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Tips for Throwing a Summer Wedding | Charlotte Wedding Planners

The Dairy Barn served as the perfect backdrop for a summer wedding captured by Cameron Faye Photography

Summer is one of the greatest time of the years, nothing beats a little sunshine and the great outdoors.  It is also a great time to consider planning a wedding.  Many brides shy away from the summer months due to the heat, but don’t we don’t think you should.  So we compiled a list of tips to help you make the most of the summer months and plan the perfect wedding. Here are some things to think about if your planning an outdoor summer wedding.

Beverage Tables

Bride and groom show off their signature cocktails created for their summer wedding at Firethorne Country Club

Photography by Alyssa Frost Photography

Though summer is great it is often hot!  If your hosting a summer event outside consider providing guests with a refreshing water table to beat the heat.  Want to do something a little  fancier, make a cooling mock tail to invite guests to cool down while they wait for the ceremony to begin.

Consider Shade

Sugar Creek Brewery was the perfect setting for a fall wedding ceremony captured by John Branch IV Photography

Photography by  John Branch IV Photography

A beautiful summer day is the best backdrop for your ceremony but it can also be hot.  As your planning your “I Dos” be sure to consider the sun’s rays.  Rent a tent if possible or think places that will be naturally shaded.  Trust me your guest will appreciate a reprieve from he sun.

Daylight Timing
Julia Laible catches a bride and groom in the setting sun during their wedding at The Mint Museum Uptown

Photography by Julia Laible Photography

One of the greatest things about summer is the long days, but it is also something to considering when planning your big day.  Make sure your looking at the whole day while planning things like ceremony start time.  This will allow your wedding to naturally flow and end at a time that makes sense.

Summer is to many the best season of all, and we here at Magnificent Moments are partial to the season as well.  With a little planning and consideration you can throw a summer wedding that is perfect for you and your guests!

Want more help planning your big day?  Contact Magnificent Moments Weddings today, we would love to help withe every detail big and small!

Happy Planning


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