Rain or Shine
One thing that a couple can’t control for on their wedding day is rain, so it is important to have a back-up plan. Although rain on your wedding day is rumored to be good luck, most couples hope for clear skies when planning an outdoor wedding. Most venues that offer an outdoor wedding space, also have an indoor space available that can be used for the ceremony, in the case of rain. If your wedding venue does not have indoor space, or you are planning a backyard wedding, consider renting a tent. Even if it doesn’t end up a raining, your guests can use the tent for shade!
The warmth of summertime also means that bugs are out and about, so you may get some uninvited guests the day of your wedding. Keep your friends and family comfortable by offering bug spray at your ceremony and reception. Incorporate a basket of bug spray and wipes into your ceremony décor for your guests to grab as they please. Candles are romantic and elegant, but also are great for keeping bugs away! Having a backyard bash? Line your yard with tiki torches for intimate lighting that will act as bug repellent!
The summer, especially here in New England, can be very humid. It is important to keep guests as cool as possible. An idea we love, that is both cute and creative, is to supply guests with personal mini fans. Choose a color that goes with your theme! Or as an added touch you could even personalize them. Etsy is a great site that sells personalized wedding accessories. Click on the link for more inspiration!
With any outdoor bash in the summer, it is important to stay hydrated. A drink station is a cute and clever addition to a cocktail hour or reception. Your guests can help themselves to water as they please! Lemonade or iced tea are other refreshing drinks to offer. Add some fresh fruit or mint to dress up your drink dispensers!