Summer is a wonderful time of year to get married! We’ve come up with our 10 Top Tips for a Summer Wedding to give you some guidance & inspiration. Enjoy!
A massive trend for Summer 2017 is Food Stations. Why not add some theatre to your Drinks Reception with an Oyster Station, Mini BBQs or a Serrano Ham Station? They add a great interactive element to your day & are a unique way to entertain & feed your guests in one!
The summer months are just perfect for Marquee Weddings! A marquee provides a completely blank canvas which can be personalised to suit you, making each day special & unique. If you’ve found that many venues have limited availability for summer 2017, a marquee wedding is a great alternative!
When choosing your Wedding Breakfast menu it is important to match your dishes to the time of year; nobody wants to sit down to a heavy, hearty meal on a warm, summer’s day! Why not choose a BBQ menu; lots of delicious meats and a selection of salads put on tables for guests to tuck into. Light & tasty, it is perfect for the summer months! Take a look at our Catering Brochure for more ideas.
When you’re choosing the menu for your Wedding Breakfast make sure you pick a Vegetarian option. Vegetarians can quite often get overlooked, but it is important that they also have something delicious to enjoy on your special day. You could even choose a whole vegetarian menu for all your guests!
A top trend for 2017 is Greenery. Whether you go for lavish foliage to decorate your venue or a wild bloom bouquet, this simple trend can transform the look of your Wedding. It will save you spending on extravagant floral arrangements and provide a luscious, natural alternative.
Soft Drink Options
Refreshing, fruity drinks are a must have for a Summer Drinks Reception. Everyone loves a ‘Personalise Your Prosecco’ station, but it’s also important not to forget about those who aren’t drinking. Providing exciting, non-alcoholic options is key to ensuring nobody feels like they’re missing out. Take a look at our ‘Driver’s Cocktail List’ for inspiration!
Everyone dreams of a gloriously sunny wedding day and, even though British weather can be unpredictable, it’s important to be prepared for a hot day. You are probably planning on enjoying parts of your day outside, so make sure you have a shaded area available for guests who want to take some respite from the rays. Why not also have some Kilner jars full of ice
cold, fruity water so guests can help themselves & keep hydrated.
Long summer evenings
One of the best things about a summer wedding are the long, sunny evenings. Make the most of this by creating a comfy, outside space for your guests to relax in throughout the evening. Glamping is also a really popular way keep the party going into the next day and warm summer nights are the perfect time!
Using Seasonal food at your wedding is a great way of making sure you have the best quality tastes & flavours so your Wedding Breakfast is delicious and memorable. The summer months provide us with a glorious range of fruit & vegetables, perfect for your Wedding Breakfast. Why not opt for a DIY Eton Mess with British Summer Fruits; the ultimate summer dessert!
It’s your day!
Finally, remember that it is your day! You might feel pressure to conform to tradition, but if you want to do something different, do it. Whether it’s picking your favourite dish for your wedding breakfast or having a doughnut tower instead of a cake, just go for it!