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Summers in India are C-R-A-Z-Y. Harsh sun, too much of heat and sweat, the never-ending desire for cool drinks, forever on ACs and what not! It will not be wrong to say that summers are unbearable.
But imagine, if this weather becomes too much for us in general, then what about the couple who is getting married soon? We all know that Indian weddings are splendid and larger-than-life but the entire festive mood gets spoilt by sweaty irritation and the hot weather.
What to do then? Should couples stop getting married during the summer season? Of course NOT! With smart and well-researched planning, you can convert your summer wedding into a fun-filled and joyous affair.
To help you, we have compiled the most comprehensive list of summer wedding tips, you’ll find anywhere on the internet. From wedding venue to food to event management; we will share all the secret ingredients to make your summer wedding refreshing, cool and mind-blowing.
The first step for planning any wedding is by selecting a date and then choosing a wedding venue. For summer weddings, we recommend closed banquets with air-conditioning. And if your budget allows then you can even plan for a destination wedding at hill stations like Rishikesh, Nainital, Mussoorie, Ooty, Munnar etc.
However, if both the banquet and destination wedding options are not suitable to you or the family members. Then you can book an open lawn which is situated on the outskirts of the city, preferably in a lush green area. But a wedding lawn is an ideal choice only when your function will take place during the night time. You will also need additional cooling logistics like coolers, water fans etc to cool the atmosphere.
The menu of your function can either make the event or break it completely. So you need to research a lot on the type of food and drinks which will suit the weather. We have enlisted some epic summer food ideas which will provide much needed cooling sensation to the wedding guests.
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The best way to beat the summer heat is by enjoying cool and refreshing drinks. There are a countless number of drink options like buttermilk (Chaas), sweet buttermilk (Lassi), cold-drinks, mocktails, flavored shakes, and fresh fruit juices.
If you want something alcoholic then how about making a fruity cocktail by mixing summery fruits with alcohol, soda and placing all contents in big jars with nozzles. The guests will simply open the tap, pour a drink and enjoy!
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Make your wedding guests drool with the refreshing and toothsome food items like vegetable salad, fruit salad, Gol-Gappas and much more. You can also have cold pasta/ noodle or chicken salad.
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End your guest’s meal with some sweet, cold and delightful surprises like Rasmalai, Fruit Popsicle, Rasgulla, Shrikhand, Ice-cream, and cold rice-pudding. All these sweet treats will make the event memorable for all the guests.
Be it the bride or groom or their family and friends, looking picture perfect is everyone’s desire. Although wedding dresses are heavy on embellishments and layers, you can still enjoy wearing them in summer by choosing the perfect style and fabric. The best choice of fabric for a summer wedding dress for mens and women are cotton, linen, tulle, organza, and chiffon. Below we have compiled a small list of wedding dresses which you can try for your wedding.
For Her: As a bride, you need to wear something which is heavily embellished and unique, at the same time is made of fabric which is breathable and light in weight. You can have a lehenga made of tulle/ chiffon for the wedding. For your friends or sister, the best option can be a cape style top in net fabric with a chiffon lehenga-skirt below.
In addition to the dress, you need to decide the type of makeup and hairstyle which will suit perfectly for the season. One of the most recommended summer wedding makeup tips is to use waterproof, matte-finish products. This will keep your face look fresh and not let sweat ruin the makeup.
Also for your hair, the best summer wedding hairstyles are bun, chignon, ponytail. These hairdos will not cover your neck area which will reduce sweat and keep you refreshed throughout the function.
For Him: Color of the wedding season 2019 is white, cream and gold. Hence we highly recommend having some cotton/ linen dresses stitched in these colors. Kurta Pajama, Nehru Jacket, Achkan, Sherwani; the options are endless.
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The wedding venue decor will depend upon the time of your function. If it is scheduled to take place during the day hour, then we recommend choosing a bright and peppy color combination theme in yellow, orange, green, and pink colors. You can also add some fun elements by adding colorful umbrellas, water fountains, and flowers.
For night weddings, the perfect theme based decor can be a mix of white, cream and gold. These colors look bright and cool which blends well with the summer season. You can also have gorgeous summer wedding flowers decoration like sunflower, Lilly, marigold, rose which blends well with the light color theme.
This is the most important concern if your wedding is going to take place in an open lawn. At such wedding venues, the best way to provide relief is by placing portable air-conditioners, misting fans, fogging sprinklers and industrial size water-coolers. The high-end equipment, when placed strategically throughout the venue can lower down the heat by 50%.
Supercool Sunglasses: If your marriage ceremony is all set to take place during the day time then you can set up a unique sunglass stand the venue. From here the wedding guests can take glasses from different shades and styles options available. It can also act as a wedding giveaway which the guests can keep with themselves.
Parasol: A sophisticated and elegant way to give your guest relief from the sun is by handing over parasols. It is a type of umbrella which is made up of wood and white color sheets. They are very light in weight and hence easy to handle.
Iced Beer Buckets: If you want to add some fun factor to the wedding, then you can place rustic looking buckets filled with ice and place beer pints in them. As per top wedding planners, it is one of the most used and loved summer wedding tips by couples.
Little Pouch Filled With Goodies: To beat the summer heat, you can make a pouch containing fragrant wet tissue wipes, a pair of sunglasses, a hat and a face spray.
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Program Printed Paper Fans: You can also get some Chinese paper fans custom designed for the wedding. These fans will have multifold benefits which will be as a fan and as a wedding program schedule.
Ice Candy Cart: Add a dose of nostalgia to your wedding by setting up an ice candy cart at the wedding. It will remind the wedding guests of their old school days. You can include summery flavors like orange, mango, strawberry etc.
These are some of the most effective and efficient summer wedding tips which will ensure all your wedding guests have a gala time at the functions. Still, if you feel we missed any idea then we would love to hear from you. Comment in the section below and share your idea with us.
BY Shashank Gupta | 20 Sep, 2019
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