Summer Wedding Survival Tips

We’re just a few short weeks away from everyone’s favorite time of year: summer! Which in turn, means something else entirely to brides and those of us in the business: wedding season! We all know that summer is the most popular time of year for weddings (with fall becoming a very close second) and for obvious reason, especially when it comes to Southern California wedding venues.

With all of the excitement and preparation swirling about as your San Diego wedding draws nearer, it’s easy to overlook something like the weather and its impact on your big day since it seems like a no-brainer. But even if the weather is a seemingly perfect “75 and sunny”, it could actually take a toll on your wedding day.  Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind for your perfect San Diego summer wedding day.

  • Keep hydrated. This goes for everyone: bride, groom, wedding party and guests! Take a break from the champagne and cocktails and remember to incorporate water throughout the day. What good is your Maid of Honor standing by your side if she has fainted from heat exhaustion? Consult your venue about providing water stations for your outside event. Think about adding colorful & delicious garnishes like fresh raspberries and lemon. Providing chilled water bottles (sparkling or still) is also a nice touch. Many DIY websites provide personalized water bottle label templates to add your own special touch.
  • Don’t forget the sun block! For ceremonies and receptions that are held outside, remember the sun is not forgiving just because it’s your wedding day (even if it happens to be overcast). Red is a popular color of choice for bridesmaids’ dresses, but not so much when it comes to skin. Remind your makeup artist to use moisturizer or makeup products that are non-greasy and contain SPF. This goes for the groom and his entourage too.
  • Have your wedding program double as a fan. Print wedding details and/or a special photo on heavy paper, and attach to a wooden handle (popsicle sticks from the craft store work great). Your venue might also be able to provide umbrellas or misters for ceremony areas.
  • Make sure your invitation clearly indicates that your ceremony and/or reception will be held outdoors. This will help your guests plan the appropriate attire. You want your guests to be comfortable so they can concentrate on the most important thing that day: the happiness of the bride and groom.


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