With beautiful blue skies and gorgeous greenery, summer is one of the most picturesque times to have a wedding. No wonder summer used to be synonymous with “wedding season.”
Don’t let the soaring temperature put a hitch in your wedding plans, we’ve got plenty of ideas for how you can beat the heat and have the coolest summer wedding around.
Let’s start with what makes summer weddings so fun and enjoyable for both you and your guests.
Longer days/later sunsets mean more time to get ready, take photos, and celebrate with friends and family. There is no rush to capture the best light and no worrying about whether your reception is starting too late for some of your guests.
Those long days of summer are also synonymous with vacation and relaxation, which is just what you want for your big day. Summer vibes are the perfect ambiance for a wedding.
Summer is full of color and foliage and blooms, oh my! The trees are greener, the sky is bluer, and our sparkling pond is full and shimmering. Your wedding photos will really pop with the perfect summer glow.
Not to mention, if you want florals to play a large role in your décor, a summer wedding is definitely for you. Spring and summer are the peak growth times for many flowers, which is why summer is the perfect time to get married. You’ll have a plethora of floral options to choose from!
Speaking of, May is prime bluebonnet season, and who can say no to wedding photos with the beloved Texas’ state flower?
Historically, there is a less chance of rain with a summer wedding! Out-of-town guests won’t have to worry about last-minute cancellations or packing heavy winter clothing, because TEXAS! Our Texas sunsets allow for cooler temps and sunset breezes.
Now, let’s talk about ideas to make your summer wedding the best day of your life.
Early to mid-afternoon is the hottest time of the day. Your ceremony start time should be closer to evening, usually 1.5 hours before sunset. The timing of your outdoor Texas ceremony is a game changer for the comfort of your guests, photos, hair and makeup, and a gorgeous golden light.
If it’s too hot for you, move the party inside! At Kendall Point, our stunning staircase makes the perfect backdrop for an indoor wedding ceremony. The large glass windows highlight the beautiful Texas summer right outside, so you’ll have the same pop in all your photos, and you don’t have to worry about the outdoor elements!
For an outdoor summer wedding, some brides offer personalized bug spray bottles, citronella torches and candles, and bottled water at the ceremony site!
Hotter temperatures mean you have more “wiggle room” in your dress code. Summer formal wear can be just as classy without all the bells and whistles. Shorter lengths and more breathable fabrics—linen, cotton, rayon—for the wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses will make everyone more comfortable throughout the day.
A cold beverage will do wonders on a hot day, and coming up with signature drinks for your summer wedding makes it an even more special event. Add in cool, summer flavors like watermelon, mint, lemon, and more to keep your guests comfortable and happy.
A summer wedding is the perfect occasion to opt for a lighter cocktail menu featuring smaller portions, finger foods, and fun fruit displays.
Nothing says summer better than ice cream. Bring that classic summer treat to your wedding with cooler desserts like your favorite popsicles, an ice cream buffet, custard, fresh fruit, and more.
Turn your favorite fruits into delicious— and healthy!—popsicles, invite your guests to make their own sundaes, and even make your own boozy frozen treats.
A summer wedding provides more options for unique favors for your guests. Along with the programs, provide your guests with fans to use during the ceremony, so they can stay cool but won’t make much noise.
Sunglasses, drink koozies, and even flip-flops your guests can switch to for dancing all make great favors for a summer wedding.
The gorgeous weather not only allows for beautiful wedding photos, it also makes the entertainment at your wedding more fun. Make the most out of the space by bringing in classic lawn games like cornhole, giant Jenga, croquet, and lawn bowling. They’re easy to set up and easy to play.
If you’re planning to welcome a good number of children to your wedding, you and their parents will want something fun for them to do when you take a dance floor break!
Consider a non-traditional rehearsal dinner. Having a summer wedding gives you the option of having a more casual affair, like a pool party or backyard BBQ. This is your wedding, and you want it to be special and something everyone will remember forever.
Texas may be known for the heat, but you don’t have to let the soaring temps ruin your summer wedding plans.
Kendall Point was built with Texas summers in mind, and our event professionals will do whatever we can to make sure our couples stay calm and cool, in any season!
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