8 Tips To Plan Your Perfect Summer Wedding4 min read
We all know how hard you are working to plan your dream wedding, and we want you to succeed. Summer weddings come with their share of problems and it takes extra effort to make sure everything goes as planned. When it comes to heat, insects, and tanning, you need to be a little mindful about protecting your guests and ensuring their comfort.
1. Make Cooling Arrangements
Your guests will appreciate the fact that you made arrangements for their comfort. If it is a closed banquet hall, make sure the air conditioners are working well. In case it is an outdoor wedding, make sure there are sufficient standing fans. Mini ice-cold towels or face wipes can be passed around by the ushers. Miniature water bottles must be kept at the entrance for the guests to take. Water bottles must be kept near the dance floor as well.
2. Choose A Cool Venue
If you are planning a summer destination wedding, choose a place with a pleasant climate. Lonavala, Nainital, Shimla, and Mussoorie are good options and is far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Beach weddings during the summer will make you sweaty and leave you with a tan. Beach weddings in the summer should be left for the evening.
3. Save The Dates
Many people prefer to go on vacation during the summer. If you want your guests to be at your wedding, send an announcement in advance. Six to eight months is a good time so that everyone can mark the dates and plan accordingly.
4. Go Easy On The Outfit And Makeup
Do not make the mistake of buying outfits that look great but will make you feel uncomfortable. Choose a wedding dress made of light material and in a light shade. If you cannot resist wearing the traditional heavy lehenga, wear it for the ceremony and change to something more comfortable during the reception. Grooms can wear fair-toned suits or lighter material sherwanis. It is a good idea to keep your makeup minimal, fresh, and light. Braids and buns are the go-to hair-do for summer weddings.
5. Serve Lighter Fare
People do not like eating heavy, rich food, especially when it is hot outside. Choose a lighter fare using local, fresh produce. Choose a simple menu with light appetizers and cold salads that are summer-friendly. Grilled fruit and vegetable skewers are a big win at summer weddings. Thandai, Nimbu Paani, fruit juices, and frozen cocktails that include cucumber, mint, and watermelon will vanish off the counter within seconds.
6. Sun And Bug Protection
Sunburns and skin rashes are not the redness and blush you should be aiming for at your wedding. Apply ample amounts of sunscreen to any exposed skin. Consider using foundation and makeup that has SPF. Include sunblock wipes as well as bug spray in the guest washroom.
7. Cool And Refreshing Decor
Summer is the season for fresh flowers and beautiful colours. Flowers like peonies, hydrangeas, and tulips can be included in the décor as well. Light drapes and cute wall hangings and fairy lights make the décor look modern yet endearing.
8. Have A Pool Party
All your major ceremonies like Mehendi or Haldi can be done by the pool. Arrange for some groovy music and fun games and the guests will love it.