Summer is one of the most popular times of year for a wedding, but it can also present a whole host of challenges. From keeping guests cool to keeping yourself comfortable, you’ll need to invest some extra time and thought in beating the heat.
The first thing is to figure out whether to have an indoor or outdoor wedding. While the outdoors might call to you in the summer, it’s important to consider the comfort of your guests. One way to have the best of both worlds is to have an outdoor ceremony followed by an indoor reception. Using an outdoor deck area can offer your guests the chance to be indoors or outdoors as they choose.
As the bride and groom, keep the season in mind when you choose your attire. A long, full dress might seem perfect when you first spot it in winter, but think about how you’ll feel wearing it for hours on a hot day. The same applies to the choice of a heavy wool tuxedo! Instead, consider lighter styles that can be added to should it get chilly.
Keeping water and other refreshments around your venue can also help you and your guests in the heat. When you choose a Northern Virginia wedding venue, discuss how and where you can place water stations for both the ceremony and reception.
Here at the Black Horse Inn, we have plenty of experience keeping summer brides and their guests cool and comfortable. To find out more about what we can offer for your big day, give us a call!
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