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Nobody wants to be sweaty

Unfortunately, us humans do not have the ability to control the weather so being prepared for all sorts of temperatures is definitely essential. Wedding season is just about to start and here in the U.K., it’s been getting a little bit hotter! Well for now it is! If you and your partner are dreaming of sunshine and the weather forecast is showing higher numbers than usual you’ve got to make sure that your wedding day isn’t ruined by sweat marks. Guests should be at ease, and there are a few techniques to guarantee that they can enjoy the sun without being overheated. Keep reading to get some ideas on how to keep your guests cool at your wedding!

Ceremony Favours

Your ceremony is the major event of the day and probably the event in which most guests will work up a sweat just by sitting there. If you have an outdoor ceremony, there are so many cool ideas you can do in order to shelter your guest from the sun. Wicker fans are great for that seaside vibe, hand fans and even parasols for that vintage garden party look. If you choose to go with the handheld fan option, there are so many ways to make them personal to your wedding! You can personalize with the date of your wedding, you and your partner’s name or have each guest have a personalized handheld fan to take home after the ceremony as a memory!

Check out these paper parasols from Wedding Star!

If you have an indoor ceremony your guests are guaranteed to feel the heat even more! Near the entrance of you could pass out some frozen sweet treats! Ice cream, ice lollies, or even Frosé (its basically slushie rosé!) Serving any sort of icy beverage at the entrance will sure bring a smile to your guests faces when the sun is shining!

Check out this recipe to how to make your own frosé!

Combing Indoor & Outdoor

Depending on your venue and where you plan on having your ceremony having both indoor and outdoor spaces is crucial to any wedding with higher temperatures than what your usually used to. So, if you’re in the planning stage and look out for venues with both indoor and outdoor qualities you and your partner both like. If you decide to have an event outside your guests can enjoy the beautiful views but if the heat gets a little bit too overwhelming, they can relocate inside for some much-appreciated air conditioning. Another factor to consider is the time of day. Look ahead and see what time of day the temperature in your area will be the highest. You can prevent having your guests feel overheated and annoyed by scheduling your ceremony before or after the warmest part of the day. Having shaded areas is important for any outdoor spring/summer wedding and a creative way to do this is by having lounge areas! Use small pop-up tents and decorate with furniture and florals to create a cohesive look!

Whether your ceremony is inside and your reception outside or vice versa, you cannot forget about the fantastic cocktail hour! Cocktail hours are becoming increasingly common among people who have a wedding weekend, but if you don’t, it’s easy to include one in your reception. Curate a cocktail menu with a selection of cold drinks and handcrafted cocktails (work with a bartender to create some interesting flavours for your day) to keep your visitors refreshed and cool while also providing them with some wonderful tasting beverages. This year, tipi tents are a big trend, and we expect to see a lot more of them. And they’re ideal for any outdoor wedding that still wants to feel like it’s inside.

Whilst you’re here…Why not check out our blog to Why you shouldn’t worry about rain on your Wedding Day

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