Final part to the Summer Wedding Tips Series.
(Missed parts 1 or 2? Summer Wedding Tips Parts 1 and 2)
#6 Vellum Overlays
Although printed vellum (aka translucent overlays) can be a beautiful addition to any piece of stationary, the ink tends to smudge in humid or hot weather. Invitations with vellum are great, but you may want to reconsider having them on ceremony programs or menu cards. Even if the ceremony or reception is air conditioned, people coming in have warm, sweaty fingers which can result in getting ink on their hands or even their clothes!
#7 Light Food
In Part 1 of the series, we discussed light colors and linens for Summer affairs. It is important to follow this rule when deciding on the menu. Whether you are customizing your entire menu from scratch, or choosing a package from a list of pre-selected items, it is important to remember the time of year.
Just like November conjures up thoughts of turkey, gravy, and sweet potatoes, July makes your mouth water for lemonade, watermelon, and hot dogs. Without turning your wedding into a backyard BBQ, don’t be afraid to work with your caterer to create a menu that fits the season. People do not want to come in from the heat of the Summer to eat comfort foods. Light fish, grilled chicken, and cold salads can help make your Summer wedding feel like Summer!
Just like your menu, your bar should accommodate the season. Ask a local vineyard to help you pair refreshing Summer wines with your menu. For your beer drinkers, consider offering light wheat ales with an orange slice as opposed to dark, heavy Lagers. For cocktail hour, set-up a sophisticated, non-alcoholic lemonade stand. Add iced tea and water to make a refreshing help-your-self bar at your outdoor ceremony! Your guests will love it!
#8 Light Drinks
What have you seen or experienced at Summer weddings? Comments and stories are always welcome!