15 Ideas for a Smashing Summer Wedding in Austin
There is a reason why summer weddings are so popular among the brides-to-be. Outdoor Austin wedding venue, warm weather, and sunny afternoons that make everything look so natural and photo-session worthy.
The perfectly long days with thousands of blooming flower options, this season just calls for a vibrant wedding, don’t you think?
If you are looking for a little inspiration to jazz up your summer wedding, we have just the right ideas for you.
A Sundae bar, maybe?
Think about a delicious selection of frozen desserts – frozen yogurt, ice cream, or what about popsicles?
Your own wedding signature drink
To embrace this summer, think about welcoming your guests with a cool, fresh beverage that’s been customized just for you (and your wedding!). With a little imagination, this can be a lot of fun.
Create lounge areas under shade
Guests always appreciate lounge areas to relax and catch-up; make it even more relaxing by setting them up in cool, shady spots.
Shake up your suite game
Impress your guests with cute stationery suite that matches your summer wedding theme. Guests are known to cherish these for years to come, so choose your paper wisely!
Seasonal Wedding Favors
Summer brings out the best in local produce too! For your wedding favors, you can choose locally produced jam or small jars of honey. Or what about beach friendly tote bags and monogrammed flip-flops?
This lighting is just perfect for the summery mood and outdoor reception. You can use these string bulbs to decorate the venue, or the dance floor, if you are getting married in the evening.
A Hydration Station to keep up
The most important thing in this season is to stay well hydrated throughout the festivities. And no, mimosas don’t count! You can set up a hydration station or a fruit/herb infused-water bar to make sure that none of your guests get dehydrated from the heat.
Choose a summer-proof cake
We love summer as much as the next guy, but sometimes that temperature can be not-so-friendly. Especially to your wedding cake. If your wedding cake is going to be served outdoors, make sure to choose something that’s heat resistant. For example, you can go with naked or semi-naked cake, or even fondant, instead of buttercream that doesn’t hold too well in heat.
Summer friendly bridal dresses
While choosing dress fabrics and style for your bridal party, give their comfort a priority. Choose lightweight fabrics, and you can also choose to keep the gowns short.
How to keep the blooms fresh?
Since flowers are the first to be affected by heat, choose them wisely. Go with special flowers that hold up really well in the heat. And try to keep your wedding bouquet out of the sun for as long as possible.
Take vows outdoors
To make the most of this pretty summer season, schedule your wedding ceremony outside. You can choose to dress it up with your own special décor.
Use multi-purpose stationery
Since you are going to use paper for programs anyway, why not make it craftier! Use DIY paper accessories that, say, turn your program papers into fans – something to beat the heat with.
A Heat-Proof Hairdo
Heat and humidity also play companion to summer, so think about a half-up or even full-up hairstyle. Choose a style that suits you and also helps you stay cool in the heat.
An outdoor summer wedding is truly incomplete without the yard games! Make sure to set up some corn hole, Giant Jenga or maybe Croquet to add to the fun of the evening.
Set Up the Bar Outdoors
Don’t forget to set up a bar outside! Also make sure that your caterer (or the bartender) keeps a generous stock of ice at hand.