From décor ideas to advice on how to beat the heat, this guide has it all to make your wedding feel like an incredible summer getaway.
1. Light and Airy Attire
To combat the heat during the summer months, it’s important that your wedding gown is made of a lightweight material such as chiffon, crepe, or organza. You may also consider going with a short wedding dress to keep cool during the sunny weather. These ideas will also keep your bridesmaids cool and comfortable on your special day.
For the groom and groomsmen, a comfortable cotton dress shirt with a boutonniere, or a stylish vest in place of a blazer, are both hot-weather-friendly options that won’t compromise on style!
2. Hydrating Treats
It’s important to keep you and your guests hydrated on a hot day, and one easy way to do this is with fun and delicious treats!
One option is to set up an ice cream bar where your guests can choose from a variety of flavours and toppings.
Alternatively, fresh fruit platters or popsicles are another cooling and tasty treat.
3. Chic Fans
Keep your guests cool with stylish paper, floral or sandalwood fans, which will double as a perfect summer wedding favour. You can even turn your wedding programs into hand-held fans by simply adding a popsicle stick to the back!
4. Seasonal Menu Items
Take advantage of the delicious fresh foods that are seasonal in summer including melons, berries and fresh herbs. Consider offering lighter meal options including a variety of salads, seafood, and items with citrus flavours that pair perfectly with warm weather.
5. Bright Colours
Nothing says summer like bright and beautiful colours. Bright pink, orange, and yellow are perfect shades to include in your florals and table décor.
6. Citronella Candles
Citronella candles are perfect for summer weddings. They emit a crisp lemon scent, and they repel mosquitoes and other insects. This is ideal for an outdoor summer wedding, especially if your celebration will be in the evening. Alternatively, you can make your own DIY mosquito repellant candles with a few household ingredients! (Click the image to see a recipe).
7. Acrylic Table Numbers and Signage
You don’t want anything to obstruct your picturesque summer view on your wedding day. To keep with a light-and-airy theme, clear acrylic is a perfect material for table numbers, welcome signs, and/or seating charts.
8. Summer Themed Cake Topper
A custom summer-themed cake topper is a must-have detail for your big day! There are several ways a topper can be made to match a summer theme, whether it’s incorporating bright colours, a floral wreath, beach theme, or warm rustic tones.
Tents are perfect for outdoor summer wedding venues. Renting a tent is useful for many reasons. It will help keep you and your guests comfortable through providing shade and shelter from rain. Tents also can easily be decorated with lights and colourful banners to give off the perfect summer party vibe!
10. Floral or Beachy Stationery
Invitations and stationery with bright flowers, palm leaves, or gold accents are a lovely compliment to a summer celebration.