5 Tips to Stay Cool at Your Summer Wedding
Well, we are well underway with our summer wedding season. July and August were a little busier than past summers, due to a lot of spring reschedules. That being said we learned a lot, and some of our brides had great ideas to beat the heat. I wanted to share a few Texas summer wedding tips with everyone, because we all know, even though school has started back, we still have a while before it actually feels like fall. These ideas are sure to keep your guest a little cooler and do not require a huge budget.
Maybe instead of handing out favors at the end of the reception, you have something ready for them as they show up to the ceremony. Fans ( battery operated or paper), or a pair of sunnies. You could even get creative with a paper fan and have your programs printed on them or something fun and witty. Guests will be just a little more comfortable and have something to take with them.
Offer tasty cool beverages while guests wait for the reception to begin. Maybe even a couple of water stations. Nice light flavors for the summer, something like sangria, mojitos, or other fun specialty drinks. We have been seeing a rise in beer burros. Yes, you read right. Donkeys that walk around with baskets on their backs handing out beer. Guest love it and it adds a picture op. Unique drink carts are fun too! Check out a couple of our vendor friends to see what it’s all about.
When looking at venues for a summer wedding try to choose a cocktail area either indoors or with a lot of shade. If pictures take a while, your guests will be very appreciative, and if they have a tasty beverage than they may not even notice how long it’s taking.
Summer Friendly Floral
Make sure to talk to your florist about what flowers will hold up the best and longest. That’s the last thing you, your florist or coordinator want is for you to walk down the aisle and see a bunch of drooping flowers. While Hydrangeas are beautiful and take up a lot of space they simply just do not hold up in the heat. Maybe something like succulents, or a more tropical vibe. Have any floral questions? Let us know we would be happy to help. Click here!
Time of Day
When planning a wedding we usually opt for a shorter picture/ cocktail time so things can move right along and your guest is left wondering whats going on. This is especially true when it’s HOT. I wrote a whole other post on 4 Steps to Choosing a Ceremony Time which you can check out here. Maybe plan for most of your pictures to be taken before the ceremony or plan for a late reception. Either way, always run things by your coordinator for help!
Check out a few of our summer weddings this year!
Anna and Danny’s Sweet Vowel Renewal at Kendall Point
Shawna and Mark’s Wedding at Gruene Estates
Kaitlin and Kyles Wedding at Chandelier of Gruene