At The Sullivan, we think that every season is perfect for planning a wedding, but the overwhelming consensus shows that summer weddings are the most popular. From fun, summer color themes to beautiful receptions under the stars, we would like to share some tips with you on how to best take advantage of planning a wedding in the summer.

Comfort Comes First
If you’re planning to celebrate your nuptials outdoors, it’s important to keep the weather in mind, or more specifically, the temperature. The bride and bridesmaids should wear light fabrics that allow for air circulation and the groom and groomsmen should consider linen suits. Guests should be allowed to forgo hot suits and long dresses with more semi-formal attire that will keep them comfortable throughout the ceremony and ensuing festivities.

The Summer Aesthetic
The summer is all about bright colors, so why not incorporate them into your celebration. Rather than sticking with the more traditional, muted tones that are generally associated with weddings, have some fun with it. Pinks, blues, yellows, and greens are all popular colors for summer wedding decor, and can really pop in photographs of the ceremony.

Nothing Too Heavy
Another thing that you should keep in mind because of the weather is food. Stick to lighter fair to keep your guests from becoming sluggish when the dancing starts. Avoid red meat and pastas with creamy sauces in favor of fish, chicken, and cold pasta dishes.

Blend It!
What’s more refreshing in the summer than a frozen margarita or daquiri? Yeah, pretty much nothing. When stocking your open bar, discuss the possibility of having a special frozen drink available for your guests. It will help keep your guests cool and add a bit more of a summer spin to your celebration.

If you’re having a summer wedding, consider taking advantage of the season and using it as more than just a date. If you have any questions or would like to schedule your wedding, call us at (845) 798-6018 or visit our website here.