Once the engagement congratulations have been said and the champagne has been poured, it’s time to start planning your wedding. If you’ve decided on a summer wedding, you’ll be joining the large percentage of couples who have decided summer is the best time of the year to tie the knot.
When people hear the words “summer” and “wedding” in the same sentence, the first question they ask is whether it’s going to be outdoors. Especially in San Diego, the summer months can be quite warm so potential guests may be a bit concerned about the idea of a summer wedding!
However, if you want a summer wedding you don’t have to let the warm weather stop you. Keep reading to learn a few tips to help make your summer wedding a great experience for everyone involved.
Provide Relief for Guests
One of the best ways to beat the heat is by providing your guests with ample relief. You’ll want to make sure that your guests don’t get overheated so they can enjoy your entire wedding.
Shake it up a little and feature multiple of pitchers of infused water for your guests to sip on throughout the ceremony. You can try cucumber water, lemon water, or even strawberry mint water! Adding these infusions to your water gives each refreshment a pop of color and elegance.
Also, providing fans that fit the wedding theme is a great way for your guests to stay cool during the ceremony. If your wedding is entirely outside and you already know the day is going to be very warm, you can invest in getting individual hand-fans for each guest. You can engrave the fans with your wedding date and make them a unique parting gift for all attendees.
Location, Location, Location
When choosing your venue, it’s a great idea to keep summer conditions in mind. A good summer wedding tip is to look for a backup plan in case the heat is too much, or to find someplace that has plenty of natural shade.
At approximately 20 percent of all weddings, roses are the flowers of choice. The reason is that they come in a variety of colors and pair well with most themes.
Choosing flowers that are versatile, but also able to withstand the evening heat is critical so that you can have beautiful pictures to look back on for years to come. For example, succulents withstand heat very well. They can also elevate your bouquet or other floral arrangements by adding a sleek, modern edge.
If you’re in doubt, speak to a professional florist. They’ll have tips to help you choose the best flowers for your summer wedding!
Timing is Everything
Midday is the hottest part of the day.
That’s why you should try to schedule the ceremony and reception at any time before or after it. Ideally, choose the coolest parts of the day. Of course, evening weddings provide a perfect excuse for cocktails.
Planning a Summer Wedding Menu
One thing not everyone thinks about when planning a summer wedding is the menu and how they should tailor it to the season.
During the heat of the summer months, not everyone is going to want to fill themselves with rich foods. In this case, it’s a good idea to find a caterer who can work with you and develop a lighter menu to fit the occasion. With professional help, you can select a delicious seasonal menu that’s considerate of your wedding and the summer temperatures.
Venue and Services
You should feel butterflies in your stomach on your big day, not stress over the little things. With the help of a professional wedding consultant, you can relax knowing that all parts of your wedding are organized, scheduled, and on track.
At The Centre, The Wedding Centre can pamper you and take care of the big and small details of your summer wedding! From checking availability to booking appointments and meetings and paying invoices promptly, our consultants support your needs throughout the entire wedding planning process.
Contact The Wedding Centre today to see how our trained wedding consultants can help your special day go off without a hitch.
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