A wedding on a beautiful summer day under the scorching sun is great! Summer is the most popular time when lovers like to tie the knot. There is nothing quite as a summer evening sun. It confuses me why people get married on any other seasons. Since there are throngs of other weddings in summer, what can you do to make your wedding stand out? We have undertaken extensive research from top rated wedding pros to give you the most current ideas for your wedding in the summer.
How to stay cool
Summer temperatures can be too harsh sometimes. You cannot imagine sweating in that your beautiful dress and at the same time see how your guests feel uncomfortable due to the harsh summer temperatures. Therefore, you have to come up with ideas that will keep your guests stay cool for hours as they enjoy the food and other celebrations. Here are some ideas you can consider to make your summer wedding turns the best!
1. Have fans
People love dancing at weddings. On a summer day, however, it would cause too much heat. Placing a fan on the dancing floor would come in handy to keep the dancers cool.
2. Have a relaxed dress code
Honestly speaking, a tie will not be appropriate for a summer day, and although it would be nice for men to wear suits, a shirt and a tie only would be fine. Ladies can wear summer dresses for the comfort they deserve.
3. A pair of sunglasses
Your guest’s porches could be so tiny to hold a pair of sunglasses. Therefore, you might have to consider giving them a pair of sunglasses to shield them from the blaring sun. A more brilliant idea would be to customize the sunglasses with your wedding colors.
4. Use the right seats
Sun can make metallic seats hot that could burn your guests’ butts! It is good you consider plastic chairs or better yet, spongy chairs.
Summer Wedding Menu Ideas
Your invited guests are really looking forward to indulging in tasty food at the wedding. You must therefore find a menu that will make them enjoy to the last minute. You may have many food ideas running through your head for such kind of wedding to add to your menu, to save time and settle for the best you can consider booking a free consultation with professional wedding planners to help you make a perfect choice that would really go well with your celebrations.
It would be great to have a menu that matches the occasion. So many tremendous foods can go really well with summer wedding but we are sure you want the best for your guests therefore, you have to choose the best. Here are some menu ideas that will leave you and your guests well satisfied.
If anyone says waffle bites are only for breakfast, they are wrong! Break the rules and serve these bites when the cocktail hour hits.
For a summer wedding, we would not recommend chewy foods like lamb, pork, and beef; avoid them. Instead, chicken is the best suggestion as it is tender and easy to chew. Chicken and lemon blend so well. Other poultry like duck is best served with an orange.
Popcorn is a perfect snack before the ceremony. Small packets of these will leave your guest content before they are served to the real meal.
Frozen Watermelon slices
It is hard to think of any better fruit than a watermelon for a hot summer day, isn’t it? These fruits are synonymous with any hot day. Watermelons are juicy and amazingly sweet. Guests would welcome the idea of a watermelon, whether used as a salad, balled or simply sliced. Make it more interesting by serving the melons skewered with lollipop sticks.
Cool as a cucumber, this icy serving will remind you and your guests those old school days as kids. They come in different flavors, the most common being cherry and grape.
Prosecco and popsicles
Serve them to your guests during the cocktail hour to keep them cool. Adding some champagne would be an even better idea.
Let your guests quench their thirst, and let the party start-by giving them an excellent selection of drinks. Non Alcoholic lemonade is a very popular idea for kids or fruit juice. You may try spiked lemonade for adult guests. If you want it colder, add some ice cubes and let it melt down.
How would you talk of summer without thinking of strawberry shortcake? Their pleasant aroma will give your guests an almost heavenly bliss.
Frozen and chilled drinks
A chilled glass of wine would go a long way in putting out your guests’ thirst. A cold bottle of beer would work just as fine.
There is no doubt summer is the best time for lovebirds to tie their knot. The weather is nice and chances of having dusky days are close to zero. This explains why most couples choose summer over any other season. However, even with the best weather, there are some other things that couples should keep in mind in their preparation for the D-day. Among them is the food menu and ways of keeping your guests cool, as it could be extremely hot. We have provided what we would like to call “the ultimate guide for the best summer wedding”.