They also present unique challenges for wedding planning – sunny skies and bright sunshine, although beautiful, needs some planning to keep everything – from guests to flowers – cool and refreshed.
Here are some tips if you are planning a summer wedding:
Timing: Plan for a wedding late in the day, when the heat is not so intense. Be aware of the setting sun’s position, so that guests will not be looking into the glare of the sun.
Shade: If the venue has covered porticos, patios or outdoor spaces, utilize the available shade for your ceremony, reception and interim moments. If the ceremony location has no shade, consider a gazebo or floral canopy to keep the bride and groom shaded.
Flowers: Roses, orchids and lilies- especially calla lilies – hold up well to heat. Keep flowers in water until the last possible minute to prevent wilting; utilizing hardy greenery such as succulents, eucalyptus and olive branches will result in a healthy looking arrangement.
More About Flowers: Arrange all ceremony and venue flowers in vases that hold water, and make sure that the blooms stay hydrated throughout the day. Designate someone to make sure that the flowers, like your guests, have water refills throughout the day and never get thirsty.
If your day is spread out across many hours, speak to Currans Flowers about two deliveries to your wedding venue; with the flowers for the later part of the day arriving closer to the time they are needed. In this way, flowers will not wilt while waiting. As the Danvers area premier wedding florist, Currans Flowers has assisted hundreds of couples with their dream summer event – call us today to help you decorate your special day with beautiful and fresh flowers that will look fantastic all day long.