Summer weddings are amazing, for various different reasons. You rarely have to worry about bad weather, the sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and most importantly, love is in the air. The only element you have to look out for is the heat, depending on where you decide to get married.
Don’t fret, here are top 10 tips for staying cool on your beautiful summer wedding day:
1. Choose an appropriate dress:
This may seem like an obvious tip, but choosing a wedding dress made of chiffon will keep you cooler for longer, compared to a heavy fabric such as satin, made for low-temperature days.
If you’re getting married indoors, remember to keep your guests cool, including yourself and soon-to-be husband by renting air-conditioning units. Crabby guests make for uncomfortable weddings, and you want your guests to have a great time on your special day.
3. Keep wet wipes at bay:
Wet wipes not only work well on babies and sticky fingers, but they keep brides from being uncomfortable. Ensure your made-of-honour has a packet of wet wipes close by to wipe away any stickiness due to sweating.
4. Choose an up-do:
During warm weather, it’s preferred to have your hair in an up-do as your neck can become very hot and sweaty. There are many beautiful up-do styles to choose from, so don’t be shy, experiment to make sure you choose a style that best suits your face silhouette.
5. Keep ice water close by:
Ensure you’re hydrated with ice water. Nerves will become a factor the closer you get to walking down the aisle, and you don’t want lack of hydration contributing to a possible fainting scenario. You’ll also keep your body temperature cool, which is very important when wearing a lavish gown.
6. Make use of natural shade:
If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, make use of natural shade from the trees for your ceremony. Your guests will thank you and you’ll feel more relaxed knowing they’re comfortable.
7. Cover your guests’ seats:
If shading isn’t an option, ensure you cover your guests’ seating with cushions to avoid scorched bums. Some sun is good for your skin and overall health, but a scorching hot seat is just torture.
8. Introduce the mist:
If your budget allows for it, and you’re planning an outdoor wedding, consider installing mist sprayers to lightly cool down your guests while they’re patiently participating in your wedding. They work well in restaurants; not only to cool down guests, but to keep unwanted the bugs away as well.
9. Don’t forget the antiperspirant:
Use it anywhere and everywhere possible to keep you dry – you won’t regret it. Choose a reliable brand that’s going to do exactly what it’s made for to boost your confidence, even on those unbearably hot days.
10. Pack some tissues:
Having a box of tissues handy is always a good idea – both to blotch up any sweat and to wipe away possible tears. No one will judge you if you place a tissue under each arm waiting for your big entrance.
Whether you’re planning a destination wedding or deciding to get married in your hometown during mid-summer, always be prepared to deal with the heat to avoid getting caught off-guard. As the bride, you have enough on your plate to worry about. Don’t allow the heat be one of them.