Frizzy hair. Smeared make-up. Swooning bridesmaids. [Fill in the other heat-related potential could-go-wrongs here.]
Yes, living in Minnesota with its drastically different seasonal goodness, we all know humidity, mosquitoes, and sweltering heat are all potential big-day downers when getting married in July or August—much like blizzards, ice storms, and subzero temperatures affect our winter wonderland weddings in January and February (see our Real Brides tales on embracing the snow). But as we continue to ride on this particularly toasty heat wave, I say bring on the heat.
Sure, things might get a little sticky while you pose for a pic on the beach of Lake Calhoun, but with a few creative touches, you could use the heat to your advantage all while making you and your guests more comfortable.
Case in Point: Though the traditionalist in me loves a classically elegant program, brides are finding more ways to get creative with paper products and favors. To combat this sweltering summer, consider multi-purposing your program by constructing it in a shape that could double as a fan. Your guests will stay cool while you spout off your "I Dos," plus they'll get the inside scoop on you, your groom, and your wedding party.
An added bonus: These programs are also a great and easy DIY option. (For more summer DIY options, check out guest blogger Madeline Hill's tips.)
What other summer wedding tips do you have to combat the heat? Share with here or on Facebook!