If you have always dreamed of a summer wedding but are constantly hearing that it is a bad idea, never fret; there are many myths surrounding summer weddings. There are also plenty of dos and don'ts, but it's okay to break the rules every now and then to get want you want. Here are a few myths related to summer weddings and why they're just that: myths.
Myth #1: An Outdoor Wedding Is a Must.
As a general rule, if you live in an area that is cooler, then you typically plan a summer wedding so that you can hold it outside. However, it doesn't mean that you have to. Maybe you just have a date during the summer months that is sentimental to you, but the thought of getting hitched outdoors is appalling. Getting married indoors is far more reliable, and you can still make it incredibly summery. Plus, you won't have to worry about sweating your tail off or making your guests do the same.
Look for a venue with large windows that allow plenty of sunlight in (or moonlight, depending on the time of day you're getting married). Inside, you can lighten up the space by strategically laying flowers down the aisle (prior to the flower girl's entrance). You could also hang summer lanterns for that summery feel.
Myth #2: The Summer Heat Will Ruin Everything.
Yes, it does get hot in the summer, but it is possible to prevent weather-related catastrophes with a little bit of planning. You can start by choosing flowers that can stand the heat a little better than most, such as lilies and orchids. For your centerpieces, opt for water-submerged flowers. When it comes to your cake, your best bet is to opt for a fondant cake. However, if you prefer buttercream, you should keep it in the refrigerator until the last minute, bring it out for the cocktail hour (display purposes), and then have the cake cutting as early as possible during the reception.
Myth #3: A Formal Wedding Will Never Happen.
As a general rule, summer weddings are often reserved for destination weddings, beaches, etc. If your dream has always been to have a formal wedding, many say that you shouldn't hold it during the summer. However, if you want a big, poufy dress, then go for it. For your bridesmaids and groomsmen, though, you could opt for lightweight suits and dresses made out of elegant silk to keep them a bit cooler.
If you're finding it difficult to decide exactly what you want for your wedding, you can work with professionals, such as Rabbi Baker, to choose the appropriate officiant and get help planning other details to create the summer wedding of your dreams.Share
27 July 2017
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