It goes without saying that summer is a season for weddings, which is why most couples all over the world opt for it. Why? Well, first of all, the weather is more pleasant and more reliable, which gives you a chance to host an outdoor event; however, this is just the tip of the iceberg. No matter what kind of organization you have, there’s always a possibility that a part of the ceremony will be held outside and a downpour or a freezing weather can turn something as simple as getting to the car into a mission impossible. Nonetheless, it’s not all sunshine and roses when it comes to sunshine weddings either. That being said, here are top five summer wedding tips to help you get the most out of this event.
Send your invitations in time
We’ve already mentioned that summer is an extremely popular season for a wedding, so, the more guests you have, the greater the probability that some of them might have several weddings to attend this season. Moreover, you don’t want to risk having some of the most important people in your life booking a holiday around the time of your wedding. By sending out these invitations too late, you might lose the attendance of some people who would otherwise definitely come, simply because they’ve already made other arrangements.
A summer-friendly attire
A lot of people make a mistake of considering wedding attire (at least for the bride and the groom) to be quite inflexible. There’s the suit and there’s the wedding dress. However, there are so many different options and variants to choose from. This is incredibly important, seeing as how you don’t want to be forced out into the blazing heat overdressed. How you feel will definitely affect the way you look, which is why the texture and the material of your attire are very special.
Getting professional help
Every season gives you a specific set of circumstances that you need to handle and a certain set of issues for you to address. So, getting some professional wedding styling assistance might be a great idea. Just think about it: a thing as simple as a welcome drink varies greatly depending on whether the wedding is in the summer or winter. In the summer, you can use it as a heat relief; however, you don’t want the bright fruity colour of the drinks to upset the layout of the venue. This is something that a layman wedding planner would keep completely out of scope, or even see as irrelevant, whereas such a detail can’t go unnoticed by a skilled wedding professional.
A light menu
A great summer menu can help people tolerate the heat much better, seeing as how the last thing one needs is to endure blazing heat on an empty stomach. Fortunately, you have a myriad of options to choose from, starting with a shrimp gazpacho and strawberry shortcake, all the way up to prosecco and popsicles. A well composed light menu can make a difference in the overall satisfaction of your wedding. After all, you’re not just hosting an event; you’re making an experience and creating a memory that will last for a lifetime.
Indoors or outdoors
At the very end, it’s important that we address the elephant in the room. The exact reason why some couples prefer a summer wedding is due to the fact that they can host an outdoor event or, at the very least, make a part of the event take place outdoors. This can affect both the price of the event and also its entire organization, which is why it’s A) a major decision to make and B) not a decision to be made hastily or lightly. Moreover, an outdoor wedding is an umbrella term. Why? Well, is it a beach wedding, a rooftop wedding or a garden wedding? The list goes on and on and the choice you make here affects virtually every single aspect of the wedding.
At the end of the day, there’s no recipe for a perfect wedding. What goes as ideal for one couple may be unimpressive for someone else. This is the reason why there’s an entire industry dedicated to solving this problem, instead of a simple guide for everyone to follow. For this to work, nonetheless, you need to know exactly what you want and how you want it. Once you have these two answers, the execution will become much simpler.