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Summer Weddings | Planning

Summer weddings are extremely popular, with many brides wanting to get married outdoors or guarantee warm weather and sunny skies for their big day. This can offer you a beautiful time for your wedding with warm breezes blowing as you say your “I do’s.” If you are planning to have a summer wedding, you are sure to need a variety of wedding ideas to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Brides, mothers, grooms, and family members should all read on for great summer wedding ideas that can make a wedding the event of a lifetime.

If you are having a summer wedding you may need some ideas for the colors you use in your wedding. One idea for a summer wedding is to look to nature for color ideas. A summer wedding should probably avoid the dark colors of winter, but should reflect warm and bright colors of summertime. Great colors for summer weddings include greens, purples, pinks, yellows, and bright blues. If you are having a summer wedding at a beach using warm oranges is also a great choice since this color can reflect the color of sunset. Take a close look at nature during the summer and you will be astounded at the ideas you get for your wedding colors.

Summer Styles

If you are a bride planning a summer wedding, you may need some ideas on what styles of wedding gown to wear. Remember, summer weddings can get quite warm, so you want to wear a dress that will not cause you to overheat on your big day. Going with breathable fabrics can be a great help, and going with short sleeves or even a sleeveless dress can be a great idea. If your wedding will take place on a beach, you may even want to choose a wedding dress that is a bit shorter than normal, and sandals are an acceptable choice in cool footwear as well.

Often, family members and guests also need ideas on what to wear at a summer wedding, as well. Very few summer weddings will require that you dress in formal wear, but you may need to appear dressy for evening weddings. Whether you are dressing up or going with a more casual look for a beach wedding, wearing sleeveless dresses that are cool and flowing are great choices. Remember, you want to stay cool at the wedding. Summery colors will look great at a summer wedding as well, but you should remember to never wear white since it appears very tacky at a wedding.

Great Summer Favours

If you are having a summer wedding, then you will want to have wedding favours that go along with your summer theme. Some summer ideas for favours include small fans, various summer themed place card holders, summer themed coasters, beach photo frames, and candles with a beach or other summer theme. If you are looking for ways to save money, you may want to purchase favours that can double as place cards too so you will not have to spend money on both.

More Great Summer Wedding Ideas

Summer weddings open the door for a great deal of fun. You may want to skip the traditional formal wedding reception for a more casual reception full of summer fun. Summer wedding receptions can include games such as beach volleyball, horseshoes, croquet, Frisbee, and even football. This is also a great time to have barbecues or grill outs for your reception as well. You can be as formal or as informal as you want and summer is the perfect opportunity to have an extraordinary wedding and reception.

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