Summer is definitely one of the most popular seasons to get married. Nothing beats a cool, summer day with bright sunshine, barbecue for the meal, glorious weather to take pictures, and fun outdoor activities if you plan on holding your special day outside.
But sometimes, these summer days can be a lot hotter than we expect. Unless you live in Arizona or Florida where everyday is a summer day and you and your guests are used to the heat surrounding you twenty four seven, then this can be quite the obstacle to overcome. The last thing you want is a whole bunch of guests passing out from heat exhaustion or one of your groomsmen in the wedding party to buckle out from locking his legs too long.
So, in order to save this nightmare from coming true with you and your guests, there are some fun ways you can help your guests cool down during your wedding day. If you need some suggestions, continue reading to find some tips that may help you when searching for small things to help cool down your guests at your outdoor wedding.
1. Hand Out Sunscreen!
This is especially beneficial for the brides who are having their ceremony out in the sun. Even if it ends up being a cloudy day, the sun can be brutal even behind those puffy clouds. So even if there are just a few bottles at the entrance to the ceremony, people can use them before they sit down. This way, you do not have to buy a whole bunch of small bottles for every person. Sharing is caring!
2. Provide Fans of Some Sort.
Having fans for your guests will definitely be an asset for cooling everyone down. Whether they be small, battery powered gadgets, very big fans plugged in at the reception, or personalized paper fans that come with the program for the ceremony, having some type of fan will provide utmost comfort.
3. Eat Some Tasty Popsicles!
During the cocktail hour, serve your favorite popsicles! Whether they are homemade yourself, your favorite superhero popsicles from your childhood, or the blue raspberry and cherry ice pops, give your guests the ultimate hydrating treat. This is a very affordable treat that not only your guests will enjoy, but the little ones will be pleased with as well!
4. Stay Away From Metal Chairs.
If you are having your ceremony out in the open sun, then I strongly advise you to stay away from metal chairs. If they are metal, then make sure they have a cover or cushion to provide the best comfort for your guests. You do not want them to remember your wedding as the wedding where they burned their tushes!
5. Give Out Sunglasses.
Maybe you give sunglasses as your wedding favor, or you give them first thing at your ceremony! Either way, sunglasses are great way to give your guests the sight they need for your special day. It is a pretty big pain when someone has to constantly adjust their eyes or cover them with their hands in order to see you getting married. So whether you personalize them or buy a whole bunch in bulk, giving sunglasses is a great way to protect your guests’ eyes!
6. Provide Water Bottles.
Most guests will not think about bringing water bottles to a wedding, and it will not be different for yours! Have an ice chest at the entrance to the reception to help hydrate everyone. If you also have an outdoor ceremony, shade or no shade, have water bottles in a cooler at the entrance to the ceremony. You can personalize them with small tags with you and your honey’s initials, or have a decorative paper wrapped around with the date and a catchy phrase. Either way, H20 is just what your favorite people need!
7. Refresh Your Guests with Refreshments.
At the reception, be sure to include many different types of refreshments. Whether it be delicious margaritas and other delicious alcoholic beverages, fruit punch or chocolate milk for the kids, or iced coffees for the teenage hipsters, there is a wide variety of beverages and refreshments that you can give your guests. Having a dry wedding? Click here for bar ideas that have nothing to do with alcohol!