Summer is the perfect season for love, and there’s no denying that the warm weather, longer days, and fresh blooms have a way of setting the perfect stage for couples looking to say «I do». Whether you’re planning a beachside ceremony, a garden party, or a rustic celebration in the countryside, there are endless possibilities for creating a summer-themed wedding that’s full of warmth and romance.
So, why is summer the perfect season for tying the knot? Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of this beautiful time of year, and explore some of the ways you can plan the perfect summer wedding.
Benefits of a summer wedding
1. Perfect weather
For many couples, the idea of an outdoor wedding is exciting and romantic, but the turn of the seasons can often make this a difficult feat. Rain, wind or snow can take away the magic, but a summer wedding ensures a greater chance of favorable weather. A summer wedding allows you to take advantage of the beautiful weather and natural light, letting you create a beautiful outdoor experience for your guests.
2. Wide range of venues
Summer opens up the door for many venues that wouldn’t be available during other seasons. Field weddings, beach ceremonies, garden receptions, and the list goes on! With so many beautiful options for outdoor and indoor events during this season, couples can design their ceremony and reception spaces exactly as they envision. However, this also requires advanced booking as these venues get booked up quickly.
3. Less stress
Summer days are long, and with that comes more natural light and less worry about timing (compared to shorter winter days). Lighting and decor is abundant, and the beautiful atmosphere already exists. It’s the perfect natural setting to tie the knot with less decorations and details required.
4. Happy guests
As summer has always been a more laid-back season, ambience is more relaxed, and people are generally in better spirits. The warmth, the sun, the cool breeze and beautiful flowers all give a sense of happiness and contentment. The relaxed atmosphere extends to guests, giving them the opportunity to relax and enjoy the festivities with their loved ones.
How to plan a perfect summer wedding?
1. Choose a theme
Summer offers endless theme possibilities. Tropical Beach vibe, Romantic Garden Party, rustic outdoor wedding – the choice is yours! A great option for bringing your theme to life is to incorporate natural elements such as flowers, wood, and grass.
2. Choose your colors
With countless color combinations to choose from, it can be hard deciding on a color palette. Deciding on the theme of the wedding first can help to create a seamless flow between the elements. Popular summer palettes include bright and bold colors such as coral and turquoise, pastel shades such as blues and pinks, and earth tones such as browns and greens.
3. Dress code
Summertime light and flowy dresses and suits are perfect for the season, allowing you and your guests to be more comfortable against the heat. It’s especially a great time for minimalistic and bohemian style dresses, along with smart and casual suits. A dress code can also add to the wedding theme.
Serving refreshing cocktails, fruit punches, and mocktails is a perfect way to beat the heat. Be sure to talk to caterers with options that work well on a summer day.
5. Floral arrangements
The abundance of flowers and floral options available during summer have given rise to timeless summer wedding décor styles, including floral arches, hanging baskets, bouquets, and centrepieces. Choosing seasonal blooms ties the wedding theme together and provides a lovely backdrop for photographs.
6. Transportation arrangements
Ensuring guests are able to travel safely and comfortably to the wedding venue is a must. Consider shuttle buses, hired cars, or even providing guests with links to ride-share options to the ceremony if carpooling is not possible.
Summer is a great time to get married for more reasons than one; from the warm weather to the abundance of natural lighting, and gorgeous blooming flowers. You have a wide range of spectacular venues available, themed options that incorporate natural elements, incredible refreshments and food options, and floral arrangements that make for unforgettable moments with loved ones. With these tips, planning a summer wedding that is as beautiful as it is unforgettable is well within reach.