If you’re due to say ‘I do’ in the next year or so, you’re no doubt in the full throes of planning your big day
. For those who are throwing ideas around for a destination wedding, we have just the thing, thanks to this dedicated blog series...
‘Inspiration for Your Destination Wedding’ will look at everything from getting wed somewhere hot to organising your nuptials in a cold, snowy climate. We’ll also focus on chic, city weddings, rural events and everything in between.
In the first of the series, we look at ‘tying the knot somewhere hot’. We’re poets and we didn’t know it. Read on for our top tips…
Plan Your Attire
If you know already that your destination is likely to be hot, hot, hot, we’re sure you’re already thinking about how the bridal party’s wedding attire will complement the weather. Think lightweight fabrics and garments and shoes that aren’t going to pinch and pull. JJ's House
have some stunning floaty light bridesmaid dresses in a huge range of colours and styles. The same advice goes for your dress too - venture around your local bridal boutiques and try on as many as possible whilst imagining standing on an exotic beach in 30+ degrees - no thick satin here! Materials such as linen, organza, lace, cotton, and chiffon are excellent choices
Being comfortable is as much a priority as looking good on your big day, so plan well and you’ll be glad you did.
Slather on the SPF
Whether you’re getting married in sunny Spain or here on British soil, a heatwave could well be on the cards.
To avoid sunburn on your dream day, make sure you and your guests slather on the SPF on the morning of the wedding. Give it plenty of time to soak in, though, before you slip into your wedding dress; doing so will save you from greasy stains on your gown; after all, some fabrics are less forgiving than others (satin, for example), where stains are concerned.
Set Up ‘Hydration Stations’
You’ll have enough to think about on the morning of your wedding, so leave a trusted member of the bridal party in charge of setting up ‘hydration stations’ for when you’re all getting ready. This is basically a fancier way of saying ‘make sure there are enough glasses of ice water to hand’.
Whether on a nearby table or in a fridge, you’ll all be glad of easy-to-grab bottles or cups of good old h20. You could even serve up your pre-wedding refreshments in personalised bridal party Champagne flutes
– well, whyever not?! Or why not turn them into wedding favours? Encouraging your guests to keep hydrated will prevent retiring early and keeping the fun going all evening - head over to Pinterest HERE
for some fun favour ideas.
Keep a Mini Hand Fan Close By
Worried your make-up will slide off your face as soon as it comes into contact with a bit of heat? Don’t sweat it – literally. Buy yourself a mini, battery-operated hand fan and you can stay cool at the touch of a button.
Again, you could leave a friendly member of the bridal party in charge of these small but important details – if they’re happy to help.
Offer Ice Cream to Guests
If you’re planning a wedding somewhere hot, you’ll have plenty of advance notice that it’s probably going to be…er…hot. So how about making sure your dessert is ice-cream based – or you could even hand out mini ice cream cones or tubs in place of canapes following the ceremony? It’s the little touches that will go a long way – for your guests and for you.
Want some more inspiration – like our personalised Champagne flutes – to add some final flourishes to your big day? Find plenty of ideas
on our site – and happy wedding planning!
Until next time…