Photo: Jennifer Weems Photography
Tis the season for rising temperatures! While you may think it’s ideal weather to have a summer wedding in, the heat can often make family and friends uncomfortable. To help keep them cool (and refreshed), here are 6 ways to ensure they won’t have a meltdown:
1. Chilled Beverages
Before the ceremony, have a water stand with beverage tappers filled with your choice of limes, lemons, strawberries, blueberries or raspberries.
2. Iced Treats
During cocktail hour, pass out popsicles or freeze pops.
3. Oversized Umbrellas
Instead of having guests hold an umbrella to stay in the shade, place oversized umbrellas over the ceremony space. That way no one’s view is blocked.
4. Double-Duty Programs
Turn your ceremony programs into personal fans.
5. Dancing Shoes
Let guests kick off their shoes and have happy feet on the dance floor with flip flops.
Provide sunglasses to those guests who forgot theirs. You don’t want them squinting as you walk down the aisle!
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Photo: Jeff Loves Jessica Photography
So the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” But no bride wants to hear the “r” word. Little does she know that it’s good luck! Rain signifies unity, which means that a stronger bond is created when you are “tying the knot” in the rain. Water makes a knot harder to untie compared to a dry one. A bond that won’t be easily broken. Even if there is a possibility, here are seven ways to rock your rainy day wedding:
1. Download a weather app to check for updates.
2. If you planned for an outdoor ceremony and reception, set a tent up.
3. Create DIY signs that say, “Rain, rain” and “Go away!”
4. Buy umbrellas that match your colors and pose under them.
5. Give rain boots to your bridal party as part of their thank you gifts.
6. Protect your dress. Consider getting ready at your venue instead of at home or a hotel.
7. Wear waterproof makeup.
So the saying goes, “It’s good luck to have rain on your wedding day.” Symbolically, rain signifies unity, which means that a stronger bond is created when you are “tying the knot” in the rain. Water makes a knot harder to untie compared to a dry one. Just think: Your bond will not easily be broken. Even though rain is never quite welcome, being prepared is key. Here’s how you can keep dry with these rainy day wedding must-haves:
1. Rain boots: Treat your bridesmaids to a matching pair of rain boots that corresponds with their dress and don’t forget to get a pair for you and your husband.
Photos (from top to bottom): The Feds Wedding Collection and Susan Stripling
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