What’s more romantic than a summertime wedding? You, your partner, and your guests enjoying the sun´s rays and the warm breeze smoothly blowing. Doesn’t sound great?
OK, let’s admit that getting married in summertime can be as troublesome as beautiful. And now, what? Don’t worry! With our wedding planner’s tips we will help you to succeed and overcome any problem that you may face during this special day.
The most important thing to consider is attention to detail and I can assure you that your wedding will be an absolute dream, you won’t want to wake up!
From guests’ comfort, to food recommendations and finishing with yourself, these tips will help you to face summer issues and focus on building wedding memories that will last you a lifetime:
Tips for your guests’ comfort:
Summer time is perfect for planned holidays right? Well, make sure you send your invitation cards in advance so your guests can come to your wedding! We all plan summer holidays with a lot of time advance; you don’t want your guest to decline their attendance because they had booked holiday’s packages! In addition, some or your guests may live abroad and need time to book flights, accommodation and ask for days off at work in high season! So, send your cards ASAP!
In the other hand, your guests may consider your wedding as the perfect opportunity to go on summer holidays after the special event, so why not make your wedding only one part of a fun vacation for them? Some of your guests have never been in the place your are getting married so make it easy for them and consider the possibility to create a welcome kit: include a local magazine, a map, a list of your favorite restaurants, places to visit, clubs to go for a drink, transportation options…anything you may find useful and interesting for your guests.
Did you think of the weather conditions? An outdoor wedding can be gorgeous but incredibly risky at the same time. Make sure that the place where you are getting married can offer shade to your guests to stand the heat of the summer; especially if you have older or pregnant guests. If your wedding will be in a tent, or out in the open air, be sure to rent high-quality portable fans and table umbrellas to provide a cooler environment to your guest.
Have you ever felt that horrible burning sensation when you seat down on a metal chair that is been under the sun for a while? Be aware that metal can heat up in the sun! Either arrange for chair cushions or change to wood chairs!
Therefore, to avoid any issue, try to time your outdoor ceremony in order to miss the hottest hours of the day (roughly 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Be ready to provide sunscreen and bug spray to your guests!
Tips for your wedding flowers:
Not just people perceive the heat, flowers do it as well! On a hot day, your wedding flowers can be damaged. Ask your floral designer to transport your flowers with extra water sources to keep flowers fresh and cool; and the most important thing! store your wedding bouquet in the site’s refrigerator so that it’s not sitting in the heat, losing its moisture and color.
Tips for food & beverage items:
Time for food recommendations! Winter brides may have a little trouble to find fresh and appropriate products produced from local growers, but summer date gives you a great range of choices and the cost of it will be cheaper. I know you liked that last point!
Try to choose lighter, non-creamy canapés for your cocktail party stations and meal, to reduce the risk of spoilage. Summer menu items of cold, refreshing veggies, cold seafood, fruit skewers and gazpacho shots are tastier in hot weather. In addition, remember to keep the cake in the refrigerator for the majority of the reception!
Serve lots of ice water in stylish glasses with slices of lemon, lime or orange to give them a nice colorful touch. Do not forget to add to your beverage options any refreshing drink such as cold juices, iced drinks and sorbets.
Tips for yourself:
Do not forget about yourself! An outdoor summer wedding may be a makeup-melting, so make sure you use no-melt makeup, like waterproof mascara, eye shadow primer to prevent creasing or pressed powder to make a glistening forehead picture-perfectly matte. You don’t want to look oily!
And the dress? Think about getting a short one. Short gowns are becoming trendier and are very comfortable. You could also think of substitute the veil for a beautiful headpiece or an ornate hair clip. If you still want to get married with a traditional long dress, make sure you choose lightweight materials, like linen or cotton.
I hope you all find these wedding planner’s tips useful! Have fun and enjoy your summer wedding!