Open Fire PitEverybody loves a good bonfire, so what better way to keep your guests warm than a romantic open fireplace. You may be really lucky if your wedding venue already has one, so be sure to ask if you can use it during the evening celebrations. If your wedding venue doesn’t (which will most likely be the case), ask if you could bring your own fire pit to make the cooler evenings more bearable. Image Source - Photographer You could hire some sofas or armchairs and create a cosy lounge area – which is especially perfect for the elder members of the family to relax away from the party. If you’re planning a country barn wedding, hay bays are the perfect choice for your chill-out area. Image Source - Photographer
Toasting MarshmallowsIf you do choose to have an open fire pit during your evening reception, marshmallows are a must-have! Treat your guests to marshmallows as wedding favours – it’ll give them a subtle clue about the evening reception. Alternatively, you could have a marshmallow bar area, where guests can create their own marshmallow masterpiece! Buy an assortment of different marshmallow colours and shapes for a fun touch. Image Source - Photographer I also love the idea of warming hot chocolates and mini marshmallows in the evening. Keep it modern by serving in copper or silver mugs. Add a few flavoured syrups to the table and you’ve got your very own mini hot chocolate bar! A piping hot drink in the chilly evenings is always appreciated, and your guests will love the idea of it. Image Source - Photographer
Cosy BlanketsProvide your guests with some cosy shawls and blankets. Dot around your wedding venue in baskets with some cute signage to match, so your guests know they can help themselves. Your guests will really appreciate the gesture, especially if you’re having an outdoor wedding reception. If your budget allows it, they could double up as luxury wedding favours. Image Source - Photographer
Warming FoodHiring a food van that serves delicious warm food! A wood-fired pizza van or rustic burger van is a great way of keeping your guests both warm and fed late in the evening. Image Source - Photographer
Rainy Summer WeddingsEven if you’re having a wedding in the middle of Summer, there is always a slight chance of rain! Wedding wellies and umbrellas are becoming increasingly popular at festival-inspired, country and outdoor wedding celebrations. Not only do they keep you dry, they create some wonderful wedding photograph opportunities. Choose wellies that match your colour scheme for the bridal party and avoid a wedding washout. Image Source - Photographer
Prepare Your GuestsThe weather at Summer weddings can be unpredictable, so keep an eye on the forecast in the lead up to your big day. If it’s going to be chilly or raining prepare your guests in advance and suggest that they bring coats, jackets or umbrellas. If you’ve got a wedding website, be sure to update it with the weather forecast.
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Aisle StyleAccessories your bridal outfit so you stay warm as the evening draws in. A fab sequin jacket will look super glam while keeping you cosy, meaning you can dance the night away without worrying about being cold. Image Source - Photographer A tweed suit will keep your groom looking stylish and feeling warm. Keep cool during the day with a crisp shirt and then add layers such as a waistcoat and jacket for the evening. Image Source - Photographer English Summer weddings are beautiful. We hope you’re feeling inspired after reading our quick and simple ideas for keeping warm.
Top 10 Summer Wedding Decorations1. Wedding confetti petals - provide your guests with delphinium petals in cones for them to shower you with after your wedding ceremony. Shop confetti cones here 2. Summer centrepieces can be anything from a simple country jug filled with flowers to a more quirky blackboard bucket or milk churn. To add a bit of colour how about using coloured glass vases. Shop these centrepieces here: cream jug // milk churn // blackboard bucket // green bottles Shop mint green paper bunting here 4. Hanging flowers in little vases can look lovely at a summer wedding, you could also add tea lights to these vases to add some candle light during the evening. Shop these hanging vases here. 5. Keep your wedding guests feeling cool on a hot summers day by offering them refreshing drinks. These drinks dispensers are a fab way to let guests help themselves. Shop drinks dispenser here 6. Pretty place card holders - we love these little bud vases that can double up as name card holders, add a tiny flower for all your guests. Shop these bud vase name card holders here Shop globe string of lights here 8. Hanging decorations. Pretty up trees with hanging hearts and other decorations. Shop these hanging lovebird hearts here 9. Paper lanterns are a simple idea but can make a real statement if you hang a good number of them at different heights from the ceiling, mix in with some fairy lights for extra wow factor. Shop paper lanterns here Shop this directional sign here
Biodegradable Confetti Petals - Summer Mix (Pink, Purple, Ivory)
- We love natural petal confetti here at The Wedding of my Dreams, whether you choose to throw it over the bride and groom or sprinkle it over your tables or both.
- This colour is our best selling petal confetti, perfect for summer weddings.
- Our petals are grown in the English countryside, and looked after with care and attention.
- Our summer mix is a combination of soft pink, ivory and purple delphinium petals which gives the summery look. As delphinium petals are small they gently float to the ground when thrown in the air giving that perfect confetti moment.
- Available in large organza bags (approx 12 small hand fulls or enough for a generous covering over 3 - 4 large guest tables seating 10 people)
- Also available in small organza bags (approx 1 small hand full for throwing)
- Our petals are all biodegradable.
- Price: small bag £1.50 // large bag £10.95
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