Planning a summer wedding or a wedding on a holiday weekend? We have rounded up 5 summer wedding trends you can implement to spice things up during the ceremony and reception. Your guests will leave talking about your wedding for years to come!
Help guests enjoy themselves that much more with garden umbrellas scattered throughout high-top cocktail tables and lounges. The warmer weather is everything and with a refreshing drink in hand, the shade will encourage space to gather around and prevent any surprises with the weather. Tasteful, a white canvas with wooden support looks effortlessly chic and can be rented, purchased, and returned/ re-purposed.
Looking to create a cozy atmosphere for your guests? Bring out the laughter by the fire. The warm glow of smiling faces, reminiscing of when you and your fiance first met is so intimate and a summer essential. Don’t forget the beach fire if you find yourself by the water’s edge. (Don’t forget to set out a basket or bucket of bug spray)!
Breakfast in bed is fab, but Sunday Brunch feels like a tradition. This is a great way to wind down with your guests after the festivities. The only rule, don’t start too early! We recommend between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Folks will come and go at their leisure.
If at a hotel or rental house, relax by the pool and soak up some rays. You can rent out a restaurant with an outdoor patio for all the summer sun. Play lawn games, hydrate, and fill up with food while reminiscing. It allows for another opportunity to share the thanks for all who came and partied their hearts out. Choose a venue that is close to your wedding venue, so guests don’t have to travel too far. Don’t forget the mimosas!
Who are your VIP’s, the ones you couldn’t envision your day without? We are loving a more intimate setting, usually 50 and under, to really relax and celebrate together. You also get to focus on the finer details. Fewer guests gives you an opportunity to spread your budget on a savory dinner and top-shelf bar, while also entertaining the weekend getaway. Having a smaller gathering makes for an elevated, more personal soiree.
Fireworks are what started it all didn’t it? Put on a show, it’s worth it, and you certainly deserve it. If your venue allows, hire a company, as there are typically required permits to facilitate pyrotechnics galore. We always suggest this so everything is handled by the professionals. Fireworks are something you might only experience once a year so make this your personal holiday weekend show.
We hope you are inspired by these 5 summer wedding trends and that you implement at least one into your summer wedding! Looking for more wedding planning tips? Check out these 3 blogs:
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