Summer is one of the most popular times of the year to enjoy a wedding. Many brides choose summer because they want warm weather and the sun to shine, as well as all of the other options you have for the big day. A summer wedding would usually take place between the months of June and August. The sun is bright, the days are long, warm, and inviting, and the day can go off without a hitch. A summer wedding is peak season, so organizing your day early is essential to book the right venues and vendors. However, once you have taken care of the major elements, you may be wondering what you can do to transform how your wedding looks and feels on the day. With that in mind, here are some of the options to consider to help transform your summer wedding. 

Take It Outside

One of the first things you can consider doing with your summer wedding is having an outside ceremony or reception. The weather is usually good at this time of year, so it can mean you can take advantage of the natural decor a garden or outside venue can give you. Another option would be a venue that has a lot of glass, this gives you incredible natural light and gives that feeling of being outside. 

The Colors of Summer

One of the first things to consider would be the color scheme. This is a huge part of the wedding and in some cases can even take over as the overall theme for your day. There are some great color combinations that you can consider that will work lovely at this time of year for your wedding. Here are some of the options you might want to think about.

Bolder Shades 

You could look at color combinations that work well combined with some pastel shades to still give you that Summer look and feel to your day. Here are some of the combinations that could work well combining different colors:

  • Coral and pink – The boldness of coral with pink can be a great combination that exudes summer. They are both warm colors that work very well together in different ways such as dresses to flowers. 
  • Yellow and orange – Using combinations of the same color palette can work really well for a summer wedding. Warm colors like yellow and orange work really well together. 
  • Green and pink – Green is another summer color as it exudes life and prosperity, so a combination of different greens with pink can be a great combination for your summer wedding. It can also give that tropical feel to the day. 
  • Yellow and blue – The two colors that are the definition of summer are the yellow sun and blue skies. So using these two colors as part of your color scheme for a summer wedding is a great idea. 

Other Summer Color Ideas

There are some other great combinations of colors that will work really well for a spring wedding. Here are some of the other color ideas you might want to incorporate:

  • Magenta 
  • All the pinks 
  • Warm colors like yellow, orange, and red
  • Blue 
  • White

Hopefully, these ideas are some great ideas for colors that you may want to incorporate into your summer wedding.

Seasonal Flowers

Summer is a wonderful time of the year to get married especially as flowers are such a big staple with decoration. Looking at seasonal flowers can help you to bring the summer theme forward with your day. Here are some of the ones to consider. 

  • Carnations
  • Orchids
  • Roses
  • Dahlias
  • Lisianthus
  • Hydrangeas
  • Gardenias
  • Freesias

You could use a combination of these flowers or stick with one or two to bring your bouquets and wedding decor to life. 

The Dress

With a summer wedding, you can show a little more skin if you wish. You can wear strapless dresses, shorter options, and flowing maxi dresses. Summer gives you the opportunity to wear different styles of dress without the worry of the weather or it looking out of place. It is possibly the only time of the year when any dress will work well for your wedding dress and bridesmaids. 

Wedding Decor

Now comes the part that can often have brides to be stumped on what to choose. Wedding decor is all dependent on your venue. In some cases, your venue may already be heavily decorated naturally, especially if you are getting married in a garden or outside setting. However, parts of the day may be spent indoors so you might find that you are struggling with how to dress for your venue. Here are some suggestions. 

Chair And Table Covers

One thing you could do is consider chair and table covers. Usually, a white cover is an option as it can easily be dressed with centerpieces on the table or a sash on the chair itself. You could have a big bow displayed on each chair in the color of your choice that can dramatically change the appearance of the room. A white table covering gives a crisp look and a blank canvas to work with for cutlery, table settings, and centerpieces. 

Centerpieces, Name Cards, and Seating Plans

The centerpieces are usually bold and are able to change the way your venue looks. For spring, florals will be the way forward with your spring decor. You could look at a big bouquet of different flowers. Candelabras and flamboyant options will also look great at this time of the year. 

You can also get creative with name cards and seating plans. You can use mirrors for the seating plans decorated with real flowers or perhaps stick with a standard board with pastel shades or your color scheme. Name cards can be a little more understated with the use of your color scheme or natural elements like flowers.

Food and Drink

Finally, the food and drink in the summer will be lighter and more relaxed. Think cocktails in the sun and BBQs on the terrace. You can still indulge in a sit-down meal where salads, chicken, fish, and vegetables will all be great options to serve.

Summer also means tons of fruit is in season. Add fresh fruits, like strawberries or blackberries to your wedding cake or to the finger foods. Fresh fruit also pairs nicely with lemonade and iced tea, making a refreshing addition to your buffet table.

Summer is the season of fun! Summer also brings more options to add to your wedding with BBQs, fireworks, and longer days. The sun is out longer, people are generally happier and able to enjoy festivities more than in the cooler seasons. Hopefully, this has given you plenty of ideas to transform your summer wedding. 

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