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Tips to Consider When Planning a Summer Wedding

Tips to Consider When Planning a Summer Wedding

There are many factors that need to be considered when planning a summer wedding. Besides the usual details such as wedding attire, the wedding location, the wedding flowers, the wedding photography, and choosing who will be in your wedding party, with a summer wedding you also need to be involved with factors such as the weather, the location, the season, tourists, storage and travel.

The Weather - Check Your Wedding Day Weather Here

By far, the biggest factor to consider as you plan a summer wedding is the unpredictable wedding weather. In many locations, the weather during the summer months is considerably hotter and dryer than it is during the rest of the year. If you plan to host your summer wedding somewhere outdoors, such as a beach, the weather could greatly effect how your wedding day goes. You and your guests could grow extremely uncomfortable if there is little to no air flow during your wedding, and if it rains, it could become an even less enjoyable experience.

Therefore, if you plan on having your wedding ceremony somewhere that is extremely warm or a place that could get an impromptu rain storm, consider the things you can do to make the event more comfortable for your guests. Providing seats for everyone in shaded areas could offer a suitable atmosphere that would allow everyone to enjoy themselves as you and the love of your life pronounce your nuptials. Shortening the ceremony, and holding your wedding reception under a tent that enables air flow, can combine the perks of having both an outdoor wedding location and indoor wedding venue.

If you are having a summer wedding, you also need to consider how the weather can affect planned details such as reception locations, wedding photographs, and travel accommodations for you and your guests. Many couples like to book a back-up plan, or a rain venue, just in case your reception can not be held outdoors as you had originally planned. You will also want to discuss with your wedding photographer beforehand specific locations where you can take photos in case of inclement weather. You may also want to suggest to friends and family to plan their travel accommodations as close to the wedding date as possible, just in case the weather prohibits them from making it to your wedding on time. If you are having a summer wedding, it is a great idea to have back up plans for all of your details.

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The wedding location is always important, but during the summer months they are even more important. During the wedding planning process, it is important to question if your wedding venue has air conditioning, and if it is prepared for handling unpredictable weather issues such as flooding or thunderstorms. Being prepared for the worst, and having back up options, will allow your wedding day to continue smoothly and without chaos. Having a back up venue will also be beneficial if a bad storm or spring flooding occurs before your wedding day, forcing you change your location ahead of time.

On or Off Season

The on and off seasons of certain locations can play a huge role in planning a summer wedding. For example, if you plan on reciting your vows at a beautiful ski resort during June, be sure to consider first if any resorts are even open during the off season. Many locations will hold different or shorter hours during their off season, in which you can visit them to see if they can accommodate your event.


Lakeshore Resort (Shaver Lake) Ceremony and Reception location - Web

Paradise Springs (Wedding and reception location ,Oakhurst, Bass Lake, near Yosemite and Fresno) - Web


If you are having your summer wedding at a popular location, tourists may be a factor to consider beforehand. For example, if you and your fiancĂ© met in Disney World, and want to get married in front of the Magic Kingdom, it is important to know beforehand that there will be a good amount of tourists watching as you say “I do.” The amount of tourists in an area can also impact details such as hotel reservations, and photographs. However, if you are planning on having a rather large wedding, certain locations will be glad to accommodate you since your contributions can help them flourish.

Storage and Travel

During the summer months, storage and travel accommodations will need to be strongly considered beforehand. For example, if you and your husband are planning to head off to your honeymoon directly after the wedding, you want to make sure you have a temperature controlled storage unit available. This unit can safely hold items such as your dress, flowers, gifts, and other items that you might not have time to deal with until you get home from your vacation. High heat temperatures can severely destroy keepsakes that you will have wanted to keep forever. Therefore, planning a safe place for them to be held before you leave for your trip can be extremely beneficial.

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