Summer Wedding Tips & Advice for Outdoor Weddings
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Just got engaged? Looking to get married in the summer? Here are some summer wedding tips and advice for outdoor weddings.

Every wedding is full of challenges and to-do lists. Make sure you get those things done! You will need a magnificent venue, a beautiful dress, and food for your guests. But this blog is going to give you some specific tips for summer weddings and how to survive the complications of celebrating outside.

Tip #1: Choose a City that is Not too hot.

Most brides want to get married in June! It is the greatest month for weddings! But it is also one of the hottest months of the year. The heat can bring about a number of challenges. From sweating too much and ruining your bridal look to having part of your bridal party pass out, the heat can be brutal!

If at all possible, choose a city that has bearable temperatures. A sunny day in Los Angeles may be around 75-80 degrees; however, a sunny day in Las Vegas can be up to 120 degrees. That is a big difference! If your city tends to reach over 100 degrees, you may want to consider an indoor venue or looking a destination wedding.

Tip #2: Be prepared for the heat.

Even still, there are many things you can do to prepare yourself and your guests for the summer heat. Don't just hope for good weather, prepare in advance with different ways to cool off your guests. Here are some easy ideas to prepare for the heat in a summer wedding.

  • Provide Misters in the Venue
  • Provide Iced Water Bottles for Guests
  • Make sure there are many shaded areas
  • Have Ice and Cool Wash Cloths on hand
  • Wear sunscreen!

These are just a couple of ideas to protect yourself from the heat on a summer day. Most outdoor weddings provide the guests with water or some kind of beverage. Make sure to have water at all times. Don't make your guests wait until the reception to receive something to drink.

Tip #3: Have Alternative Options in Case of Terrible Weather.

In the case of extreme heat or even summer rain, you will need to be prepared to have an alternative option. When performing a wedding, most wedding venues in Los Angeles will have another location for the ceremony in case of bad weather. Providing matching umbrellas to all the guests can protect them from the rain or even provide shade on a sunny day. In the case of strong wind, you might have to tank the whole ceremony inside so make sure to have that back-up plan.

Tip #4: Avoid the Hottest Times in the Day.

If you are concerned with extreme heat at your outdoor wedding, select a time when you know it will be a little cooler. Saturday morning weddings are always a huge hit. Another option is to wait until sunset. Look at when the sun typically sets during that type of the year and have your wedding ceremony begin as the sun is setting. Your family and friends will thank you!

There are many venue rental in Los Angeles that have an outdoor option for the ceremony and then an indoor venue for the reception. This is a great option as you will only need the weather to cooperate for a short period of time. In order to have the most control, opt for an indoor wedding, especially in the summer time. To find the best venue for your wedding or reception you need to consider many things.

We hope you enjoyed reading this article. Here is another blog with some great advice for outdoor weddings. Happy planning!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What happens if it rains at my outdoor wedding?
The best option is to rotate to your indoor backup option. However, sometimes the planner will provide umbrellas for the guests.

Q: Is it dangerous to have an outdoor wedding in the heat?
Depending on what city you live in will determine if it is dangerous to have an outdoor wedding. If your area is having an extreme heat warning, you might want to be aware of that. Typically the hottest months are July and August, so stay clear of those months.