A summertime wedding is something magical for couples who choose to get married at what many consider to be the most fun season of the year. To take advantage of the weather many couples choose to have an outdoor wedding.
When the bride walks down the aisle, everyone’s eyes should be on her. An easy way to give every guest a great view of the bride’s walk down the aisle is to arrange chairs in a circular pattern, starting with where the bride begins her walk and ending at the altar where her groom is waiting.
For a touch of indoors outside it is perfectly acceptable to rent real furniture for the cocktail hour. This can included luxurious sofas and chairs that will make wedding guests more comfortable.
Couples that are getting married on a beach or close to a lake can go the extra mile and have the bridal party arrive at the ceremony in a row boat. This is a unique way to make an entrance that no one will ever forget. After the ceremony and reception the bride and groom can even leave the wedding on a small sail boat.
Along the same lines a wedding that takes place at a country club with a golf course provides couples with a perfect excuse to ride a gold cart to and/or from the wedding. Couples getting married in San Francisco can even arrange to have their wedding party ride in a cable car.
An outdoor wedding in the summertime calls for the presence of an ice cream truck at the reception. Adult guests with a sweet tooth will love this as much as any child would. Additionally, you’ll want some outdoor activities for your wedding so be sure to stock up on plenty of premium sparklers for weddings and yard games to ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone.
For the wedding reception food one idea is to offer a buffet with a twist. Preparing a picnic basket with each guest’s meal is a creative way to serve everyone and can turn the basket itself into a guest favor after the reception has ended. For a more low key option along the same lines, brown lunch bags can be prepared for each guest. To serve drinks in a creative way to any children or other guests that don’t drink, a simple soda bar can be set up. Another possible option is to acquire an empty row boat, line it with ice and put bottles and cans of soda and beer in the boat. One of the easiest ways to serve liquor at a summertime is wedding is to serve it in the form of a Jell-O shot.
When a wedding stretches past sunset, strategically placed fire pits can provide light and keep guests warm when the sun goes down. Once the ceremony and reception have concluded, launching lanterns to float away is the perfect way to end the day.
Getting married in the summertime is something many couples look forward to. These ideas can help turn any summertime wedding into a fun event that still captures the romance of two people joining hearts for their entire life.