Searching for some unique Summer Wedding Ideas? Well, from seasonal florals to fresh and light reception bites, we’ve got some awesome summer wedding ideas that will surely help you to arrange a cool wedding in warm weather.
When it comes to planning a summer wedding, it also comes to dealing with high temperatures and even UV rays. Creative signature cocktails—like popsicles in Prosecco, sangria stations, and edible flower-garnished Cosmos—can help your guests to cope up with the heat and will relax their thirst. To avoid sun rays, consider serving your guests with chic straw hats as wedding favors or provide everyone with parasols or fans during the reception, especially if it’s at noontime.
When you are complete with most basics for a summer wedding (i.e. Avoiding heat) now you can move over the other stuff like decoration and all. If you think to have your wedding poolside, make a monogrammed float for the pool. Hanging some colorful blooms and greenery overhead can be a serious summer wedding decoration that will surely draw your guests’ attention. If you are having your summer wedding outdoor, then replace this greenery and blooms with twinkle lights that will give a midsummer night vibe. Surf below through 32 unique summer wedding ideas that will make your wedding day unforgettable.
Send Destination-Specific Invites
Invitations always come first. Create invitations that represent some flora and fauna of your wedding venue.
Make Welcome Beach Bags
If you think to have your wedding at a remote location then think of all the necessary items your guests will need at that location. This gives you an idea of creating welcome bags full of all needy items such as snacks, first aids, water bottles, etc.
Gift Festive Favors
Serve your guests with chic fedora hats and this will help your guests to minimize some heating effect. Plus you can even serve them as favors.
Throw a Casual Pre-Party
Forget all traditional ideas and host a pool party or a beach party. This will make your celebration more relaxing, cool and effective.
Host a Clam Bake
You can get creative with summer rehearsal dinner too. Hosting a clam bake is unique. Print this event materials with sayings to attract your guests even more.
Embrace Al Fresco Dining
Hosting you “I DOS” event outdoor beneath sunshine is a great idea as well. The best thing about this is the warm weather you get to enjoy.
Have Fun With Sand Art
If you are having a beachside wedding then get both of your names written on sand. This will be unique and romantic too.
Create Custom Beach Towels
Serving your guests with custom towels is great as this can be helpful for them to use at the pool or beach. Customize them with your wedding initials or any other sort of impressive idea.
Prepare for the Sun
All, in the end, come to standing in the sun for hours for your guests. Be smart and plan your wedding at cooler points of the day, such as sunset ceremony or evening reception.
Have a (Coconut) Water Station
A coconut station is the best and most loved one for a summer wedding. Keep your guests hydrated with coconut water and these coconuts are great social media content too.
Keep the Menu Light and Fresh
Summer is never good for eating something heavy. Keep your main heavy course light and fresh so that everyone could enjoy everything. Arrange light food like simple grilled fish or chicken, a fresh salad or seasonal vegetables.
Have Watermelon Snacks
Everyone likes watermelon during summertime. Cut watermelons into small pieces and stick them with a wooden stick. This makes it easy to have watermelon bites. You can even serve them with customized napkins.
Serve Prosecco with Popsicles
Prosecco, when added with a popsicle, stands out to be the best drink for your summertime wedding. To make it look more effective freeze your popsicles with edible flowers.
Sport Some Sunnies
Sunglasses could be the best summer wedding favor. Your guests can use them for ceremony and even take them home as your wedding gets over.
Consider Humidity-Proof Hairstyles
It is really difficult to select a perfect hairstyle for your summer wedding as long curls and waves can be very irritating. The best is you could choose a hairstyle that pulls off all hairs from your face and neck to keep yourself cool. Plus these sorts of braided hairstyles are trendy and gives a classy look.
Choose Airy Fabrics for Everyone
Especially for a summer wedding, try to stick to lighter fabric, flowing fabrics that will keep you cool. Your sweating on stage won’t leave a good impression on anyone.
Carry a Cute Clutch
Design a custom clutch for your big day. The above design shows the wedding venue and locations alongside their wedding date.
Customize Signature Cocktails
Another awesome drink can easily be made by using refreshing flavors in your signature cocktail and this will keep your guests cool enough all day. Use flavors that are crowd-pleasers such as berries, cucumber or mint.
Display Berry Bites
During the hot weather, everyone wants something light and fresh. During a party almost everything should be bite-sized, So you must surely keep these tiny cones filled with berries.
Have Bug Spray On Hand
Keep your guests bugs free by providing bug sprays to all your guests. Arrange some bottles of bug spray in a bag or basket and keep it on the table near the entrance. Customize the basket or bag with a colorful attractive sign so that no one may miss it before entering.
Parasols are a great fashion representation. Serve your guests with parasols to protect themselves from direct rays of sun and heat. Plus you can even serve them as favors.
Embrace the Flower Wall
Adding a flower wall to your decoration will make your arrangement uniquely Instagrammable. Guests can click some quick selfies in front and this wall will also add a fresh fragrance to your summer wedding.
Opt for a Fresh Color Palette
For a summer wedding, select light fresh colors for wedding pops instead of darker shades. Selecting darker shades will make it look warmer than it is whereas fresh light colors will give a cool effect. You can choose from a large variety of colors such as bright yellow, blue, coral, etc.
Provide Some Shade
If you are having a summer wedding then you must be surely preparing reception outdoor. If such is that, then make sure you arrange some shade area where guests could at least get away from the sun for a while. A shade tent or umbrella-covered seats, you must arrange either of the two.
Make the Bar a Focal Point
A bar outside is the best thing that your guests will love way too much. Let your guests have their drinks in the sunshine. Decorate your bar with some greenery or arrange it against a seaside backdrop.
Display Statement Signage
Pressed flower details are a great wedding idea. Acrylic signs feature dried blooms and make it more effective than ever.
Get Creative with Apps
Whatever you love to munch during summers, just tell them to your caterer to make all of them ready for cocktail hour. This could unique and serves BBQ as fancy.
Provide Mini Margs
Everyone loves a margarita. Serve your guests with mini bottles of margaritas in the cocktail hour and this will affect your guests tropically.
Freeze all your guests’ favorite summer wines with roses to create this delicious beverage. This is the most unique way of serving wines in the form of push pop servings.
Source Local Oysters
Summer is great to have seafood. If you think to have your summer wedding at the seaside, try to arrange fresh oysters for your guests so that you all can enjoy your cocktail hour even better.
Pool parties can never be boring. Arrange your venue at a resort where you can host your wedding at the poolside. A unique and fun-loving wedding is the best for summertime.
Throw In Some Floaties
If you are going to have a poolside wedding, let some monogrammed letters to float on the surface, making your poolside wedding more romantic.