Looking to create a stunning summer wedding that your guests will talk about for years to come? Those little details and finishing touches can make all the difference and don’t have to be as expensive or extravagant as you might think…
1. Garden aisle décor
There are plenty of ways to add some pretty touches to your garden aisle. From rose petals to cute and colourful ribbon streamers, there’s something for everyone. For rustic weddings, think about filling mason jars with flowers to line your aisle, or simply attach them to pew ends. For the summer-inspired, boho-wedding, we love the idea of hearts on sticks. If you’re looking for something truly elegant, topiary trees add a chic finishing touch to your ceremony décor.
2. Colourful big day backdrop
Personalise your ceremony setting with a backdrop that reflects your wedding theme. From paper flowers to floral arches or chic drapes, there’s so much to choose from. If you’re on a tight budget there are plenty you can make yourself if you allow enough time. If you’re feeling creative, why not have a go at making this ribbon or paper crane backdrop yourself?
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3. Hay bale seating
Ideal for festival-themed, boho or rustic weddings, hale bale seating looks great and is a real talking point for all your guests. Ideal for outdoor ceremony seating, or just scattered outside for guests to lounge on throughout the day - how you choose to feature hay bale seating is up to you. Do remember to top them with soft blankets for comfort though.
4. Streamer confetti
The confetti shot is perhaps one of our favourite photos of the day. Happy faces, enthusiastic guests and a festival of colour… what’s not to love? To make this moment even more spectacular, why not swap regular confetti with streamers. Not only will your guests love this idea, the camera will too!
5. Outdoor photo spot
Forget the traditional photo booth and instead opt for an outdoor photo spot with a fabulously fun backdrop. Position it close to all of the action so that your guests can begin posing and snapping away throughout the day – as early on as the drinks reception if the mood takes them! With more hours to play with, you’re sure to end up with an impressive collection of photos that will leave you smiling in years to come.
6. Teepee chill out zones
Unlike the huge teepee structures used for wedding receptions, smaller tents make a great addition to your outdoor styling and décor. Furnish with blankets, cushions and beanbags, and style with flowers and fairy lights for a cosy getaway for guests to enjoy. If there will be children at your wedding you could also have a separate tepee or creche just for the kids. Filled with soft furnishings, colouring books and board games, it’s guaranteed to keep them occupied while the older guests are having their own fun!
7. Ice pop cocktails
Treat your guests to a reception drink they won’t be forgetting with an ice pop cocktail. This quirky take on the original is not only fun, it’s also a refreshing alternative in hot summer months. Alternatively, you could wait until your evening reception to bring out the ice pop cocktails and serve them alongside your food.
8. Flip flop and fan favours
Bundle up flip flops and fans for all your wedding guests to allow them to enjoy your sun-soaked celebration in comfort. As the day goes on, it’s easy for the summer heat to get to guests and for feet to become tired and achy. This cracking combination solves both problems while adding a fun and unique touch to your wedding day. It also comes with plenty of hilarious photo opportunities!
9. Fire pit
While you may be lucky enough to enjoy a hot summer wedding day, the majority of late spring and summer weddings do get a little chillier come evening. Bag yourself a fire pit, surrounded by hay bales, to keep guests warm. For an extra special treat, why not offer up skewers and marshmallows for guests to enjoy into the night too?
10. Lantern release
Lanterns are becoming increasingly popular for a summer send-off - and with the stunning way in which they light up the sky, it’s no surprise. A lantern release is a great way to finish off your celebrations, while getting all your special guests involved. While beautiful, it’s important to choose a reputable lantern company to work with and to adhere to all safety warnings. Other alternatives you might like to consider are an eco-friendly balloon release or sparkler send-off.