Best Summer Wedding Tips

Best Summer Wedding Tips

There’s a reason why summer is the most popular wedding season, by a mile. So, if planning a summer wedding, here are a couple of tips that you definitely want

Picking a date for a wedding is always hard. Fall will give you the absolute best wedding photographs, spring will give you a temperate climate, and even winter has its charms. Not a lot of people get married in winter, which means that there’s no wedding saturation amongst your friends and family. It also means that venues are going to be a lot cheaper.

Still, there’s a reason why summer is the most popular wedding season, by a mile. So, if planning a summer wedding, here are a couple of tips that you definitely want to keep in mind.

How Do You Prepare for a Summer Wedding?

Preparing for a summer wedding is both a blessing and a curse. While there’s always a risk of a downpour, chances are that the wedding prognosis for the week in question will be quite accurate (even if not entirely favorable).

Other than just wedding preparations, you need to make a decision of picking an indoor vs. outdoor venue. You see, during the summer, outdoor weddings are quite common, which is why this question (which is, theoretically, relevant all year round) now bears the most weight.

If you choose an outdoor wedding, you’ll have to put much more emphasis on the question of refreshment. Moisture dispensers (mist sprayers), the choice of beverages, the clothing etiquette, and, most importantly, the wedding schedule must be carefully planned. A slip-up here is a major problem, seeing as how it drastically affects everyone’s wedding experience.

Finally, the question of apparel, haircut, and even the make-up worn will be affected by the expected temperature. Your best bet is to do your research and potentially even get some help. Ideally, you would either hire a wedding planner or interview someone who had a wedding around a similar date.

What Is a Good Time for a Summer Wedding?

Summer can mean a number of things depending on the region in question. The same goes for the ideal date of the wedding. However, when it comes to the wedding timeline, there’s a general rule that it's most convenient to schedule a ceremony an hour and a half before sunset.

Outside of that, the most popular timeline has a ceremony starting at 5 pm, regardless of the sunset time. This puts you in a spot where you avoid the hottest part during the day and allows you to complete the majority of the ceremony during the daytime.

If you have other activities planned, for instance, a pre-ceremony photography coverage, you need to schedule it 3 or 4 hours before the ceremony. This depends on whether you’re having a first look or if you’re going without a first look (which means that you have the privilege of starting an hour later).

The choice of the wedding venue also makes a world of difference. Depending on the shade, the traveling distance, and the general geographical orientation of the venue, you might have to alter the location by quite a bit.

What Is the Best Color to Wear to a Summer Wedding?

While the bride will, of course, be in a white dress, the bridesmaids’ dresses can be customized. The same goes for the groom’s suit, as well as the suits of the attendees. So, if you are organizing a wedding and need to set the most predominant apparel theme, or if you’re just in charge of choosing the suit for the wedding that you’re invited to, which colors are the best?

The first route you should take is something bright and bold. This thematically fits the summer theme, which means that the chances are high that you’ll blend in with the overall wedding. Hues like fuschia, peach, yellow, red, and even turquoise are more than appropriate. The thing is that this is a broad spectrum of colors (even though they can be squeezed into the same thematic category).

From a strictly pragmatic standpoint, light colors like white, khaki, and turquoise are a decent option. This is primarily due to the fact that light colors reflect sunlight. Pastel yellow, bright orange, light blue, lavender, gray, and blush pink are also quite effective in this regard. Dark colors (black, purple, etc.) do the exact opposite, which is why they’re not the most practical to wear in summer.

How to Make Your Wedding Stand Out?

In the previous section, we’ve mentioned how to pick a color that will help you blend in. Now, with the right theme, blending in will be a lot easier. How? Accessorizing and picking the right arrangements to go a long way here.

Your options also depend on whether the wedding is formal or not. Keep in mind that Pinterest is a never-ending source of inspiration and that with enough preparation, you can go through so many options. Now, make sure to consult others, as well. If you want it all to be a surprise (cause a shock-effect), you can always consult people outside of the wedding circle. Professionals should be your go-to counselors here.

Keep in mind that a single accessory may be enough to change everything. Still, you don’t want the decor to take too much attention from the bride and the groom, nor the guests themselves. While it is your big day, you want your ceremony to feel like a group effort. Everyone should feel appreciated. Including others is important both during a wedding and even professionally.

Also, bear in mind that there are no universal tips on what a great wedding decoration should look like. It’s the same as choosing an outfit. Your body type, complexion, or even your posture may determine which apparels suit you best. So, make sure to take into consideration your guests, your venue, and even your own goals for the wedding.

In Conclusion

Making your wedding plans greatly depends on the weather. This is why the majority of people prefer to throw a wedding somewhere between May and October. Still, early summer is always your best bet. With the above-listed four tips in mind, this task should become considerably easier. All the regular wedding-planning tasks are still there. All you need to do is figure out how to deal with the heat.