It’s no surprise that summer is the most popular season for couples to get married. With warmer weather, brighter and blossoming scenery for photos, and more flexibility in your guest’s schedules for traveling, it has become the best time of year for many to tie the knot. If you’re planning your special day for the summer months, we have put together this guide to help make your wedding day go seamlessly. From keeping your guests comfortable in the warmer temperatures to choosing refreshing food and beverages, flowers for the season, hairstyles, and beyond. Keep reading our tips for the perfect summer wedding! 

Keep Your Guests Cool 

Whether you’re planning a backyard wedding or a ceremony at a venue, it’s important to consider what it will be like when the sun is beaming down on your guests. (Especially for the men in full suits!) If you’re choosing your wedding parties attire, try to choose lighter materials that they will be comfortable in. Your guests will also thank you for providing areas of shade by setting up a tent or other decor. Additionally, you can get creative with wedding favors, such as handheld fans or sunglasses to fit the summer theme! You may even choose to do a sunset ceremony to take advantage of the cooler part of the day. 

Refreshing Food & Beverages for the Summer

For summer weddings, you’ll want to stick to a light and refreshing menu, rather than a decadent five-course meal. Simpler dishes, such as grilled fish, chicken, salad, and seasonal vegetables all make great choices for a summer reception. For the cocktail list, remember that no one wants to drink heavy red wine or warm liquor on potentially the hottest day of the year. Go for chilling, refreshing cocktails that’ll cool your guests down on a hot day! 

Flowers That Hold up in the Heat

When choosing flowers for your bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, and other decor, you’ll want to take into consideration the heat. Some flowers will hold up better than others in the beating sun. Tropical blooms, such as calla lilies, orchids, or sunflowers can all handle the summer heat. Other fresh picks, such as hydrangeas, are best left for cooler temperatures. Talk with your florist about which flowers will work best for the time of year! 

Summer Hairstyles for Brides 

The heat and humidity of summer can also present a challenge for women with hair that tends to frizz up. Keep yourself comfortable by pulling hair off your face and neck with an updo! Trendy braids are a great way to upgrade a classic look for summer brides. 

Choosing Your Justice of the Peace 

At Justice Lydon & Co, we have helped many couples to achieve the perfect summer wedding of their dreams. We offer several “I Do” packages to couples looking to tie the knot in Quincy or in the surrounding areas. Learn more about the wedding services we offer, and get in contact with us today to get started with planning your perfect summer wedding!