Data from the Office for National Statistics shows summer Saturdays to be the most popular time to tie the knot, and it’s easy to see why. When the weather is warm, guests are dressed up and drinks are flowing, there are few events quite like a summer wedding. So how can you make yours one to remember?
As you might already know, planning a wedding at any time of year can be exciting, tiring, and stressful all at once. But if you put research in and sprinkle a little magic, you’ll be sure to create a day that people remember for seasons to come.
Below, read our top tips for organizing a summer wedding.
If you’re getting hitched in summer, it’s only right that you choose a venue with at least some outdoor space to take advantage of.
Estates and barn conversions are ideal for the UK countryside as they combine indoor and outdoor zones. Alternatively, you might want to opt for a beach wedding abroad. Could you return to the spot where you first holidayed together?
Classic summer colors include pink, orange, and yellow, giving nods to flowers, fruit, and everything else in bloom at this time of year.
Summer-themed flower arrangements will look stunning as centerpieces, while blush bridesmaid dresses will also tie in with a summer palette. Other opportunities to create a cohesive look include table settings and cake!
Let’s get practical. While warm weather is never guaranteed in the UK, your outfits should be light and airy enough to avoid overheating!
A shorter dress could keep the bride cool, while a groom could ditch a waistcoat and avoid heavier materials like wool. How about a linen suit instead?
More subtle jewellery meanwhile, like petite diamond earrings, will make sure the bride still glows. You could put out flower crowns for guests too.
Research shows that sunlight boosts your mood, so make the most of the great outdoors and keep spirits high. You could plan some group games like crochet and giant Jenga to get everyone involved and put out deckchairs for spectators to relax in.
In the evening, fairy lights will create a magical festival-like atmosphere especially if you’ve booked a live wedding band!
Bonus summer wedding ideas
We’re not finished there! Try these five bonus summer wedding tips:
- Swap hot desserts for cooling ice cream stalls
- Put up colorful bunting for a summer fete vibe
- Create summer cocktails with ingredients like raspberry, melon, and tequila
- Install a flower wall for like-worthy Instagram photos
- Provide parasols, spare sunglasses, and hats if the sun is especially strong!
Could any of these ideas find their way into your summer wedding plans?