We’re in the midst of spring wedding season right now, but summer is just around the corner. With summer comes the peak of wedding season. Summer weddings offer a myriad of choices. If you are planning a summer wedding, you have the opportunity to choose between an indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony and reception. You can have a more casual or formal event, and there are so many options for décor. If you want an outdoor wedding, be sure to have a backup in case of inclement weather, and keep in mind the time of day for your ceremony. Some summer climates are very hot and humid and having an outdoor wedding at mid-day will likely make your guests uncomfortable and sweaty. Be sure to have water on hand for your guests, along with decorative fans and umbrellas to help keep them cool.
It’s also a good idea to choose flowers that won’t wilt in the heat, such as orchids and lilies. Summer is all about natural beauty and your centerpieces can also reflect this. Using fruit, such as citrus fruits or watermelon, are classic summer designs. Fondant is a more summer-friendly choice for wedding cakes, as butter cream icing has the potential to melt.
Summer weddings allow for a bright, cheerful colour palette. To maximize the elegance of your wedding, it’s best to stick with one bold statement colour and accent with neutrals. Alternatively, you could sprinkle splashes of bright summer colour around a neutral, more classic décor. However, colour is always an individual choice and should reflect the couple’s personal style. If you prefer not to go bright and bold, that’s perfectly fine. Beach and garden themes are always popular summer wedding choices. If you live in the city, a rooftop gives your wedding an urban ambience.