Not only is summer physically hot, but it’s also a hot season for couples to get married.
Many equate summertime to fond memories of freedom and fun, embracing bright colors, a diet of iced treats and a mind on vacation time.
All of these symbols of summer can be incorporated into your wedding.
1. Al Fresco Dining
Summer nights under twinkling lights or the stars make for the ultimate romantic dining experience.
2. Write in the Sand
If you’re having a beach wedding, utilize the sand in photos by writing love and inspirational messages to one another
3. Customized Beach Accessories
Give the bridal party and guests customized summer accessories such as beach towels, sandals, sunglasses, totes, beachballs and more
4. Have Sunscreen on Standby
Make a sunscreen station complete with a wide range of SPF, ChapStick, bug spray, hair ties and more.
5. Serve Drinks in Coconuts
What puts your mind on summertime more than sipping from a coconut?
6. A Fresh and Light Menu
No one wants a heavy meal in the heat. Focus on light and fresh options such as grilled chicken, kabobs, seafood, fresh fruit, veggies and salads.
7. Cool Treats
Bring the ice cream truck to your wedding with a variety of frozen options.
8. Refreshing Libations
Think prosecco, rose, champagne, frosé, margaritas and chilled white wine.
Get that hair up and away to stay cool and keep frizz at bay.
10. Breathable Fabrics
Cotton, rayon, linen and chambray are all easy, breezy fabric options.
11. Cool Downs
Supply optional parasols, paper fans and umbrellas for guests to stay protected and shaded from the sun. Plus, all of these options can be personalized for the occasion.
12. Florals Galore
Sprinkle bouquets with sunflowers, daisies, dahlias, lilies, roses, orchids and other tropical flowers that flourish in summer.
13. Shaded Areas
Provide places to escape the heat, including tents, teepees, cabanas and sitting areas.
14. Bright Colors
Bright, bold hues are meant to shine in the sun — pops of pinks, yellows, oranges and greens.
Especially good when fresh from Northwest Florida waters.
16. Throw a Pool Party
Sure to make a splash, it’s a unique way to celebrate your engagement, bachelor/bachelorette party or bridal shower.
17. Lawn Games
Cornhole, croquet, giant Jenga, mini golf and more encourage guests to socialize during cocktail hour.
18. Send Guest Home With Plants
From succulents to seeds, plants are perfect take-home presents.
19. Decorate with Citrus
Oranges, lemons and limes can adorn tablescapes alongside florals.
20. String Lights
Light up the night with string lights that make any evening more magical.
21. Lounge Spaces
The heat can leave guests feeling languid; let them reenergize in relaxing lounge spaces.
22. Fun Glassware
From plastic pineapples to delicate and dainty colored champagne flutes, fun glassware adds pizazz to any drink.
23. Flavored Water
Hydration is important in the heat. Set up a flavored water station infused with fruit, herbs and cucumbers to encourage guests to drink up.
Your love is so radiant, your guests might need them. These make fun photo props and great takeaway gifts.
25. Sparklers or Fireworks
What is a summer event without a fireworks show?