7 Tips for Planning a Summer Wedding
Summer is often the peak wedding season and one of the most romantic times to say I do to the person you love.
You get warm weather, tons of flower blooms to choose from, and beautiful sunsets that create the best ambiance for your wedding day.
For summer weddings, bright colors, light fabrics, and farm-to-table-inspired cuisine are must-have features. We’re here to help you bring your wedding idea to reality, whether it’s a rustic rural wedding or a casual garden party.
Here are some of the best tips we can give you when you decide to host a summer wedding at our Georgia venue.
Always Plan Early
You don’t have to start wedding preparations right away. Before discussing the specifics, take time to enjoy the moment with your partner. If you want a summer wedding, start arranging at least a year in advance.
Since summer is one of the most popular seasons it gets booked up quickly. Not only will you need to plan in advance with your venue you will need to start talking to wedding vendors right away.
Create a Budget Early On
Summer weddings can get expensive quickly especially depending on the day of the week you choose. It’s so important to sit down with your loved ones and the people helping pay for your wedding and talk about what a realistic budget looks like.
Be Flexible When Choosing Your Date
Summer wedding dates are in great demand, so be prepared to be flexible. You may be able to hire more of your vendors on a Friday evening or Sunday morning, or a weekday.
Choose Your Flowers Wisely
There are indeed tons of wedding blooms to choose from but there are flowers that can easily wilt in the summer heat. You need to look at your budget and pick flowers that fit the budget and heat you will be experiencing.
If you want to prevent this entirely, choose summer wedding flowers that can withstand the elements. Orchids, succulents, and tropical florals are great summer choices for your wedding venue. Consult your florist about in-season flowers that match your theme and goal.
Are you throwing your event at a Georgia wedding venue? You may want to think about adding in silk flowers to withstand the heat.
Dress for the Weather
You may have an idea of the style of dress you’re going to wear but always keep in mind the weather. The way you look on your wedding day is really important. If you want to look and feel your best on your big day, don’t be afraid to break away from traditions.
Plan a Menu Based On the Season
If you are having a summer wedding it’s time to customize your menu. You won’t want to serve hot chocolates at a summer wedding, but nice ice teas will soon be a guest favorite. This is the best time of year to serve cold and refreshing foods.
Add-In Additional Events
Summer is the best time to travel and that is no secret! If you are having a lot of out-of-town guests or plan on doing a destination wedding it’s time to think about adding in other events. You don’t have to do everything on your wedding day but you can think about doing a wedding weekend!