Planning a summer wedding? We found some last minute tips here on msn.com that will help you make your day just a little better.
Tip 1: Order a backup boutonniere
Tip 2: Purchase parasols or fans for the ceremony
If you’re having an outdoor wedding in June July or August, be especially considerate of your guests. Provide parasols for during the ceremony or pair fans with the programs (or create program fans that do double-duty!). You’ll look like you thought of everything (you did) and you won’t be worried about rushing the vows due to heat. Plus, keep the parasols around for the wedding party photos—they make a cute accessory!
Tip 3: Welcome guests with a refreshing drink
You should have the catering contract solidified at this point, but if you didn’t think of it before, consider offering guests a refreshing drink like a fruity tea before the ceremony begins. At the reception, if it fits with your theme, you can serve mini milkshakes with fun old-fashioned straws or even fresh fruit popsicles. Mention the idea to your caterer so they have time to organize.
Tip 4: Cool down the dance floor
At this point, you’ve booked your reception entertainment. The next thing to do is plan for lots of dancing! If it’s hot, guests will need a way to cool off and a perfect way is to have iced washcloths on hand. Buy small cloths, enough for all your attendees, and notify the venue you’d like the servers to pass them out at the party. They can walk around with the cold cloths on a silver tray to keep a level of formality.