Are you going to be a summer bride and get married in the summer months? Summer weddings are a popular choice for engaged couples for sure! Along with the beautiful weather, summer weddings allow couples to fully utilize their beautiful wedding venues, both indoor and outdoor spaces.
If your ceremony will be outside, be sure to capture nature's beauty but provide plenty of shade! Look for ways to make your outdoor wedding a success. There are some key mistakes to avoid when planning a summer wedding and we'll be serving up some advice later in this post!
From beautiful bridal attire to floral themed wedding decor, this post is packed with summer wedding ideas we know you'll love.
To celebrate the sunshine, this edition of Garter Girl Loves features lots of summer wedding inspiration from Etsy. Citrus and floral wedding invitations, wood wedding signs, even a crop top wedding dress...these beautiful wedding ideas made us think of summer!
If you're running behind and your summer wedding is right around the corner, we have some top wedding planning tips for you! While there's so much to do when you're planning a wedding, there's also so much you can do last minute to make your summer wedding amazing.
Here are some tips for those 'it'll be here before you know it' moments while planning your summer wedding:
An important factor for a summer wedding can be the weather. Make sure you consider what you, your bridal party and your guests may need in order to stay comfortable in the heat.
Provide water bottles to ensure guests stay hydrated. Opt for a braided hairstyle to keep your hair off your neck and adorn with a beautiful piece of hair jewelry. Provide bug spray for guests in the outdoor areas. Your guests will thank you for these small yet mighty gestures!
What types of wedding venues are often used for summer weddings? There's beach weddings, barn weddings, vineyard weddings, backyard weddings, boho desert weddings, garden weddings, mountain weddings, lakeside weddings, and so much more!
When it comes to decorating, be sure to utilize what your venue has to offer and build on top of it! Using indoor and outdoor spaces is a must for summer weddings. Be sure your decor choices accentuate the venue's beauty and your wedding theme or style.
If your reception location has an outdoor space, consider adding wedding lawn games for your guests to enjoy! They are perfect for cocktail hour and reception!
Many summer weddings tend to be spread out. Be sure to provide signage to let your guests know what to expect during your wedding, where to go, etc. Use your signage to tell them about your wedding hashtag too!
There's something about summer that connects with mother nature. Keep things natural by going simpler on your makeup, utilizing natural textures and elements like wood, sea glass, shells, palm leaves, rattan, etc.
Here are some of our favorite summer wedding ideas from Etsy to get you inspired. Plus, this last minute wedding shopping guide makes it easy to know exactly what's left of your to-do list.
Are you dreaming of your summer nuptials after that dose of inspiration? We hope these ideas and top tips for planning a summer wedding are helpful and we can't wait to see your wedding day dreams come true!
The Garter Girl
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