Wedding in Hot Weather

Wedding in Hot Weather…Wedding Season is upon us and with it, hot weather. Not only must you think of keeping yourself cool, but your guests as well.

One of my summer brides chose to have pre-made, pre-poured Lavender cocktails ready and waiting for guests as they arrived for the ceremony.  I took a little sip, and they were delicious.  A word of caution, however…if it is dangerously hot, nothing beats plain old cool water for hydration.

And don’t forget the bride!  Make sure your dress is in keeping with the season you will wear your dress.  While you may choose and order your dress in winter, you will probably wear it in warmer weather.  Choose something you will be comfortable in.  The bride below has chosen well for a summer wedding.

A reputable caterer will ensure your food is kept well refrigerated and safe, but please discuss with them their plans to keep your cake cool.  Almost all cakes should be refrigerated as long as possible before the “cake cutting”.

in the photo above, the combination cutting cake on top and cupcakes below is a good choice for hot weather.  It is easier to find space in a cramped fridge, even if professional sized.  This cake style can be broken down very easily to use any space available.

Your flowers:

Stress to your florist that you want something that will hold up well in the heat, and ask that your  bouquets stay in temporary water filled vases as long as possible.

Choosing a lot of greenery in your bouquet, (like the one above), is a great way to keep your flowers fresh.  Greenery requires less water.

If your venue is outside, and you have no natural shade, consider a tent for your guests’ comfort.

Another option for a ceremony that has no shade, is to offer guests umbrellas – yes…Umbrellas!  Granted, the guests holding them would probably have to stand because they would take up room on the chairs, and also obscure others’ view; but many would be happy to escape the beating sun –even if they had to stand.

Your wedding will be beautiful, no matter the weather, just make sure your prepared for it!  🙂

Summer Wedding Ideas

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So you’ve decided to have a summer wedding?  There are so many options, from attendants attire to refreshments to decorations.

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Signature cool beverages can add a delicious way to stay cool as well as a wedding color theme to enhance your decor.

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You can also tie in your summer theme with some beachy items to use as place cards.

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Please enjoy a few excepts from www.tastycatering.com on some inspiring summer wedding ideas…

Summer Wedding Favor and More Ideas –www.tastycatering.com

  • Put a variety of flip flops in a basket so that guests in uncomfortable shoes have something into which they can change by the time dancing starts.
  • Hang up your flip flop offerings on a string between two trees.
  • Give out sunglasses at the outdoor ceremony as a wedding favor.
  • Personalize the sunglasses with your names on one side and the wedding date on the other.
  • Provide a basket of bug spray, especially if your reception will take place near a pond or lake.
  • Keep a basket of sunscreen for guests to use during your ceremony and reception so they don’t get too much sun.
  • Include small bags on your sweets or candy table so that guests can fill a bag to take with them before leaving at the end of the night.
  • Summer Outdoor Wedding Entertainment Ideas

    • Personalize a bags set (also called “cornhole”), or several sets, as bags is a popular outdoor game.
    • Provide Bocce ball, horseshoes and other casual outdoor games for simple summer weddings.
    • Provide bubbles for the kids, and/or host a bubble send-off, where guests blow bubbles as you two leave the reception.
    • Turn your send-off into a sparkler send-off, where guests light up the path from the tent to your decorated car.
    • Host a bonfire, perfect for a s’mores bar idea in the summer wedding menu ideas.
    • Let lit-up paper lanterns go into the sky at the end of the night, a celebration of guests’ well wishes for you.
    • Provide an outdoor photo booth with plenty of props and signs for visitors to hold and wear as they get their photos snapped.
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Would you like to order your own outdoor paper lanterns?  Click on the link below to order from amazon!

Fiesta Paper Lantern Value Pack Party Accessory

 

Next time…what if you want a Fall wedding???

 

 

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