Weddings And Receptions: Tips For The Perfect Summer Wedding
Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life. It is the day you finally get to tie the knot with the love of your life. Needless to say, every couple wants their wedding day to be as perfect as possible. That is why people invest so much time and money to make this happen.
Summer weddings not only symbolizes the warm feelings soon to be wed couples have for each other but it also symbolizes the love they have for each other—strong yet light, green yet red. Make it more magical and enchanting by incorporating the sun into the picture.
As our congratulatory gift for you, we decided to collate and present to you some of the best tips for achieving the perfect summer wedding. Continue reading and take down notes as you are in for a treat. Hang on to your seats because this will be like your wedding—life changing!
Tip #1: Make Sure That Your Guests Stay Hydrated
Your wedding day is not only the day when you celebrate your love and unification with your soon to be spouse but it is also the day when you celebrate your appreciation and gratitude to the ones who stayed with you through thick and thin—your family and friends.
That being said, it is also important for you to take into account their comfort and their needs. Consider setting up a beverage bar in the wedding venue and in the wedding reception.
Since the summer season tends to be hot and especially warm, it is a good idea to make ways to prevent your guests from getting dehydrated. There is nothing more annoying than being stuck inside a venue with no access to drinks.
You can put cold water, cold wine, fruit juices and cocktails in the bar. Make sure to keep an eye on it though. Regulate the alcohol flow, you would not want your wedding to be disturbed by noisy and nosy wedding guests.
Tip #2: Make Sure That Your Guests Are Comfortable
In relation to the above, do also keep in mind your guests’ comfort. Since the summer season can get very humid and warm, your guests can also get very sweaty and uncomfortable especially when they are dressed in their thick formal or semi-formal attires.
Address this problem by providing a good ventilation and cooling system. You can opt for industrial fans if the venue is outdoors or you can get or rent air cooling systems if the wedding venue is indoors. If the weather, unexpectedly becomes scorchingly hot, especially if it is a beach wedding, consider handing out ice cold towels to your guests and follow it up with cool refreshments.
Also, do not forget to rent tents and shades if your wedding is to be held outdoors. A shade in the blazing heat of the sun is like an oasis in a desert—it provides great comfort. So beat the heat with your wedding guests by renting tents and shades!
Coordinate with your reliable events rental company to make sure that the venue will be as comfortable as possible not only for you but also for your beloved guests. Good coordination and good communication with your wedding event rental company and wedding coordinator is key to making the wedding a smooth, free-flowing and unforgettable event.
Tip #3: Choose a Lighter Meal To Serve At The Wedding Reception
Heat and hearty meals do not mix well. Provide your guests with light but satisfying food at the wedding reception. Grilled seafood and barbecued kebabs are a good idea for light but satisfying meals.
Also, instead of the traditional sticky rice based desserts or heavy cakes, you can instead opt for light pies and fruit salads. Ice popsicles and snow cones are also great ideas to keep the kids entertained and satisfied notwithstanding the heat.
You can even level this up by making frozen margaritas or frozen cocktail pops for a playful twist to refreshing adult desserts. Just make sure to keep them out of reach of children. You would not want drunk toddlers ransacking the place. Yikes!
Tip #4: Choose Light Wedding Accents
Skip the dark shades of bright red, fiery orange and pitch black and opt for lighter shades which are easy on the eyes. Remember that different colors influence our moods differently inasmuch as they also have differing levels of heat absorption. Shades of black are one of the hottest colors in the color wheel. The opposite is true for whites which are considered clean and cool.
Combining the elegance of whites to the playfulness of pastel colors is a great way to please the eyes. Nude pink, sky blue, light green, desaturated lavender, cream and light grey are just a few of the many different pastel colors you can experiment with.
Tip #5: Always Go For Comfortable Clothes
There is nothing more irritating than being sticky and sweaty in your dream wedding gown on your dream wedding day. You should never compromise your own comfort for the petty consideration you have for fashion. Comfortable does not need to mean plain and fashionable does not always need to be uncomfortable.
Choose light and airy fabrics for your wedding gown. Consider also the clothes of your entourage which should also be light and cool. You can also go for shorter designs and thinner cloths.
Tip #6: Get Shady!
Take advantage of the beauty of the summer season but never forget to get shady. The summer season gives picturesque backdrops for photographers and celebrants alike. If it is a beach wedding, the warm lights can influence your photos greatly.
However, the downside to having an outdoor summer wedding is risking prolonged sun and heat exposure. If your wedding will be held indoors, this will not be a problem but if it will be held outdoors, you might want to consider getting shady.
Choose a place where there are lots of green shade (imagine lush nature and big trees). This will provide not only fresher air but also a cooler breeze.