Planning A Summer WeddingSummer weddings are fun—to plan and attend!

There is just something about this time of year that really turns up the wedding charm.

Have your wedding at the beach or your own back yard garden?

There are some dos and don’ts that you have to keep in mind:

Do Serve Lighter Cuisine

Summer doesn’t mix well with heavy, overly spicy or oily food. It pays well to remember as you certainly don’t want your lavishly planned menu to be disliked by guests.

Choose a seasonal menu, by following a farm-to-table trend that includes local, fresh produce and grilled entrees.

Not only should the fare be light but it should be filling and bite sized. Grilled fruit skewers and Gazpacho shooters promise to be delicious and appetizing appetizers. Consider seasonal fruit pies or tarts for dessert, in lieu of cake. Frozen and refreshing cocktails can be served during the wedding, for an added festive touch.

Don’t Overlook Sun Protection

Outdoor weddings are popular in the summer but don’t plan yours to begin midday, when the sun is at its strongest.

Too much heat and sweat can diminish the party mood of guests, resulting in an overall bad day. Plan your wedding to begin in late afternoon or even early evening. The decorations can also be arranged keeping that time in mind.

Don’t Overlook Sun ProtectionIdeal plan: Schedule wedding dinner for sunset, and then plan rest of the event around that time. In case of a mid morning to afternoon wedding, tell your guests to wear sunscreen and large outdoor hats. You can also install fans around the venue.  

Do Send Save-the Dates Early

This is the very first thing to be done! Summer is the best time for travelling due to schools being off. You will want to inform relatives and friends in advance about the wedding, so that you get their RSVPs on time. This is also the best time to make a registry for your guests.

Don’t Forget to Bug Proof the Venue

Summer is a beautiful time to plan an outdoor wedding but you must take care of unwanted guests as well, in the shape of mosquitoes and other critters. Not only are mosquitoes directly responsible for malaria, your guests won’t be able to eat their food in peace due to their incessant buzzing.

Place citronella candles on every table, if your reception is in a more wooded area. This will also help if you are planning a wedding in your own backyard.

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