Summer wedding tips

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When planning a summer wedding here in Arizona, it’s essential to keep your guests cool. We’ve come up with some ideas that will do just that and add some fun details to your big day.

First of all, if your ceremony is being held outdoors, consider the time of day your ceremony will begin. The closer to dusk, the cooler it will be. You might consider renting a tent to create shade. Guests could be provided with items such as mini sunscreens, chilled towels, fans, umbrellas and drinks as they arrive at the ceremony. Fans, umbrellas and even sunscreen bottles may be personalized to add a little more fun. Be sure to have plenty of non-alcoholic drinks, such as lemonade or water, on hand to keep your guests hydrated.

As far as décor goes, stick with a bright color palette. Oranges and reds are popular this time of year. You can bring a big amount of color to your tables with floral arrangements. Ellen at Flowers By Ellen, located in Mesa, provides amazingly creative pieces that can add that perfect touch of color.

Keep the light and airy feel going by serving summery foods. Fresh fruits such as berries and watermelon may be included on your menu or passed hors d’oeuvre style during cocktail hour. Deserts, such as sorbets and granitas, between courses or after the meal add a fun summer fell and can also tie your colors back in.

When it comes to summer weddings, it’s all about the details to keep things casual and your guests cool!