Sunny, warm days that linger into and cool, fragrant nights – it’s no surprise that summer is the season so many couples choose to tie the knot. June through August soirees always make for bright and joyous affairs, so why not choose to be a summer bride yourself?
Don’t let the fact that it’s wedding season deter you from throwing the perfect summer bash. To make your celebration stand out from the rest during this busy time of year, we’ve put together a guide to help you assemble easy but stylish wedding decorations. Read on as we walk you through 10 inspired ideas for gorgeous summer wedding decor, that your guests will gush about for years to come.
1. Embrace Nature as Decor
The nice and breezy (and more predictable) summer weather makes having an outdoor celebration that much easier. So if you’re thinking of holding your wedding in an open-air locale, use the natural surroundings as part of your decor. You can even dress the surrounding trees with twinkling lights to add a romantic touch to your reception.
2. Greet Guests with Welcome Bags
Receive guests by greeting them with customized welcome baggies. Include summer must-haves such as sunglasses, bug spray, and sunscreen. Your guests will appreciate the thought and it will make their time at your wedding that much more enjoyable.
3. Incorporate Greenery
Luscious greenery is a must for summer wedding decor. To add that dash of green, adorn your reception tables with tiny pots of succulents or air plants.
4. Adorn Your Ceiling
If you’re having your wedding indoors, embellish your ceiling with paper DIYs like pom poms and white paper lanterns. Consider hanging sparkly tulle drapes to give the illusion of a larger venue.
5. Stylize The Aisle
Don’t hesitate to elevate the style of your wedding aisle with bold colors and flowers. Take advantage of summer’s in-season floral options and decorate the pathway with bright petals and plants. You’ll be the image of beauty as you strut down the aisle to meet your loved one.
6. Serve With Style
Whether you’re having an open bar or not, make sure to keep guests’ thirst quenched all night long. For a chic yet classic display, serve your guests a cold one over a vintage-inspired bar made out of wood.
7. Build a Canopy
Inspired by the Jewish wedding tradition of a Chuppah, more and more couples are building ceremonial spaces for their union. Ashley Biscan from Bold Designs recommends giving the space a cheerful twist by adding colorful details to the marquee.
8. Shelter Guests From The Sun
Shield guests from the blazing sun by giving away cute parasols at the reception. Not only are they super stylish, they’re also the perfect props for photo shoots.
9. Take a Seat
If you’re thinking of having an outdoor wedding, consider using long wooden benches as your wedding chairs. Not only are they’re reminiscent of lovely summer days at the park, they are also a great fit for any wedding theme you decide on. Attach bright corsages to the side of your chairs for a delicate, summery touch.
10. Build Your Own Props
Fun props make great decorations at any summer wedding… An old bicycle, a rustic birdcage, or a vintage wagon are all great additions that will create picture-perfect corners at your reception. You can also use these props as a place for guests to place cards or gifts for the bride and groom.
Got some of your own ideas for the ideal summer wedding decor? Let us know in the comments!