Monday, April 23, 2018

Guest Post :: 5 Summer Wedding Do's and Don'ts

The high point of wedding season is just weeks away. Even though the fall and winter seasons are starting to gain popularity, spring and summer is still a crowd favorite. I love attending summer weddings, mainly because the weather is so ideal and Mother Nature paints a perfect backdrop for summer wedding photos. Today Peter Minkoff has written a fabulous and useful article outline the 5 do’s and don’ts of summer wedding planning!
If you’re one of those ladies who always thought of themselves as gorgeous beach brides – welcome to the club! There are a lot of girls who want to say ‘I do’ at the beach while enjoying the perfect sunset, but there are a lot of things that need to be taken into consideration if you want to nail that task like a real pro. Here are five summer wedding dos and don’ts you should know about, so check them out and make that happen!

Do #1: Make Sure To Provide Heat Relief
No matter how much you and your guests love the sun and summer heat, everyone will appreciate your effort to provide proper heat relief – especially when it comes to outdoor weddings. It’s good to know that tent rentals often include portable air-conditioning systems, which is never a bad option if you want to prevent your guests from overheating. Besides that, you can also provide hand fans or small ice-cold towels and pass them out across the rows. Of course, baskets filled with bottles of water all over the place are also a huge must, and you can always remove them once the ceremony ends.
Don’t #2: Remember Not To Opt For Too Heavy Foods

Speaking of your wedding menu, it’s important to state that heavy foods are simply out of choice when it comes to summer weddings, as they shouldn’t mix with heat typical of this season. Instead of these, you should definitely go for a seasonal menu that includes fresh produce like delicious salads combined with grilled meat and vegetable skewers. Gazpacho shooters are also a fantastic idea, and your guests will adore this refreshing summer soup that can awaken all their senses. As for your wedding cake, be sure to skip a too heavy chocolate one and choose a fruit pie or any other lightweight cake.

Do #3: Hire A Wedding Planner
Even though a lot of brides-to-be love to plan every single detail of their big day all by themselves, the fact is that a wedding planner can also be quite helpful in the process – especially if there’s not much time left and you’ve already started panicking. The same goes for hiring a wedding stylist, as these people are professionals trained to cover things like floral designs, furniture selection, lighting, props, table centerpieces, and much more. This is a particularly desirable option if you’re up for some customized pieces that will make your day even more beautiful and special, so give wedding stylists a try and you definitely won’t regret it.
Don’t #4: Never Begin Your Outdoor Wedding Midday

This one seems quite logical, isn’t it? Well, everyone knows that sweating makes most people quite uncomfortable, which is exactly why you should take this point into consideration and go for either an early morning or a late afternoon ceremony. Ideally, you should schedule dinner for sunset – apart from the perfect timing, you’ll also get a fabulous natural lighting which will inevitably look stunning in photos!

Do #5: Opt For A Lightweight Wedding Attire
Another essential thing you should pay extra attention to is your wedding attire, which gets even more important if you plan to have a beach wedding. Such weddings are quite specific because of all that sand and wind that constantly blows, which is why you need to come up with an appropriate bridal outfit for such an occasion. You should forget the classic wedding gown and opt for a lightweight dress made from fabric that lets your skin breathe, such as linen or silk. On the other hand, if you want to stand out and look different than other beach brides, you can always pick a short summer dress and complete your look of an adventurous bride who loves to be unique and original.

As you can see, there are a lot of things you should take into consideration when organizing your perfect summer wedding, so always bear them in mind. All you have to do is to stick to our tips, and once that’s done, you can be sure that you’ve done everything you possibly could to make your big day unforgettable!


  1. Very good tips. For my wedding I can confirm that the last one was very important, because it was a very very hot day :)

  2. this is such a huge help
    thank you!

    ❤ Ms. Kei