Have your heart set on an outdoor wedding in the middle of summer? Prevent guest meltdown with these three tips.
Make your ceremony programs work double-duty as fans. There are two popular styles—card stock attached to a stick (paddle), or a fan-out (petal) style. Both can be easy DIY projects or purchased for a few bucks if you're not too crafty. There are tons of great options on Etsy; we love these two:
Keep guests hydrated with personalized water bottles. A tip: Stick the bottles in the freezer for a few hours before the ceremony so that they are partially frozen (but not frozen solid!). That way, they'll stay cold much longer. Have your groomsmen pass out a bottle to guests as they are escorted to their seats. Choose from over 300 designs or create a completely custom label at Foreverwed.com
Stock up on paper parasols. These cute umbrellas provide shade for your guests while also giving your photos a nice pop of color—talk about a win-win situation. We love the selection at Luna Bazaar.
For more summer wedding advice on everything from your hair and makeup to your food selection, click here.
—Kristen O'Gorman Klein