If you consider to have your wedding in summertime, a nice option is to plan your wedding outdoor.
Long warm summer days are inviting you for a unique outdoor wedding.
For your wedding plan, here are some helpful tips and ideas to consider:
Take advantage of an outdoor wedding
Summertime is the best time for an outdoor setting. Places like gardens, a beautiful park or a beach are ideal for a wedding.
It might be a good idea to celebrate the wedding in the afternoon, when it isn’t so hot anymore; take advantage of the beautiful flora, which surround you during the celebration. The nature gives you and your guests the right atmosphere for an unforgettable day.
Cool fruit cocktails are always popular and a good choice for the reception.
For the table decoration I suggest using seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. Seasonal flowers such as a sunflower are completing your wedding decoration.
If your wedding party is still going on during the evening, you can hang plenty of lanterns in the trees or use garden lights. I suggest using garden torches, which can be on fire the whole night.
Choosing the right fuel will help to repel the mosquitoes from your wedding party. Next day you have to count only a few mosquito bits.
Well dressed up for the summer wedding
For the bride, sleeveless and strapless dresses are the best for warm days. Look for dresses made of light fabrics or other light weight silk.
Next day you are thankful for this brilliant idea. If you consider a beach wedding, wear an easy and elegant slip dress.
For the groom the best clothes to wear would be a dress shirt with slacks and linen suit. For summer season a light classic suit is better than a black blazer.
In case it is a hot day, have something to replace such as a white thin dinner jacket.
Of course, you should think about what heat, humidity and moisture will do to your hair.
Visit your hairdresser to let get your hair styled, which hold for a long time even under hot conditions.
Drinks and food for your summer wedding
Offer your guests cold drinks with plenty of ice. Even a Chardonnay White Wine can be offered with pieces of ice.
Maybe you can make an arrangement and get someone to mix cool cocktails with plenty of summer fruits during your wedding party.
Your menu can start with fresh fruits such as mango, pineapple, watermelon and fresh vegetables such as a simple tomato salad.
A great wedding meal can be fish, which is not a heavy meal.
Planning a beach wedding you can also consider having a barbeque with fresh fish and choice of meats.
Instead of a wedding cake you may offer your guests an individual ice bomb, made especially for your wedding. A refreshing dessert, such as a sorbet or fruit salad will complete the perfect meal.
Ideal wedding favor
A favorite idea of a wedding favor is to give out beautiful wooden fans or paper parasols. Your guest can use them during the wedding and take them home when leaving.
If you stay on the summer theme, another option is to give a box of sand as a gift with the words: “Thank you for sharing your love with us”.
If you want to spend a little bit more money on the favors, get some seashells made of soap or other beach themed items.
Summer time is always the best time for a wedding, especially for an outdoor wedding. Be aware of the weather, when planning your outdoor wedding.
The weather conditions can change quickly and do not trust the weather forecast.
The best for your outdoor wedding is, when you have always an indoor alternative on hand.