Summer is in full swing, and so are your plans for the perfect outdoor wedding! Whether you’re marrying in a stunning English country garden; a rented castle; a converted estate; or in a urban venue with a great outdoors space – there are some things to take into account when planning an outdoor summer wedding.

Here are 3 considerations to make when you’re planning an outdoors wedding.

Choose your flowers carefully

During July and August, dry heat can sometimes wreck havoc on your flowers and cause them to wilt before guests arrive. Flowers that do well in high heat include :

  • Gerbera daisies
  • Lisianthus (aka African daisies)
  • Carnations in shades of red, white and yellow
  • Sunflowers in shades of yellow, orange and red.

Flowers that should be avoided and will be likely to wilt quicker than desired include: tulips, daffodils, ranunculus, lilies, and peonies because they are extremely sensitive to heat.

In addition to the above flowers, it is best to avoid tropical blooms that need a more tropical climate such as those from Colombia and Kenya as well as all orchids. Although they look gorgeous and have a definite wow-factor factor going for them, they do tend to be extremely temperamental.

Choosing a summer wedding breakfast menu

You don’t want to risk your guests being ill while you are getting ready and before the first course of dinner arrives. Instead, choose a summer menu that is low in fat and calories because it will be served before dinner instead of after.

For example, you could have summer cocktails such as:

  • Pineapple-Infused, Minted White Sangria with Mango chunks and a White Rosemary sprig in the glass
  • Warm Artichoke Caper & Goat Cheese Salad with a White Balsamic Dressing – or try an Artichoke Lemonade mojito cocktail.
  • Grilled Bacon, Avocado & Tomato Salad with a White Balsamic Dressing
  • Strawberry Fields & White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cake
  • Scrambled Eggs, Smoked Salmon & Buckwheat Grove Frittata with a White Balsamic Dressing – or a try an Avocado-Chia Egg Muffin.

An outdoor wedding disco

Communicating that your wedding will be outdoors, or in a marquee is important as it will help your DJ bring the right equipment for the venue.

By the right equipment, we mean the right speakers (to make sure the sound output is right for the space), the right cables (for the space), and also important that they can communicate with the venue that the right levels of power are supplied to the outdoor space/marquee – as the last thing you want is the night ending early with electrical problems!

If you would like to speak to someone about making sure you get the right DJ (and disco) for your wedding this Summer, please get in touch.

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