Summer Wedding Ideas

summer wedding ideas

Kate Osborne Photography

Looking for clever summer wedding ideas? No surprise that summer is the most popular time of year to get married. And why not? It's a fantastic time of year and much warmer than other seasons, allowing for a variety of venue choices. Just because it's a popular time of year doesn't mean you can't pull off a one of a kind event. So sit back and enjoy the plethora of possibilities of throwing a summer themed wedding.  Keep in mind there is a very fine line between tacky and chic when planning a themed wedding. It’s important to keep to a theme without forcing an overwhelming amount of similar, matching type elements in your guests’ face. Try not to be cliche. There is a clever way of going about planning a themed wedding that will not only impress, but leave your guests wishing they thought of it first.

Need a little inspiration? Keep in mind summer is full of bright and vibrant colors, warm weather, and the desire to spend as much time outdoors as possible. See below for some summer wedding ideas to get you started.

Color Palettes

summer wedding palette

The first step you want to take when planning your summer wedding is choosing a color scheme. This can be one of the most difficult decisions you make as a bride. Rest assure though, because once color choice is decided, it helps everything else such as décor, attire, and menu options fall easily into place.

Wedding Flowers

Choosing your wedding bouquet and flower arrangements can also be hard to decide with the many options that are available. Work closely with your florist to make sure they understand your image and how you would like your flowers to look. Summer is a great time of year to add extra elements into your flower scheme such as berries, leaves, and succulents to give it that extra touch of uniqueness.

summer wedding flowers

Kate Osborne Photography

Wedding Decor

Now this is the fun part! Depending on the tone you are trying to set, wedding decor can go in multiple directions. Are you going for an elegant outdoor barbeque feel? Or maybe you want a sophisticated beach setting? Either way, there are plenty of décor options and DIY ideas that will make your event original and beautiful.

summer wedding decor

Emily Steffen Photography

Wedding Menu

wedding foo

Emily Steffen Photography

A summer themed wedding menu should consist of light, refreshing food options. This season tends to be on the warmer side and keeping guests cool and hydrated is key. Thirst quenching cocktails, cold soups, and invigorating desserts are sure to keep your guests comfortable and satisfied.

Wedding Cakes

This is where you creativity and stomach collaborate. Your wedding cake should always fit your theme - décor wise AND flavor wise.

summer wedding cake

The Sweet Life Bakery, Vineland, NJ

Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are a great way to let your individuality shine. These inspirational and DIY ideas are tailored to fit your spring wedding theme, as well as your unique personality. Wedding favors also give your guests a little piece of you that will never be forgotten, so it's important to make them special and memorable.

wedding favor

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