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5 Hot Survival Tips for Summer Weddings

17 July 2016 | No Comments | Kara Ladd
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1. Opt for an indoor & outdoor location

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Photo courtesy of onewed.com.

Summer weather can be unpredictable. It can be extremely hot during the day and evolve into a brisk chill during the evenings. It’s wise to have the option to be inside or outside at a wedding in the summertime so guests can have the choice to relax in the shade or catch some rays outside in the sun. Accessorize the space with not only decor and flowers, but water misters and fans for your guests. It will give the environment a fun, playful ambiance and guests can take them home as a gift to use throughout the summer.

2. Have “vacation supplies” on demand

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Photo courtesy of Milk Glass Productions, Colorado
 

Your wedding is just like an amazing vacation, but hopefully without the mosquito bites and sunburn. Make sure to have sunscreen and repellent on hand ready for your guests to use before, after, and during the festivities. Try to merchandise the supplies to create a catered, pleasant experience.

3. Cold drinks, not cold feet

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Who doesn’t like a frozen drink on a hot summer day? Make sure to include both non-alcoholic and alcoholic frozen cocktails so all guests can enjoy something sweet to beat the heat. Other beverages to have on your big day include fruit infused water and juices so your guests stay hydrated and can last through the night!

4. Go light on the food


Note, heavy food and heat do not mix! Choose your spread wisely and include dishes should that are refreshing and light.. Fruit in the summertime is always a good idea. For horderves try fruit skewers, watermelon and feta bites, or tropical mango spring rolls.

5. Don’t let your flowers fall

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Yes, flowers grow outside however, they tend to droop when large quantities are gathered in a small space that is wet and humid. Refrigerate your flowers before the big event so they stay cool and crisp. Place empty vases with floating flowers around the venue so that bridesmaids can delicately place their blooms somewhere convenient, yet decorative.

Don’t know how to implement the above tips? Try uploading ideas onto your Last Look app to discuss, edit, and approve with your bridal party, family, or soon-to-be husband!