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Super Summer Extravaganza

Super Summer Extravaganza

by Niamh Bartley

There’s a reason summer is the most popular time of year to get married and we think we know why! We have put together a bunch of reasons that you should consider when picking your wedding date if you’re thinking of a summertime bash.

Long days and short nights
The short nights bit might sound like a negative point but hear me out, you’ll be more inclined to get up early on a bright summers day than on a wintry morning which means you have more time to savour when you’re getting ready and just relaxing before the ceremony. You’ll also be able to savour your big day that much longer and the party can start whenever you want it to, you don’t have to wait for it to get dark out. The stretch in the evening will be beneficial to you as you can get some lovely pictures in the evening when the sunlight might be less harsh than it would have in the afternoon.

Flowers are in abundance
This adds in with the bright colour scheme but you can get stunning flowers that aren’t available year-round during the summer. Using flowers that grow in the season of your wedding will dramatically reduce costs because there will be less need for them to be shipped from other countries or grown in greenhouses specifically for you. Using local floral suppliers is also a great way of contributing to your community and helping small businesses which is a great thing to do in preparation for your big day.

The weather
Although you are never guaranteed a bright or clear day for your wedding, the weather is sure to be a lot more cooperative with your plans in summer than in any other season. You probably won’t have to worry about needing to cover up or keep warm, a nice shawl could come in handy but that’s about all you’ll need. A nice idea could be to have a small part of your day outside, find out if your venue has a garden area that you could use for your drinks reception and have a cute little garden party before your meal. This could also be an ideal time to get group photos with your friends to get it out of the way.

Bright colours look fab
You can experiment with bright colours and different colour combinations when it comes to a summer wedding because they won’t look out of place. In winter couples tend to go for a more paired back colour scheme to match the season and in spring pastels reign supreme, but in summer there are no expectations and bright colours are so in. They look gorgeous in floral arrangements and on wedding stationery and the centrepiece of each table in bright colours will make the room pop.

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