Getting married in the summer comes with a huge array of benefits, including great weather, sunshine, happier moods and more variety of venues and activities. Here are some of the ways you can make the most of your wedding if you’re tying the knot during the summer.
Rather than keeping your guests indoors (unless it’s particularly hot and nobody can handle it), try to plan activities for outdoors. You can set up a gazebo and have an outdoor dancing area, or hire a live band and ask them to perform outdoors. Make sure there is enough seating for everybody too, or they’ll start to retreat indoors.
Find the right people to help you
Don’t struggle on your own when you’re planning a summer wedding! As well as getting help from your partner, friends and family members, you can also enlist the help of a wedding planner or wedding celebrant in Sydney who will be able to talk through with you exactly what you’re looking for and how they can help you to achieve it.
Flowers, flowers, flowers!
There’s a wider range of flowers to choose from in the summer, so you can have some of the most beautiful and colourful ones available to you. They will also work very well during the summer, since it’s the time for colour and bold bright accessories at your wedding.
Give your wedding a theme
Even if you’re not getting married on a beach, why not have a beach theme for your wedding? Alternatively, you could have a festival theme and hire plenty of different bands and performers. Ask people to dress up in their favourite Disney costumes or other characters.
Make the most of the ice
You can create lovely summer treats and snacks by freezing some of your favourite drinks and serving them to your wedding guests. Prosecco, for example, is a great summer drink, and even better when it’s at a wedding. You can either make prosecco ice cubes for your guests to add to their drinks, or make prosecco ice-lollies that will go down very well when it’s warm!
Have the ceremony outdoors
Even if you’re hired a venue, you can still request that the ceremony itself takes place outdoors so that you can enjoy the warm air. Choose a venue that has suitable grounds if you want to do this – it means that you can get married outdoors but then still use the indoor space for the reception and celebrations afterwards. If you want to save money, you can look into the possibility of getting married in an outdoor public space, such as a park.
Have a picnic
Rather than having the reception indoors, you can celebrate afterwards with your guests by having a picnic. In order to do this properly, you will need to make sure you have enough seating available, as people won’t be appropriately dressed for sitting on the grass.