Do: Dress light! As a bride, groom, or guest, the last thing you want to do is sweat through your dress, tux, or formal attire. Make sure you have a light dress, light colored clothing, and allow your guests to dress more casual, especially if you’re hosting your wedding outdoors. We have been to several weddings where men are in khaki shorts and polos, and the ladies are in light flowing dresses. It not only gives your guest’s more color options, but allows them to feel comfortable while celebrating and dancing the night away at your special event.
Don’t: Expect your guests to be thrilled about having to stand out in the 90+ degree weather with the sun blazing down. Provide your guests with shade to stand under with tents and shade. Line them with party or twinkly lights, even with the sun up they still add a nice effect. Another fun idea is to provide your guests with paper fans with – adding custom stationary and a take home party favors are always a special touch.
Do: Serve light and fresh hors d’oeuvres. Fun things like veggie shooters, caprese salads, shrimp cocktail, and bruschetta are all wonderful light appetizers that will keep your guests from feeling too full before you serve the main course.
Don’t: Serve a heavy meal to your guests! The last thing most people want on a hot summer day is meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Chicken entrees, grilled displayed veggies, fruit kabobs, fresh seafood (we love halibut!) and green salads with light vinaigrette are always excellent ideas.
Consider a refreshing signature cocktail
Don’t: Serve dark/heavy beers or full bodied wines. As with your food, keep your guests feeling nice and fresh! A light citrus beer or a glass of chardonnay & riesling will keep your guests cool and going all night without making them feel sluggish.
Do: Serve light energizing cocktails. Cucumber, melon, mint, lime, basil, and ginger, are all great ideas to make cocktails with. Stay away from drinks and juices that are too sugary or sweet. You want your guests to feel refreshed and awake from natural ingredients, not sugar.
Try our AWESOME Cucumber Moscow Mule:
2 ½ Oz Cucumber Vodka
4 Ounces Ginger Beer
3 Lime wedges (Squeezed)
½ Oz Simple Syrup
Cucumber Slice for garnish
Mix all but the cucumber slice together in a mixing tin. Pour in a copper mug. Serve and enjoy!
In conclusion make sure you have fun, don’t stress, and stay cool! Keep in mind that a day of event coordinator helps out tremendously. Happy planning!