Summer tends to be one of the most popular times to get married. Perfect weather and prime vacation time make it easy to plan and execute amazing event, but with the popularity of summer weddings, it’s easy to fall into cliché trends. With the first day of summer already here, I decided to share some popular summer wedding trends to make your summer wedding unique.
- Bold Colors
One new trend for colors is using two bright colors together. You can use two warm colors, two cool colors, or one of each to add a pop to your wedding. Another popular trend is metallic. Add silver or gold to give your wedding a celebratory feel.
- Unique Music
Switch from your typical wedding and offer different bands or selections of music for your cocktail hour and your reception. Feature light music, such as a violinist or pianist for your cocktail hour, and then a steel drum player or a quirky band for your reception.
- Sentimental Theme
Instead of having a beach wedding theme or a garden wedding theme, incorporate pieces from your favorite places or memories. If you were engaged under fireworks, have a firework display during your reception. If you loved going to the park when you were younger, find a tall tree outside and hang a few swings. Get creative!
- Personalized Alcohol
Is an open bar too much for your budget? Try wine smoothies or “adult” popsicles. It’s perfect for a warm summer night, and it’s different than what guests are used to. Want something a little more traditional, but still don’t want an open bar? Have custom-made his and hers cocktails; it gives your guests a taste of what you both like.
- Mood Lighting
Of course, every wedding needs romantic lighting, and this is your opportunity to get creative with it. There are so many options of how to incorporate romantic lighting: hanging lanterns, strands of pendant lights with bare “Edison” bulbs, twinkle lights, candelabras, or, my personal favorite, chandeliers hanging from the trees.
The summer season is one of the most popular times for couples to commemorate their love for each other and begin their lifelong journey together. Use just one of these trends, or maybe a trend of your own, to enjoy the celebration of your newest adventure.