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Summer Wedding Guide: Tips from Marcella's Bridal

Summer is just around the corner here in Spokane Washington- AKA wedding season! As the temperature rises and the sun shines bright, summer weddings become a popular choice for couples looking to tie the knot. At Marcella's Bridal, we understand the importance of making your special day as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. That's why we've put together this summer wedding survival guide, filled with essential tips to ensure your celebration is a breeze from start to finish.

Timing is Key:

One of the most crucial aspects of planning a summer wedding is choosing the right time for your ceremony. Avoid scheduling it during the hottest part of the day, typically between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Opting for a late afternoon or early evening ceremony will help you and your guests beat the heat.

Sun Protection:

Don't let sunburns ruin your wedding day glow! Apply sunscreen liberally and encourage your bridal party and guests to do the same. Consider providing sunscreen stations or personalized sunscreen favors to keep everyone protected throughout the festivities.

Keep Cool with an Updo:

While flowing locks are stunning, they can quickly become uncomfortable in the summer heat. Opt for an elegant updo to keep your hair off your neck and shoulders, allowing you to stay cool and stylish all day long.

Choose a Shaded Venue:

When selecting your wedding venue, prioritize locations with plenty of shade. Whether it's a picturesque garden with towering trees or a venue with covered pavilions, providing ample shade will ensure your guests remain comfortable throughout the celebration.

Hydration Station:

Keep your guests hydrated by offering refreshing drinks before and after the ceremony. Consider setting up a hydration station or buckets stocked with water and other chilled beverages to help everyone stay cool and hydrated.

Bride's Best Friend: Water:

In the midst of all the excitement, it's easy for the bride to forget to drink enough water. Make sure to stay hydrated throughout the day by sipping water regularly. Keep a bottle close at hand and enlist the help of your bridal party to remind you to take a sip between all of the wedding day excitement. Hydrate the week of the wedding, and NOT just the day of (of course still drinking water on the wedding day.) This will help you to not need the restroom as frequently.

The Frozen Water Bottle Trick:

Prepare with frozen water bottle ready on deck! Use the frozen water bottles for the bride (or bridesmaids) if you are overheating. If overheated, pop into a back room and place the frozen bottle between the thighs. It will cool down your core without having to remove your gown.

Sweat-proof Solutions:

Combat sweat and stay fresh all day long by wearing an antiperspirant designed to withstand the summer heat. Choose a reliable product that provides long-lasting protection, allowing you to dance the night away without worrying about any unwanted perspiration.

Blotting Basics:

Give your bridesmaids a handy accessory to combat shine throughout the day—a small towel or pack of blotting papers. These lifesavers will help keep oil at bay and ensure everyone looks flawless in photos.

Light and Airy Fabrics:

When selecting your wedding gown, opt for lightweight and breathable fabrics that won't weigh you down in the summer heat. Flowy chiffon, airy organza, and lightweight lace are all excellent choices that will keep you feeling cool and comfortable as you say "I do."

Summer weddings are gorgeous with our beautiful Washington foliage and weather. With these essential tips from Marcella's Bridal, you can ensure that your special day is a cool and comfortable affair for you and your guests. From timing your ceremony wisely to choosing the perfect gown fabric, these simple strategies will help you beat the heat and create cherished memories that last a lifetime.


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