Hey bride-to-be, are you getting married in the summer months? Well, we know it's not 'ideal' but it's not all bad also. It's actually a good choice if you or your family members cannot stand freezing in the cold or staying up all night for the pheras on a chilly winter night. But summer weddings do require some extra planning. You've got to have arrangements in place to make sure your guests are comfortable and you've got to plan your own outfits and functions in-keeping with the weather.
Thinking how will you survive a wedding during summers. Here are 11 genius summer wedding tips you surely need to check out!
The first and most important rule of summers is to stay hydrated. So, don't forget to keep sipping on water throughout the ceremony. You're bound to feel extra hot with all that makeup and jewellery and if you want to look and feel your best, keep a bottle of water handy at all times. If you're going to be drinking, alternate every drink with a glass of water. This will make sure that you consume less alcohol and not be dehydrated! Drinking a lot of water will obviously trigger your system to pee, but that's better than falling ill on your special day.
A simple addition to your wedding that'll go a long way! Have a hand fan by your side to use it whenever you feel hot and sweaty. In fact, have a corner with hand fans for all the guests to pick up in case it's an outdoor ceremony. Personalise them with the bride and groom's initials or match them to your wedding theme. You can also go with parasols to add a fun element to your decor. The hand fans and parasols add a cute little detail to your decor and will be super useful and thoughtful too.
If you do wish to have an outdoor wedding due to the scenic beauty it brings, then make sure you have enough gazebos to provide shade. Also, fix mist fans and air coolers to make it slightly more bearable. Moreover, opt for the outdoor setting for an evening function or at least a sundowner. Noon is a big no-no. Have the food set up in an indoor area so that the guest who wish to, can enjoy their meal in the cool air of the AC!
Yes, you read that right! Ask your bridesmaid to prepare a pouch for you with blotting paper, mini deodorant, sunscreen and fresh face wipes. If you fancy, you could even keep a 'Summer Wedding Survival Kit' in each of your guest's room.
One of the key rules for a summer bride is to keep her tied up at all times. Avoid a bridal hairstyle that requires your hair to be open. Think top knots, messy buns and braids. After all, you don't want your hair to be sticking to your neck and making you feel extremely uncomfortable.
Dark colours and heavy fabrics are a big NO! Opt for cotton, chiffons, georgette and mal-mal instead of velvet or raw silk. Stick to lighter shades and let go off wine, maroons or blacks. Reduce the layers in your outfits and keep the work to a minimum. Let go of the heavy dupatta and go with a pre-stitched cape instead. Such simple tips can go a long way in making sure that you're comfortable during your wedding ceremonies.
You don't want to be sweating through the layers of makeup, do you? Few basic things to keep in mind is to wear a foundation with SPF to save you from the sun. Also, avoid shimmer and opt for matte for your eyeshadow and blush. Make sure your makeup artist is using an amazing primer and that all the products are waterproof. Switch the powder blush and eyeshadow with a gel formula or better still, go for a stain for your cheeks and lips. Lastly, play with fun colours and pastel shades...They look fab in summers!
In order to let your guests enjoy the ceremony rather than melting in the heat, arrange for some cool drinks on their arrival. Have a refreshment zone with refreshing summer mocktails and fresh fruit juices for them to indulge in. Add coconut water and Aam Panna to your menu along with flavoured ice lollies!
Dear bride, you may not pay as much attention to this, but you need to make sure that your sunglass frames match your outfit and face shape. So do try on a few pairs and have the best one ready for the main day. What you can also do is have the plastic use and throw ones kept at every table for guests who may forget to carry a pair. Add in some funky ones too to act as photo props!
Now we know you already know this but we just wanted to reiterate the fact that sunscreen is an absolute must. Before you sit down for your makeup, apply a good sunscreen all over your face, neck, arms and legs. If it's a summer destination wedding by the beach, you might want to add in a column of key pointers in your itinerary that you share with your guests and reminding them to carry sunscreen should be one of them. As you know our love for details, we'd like to suggest that you add a mini sunscreen bottle to the welcome kit! Of course, this too can be personalised!
Flowers play an important role in your wedding decor. In fact, flowers make all the difference and the heat could cause them to wilt before the function even begins. Take our advice and opt for artificial flowers that look gorgeous all through the night. In fact, you can use the same ones for 2 of your functions as well. Not only will they look better but will also be more cost-effective.
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