13 Ways to Keep Your Guests Cool During Your Hot-Weather Wedding



There are few things more uncomfortable than sitting through an outdoor wedding ceremony in the summer. We’ve all been there, and I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s a tad difficult to focus on the romantic words being said when makeup is sweating down your face, your thighs are sticking to the seat and you’re in dire need of a cold drink.

Weather, unfortunately, is one of those stubborn factors we just can’t control, and if you’re a summer bride, the possibility of extreme heat is definitely on your radar. Now that doesn’t mean you should forgo your dream of an outdoor ceremony or a beach wedding, but it’s in your (and your guests’) best interest to be prepared with ways to keep cool.

Handing out sunglasses, paper fans, chilled towels or mini water spritzers; serving a frozen treat; and having a small drink station set up near your ceremony are just a few of the options you’ll find on this helpful list for those of you with an outdoor wedding date. We suggest you steal an idea or two for your Big Day—your guests will definitely appreciate it.

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