Intimate Summer Weddings Are In Vogue

Social Distanced Weddings for Summer

COVID-19 has turned many a bride’s wedding plans upside down, but some have opted for a smaller, more intimate celebration. You can still have the horse-drawn princess carriage, but few spectators. And best of all there’s more cake to go around. Just kidding. But seriously, the small elegant summer wedding is the talk of the wedding blogs and news forums. This article offers a few tips for planning such a wedding.

Southern Comfort

If you’ve lived in North Carolina for at least a year, then you know how hot the summers get. In fact, the summer heat sometimes lasts into early October. More beach time can be good if you’re planning a beach wedding. Just a thought. By the way, we have a tent for that. J&J Tents and Party Rentals has a wide selection of grand and formal wedding tents.

In keeping with summer protocol, you’ll want to make sure you deal with the extreme temperatures and UV rays. Our tents offer UV protection and can be air conditioned with fans and tent cooling systems. Also, think about the high temps when you plan the cocktail menu and catering choices. Quench guests’ thirst with sangria stations, icy Cosmos, and Prosecco popsicles. You could even swap out the traditional wedding cake for a wedding ice cream cake! For favors, you could offer stylish straw hats, fans, and parasols for the reception and dinner.

Summer Wedding Decor

Consider hanging colorful summer blooms and greenery around the entryway and tables. Use string lights to light the dance stage. How about a dining Al Fresco? If it’s a sunny day with a cool breeze, it’ll be a dinner to remember. If you’re having a beach wedding, consider hiring a sand artist for some fun art sculptures. Guests will enjoy watching the creative process unravel before their eyes. Some brides and grooms incorporate fun beach themes in their decor like a beach bag of goodies for guests as they leave. Your guests will greatly appreciate sunglasses. Custom beach towels are also very popular for poolside and beach weddings.

Keep Guests Hydrated

How about a coconut water station with bottles of delicious coconut water? This is a refreshing favorite for beach and summer weddings. You could also offer other drinks like fruit juices and even smoothies.

Light and Fresh Fare

For appetizers and dinner, keep it simple and light. Heavy and hot foods may be wedding favorites, but not in 90 plus degree weather. For snacks, consider alcoholic or nonalcoholic popsicles or even watermelon.

Wedding Tent Rentals Keep Your Guests Cool

The key to a great wedding that people will talk about for years to come is comfort. When you keep your guests comfortable they have more fun. Renting a wedding tent for your festivities will keep everyone protected from the sun and heat. J&J Tent and Party Rentals has every kind and size of wedding tent you can imagine. We also offer tent cooling systems and fans to make sure the temperature stays cool and comfortable throughout your wedding and reception. Call us today at (919) 977-3691 to reserve wedding tents for your upcoming nuptials.

More Summer Wedding Ideas

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