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How to Beat the Summer Heat at Your Wedding

How to Beat the Summer Heat at Your Wedding

A beautiful summer sunset wedding is the perfect idea for a summer wedding! Photo by Town & Country Studios

The summer is a beautiful time of year to get married, but with this season comes the heat! You will want to make sure to keep everyone comfortable throughout the day.

Hydrate! Make sure you keep your guests well hydrated through the wedding ceremony and reception. If your ceremony is outdoors, have hydration stations with water and other refreshing drinks.

A Very Cool Cocktail Hour: Popsicles and watermelon cubes and other refreshing fruits are good options to have at your cocktail hour! Also have frozen cocktails and ice cream stations too!


Lemonade is just the drink you would want at your summer wedding! Photo by Ryan Nicole Photography

Schedule Your wedding appropriately: A late afternoon wedding perhaps? Since the sun is the strongest midday, schedule a late afternoon or early evening wedding ceremony. Keep your ceremony short if you are doing it outdoors. Have tents with fans and portable air conditioners. Give your guests hand-held fans to keep cool throughout the day.

By the Water: Have your wedding by the water if possible. It will be cooler than having your wedding inland.


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Eat, Eat, Eat! This is important! Not only for the guests, but for the bride and groom as well! It is important that everyone eats throughout the day to prevent from fainting or getting sick.

Lighter Attire: Linen, khaki, chiffon are all great light fabrics for a wedding. Have the bridal party wearing dresses and suits with these types of material to keep cool during a summer wedding.We recommend the Summer Suits by Dessy which are available in lighter materials like khaki and Seersucker. A great dress alternative for the bridesmaids is the Twist Wrap Bridesmaid dress.

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