Summer is quickly approaching, and so are the sweltering temperatures. After a long and brutal winter, the hot and humid temperatures are extremely welcome- except at your wedding! Here are some tips for dealing with the heat at your summer wedding:
Keep Makeup Fresh
Keeping your makeup looking fresh and flawless at your wedding is one of your top priorities! To keep your makeup from melting and running down your face, be sure to first use a light-weight, oil free primer, followed by a cream concealer, and finally a silicone-based foundation (the silicone prevents foundation from seeping into your pores or dribbling down your chin), with SPF. For eyes and cheeks, cream-based eye shadows, and blushes stay on best in hot temps, and always, always, use waterproof mascara (regardless of the season). Keep oil blotting sheets, and an electric fan on hand (in your Event Survival Kit), and keep your makeup in place with a setting spray- we love Urban Decay’s All Nighter Makeup Setting spray or Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray With Aloe, Herb and Rosewater (SMELLS FANTASTIC!)
Summer updo’s are great because they keep your hair off your shoulders and away from your neck (prime sweating spot), and keep away the frizz! Some trending hairstyles we love provided by Shine by Yahoo! include a undone chignon, fancy ponytail, braided sock bun, and a classic side-knot. We also love using hairpieces to accessorize and keep your hair off your face. To achieve this look, style your hair up or down with delicate headbands, blinged-out clips, or floral headpieces, for a cool, summerlike ‘do. No matter the look, be sure to use plenty of anti-frizz product, bobby pins, and hairspray to avoid any loose locks on breezy days!
Wear Light-Weight Dresses
Avoid heavy satin gowns at summer weddings to keep cool! Any flowing, chiffon, and covered in lace dress will keep you staying cool and sweat free on a hot summers day or night. Not interested in a long dress? Lucky for you, mid-calf, knee-length and mini-dresses are all the rage, and definitely summer-approved. Whether you walk down in the aisle in one, or complete a ware-drop change so you don’t sweat dancing the night away, we definitely approve of this trend.
Cool guests off at outdoor weddings with pitchers of ice water at the entrance of your ceremony. Want to give your guests an extra cool-down? Double the use of your wedding program by printing it on a fan, for guests to cool themselves off with it. Not a fan of the fans? Print your names and wedding date on sides of Wayfarer-style glasses for guests to wear throughout the ceremony and the rest of the night! Your guests will love the fun favor, and will protect their eyes from the bright sun.
Note from Sarah!
Life got too crazy to blog, but please enjoy these archives of some of our favorite past weddings.