Connecticut summers can be hot and humid, so if you’re planning a summer wedding, you are probably concerned with how you and your guests will be able to handle the heat. While it can take some extra planning, it’s not difficult to keep everyone cool and comfortable at your summer wedding.
- Start with the venue. When you choose a venue for your summer wedding, think about the temperature. If you are having an outdoor event, make sure there’s a suitable indoor area for people to get out of the sun, or a tent they can relax under. For indoor events, ask about air conditioning.
- Think about attire. While you might love the idea of a full ballgown and a tux with tails, and all of your guests in black tie, it might not be suitable for your summer wedding. When you think about your attire and your guests’ attire, keep the weather in mind and adjust it, if needed.
- Offer refreshments. The best way to beat the heat at a summer wedding is to stay hydrated. Don’t wait until after the ceremony to offer guests something to drink. Whether it’s bottled water or large drinks dispensers filled with water, lemonade, and iced tea, make sure your guests and bridal party have access to drinks throughout the ceremony and reception.
Whatever you do, though, don’t dismiss the idea of a summer wedding just because of the heat. Connecticut’s best wedding vendors can help you create the perfect wedding any time of the year. To find out more about them and to start planning your big day, come to one of our upcoming Connecticut bridal shows!
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