Easy Ways To Incorporate Summer Into Your Wedding
There is so much to love about the summer season that many wedding couples choose this special time of year for their wedding day.
One misconception about summer weddings is that the affair must take place outdoors in order to capture the true spirit of the season. This is not true!
There are many wonderful ways to incorporate summer into your wedding. We put together our favorite summer wedding ideas to give your affair that warm weather and sunshiny feel of the season!
Bring the outside indoors! Why not create a whimsical garden-like feel inside your venue? Choose an abundance of flowers and greenery or anything that sparks your definition of the outdoors during the summer season.
Ask your florist for their summer flower picks of the season to be used in your centerpiece arrangements.
Choose summer-inspired colors to keep things fresh and light. Light pinks, pastels and pops of yellows are always an elegant summer option.
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Other summer décor ideas include incorporating paper lanterns into your event design for lighting and the use of sand as part of your tablescape. Add some shells to the mix too in order to really create that summer beachy feel.
Consider lighter colors for your bridesmaid dresses such as pastel pinks, pale yellows or lavender and keep the fabric on the lighter side.
Men can wear linen suits in place of the heavier, winter fabrics and the overall dress code can be more casual than other seasons.
When designing your invitations, consider listing your dress code as Summer Chic as a way of notifying your guests of your desire for a summer feel to your affair.
Give your band or DJ a list of your favorite summer tunes! Consider Island sounds as well to be played during the cocktail hour and throughout the party.
For the Cocktail Hour: Serve Island-inspired drinks, lemonade in cute glasses, mini hot dogs and mini hamburgers, french fries served in little cups with ketchup.
For the Main Course: Consider a menu of barbecue foods, a variety of kebabs and side dishes such as corn on the cob.
For Dessert: Everyone loves s’mores! Consider a s’mores dessert bar so that guests can enjoy the fun of building their own s’mores!
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Other Summer dessert options include a beachy-themed wedding cake, fruit skewers, snow cones, strawberry shortcakes and popsicles.
Keep in mind that serving styles are trending towards individual and mini portions which can be so cute with that summer vibe summer too!
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