How to keep it Cool for a Summer Wedding
When we think of summertime, we think of a time to have fun in the sun! making it many people’s, and brides’, favourite time of the year. For some brides, it might also be the perfect time for a wedding! But the heat is something that many of us can’t stand.
If you’re the kind of bride who loves the summer breeze but can’t stand the heat then keep reading…
Don’t look like a hot mess
Liquid makeup is something to avoid in this heat. You don’t want your makeup running down your face nor do you want to be making constant trips to the ladies. Stick to powder-based makeup or invest in a makeup artist who can airbrush your makeup on for you, to keep your face on.
Don’t forget: Sunscreen
Growing up, we’re constantly told by our mothers (or fathers) to put on sunscreen. This still applies when you’re all grown up and a bride. Looking like a lobster is not a trendy bridal look. So put on a good amount of sunscreen and keep your skin glowing.
Water (or cocktail) on standby
With the wedding excitement, it can be easy to forget to eat or drink. You should be keeping yourself hydrated throughout the day/night. On the plus side, having something cool at hand can also keep you cool. Like a warm hot chocolate can warm you up on a winter’s day, a cold drink can cool you down.
Throw some shade
Shades (as in, sunglasses) are cool for a cool wedding. Even if you’re a bride, who says you can’t throw on some shades? Although perhaps same them for after the main ceremony…
Also consider tents/umbrellas. These will provide shelter from the sun but also in case it rains (you never know considering the British weather!). Natural shade from trees is also a good option.
Don’t burn your bums
Consider yours and your guests’ seating. Avoid metal chairs as these heat up fast! If you do have metal chairs, cover them with fabric or cushions. Another alternative are wooden seats.
Location is key
Summer weddings can be held on the beach, in a flower garden, vineyard, church, ballroom etc. Have you consider it being an indoor/outdoor wedding? You can have
the best of both worlds! Look for a location that lets you and your guests move between the two (idea: a ballroom that connects to an outdoor garden).
Dress for the occasion
Dress for the heat. If you know that you’re going to be having your wedding on a sandy beach then perhaps a one hundred layer, long train gown is not the way to go. Wear something breezy and light to suit your surroundings.
You should also let your dressmaker know of the special location you have in mind so they can help design something that’ll keep you cool on the big day.
Whether you’re the bride or a wedding guest, follow these cool tips to keep cool this summer!