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.
Provide sunglasses to those guests who forgot theirs. You don’t want them squinting as you walk down the aisle!
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This ice blue and lace color combination would make an country wedding perfectly elegant! The soft tones would blend fabulously with fields and flowers.
Lovely ladies helping with program assembly
I have been pretty open about not being the craftiest bride out there. Luckily, I have some awesome friends and family members who were all too happy to pitch in! Above you can see three of my aunts, my brother’s MIL and my mother hard at work assembling programs.
“Programs are the place to introduce the wedding party, list reading and readers, and explain traditions”
blah blah blah…. yawn!
Think of your program as an opportunity to dazzle. to surprise. to enlighten. to bring tears to the eyes. And guess what? It does not need to be 8 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide with a ribbon and tassel on the side. Not too long ago one of my clients printed a beautifully calligraphied poem on a single sheet of card stock. This was their program. Few words, yet it said everything about this wonderful couple.
As the wedding day approaches and my WeddingWire checklist beckons, I’m tackling a few more projects left on my list. And because I’m not uber-crafty, I started looking for some templates for some of the paper projects left to do.
I am so glad I found a link to Jody Prouse’s templates! I’ve already worked up a version of her ceremony programs.