Steal-Worthy Summer Wedding Ideas

Written by Alex Reardon
Photo: Reverie Supply

Hello there, summer brides and grooms! Looking for ways to add a splash of the season into your wedding day?

Here are a few of our favorite summer wedding ideas, from refreshing cocktails to hot hairdos.

Bicycle Signage
Repurpose this favorite summer pastime as a fun, unexpected decorative element.

Potted Blooms
For summer garden feel, incorporate pretty potted plants like geraniums or verbena.

Ribbon Streamers
We love the way these ribbons dance in the summer breeze! You can also use them to dress up an entryway, embellish a bouquet wrap, or add a little extra flair to a getaway car.

Pre-Ceremony Beverage Station
Offer a selection of iced teas, lemonades, and herb- and fruit-infused waters to keep guests hydrated during an outdoor ceremony.

Parasols
Tying the knot outside on a sunny summer day? Keep guests shaded and comfortable with elegant paper parasols. Bonus: they look pretty in pictures!

Hand-Held Fans
...or offer festive seagrass fans to help keep them cool.

Chic Updo
Our favorite fuss-free summer hairstyle? A simple, smooth chignon! This timeless look will withstand frizz-inducing humidity and keep your neck cool. Check out more stunning summer styles here.

Stylish Shades
Hand out sunglasses (branded with your monogram, wedding date, or hashtag, perhaps!?) to your guests at the ceremony or on the dance floor.

Tropical Signature Cocktails
Give your signature beverage a tropical twist with an exotic, refreshing flavor like pineapple or guava. Need ideas? Check out these delicious recipes from some of our favorite caterers across the country.

Chips and Salsa Bar
A station dedicated to summertime's favorite snack will surely delight your guests.

Fresh Fruit Accents
Top your place settings with juicy in-season treats like peaches or apricots!

Popsicle Bar

Popsicle Bar
Keep guests cool in the summer heat with a frozen sweet!

Boxwood Cake Topper
Decorate your dessert with a simple, elegant boxwood monogram. After all, summer is the season for lovely, lush greenery!

S’more Favors
Indulge your guests in a little summertime nostalgia with this gooey, delicious campfire treat.

A Dockside Send-Off
Take to the sea (or river or lake) for an unforgettable farewell at the end of the evening.