There’s nothing quite like a British summer wedding. The two weeks when Britain experiences tropical weather, scorching sun and the nature in full bloom can add an extra special factor to your big day. Get it right with our summer wedding tips to ensure your day goes smoothly.
Ensure your event is weather proof. Not only will pretty vintage parasols shield you and your bridesmaids from sweaty fringes and sunburnt noses, they’ll make great props for your bridal party, especially for photos. If you are planning to get married in August, you may want to replace your usual table décor and wedding favours with citronella candles in an attempt to bug-proof the outdoors. You don’t want guests to be worrying about pesky bugs while they enjoy an astonishing amount of Pimms.
Wedding photos are something you’ll cherish for years to come. We recommend heading to the venue months in advance to select locations on-site that will allow you to have perfect pictures on your special day. Avoid taking pictures at noon or when the sun is directly overhead and will cause unflattering shadows. A good idea is to consult with your wedding photographer for lighting recommendations and arrange a photoshoot later in the afternoon or evening.
If you are lucky enough to experience the British summer in full bloom on your wedding day, embrace it with the use of seasonal colours, give out fans or imprinted sunglasses as a favour and keep the food fresh and light. Don’t serve anything too heavy during cocktail hour; instead try serving fruit skewers, shrimp cocktail and other light appetizers. Incorporate locally grown, delicious produce in your catering or opt for a farmer’s market inspired buffet or even a picnic theme.
Most importantly, to ensure tying the knot is a disaster proof experience for you and your guests, turn to a wedding expert to ensure the day flows smoothly without a hiccup. Our dedicated in-house wedding specialist will work with you in planning every little detail in the run up to your wedding day, as well being on hand at the event. Our landscaped gardens and award-winning restaurant and bar make an ideal location for a summer wedding. With 150 individually decorated rooms and suites at The Bull, there’s no need for your guests to rush home at the end of the day. For more information or to discuss your bespoke requirements, contact us on 01753 202919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also make an enquiry and our team will get back to you within a day.