Every wedding consultant knows that summer weddings conjure up visions of rose petal lined aisles, seats filled with guests in flowy dresses, and the sun beating down on you as you say your vows. In reality, a summer wedding’s success relies largely on the care you take when planning a wedding to ensure that you’re comfortable in your dress, there is sufficient climate control, and all food and beverages are kept safe from bugs. Located in Saint Louis, MO, the Glamour 4 You Event Planning wedding consultant team offers three summer wedding planning tricks for brides to be.
Top 3 Summer Wedding Planning Tips From an Experienced Wedding Consultant
Look for Venues Offering Indoor and Outdoor Facilities
Successful event planning revolves around ensuring your guests’ comfort. For summer weddings, this means making sure guests are kept cool throughout the event. While you can rent portable air conditioning units, the easiest way to keep guests cool in any temperature is to find a venue that offers indoor and outdoor facilities and will make both available during your wedding. This way guests can decide where they are most comfortable and mingle there.
Choose a Summer Dress
When choosing a dress for a summer wedding, think lightweight. Pick a light fabric in a flowy style and skip the train. Talk to a stylist or wedding consultant about finding dresses made of silk, chiffon, crepe, or cotton organdy. All of these fabrics will allow air to flow through them and prevent unsightly sweat stains. If your ceremony is outdoors, a long train looks stunning but will accumulate grass and dirt as you walk.
Keep Food Protected From the Elements and Pests
Much thought goes into planning a wedding’s menu. When considering what you’ll serve, work with an event planner to choose lighter fare options and pay special considerations to the cooling trays your food is served on. High temperatures can spoil food and create stomach issues for guests. Be sure that all of your meat is served in cooled serving dishes or on platters of ice. Your catering service should replace wilted salads and warmed salad dressings regularly and ensure that all food trays are covered to protect the meal from unwanted pests.
Whether you’re looking to get married this year or next, a wedding consultant can help you navigate the planning process seamlessly. Call (314) 201-0978 or visit the Glamour 4 You Event Planning website to learn more.