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Summer Wedding Ideas

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There's a reason why summer is known as wedding season. The weather is beautiful, bright colors abound, and everybody is in a relaxed mood. When planning your summer wedding, keep it simple. Start with a theme using your favorite colors, motifs, and materials. Be sure to consider your venue though and make sure that your theme fits the scene and the season.

Once you have chosen your theme, select your decorations to match accordingly. If you're hosting your event outdoors, use the surrounding trees and flowers in your décor. Hang colorful fabrics from trees, and string lights around the trunks for an evening affair. You can also hang lanterns from the branches and pick fresh flowers to use in your centerpieces. Use rose petals as your aisle and line them with garlands of flowers. If you're worried about the heat, be sure to provide your guests with some ice cold water bottles or some other beverage, personalized wedding fans, or even some colorful parasols to avoid the heat. Either way, be sure to provide some shade for your guests to keep the focus on your ceremony instead of on the massive heat.

If you're hosting your event indoors, then bring the joys of summer inside with plenty of natural elements. You can set up some bouquets with a mix of leafy greens, daisies and roses, and you can even use some tree branches as accents on your gift or buffet table.

Your food should fit the occasion. Avoid overly rich foods, especially if you host your event outdoors, and opt for lighter picnic style fare, with plenty of salads and fresh fruit, along with barbecue style main courses. If you're eating indoors, you can serve some alternative desserts such as ice cream to remind your guests of the joys of summer.

When selecting your summer wedding favors, you can never go wrong with edible wedding favors to hand out to your guests. These can include some custom cookies or go the traditional route with Jordan almonds. Pack your favors in some colorful favor boxes and tie them with some personalized ribbon to put a finishing touch. If you're planning a seaside wedding, be sure to use jars or some natural cotton favor bags to prevent the sea air ruining your wedding favors. You can also hand out favors that relate to your favorite summer activity, such as sports themed wedding favors like personalized golf or tennis balls, travel themed favors such as personalized luggage tags, or even some personalized sea shells if your wedding is beachside.

Overall, keep the weather and your venue in mind when planning a summer wedding and you can't go wrong. Your guests will delight in sharing your special day with you!

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