The thought of a summer wedding in Florida can be a bit scary, am I right? When you think of Florida, normally your thoughts drift to summer beach vacation or tropical getaway. But planning a wedding during prime summertime in the Florida heat – you’re probably thinking you’ll be melting like a popsicle! If you can help from melting, sweet summertime does have its perks. Like HUGE savings on summer prices and landing that dream venue that was once out of reach for less in the month of May! Don’t shy away from summer weddings in Florida just because of the heat! Explore these summer wedding tips to keep your guests comfortable and cool during the hotter months!
Remember those popsicles that were mentioned earlier? Yes, popsicles! How about
we replace that freshly made crepe station with a gelato cart instead? Gelato, ice cream, frozen
yogurt, popsicles, all of these are a cool (pun intended) options for a sweet indulgence while chilling out during your summer wedding.
If you opt out from purchasing a frozen dessert vendor, ask your bartenders if there’s an option for frozen drinks as your specialty drink. Frozen cocktails don’t just have to wait for the honeymoon! They are a fun way to personalize that bar menu and keep guests refreshed and relaxed during cocktail hour. Not too creative when it comes to specialty drinks? Here’s an adorable list of Summer Wedding Cocktails created by One Fab Day you’ll be sure to love!
What about guest favors you ask for your summer wedding? There are multiple ways to creatively keep your guests
shaded or give them a bit of a breeze on a hot Florida day. Palm fans are always a light accessory that look beautiful
on a welcome table or even on a dinner plate for an extra fun touch to your design. Paper fans – really any kind of fans – are also great options for your guests to keep cool while giving guests something nice to take home and reuse! Pro Tip: Personalize these fans with your wedding date, or your wedding hashtag for your guests to always remember!
Now, aside from favors and drinks, what about cool decor to keep my guests comfortable? Ding Ding Ding! We have you covered! There are many ways to switch or alter tables, chairs & tents to suit an outdoor summer wedding. When it comes to candles, you can eliminate any extra source of heat by replacing those hot flames with LED light. You still get the romantic setting candles offer and won’t have to worry about relighting as the night goes – best part, no mini campfire keeping your guests hotter!
What about Seating? Fabric chair covers can save you from that dreaded moment of sitting on a very hot sun soaked seat. Fabric seat cushions can also make a style statement while avoiding that moment of surprise. Tent rentals are another way to give your guests additional shade if your venue is not a naturally shady location, but probably best to avoid the clear tent in
those summer months!
So whoever said a summer wedding in Florida wasn’t an option has missed out on all of our easily interchangeable summer wedding hacks available out there! Want more tips? Call one of our Central Florida Wedding Planners for a free consultation!