Nothing is more elegant or romantic than an outdoor summer wedding with the gorgeous green scenery, sweet-smelling flowers, and flowy dresses. Unfortunately, odds are that without proper wedding preparation, your day will also include bug swatting, flower wilting, and lots of sweating. 

If you are dreaming of holding your wedding in the sunshine, we have a few simple tricks to help you beat the heat and make your day absolutely magical.


Choose Your Dresses Wisely

Although that silk dress may be stunning, warm weather can easily damage the delicate fabric. Organza, linen, and cotton are all excellent summer-friendly alternatives for your gown and the bridesmaids’ dresses. These fabrics are lighter, allow you to stay cooler and avoid the dreaded sweat stains.

Light Citronella Candles

In the summer months, you can guarantee the intrusion of bugs at your outside venue. Kill two birds with one stone by opting for citronella candles to keep the mosquitos at bay while setting the mood. Candles also add romance to any situation, and they make for lovely wedding table centerpieces.

Opt for the Elegant Updo

Another simple way to keep the heat at bay is to choose an elegant updo for your wedding day hairstyle. Stunning braided updos or gorgeous low buns are a classic and stylish look to enhance the romance of your wedding while keeping your neck free from an extra layer of heat. We also recommend adding flowers or other hairpieces to accessorize.

Keep Flowers Inside

Those beautiful bouquets you paid an arm and a leg for? Unfortunately, they’re not a big fan of the heat, either. In order to keep your flowers fresh for as long as possible, leave them in a cool and dark location until right before the guests arrive. This will ensure that they are wilt-free and everyone can enjoy the lovely floral arrangements.

Have Water Readily Available

It’s easy to forget to hydrate when you are in a flurry of preparation for your big day. But it’s absolutely essential that you and your guests drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration in the sizzling summer sun. Make sure to set up cold water stations at the entrance of your wedding venue, and infuse the water with fruit slices to double as a pretty decoration.

When you are prepared to beat the heat, outdoor summer weddings are what dreams are made of. Bella Mansions provides the perfect outdoor all-inclusive wedding venue for a lovely day that you’ll look back on for years to come.
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