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9 Tips for Your Outdoor Summer Wedding

Posted on May 26 by JoAnn Gregoli

There’s a lot to love about summer weddings. And whether you’re planning on getting married at home or at a luxurious outdoor venue, summer weddings offer an endless array of darling possibilities! But don’t let the stifling weather throw a wrench in your plans to wed in the great outdoors; Here are JoAnn Gregoli’s tips for having an unforgettably cool summer wedding outside!

 

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1. Cold towels for the guests during the ceremony.

 

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2. Lemonade and iced tea for guests comfort.

 

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3. Fans in place of programs. (We found these on Etsy!)

 

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4. Passed ice pops during cocktail hour.

 

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5. Bug spray in baskets for guest comfort.

 

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6. Cooling stations.

 

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7. Food trucks at the after party–ice cream trucks are very fun!

 

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8. Think farm-to-table menu as far as food is concerned. Fresh produce is key.

 

9 Tips for Your Outdoor Summer Wedding

9. Eco-friendly table decor. Go natural with mini terrariums, succulents and sustainable plants.

 

Love these tips? Check out our full list of Outdoor Wedding Hacks!

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