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Cooling Off At Your Summer Wedding

Current Outside Temperature as of writing this blog: 102, Five Day Forecast – 100, 102, 104, 104, 100

Summer tends to be the most popular season to say, “I do”. Those magical summer nights and ample vacation time lure many couples to schedule their weddings from June to September. However, summer is not always that romanticized season of late sunsets and cool evenings.

In many places, it can be blistering, humid and downright hot at a summer wedding. Keeping your guests and the whole event cool becomes a priority if you still want that summer affair to go off without a hitch.

In order to beat the heat and keep your summer wedding cool, there are several measures you can take that add more personality and whimsy to your wedding.

A Cool off station can be a great addition to you wedding décor, so make sure it complements your wedding.

While it might seem like a good idea to have an abundance of alcohol for your wedding celebration, for a summer wedding, you want to be sure that your guests stay hydrated. An easy way to keep things cool is to have refreshments on hand like water, tea and lemonade. You can get creative with refreshment displays by assembling specialty jars and jugs in a set space.

For ceremonies out in the sun, your guests need to have water readily available.  If you want to customize your drink station further, you can also create personalized labels on water bottles. In the intense heat, refreshments will keep you and your guest cool until the sun goes down.

Guests can redeem these custom paper cutouts for gelato and sorbetto.

Paper parasols in a warm, sunny palette were set out for guests to shield themselves from the hot sun.

You don’t want your guests squinting while you walk down the aisle in your gorgeous gown, so keep sunglasses for them to wear while outdoors.  You’ll be surprised to find how many people forget to bring shades to an outdoor wedding.  Not to mention, they’re also great photo booth props!

Guests can enjoy frosty summer treat: ice cream. The vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate delight was made from organic ingredients on the premises and served out of an ice cream cart.

Most weddings feature passed hors d’oeuvres. Rather than bogging down your guests with heavy  appetizers, you can cool them off instead at a summer wedding with passed popsicles. If you are having a more fun wedding theme, passed popsicles not only help lighten the mood but they also keep your guests cool. Passed popsicles make for an inexpensive and easy way to help guests cool off during your summer wedding.

Wet towels & Fresh spray:  No one wants to feel stinky and sweaty at a wedding, especially since everyone will be dressed in their best outfits.  Having cool towelettes and fresh cucumber and lavender spray is another excellent way to make sure your guests stay cool and refreshed at your wedding!

Guests can be given small bottles of bug spray to keep the insects away during an outdoor ceremony

Instead of cake, huckleberry ice cream sandwiches made with ginger cookies.

The Ever Popular Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt Bar

Contributing Sources:  Martha Stewart Weddings, Estate Weddings.com, Wedding Party App.com

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2 Responses to “Cooling Off At Your Summer Wedding”

  1. Where can you buy those cute bug spray cans and elegant towelettes?

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