Shade your guests
If the day of your outdoor wedding approaches and it’s 90 degrees and humid, my guess is that your guests might appreciate some shade to keep them cool. Set up some designated areas where your loved ones can take a break from the sun’s rays like a tented lounge or a large tree with some seats underneath it. It may also be a good idea to have some bottled water on hand for guests to grab whenever they need it.
Open bar and sunshine don’t mix well
Although you may be anxious to get the party started early, I recommend holding off a bit on the open bar. If you’ve ever cracked one too many cold ones in the hot summer sun, you may know what I’m talking about. Start instead with lighter drinks like wine spritzers or sangria to keep the party light and fun and ensure that guests will have the energy to party well into the night.
Take advantage of the local flavor
Not only would in-season fruits and vegetables be delicious to put on your cake and serve to your guests, but it’s perfect for your decor as well. Slice up lemons or use them whole to be placed in a vase for a modern centerpiece. It’s perfect for summer and adds a simple splash of color.
Think about picture time
The hour at which you and your new spouse get together for pictures can make a huge difference in the way your photos turn out. If you opt for noon, the direct sunlight may be too harsh, causing unflattering shadows and low visibility. Instead, take your pictures in the shade or talk to your photographer about a time during the day or night that will help your photos turn out just the way you want them to.
Are you a summer bride? If you have any questions or comments, feel free to share with us!