Five Tips To Plan The Ultimate Summer Wedding

A summer wedding is high on many brides wish lists. There is just something about holding your special day in the sunshine. Even possibly celebrating outside, that has many brides feeling excited. It’s why, for many suppliers, the summer months are classed as wedding season and tends to be the busiest time of year for them. If you are just starting out your wedding planning then congratulations. The amazing journey of wedding planning is laid out before you. So if a summer wedding is what you are hoping here, then this little guide is for you. Here is everything to consider when planning a summer wedding.

Think carefully about your venue

Your venue is so important, and one of the hardest decisions you need to make when it comes to planning your wedding. There is so much to consider. The space, the layout, the whole look of the place.When considering an outdoor and indoor summer wedding venue you need it to tick many boxes. aIt needs to be big enough to hold all your guests. You need to know exactly what you want from a venue, and that will help make your decision. So decide on whether accommodation is important, whether you need them to supply catering options. There is a lot to think about so don’t rush into this decision. Once this has been sorted the rest of the planning will fall into place.



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Have you got a theme in mind

The next thing to think about is whether you want a theme. Some brides stick with Summer as a theme as well as the time of year. So they bring in floral accents or choose brighter colors. A wedding, however, is yours to make what you want of it, so if you want a theme then have one. Some popular choices have been sticking with colors, a favorite film or taking a place as inspiration. The choice is yours.

Make sure your colour scheme fits

Another thing to consider would be your choice of color. Again, you can have what you want, but most Summer brides tend to stick with brighter and more vibrant colors. Ones that suit the season you are marrying in. This can then be taken through into bridesmaids dresses and choice of flowers.

What about the flowers?

On the subject of flowers, it would be highly recommended to check what flowers are in season during the Summer. You may have a favorite flower, but it might not be available during those months. The best advice would be to do some research on Google.

Think outside the box with the little details

Finally, try and be a little creative with some of the finer details. A summer wedding means you have many options available. This could be outside drinks when you serve cocktails. A his and her choice could be available. It might mean garden games for the kids or a more laid back meal instead of something formal.
I hope this guide sets you on your way for planning an amazing summer wedding.

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DIY: Lemonade Bar with a Twist

Give your lemonade bar an adult twist with Prairie Organic Spirits, a handcrafted line of organic gin and vodka, meticulously created and distilled to taste. These cocktails will be sure to impress guests.


Pretty in Pink Lemonade

  • 3 cups Prairie Organic Vodka
  • 2 cups simple syrup (2 cups sugar and 2 cups water, cooked until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool)
  • 8 cups (two liters) cold seltzer
  • 4 cups fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup grenadine syrup
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • Ice, as needed

Directions: Add Prairie Organic Vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup and grenadine to dispenser. Add seltzer and lemon slices. Stir to combine ingredients, and top with ice.


Here Comes the Lime

  • 3 cups Prairie Organic Vodka
  • 2 cups simple syrup (2 cups sugar and 2 cups water, cooked until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.)
  • 8 cups (two liters) cold seltzer water
  • 3 cups lime juice
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • Ice, as needed
  • 6 cups fresh or frozen sweet black cherries (optional)

Directions: Add Prairie Organic Vodka, simple syrup and lime juice to dispenser. Add seltzer and lime slices, and stir gently to combine ingredients. Top with ice. To make cherry limeade, add 6 cups of fresh or frozen sweet black cherries to simple syrup while cooking.


The Display: While the drinks may speak for themselves, below are a few ideas for pulling together a beautiful table to present your tasty drinks.


Display your cocktails in glass beverage dispensers, complete with a label so guests can see what they’re getting before they sip. To make beverage pouring as simple as possible, place your dispensers on top of simple glass cake stands to elevate your drinks without taking away from their colorful splendor.

Add to the DIY feel of your table by lining it with colorful Mason jars and striped paper straws for the guests to drink from. We suggest placing chalkboard labels on the glasses and laying out chalk for guests to use – with labeled glasses, no one will drink from the wrong cup again!

Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

We all know the traditional wedding rhyme. ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.’ You’ve probably had people recite it to you since the day you got engaged! Many brides like to stick to this classic poem and have something of each for their wedding day. Not sure what you should have for each thing? Here are some of our ideas.

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If you’ve had a pair of white heels at the back of your wardrobe for years, now is the time to dig them out again. Give them a quick polish and, hopefully; they will look as good as new again! Old jewelry that you’ve had since childhood can also be a really nice touch to your outfit. If you don’t have old shoes or jewelry, you can think slightly outside the box. How about setting the tables for the reception in some vintage tablecloths? You could even use some dry flowers in the decorations.

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Something New

For their something new, most brides count their wedding dress. Shopping for the dress is possibly the biggest part of wedding preparations for the bride. Hitting the bridal shop is a big day, and many women take all their bridesmaids along with them to enjoy free Champagne and nibbles. If your dress isn’t a new one – after all, some brides borrow theirs – you could keep things simple and just buy a new veil or tiara. Unfortunately, the wedding bands don’t count as something new. You have to be a bit more imaginative in your thinking as you can’t just fall back on your rings!

Something Borrowed

Some brides keep their wedding in the family and borrow their mother’s old wedding dress. If you don’t want to borrow something to wear, there are other ways to get around this one. Renting some form of transportation to take you to the church counts! You can find many hire limos online on sites like If you hire anything for the day, then it counts as borrowing. As long as you give it back at the end, that is!

Something Blue

It’s easy incorporating blue into your wedding day. Most brides like to wear a blue garter under their dress. Your bouquet can be brightened up with some pretty blue flowers. If you have any blue sapphires in your jewelry box, then get them out to wear as well. Another way to incorporate blue into your wedding day is to use it in the color scheme at your reception venue. Many couples like to decorate their venue to suit their tastes. Use blue in the decorations and table settings to make sure you are following the classic rhyme. You can also find other ideas for your themes and decor online at

After a little time thinking about it, you’ll come up with plenty of ideas to incorporate into your wedding. Need some more ideas? Just ask your bridesmaids!

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