The summer is the perfect time for a wedding – with the sun shining down on the happy couple, it’s almost impossible not to feel happy and optimistic about the event. If you are thinking of booking your wedding for the summer months, there are a number of unique options which will open up to you as a result of this decision.
Of course, the weather and available options will vary depending on your chosen location. If you have already decided on your dream wedding venue, it is then just a simple matter of deciding whether or not a summer wedding works. If you haven’t yet picked out a venue, don’t worry, as this simply means that the world is now your oyster!
Have you got your summer wedding already planned out and booked in the calendar? Here are some of the essentials necessary to ensure that your summer wedding is a resounding success!
From the bridal bouquet and hair accessories to table decorations and aisle accents, flowers are an integral part of a summer wedding. Ideal for natural, eco-friendly themes and outdoor weddings, flowers can be used in a wide variety of ways to add a touch of timeless elegance to your big day.
From bright colours and bold arrangements right through to muted tones and fragrant blooms, picking the right wedding flowers is a must. Make sure to do plenty of research or ask your local florist for advice beforehand, as the best flowers can really finish off your theme in the most beautiful way.
If you are planning to have children attending your wedding, it is important to remember to incorporate child-friendly components within the day. An outdoor wedding offers the perfect opportunity to leave an open space free for bored kids to play – you can even provide some outdoor toys or games to help keep them occupied.
When it comes to the food, you should also make sure to include some special treats and tasty options the kids will enjoy. Candyfloss, popcorn and a chocolate fountain are traditional wedding sweet ideas, but how about hiring a vintage pick ‘n’ mix candy counter for the little ones to enjoy? Similarly, when it comes to wedding favours, why not go for a luxury chocolate gift to allow them to indulge in a delicious treat?
If you are intending to have an outdoor wedding in the summer months, there are a number of practicalities that you should keep in mind. Summer weather is likely to bring increased temperatures, high levels of humidity and strong sunlight – all of which can spell disaster for a poorly-planned outdoor wedding.
Help your guests to keep cool and stay comfortable, whatever the weather decides to throw at them, by planning ahead. Placing parasols or umbrellas at strategic intervals throughout the area can provide much-needed shade and also double as a handy shelter or canopy should the heavens decide to open. It is also a good idea to incorporate insect repelling candles or lights into your décor scheme. Not only will these remove the threat of any pesky bugs spoiling your day, but they will also look great and will provide a stunning effect once the sun starts to set.
Keep it Unique
Of course, it is worth bearing in mind that every wedding is a unique event and no two couples are the same. For that reason, it is vital that you keep your individual style, preferences and personalities firmly in mind throughout the wedding planning process. One last tip – remember that your wedding is, above all else, meant to be an exciting and memorable occasion. As long as your planning enables your wedding to achieve this, it is almost guaranteed to be a success!