Summer Lovin' Had Me a Blast
Summer afternoonsummer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. - Henry James
I know we're still technically in spring wedding season, but I couldn't resist writing a piece in preparation for the summer weddings that are about to come. While I may not be much of a spring person (between the allergies and general re-emergence of insects), I'm all about summer and what it brings!
While lounging around on the beach with a cocktail may sound like the perfect way to spend a summer day, the reality is that when you have your wedding day during summer, you're more likely to be sweaty, tired and the usual wedding stress will make you grumpy. Here are some tips to make the most of summer and have that perfect wedding.
1. Beat the heat: For states with a higher mean temperature than others, opt to have your ceremony in the late afternoon/sunset, when the weather's cooled down a little. It's also perfect timing to flow directly into the reception and dance the night away.
2. For outdoor day ceremonies, don't forget to apply sunblock underneath your make-up. The worst thing that could possibly happen is getting a sunburnt face on your wedding day! In fact, have a few bottles ready for guests who may have forgotten to apply some themselves.
3. Warning, this is not a pleasant image. As glamorous as we want to look, it's inevitable that we may end up a sweaty mess on a hot summer day. Using an oil-free foundation is best for these days. Keep blotting paper or tissue handy, to gently dab and soak up unnecessary perspiration. Avoid applying powder as a way of drying out, as it will get clumpy.
4. For beach weddings, be sure to check with your local council on any rules or regulations that may apply, or if you will need a permit to have your wedding there. Check if it's legal for you to serve food, and definitely obtain any necessary permits for serving alcohol, or lighting bonfires.
5.For an outdoor wedding without air conditioning, choose your cake carefully! The last thing you want is your beautiful, creamy cake melting away into a pool of goo in the heat!
Don't forget to stay hydrated, and make the most of sunset pictures....very beautiful!
Posted by Jacqueline H.