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Summer Wedding Tips

From May until August couples are dashing to the wedding altar for a number of reasons. One of them being that summer weather allows a couple to get married in the great outdoors. Below are some of Staten Island Party Rentals summer wedding tips and tricks to help make planning your summer wedding a breeze.

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The Setting

Summer weddings are perfect for outdoor nuptuals. Whether they be on a beach, a garden, or a beautiful yard, take advantage of the season with either an afternoon ceremony or a gorgious sunset ceremony. We would highly recommend using fresh fruits and vegetables to add a fresh pop of color with your decorations – they are both colorful and inexpensive items to make a space look light and airy.

Summer Attire for the Bridal Party

In order to stay cool during your outdoor ceremony, look for light weight fabrics such as organdy, linen, chiffon, crepe, georgette, and light weight silks. The gown won’t feel heavy and the material is very breathable so that you won’t sweat as much as you would if your gown was made of tulle and a heavy silk such as a brocade or a tussah. And for the men, instead of a wool suit, opt for one made of linen. Trust us, your groom will thank you for it.

Some trends to try out for the upcoming Spring 2016 bridal season is having your bridal party wear floral crowns in their hair or having your maid of honor wear a woven hat. And if you know that your wedding is going to be humid, why not try having your bridal party rock some fishtail braided buns? They look very chic and are a nice twist on a well known classic.

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Summer Foods

Take advantage of the fresh fruits of the summer such as watermelon, and berries, and fresh vegetables such as corn. You can even incorporate them with your drinks by serving refreshing granitas and sorbets. Another way to incorporate the flavors of summer into your wedding is to incorporate fresh seafood, including lobster and oysters into your menu. Or, you can always opt for a good ol’ fashion backyard bbq, especially if you are getting married in July.

Wedding Favors

Wedding favors one the fun way to tell your guests, “thank you for wittnessing this next step in our lives”. If you are a foodie, you may want to send your guests home with some fresh fruit. Or for a beach wedding, you might consider giving out sand dollars, seashells, or candles. If you know your wedding is going to be during a hot day, paper parasols and paper fans are perfect for keeping your guests cool. Or you can give your guests the gift of life by giving them seeds to plant flowers, fruits, or vegetables.

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Summer Wedding Flowers

Flowers are one of the most essential parts of your wedding. You can fill the scene with bright and cheerful flowers such as roses, sunflowers, red and yellow calla lilies, dahlias, gerber daisies, cosmos, mums, and zinnias. Or you can go with an airy summer look with mostly white and light colored flowers such as roses, stephanotis, white phlox, elegant white calla lilies, huge and fragrant casa blanca lilies, hydrangea, snowball mums, and daisies (also known as Shasta daisies). The possibilities are endless!

We hope these tips and tricks will make planning your wedding a breeze. And for all of your wedding needs, give Staten Island Party Rentals a call. We are offering new canapy and tent packages exclusively for weddings. You can reach us at 347.723.1825.