7 Summer Wedding Ideas You Will Want For Your Event

 Summer weddings are often characterized by vibrant colors, radiant sunshine, and a relaxed atmosphere that sets a perfect backdrop for one of the most important days in your life. However, turning the charm of summer into a memorable wedding event requires thoughtful event planning.

To help inspire your planning, we’ve put together a list of seven creative summer wedding ideas. Each tip is designed to not only combat the heat but to create a relaxing, festive social event that your guests will talk about for years to come.

1. Choose a Breezy Tent Rental

Summer weddings and outdoor tent rentals often go hand in hand. The right tent can shield your guests from the sun, provide a cooling shade, and create a central gathering point. Opt for a high-peak tent, which allows for optimal air circulation.

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2. Design a Refreshing Beverage Bar

High temperatures are a hallmark of summer weddings, so keeping your guests hydrated is crucial. A creatively designed beverage bar with infused water, iced tea, lemonade, and a signature summer cocktail can be a huge hit. This can also double as a social spot, encouraging guests to mingle and cool down.

3. Incorporate Summer Florals and Foliage

Incorporate the natural beauty of summer into your wedding decor. Work with a florist to choose seasonal blooms and create lush, colorful arrangements. Consider adorning your tent rental with floral garlands or placing clusters of wildflowers on each table. This will help capture the essence and add a touch of elegance to your event.

4. Plan a Light, Seasonal Menu

Hot summer days call for light, refreshing meals. Plan a menu that includes seasonal fruits, vegetables, and local specialties. Consider offering a mix of cold appetizers, grilled entrees, and a variety of salads. For dessert, consider something chilled and refreshing like a fruit sorbet.

5. Offer Sun Protection for Guests

Keep your guests comfortable under the high sun by offering sun protection amenities. A small station with sunscreen, sun hats, and sunglasses can be a thoughtful touch. These items can also double as fun wedding favors that guests can take home.

6. Create a Comfortable Lounge Area

Creating a relaxing lounge area can give your guests a comfortable place to mingle or take a break from the festivities. This could be under your tent rental or in another shaded area, complete with plush seating, throw pillows, and soft lighting for when the sun goes down.

7. Don’t Forget the Ice Cream!

What says summer more than ice cream? Treat your guests to a make-your-own ice cream bowl with flavors and toppings. This could be a delightful surprise and a sure way to help your guests beat the heat.

J&J Tent and Party Rentals: Summer Events Done Right

At J&J Tent and Party Rentals, putting customers first is our top priority and remains our focus from the moment you contact us. We understand that planning a flawless experience takes an enormous amount of energy and focus, so let us be your trusted advisors.

Serving the Raleigh area since 2005, we have built a successful business around this mindset, becoming North Carolina’s most popular choice for party rental needs. From backyard BBQs to elaborate wedding ceremonies, we ensure that every customer can host the most remarkable event, regardless of the venue, budget or individual needs.  Contact us today at (919) 977-3691 or visit our website for more information, J&J Tent and Party Rentals.

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