We’re already in the midst of summer 2019, having enjoyed a heatwave or two throughout July. The countryside never looks better than it does when the summer sun sets, and the warmer weather makes way for socialising and having fun in the outdoors. Those who love making the most of the summer and soaking up the rays would, no doubt, benefit from a summer wedding – but why, exactly, is this such a popular time of year to get married?
Summer is, for the most part, renowned for having more consistently good weather – although we can’t ignore the fact that we are subject to the occasional shower! Nevertheless, the summer months offer warmer weather in general, as well as more sunlight.
The warmer weather also allows for greater flexibility with the venue, as brides and grooms can opt to use both the indoor and outdoor spaces. If you’re feeling brave enough, you could have the ceremony outdoors – and perhaps have tents at the ready for the risk of adverse weather!
Taking your wedding outdoors also widens the food catering possibilities; you can hire a whole range of rustic outdoor food vans, offering savoury and sweet treats to your guests.
Brighter and fresher blooms
Many types of flowers and foliage are known to flourish and thrive in the summer months – with some, such as roses, lasting for several seasons, throughout summer and autumn. Brides are presented with many more options when it comes to choosing the flowers for their bouquets and centrepieces, with the warmer weather allowing for the use of locally grown, highly seasonal produce.
Summer brings about a variety of brightly coloured flora – from sunflowers to dahlias and marigolds. Dried herbs, such as lavender and eucalyptus, are also at their most fragrant, and can add a rustic look to bridal bouquets. They’re also commonly used as insect repellents!
Longer and brighter days
Relatively self-explanatory, summer days are most definitely longer and brighter – meaning that there’s quite literally more of the day to enjoy with your loved ones, and more opportunities for capturing those all-important wedding photographs!
More clothing options
Bridal dresses suitable for the colder months are, no doubt, beautiful in their own right. But, in the summer months, there’s no need to worry about wearing an overcoat or sleeves (which is great if this goes against your preference). You can choose from any kind of dress you want – and what’s more, your guests have a wider variety of options for their attire.
Embrace summer themes
You really can go to town with summer weddings, using the outdoors to your advantage. Many couples like to have fun with different themes, taking inspiration from festivals and garden parties.
Farm-to-fork food also becomes an option in the summer months, with local and seasonal produce being at its peak. Not only does this provide your guests with incredibly tasty food, but it also stays in line with the current trends of sustainability – and is something on which we really place emphasis at Crumplebury.
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