The Wedding Affair Perfect Planning Guide… Let’s Talk Spring & Summer Weddings
Good morning lovelies. How are you all on this not so fine Wednesday morning? If you read our blogs religiously then you will know that today is not only hump day but too, #WeddingHour. Eek!
We will now be dedicating Wednesdays blog’s to topics we would like to get discussing; bringing you both some lovely guides, tips and putting you in contact with some of the areas finest talent. We also hope that by writing these blogs it will get you a teeny bit more familiar with #WeddingHour and get the cogs in your head turning as to how you could join in yourself.
So for those who are new to it all, #WeddingHour takes place over on Twitter between 9-10pm, and we can whole heatedly say it’s our all time favourite hour of the week. It’s a great area to find all your pretty inspiration in one place and talk to other Brides and Grooms. So, do join us tonight for your weekly fix of wedding gorgeousness. Tonight, we will be talking all things pretty in Spring and Summer Weddings.
In the mean time, let’s take a look at our pointers as how to plan the prettiest summer-time wedding around.
Of course, the venue you choose is always up to you and no matter what season it is, don’t ever choose anything less than what your heart desires. In the warmer months however, we do see an increase in Marquee and Tipi weddings. Venue choices are vast as the months through from April to September conjure up images of lovely bright, warm days.
So, why not take advantage of the extra light long days and opt for a venue that has outdoor features, perfectly manicured gardens and also the option of a Marquee?
Things to keep in mind…
If you’re throwing a summer wedding, you’re probably hosting at least the reception outdoors so make sure to have shaded areas where guests can escape the heat (or rain). A marquee for the evening reception would work, parasols or hiring a room inside a venue serves as an escape from the scorching sun.
Also, make sure that you keep in mind an extra cost for generators and air con. Ask your marquee hire company for more details and advice for spring and summer weddings.
Food, Drinks & All Things Sweet…
Food. The part of a wedding that often makes, or breaks it for the guests. There’s a time and place for a heavy, decadent five-course meal, and your summer wedding well, is probably not it. Why not stick to lighter, more refreshing food, like delectable grilled fish or chicken, a fresh salad and seasonal vegetables. In stead of opting for a rather stodgy sticky toffee pudding, lighter treats such as meringue and fruit, or a Creme Brûlée would go down a treat.
Of course, there too is no time like a summer wedding to opt for a refreshing tipple. No one wants to sip a warm liquor or heavy red wine during the heat of spring and summer. Opt for chilled white or rosé wine or a bright signature cocktail that will keep guests cool as they mingle. This also could help you stock the bar in a much more budget friendly way, too. Win Win!
Want to really wow your guests? Have your caterer create a summer-friendly dessert station with chilly treats like ice cream or Popsicles (gin & tonic one’s are our firm favourite) to help cool everyone down on the dance floor.
The Colour Scheme…
For summer weddings, forgo darker hues in flavor of lighter, airier shades. We love white weddings with pops of pretty pastels or bold colours, like bright yellows, coral, or magenta. Figure out what works best in your space, but avoid heavy tones that make everything feel warmer than it already is.
Feel free to take a peek at at yesterday’s blog; it includes everything that we are loving over the up-and-coming month, featuring everything from bloomin’ gorgeous floral’s and a botanical heaven to pretty stationery and styling.
Attire & Fashion…
Do consider some stay-cool attire. The bride and groom should feel comfortable and confident – not sticky! For your wedding dress, try on light fabrics that breathe, such as silk or tulle. Or, why not follow the example of many modern brides who are opting for shorter skirts?
If you just can’t resist the heavy traditional princess or A-line gown (aftyer all, who could?) Wear it during the ceremony and then change into an elegant sheath for dancing. The perfect excuse for two dresses, and something we are seeing more and more of, this year.
I’m sure your bridesmaids would too be thankful of something simple, airy and chic, too. Alternatively, why not let them choose their own gowns or jumpsuits?
Oh, and a floral crown is a must, right?