So, you are having a summer wedding. Good luck!! Weddings in the heat of the summer can be challenging, particularly in places such as Texas, Arizona, Louisiana or other locations with very hot summers. If you do choose to have an outdoor ceremony in spite of the heat, here are a few tips to help you and your guests survive:
Put a drink in their hands
Instead of passing out glasses of champagne as your guests arrive, why not have decorative pitchers of fruit-infused ice water at the entrance of your outdoor ceremony. Since some fruit, like watermelon and mango, can help reduce body temperature, guests can settle down in their seats with a drink that’ll keep them cool while you say “I do.”
Keep Guests Cool with a Fan or Hand-held Mister
Place a fan or hand-held mister at each chair or have someone give them out to your guests as they head down the aisle to be seated. The more economical fan can do double duty as a program and help keep your guests cool. Print the ceremony on the fan and tie a colorful ribbon around the stick and voila, you have the wedding program and a practical fan.
A hand-held mister not only keeps your guests cool during the ceremony or reception, they also make great wedding favors that can be used by your guests throughout the hot summer months. Just fill the tank with water, add batteries and hand out to guests as they arrive, or leave one on every other seat.
Hand out Personalized Bottled Water
Make sure to keep your guests hydrated with lots of water. Fill a bucket with ice and add personalized bottled water. It is an inexpensive way to keep your guests cool.
Offer your Guests a Cool Pair of Sunglasses
Wayfarer, aviator, cat-eye, it doesn’t matter, cool shades equals a cool ceremony. Not only will guests be able to see the wedding without squinting, they’ll also look extra stylish.