6 Ways to Keep Your Guests Cool

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 07, 2013


Photo: Jennifer Weems Photography

Tis the season for rising temperatures! While you may think it’s ideal weather to have a summer wedding in, the heat can often make family and friends uncomfortable. To help keep them cool (and refreshed), here are 6 ways to ensure they won’t have a meltdown:

1. Chilled Beverages

Before the ceremony, have a water stand with beverage tappers filled with your choice of limes, lemons, strawberries, blueberries or raspberries.

2. Iced Treats

During cocktail hour, pass out popsicles or freeze pops.

3. Oversized Umbrellas

Instead of having guests hold an umbrella to stay in the shade, place oversized umbrellas over the ceremony space. That way no one’s view is blocked.

4. Double-Duty Programs 

Turn your ceremony programs into personal fans.

5. Dancing Shoes 

Let guests kick off their shoes and have happy feet on the dance floor with flip flops.

6.  Sunglasses 

Provide sunglasses to those guests who forgot theirs. You don’t want them squinting as you walk down the aisle!


Love the color palette of this style shoot. The shoot was planned by Liv by Design with Flora Fetish, photographed by Katherine O’Brien Photography and occurred right around the opening of this new venue,  Ranch Austin, in none other than, Austin, Texas!  The design team wanted a farm theme with a monochromatic design, so they used a touch of modern mixed with a farmers market pick. We adore how they pulled together such a modern look in such a rustic setting. Hope you enjoy!

Photographer:  Katherine O’Brien Photography | Caterer:  Royal Fig Catering | Event Designer:  Liv by Design | Floral Designer:  Flora Fetish | Invitation Designer:  The Creative Parasol | Cake Designer:  Michelle’s Patisserie | DJ:  Greenbelt DJ Productions | Equipment Rentals:  Premiere Party Central | Event Venue:  Ranch Austin