Bride Advice - Top Tips For A Summer Wedding

Let's face it, we aren't really cut out for these temperatures. A lot of us could sit in the sunshine and bask all day quite happily, but when it come to getting things done, the heat makes things a little uncomfortable.  As much as I'm absolutely loving this gorgeous summer we are having, I feel for brides in their heavy dresses. I've put together a few handy trip for summer brides.

Here's some wedding advice for staying cool at a summer wedding. 

Stay Hydrated

Lots of brides start the day with a glass of fizz. It's a fun way to start bridal prep with your bridesmaids and calm the nerves. But hydrating in the morning and throughout the day is super important.  It can be easily forgotten with everything going on. Top up the H2O regularly. 

Bridal Make-Up

Sweat proof makeup is a must! Your makeup artist can help with this. A good primers, waterproof makeup and setting spray will help keep your makeup in place and avoid shine.  Ask your MUA about air brush foundation.

Bridal Hair

If your hair is anything like mine in this heat, an up-do may be the best option. It will be cooler for your neck and you don't have to worry about frizz. 

Bridesmaid Duties

Stay fresh. Ask your bridesmaids to carry a mini can of deodorant for you.

Canapé and Champagne In The Shade

During cocktail hour or whist photo's are been taken, keep to the shade. Photos look better in natural light but out of direct harsh sunlight. A shady area under trees or in archways can usually be found.   

Useful Wedding Favours

A hand fan can help keep you cool in the heat and double up as a great wedding favour for the guests too. 

Outdoor Wedding

Make sure you protect yourself from the sun with suncream. You could even put a couple of bottle in the bathroom for your guests

Wedding Ice Cream Cart

Cool down with ice cream and your wedding guests will love this treat too.

Grooms Suit And Tie

If you're planning a summer wedding, think about light colour suits for the men. You could skip the waistcoat for a simple two-piece suit. Avoid a heavy suit jacket or go for a modern look without the jacket althogther.

Too Hot On The Dance Floor

Think about having a few fans dotted around on the dance floor.  Your venue or wedding co-coordinator should be able to help with this. Also supplying guests with flip flop will help their comfort on the dance floor during the wedding reception. 

Wedding photography

Wait until the sun is low for wedding portraits. Not only will you avoid the hot sun but the light is real pretty at this time. Golden hour is perfect for wedding photography.

If you have any tips or advice to add, please share in the the comments below.


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