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Things to know about summer weddings

summer weddings

Summer officially begins in June and for many people, this means lots of wedding-related activities. Some might be getting engaged, others are starting to plan a wedding, and others are counting the days til forever. However, there are certain things to know about summer weddings. Keep reading to find out.

Dates, holidays, and other potential hiccups to keep in mind

Besides fabulous weather, summer months such as June through August are some of the most popular times not only to get married but also to go on vacation. And although you won’t have to compete with many major holidays, it’s important to consider these factors as they might affect your guests’ wallets and time. Prepare ahead of time to give them plenty of time to book flights and plan travel. In regards to certain dates to keep in mind consider Father’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

Color palette to choose from

The sunshine-filled days of summer allow for almost any wedding color palette. Unlike other seasonal hues, this season comes with a relaxed atmosphere which means you can choose from bright colors to deep blues, rich grays, or even black. Typically, bright, vibrant hues are a popular choice for summer weddings, and couples like to go for romantic pastels, trendy neutral tones, or soft colors like blush, light pink, light blue, and peach. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to exploring summer wedding colors.

Working with what’s in season

There are different food and flowers that come with each season. During the summer there are a variety of sweet and juicy fruits to choose from for your catering and wedding menu. Be on the lookout for plums, raspberries, melons, peaches, and blackberries because all of these are at their juiciest in the summer months. As for veggies, you can ask the chefs to play with eggplant, peas, green beans, cucumbers, and corn, to name a few. For beautiful summer flowers that are in season, there are literally hundreds of options. However, a few summer favorites include Hydrangeas, Amaranthus, Eucalyptus, Cacti, and Sunflowers. Seasonal items items are usually at the peak of their supply and more affordable. Plus, if they’re locally grown they don’t need to be shipped to the other side of the world, which can save you lots of money while also reducing your carbon footprint.

Summer is a fun and exciting month to host or plan a wedding. Make sure to plan ahead of time in things such as venues as they tend to be booked pretty fast. If you are looking for a place to have your summer wedding come visit our ballrooms and venues in Miami! Contact us to schedule a meeting.