanterns, and Fireworks
A fun way to end the night is to have your guests light sparklers for your bride and groom sendoff. The sparklers can create a memorable and stand out picture opt as well. Another new trend is to do a lantern light sendoff. Make sure to have enough lanterns for each of your guests to send into the sky and make a wish for the newlyweds. If you have the budget for it, you can’t beat the grand finale of a firework show! Be sure to work with a professional to arrange for this special moment; you want it to be memorable for all the right reasons and that includes keeping everyone safe!
Are you planning a summer wedding? What piece of advice in this article did you find most helpful? Share your thoughts by commenting below!