Summer is easily the most popular season for weddings. The warm air and beautiful views lend itself to be perfect for your dream outdoor wedding. However, there are always downsides to having your wedding exposed to the elements. Check out our tips for making sure you and your guests never feel uncomfortable on your big day!


1. Remember the time of day

Timing is crucial to any wedding, but especially important for an outdoor wedding in the summer! The hottest part of the day occurs between 12 and 4, so you definitely want to make sure your ceremony and reception don’t fall between those hours. Schedule an evening ceremony with the reception to follow into the night. Bonus: you could get some GORGEOUS sunset pictures!

2. Plan ahead

Many brides’ chief concern about their outdoor nuptials is whether or not it will rain. Make sure you have a rain plan, whether it’s an alternative indoor option or the most important weapon in your arsenal: a tent. Tents can protect from a little bit of rain or help block your guests from a whole lot of sun beating down on them! Plus, you can decorate them in so many different ways to match your theme.

3. Give your guests what they deserve

No one wants to sit in the sweltering heat without any reprieve. Make sure you set up fans and have plenty of refreshments for those hot days. I recently went a wedding that featured a lemonade bar, and the guests loved it! Anything you can do the combat the elements, do it. Set up a snowcone station if you’re having a youthful, fun theme. Give out parisols or hand fans. Make them feel comfortable, and they’ll be talking about your wedding for years to come!

The author: Beth Wertz

Beth graduated from James Madison University in 2014 with a degree in journalism. Most of her spare time is spent looking at wedding dresses and watching Netflix, hoping to get more ideas for Style Inspirations.
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