Summertime weddings. These two words alone can bring a smile to your face. Traces of winter have disappeared and your spring wedding planning means the big day has nearly arrived. If you love this season (and what Canadian doesn’t?), a summer wedding may be your idea of total bliss. But how do you make sure your day in the sun is everything you’ve dreamed that it would be? Sometimes, knowing where to start can be the biggest challenge. Fortunately for you, your complete guide to summer wedding decorating ideas and party favors is here to save the day.
Dream of a Summer Wedding Theme
Summertime is filled with iconic imagery leaving you with no shortage of great options to choose from. Popular wedding theme choices include a beach party, BBQ, woodland, sailing, sports, garden party, and tropical paradise just to name a few. You can even blend some of these themes together to create a truly unique and memorable event.
These themes generally work well in both indoor and outdoor settings, especially in locations that offer a mix of both. Consider your reception area carefully if you want both an indoor and outdoor space as there are a number of great venues with a patio and/or green space available. Since you’re usually planning a wedding many months (and sometimes years) in advance, it’s a good idea to have a plan B ready to deal with whatever Mother Nature can throw your way.
Summer Wedding Decorating Ideas
Once you’ve got your theme and venue locked down, you can get on with planning your fab décor. In Casa Gifts can supply you with everything you need from personalized cake toppers, party favors, centerpieces, table runners, backdrops, bridal party gifts, DIY favor supplies, and so much more. Add some fresh, seasonal flower arrangements and transform your party space into a fantastic, magical wonderland. Consider the ceremony decor as well as the reception.
Special attention should be paid to outdoor events to keep your guests comfortable and happy. Open air tents are very popular when indoor space is not easy to retreat to, should the weather become a problem. These tents can be decorated to match your theme and can be a fantastic way to celebrate under the stars. Hanging lanterns add a magical touch to this setting. Seasonal flowers, balloons, banners, streamers, and garland can really turn an ordinary looking tent into a garden paradise.
Parasols and umbrellas make for cute décor while being a practical means of providing shade for your guests. There are some great options available and they make for fantastic photo props. Decorative handheld fans can keep your bridal party and guests from getting hot under the collar.
When deciding on your colour scheme, it’s pretty hard to go wrong. There are many great colour combinations that work beautifully with these summer-inspired themes. Vivid colour palettes are favoured for summer so go nuts and be creative with summer wedding decorating ideas.
Seasonal flowers are practically a must for summer wedding centerpieces. Matched with attractive vases, these beauties are sure to make a fantastic impression on your guests and add tremendously to that summer vibe.
Summer Wedding Party Favors
Summer themed wedding favors are an awesome way to say thank you to your guests and provide them with a token of appreciation for partaking in your wedding day. Some popular summer gifts include photo coasters, personalized glass favors, mugs, candy and mint tins, dipping and appetizer plates, decorative bottle openers, beach themed keepsakes and ocean-inspired soaps, and nautical charms. These wonderful summer-themed favors are not only attractive, but practical as well. Whether you prefer a DIY unique gift or a ready-made favor, In Casa Gifts has something for everyone.
Summer Wedding Decorating Ideas and Party Favors Wrap Up
This guide covered the need to pick a summer-inspired theme, decorating ideas to bring it all together, and party favors to share the love with your guests. Fresh flowers, vivid colours, and fantastic summer-themed favors are key elements to take your theme from good to great. These are, of course, guidelines to help steer you in the right direction, but the decisions are yours to be made. These tips can be a springboard for those creative DIYer’s who want to take it to the next level and hopefully set you on the right track to make your dream wedding a reality. To all those sun-worshipping diehards out there, happy planning and have an awesome wedding!