Spring and summer weddings give way to SO many fun ideas and themes. From your own backyard to the beach and even summer camp, there are lots of places from your past and present to draw inspiration from.
If you’re looking for summer wedding ideas, a great place for you to start is to sit down with your soon-to-be hubs and think about your favorite summer memories, either when you were a kid or from the summer’s you’ve spent together. Personally, when I think of summer I remember visiting my Grandma in Buffalo and going for soft-serve and picking strawberries in her backyard. Or as I got older spending hours upon hours playing Marco Polo in the pool with friends or playing Cornhole at sleep-away camp.
Below are a few of my favorite summer wedding ideas, including suggestions for wedding table centerpieces, wedding dresses and groom’s suit, games, and wedding favors (though these are really just the start). Let me know what your favorites are in the comments section, or if you’re planning a summer wedding what your fun ideas are.
Happy 4th of July, everyone!!
I love using fruit for wedding centerpieces in pretty much every season, but you have so many more options to play with in the summer as well. To add a pop of color to your wedding tables, think about using bowls of strawberries with a few spilling out onto the table for an extra rustic touch. Lemons and oranges are always a fun option, too, which you can cut up and put in jars along with inexpensive wildflowers.
For a more casual summer wedding inside OR outside, a groom can’t go wrong with an Irish linen suit. The one bummer is that the fabric wrinkles really easily, but by the end of the day (or night) it just adds to the look.
Having guests send off wish lanterns at the end of the night is always a fun idea. And don’t worry…they’re eco-friendly
Wish Lanterns, $20.99 for a 10-pack