Close your eyes and think of the words, “summer wedding.” What do you see?
If you’re like most people, you’ve created a vision of bright, vibrant colors on everything from the flowers to the bridesmaid dresses, and a smiling bride and groom exchanging vows on a beach or some other sunny setting.
While all of that is absolutely stunning in our opinion, having your wedding during the warm summer months doesn’t mean that there are certain rules you have to follow.
Here are a few things we typically see at summer weddings that you can disregard if you so choose:
Short dresses for the bridesmaids
This makes sense; you don’t want your ladies to be uncomfortable on those sweltering summer days – kudos to you, bride! However, keep in mind that your bridesmaids’ comfort level can be completely dependent on the fabric rather than the length. If you desperately love the idea of dressing your girls in floor-length dresses, choose a light and flowy fabric, like chiffon, which will keep them cool while satisfying your stylistic tastes.
Bright color scheme
Summer reminds us of yellow, turquoise, hot pink and any other colors you may find on a Popsicle. If none of those colors really appeal to you, however, that’s okay! Just because you’re getting married in the month of July does not mean that you can’t have a wedding filled with autumn’s finest shades, or that you can’t dress your bridesmaids in black (floor-length) dresses!
If an outdoor ceremony doesn’t appeal to you, that’s okay; it may be nice outside, but some brides dream of walking down a grand staircase rather than an aisle lined with beautiful landscaping. If you’re unsure about which side of the spectrum you fall on, it may be best to take a look at wedding venues that offer both options – like us here at The Springs Events!