Must Have Amenities for Guests at Your Summer Wedding

There’s no denying the allure of a summer wedding. However, with the warmth of the season also comes the need to ensure the comfort and well-being of your guests. Whether you’re exchanging vows under clear blue skies or dancing the night away under the stars, providing thoughtful must have amenities for guests at your summer wedding can make all the difference in ensuring everyone has an unforgettable experience.

Sunscreen & Sunglasses

First and foremost, a sunny wedding is wonderful, but too much of those pesky UV rays are not. Protect your guests from the sun by offering sunscreen stations or providing small bottles of sunscreen as part of welcome bags or favors. Another idea is to provide monogrammed sunglasses, which not only serve as a practical accessory but also add a fun touch to your wedding.

Handheld Fans & Cooling Towels

Keep your guests cool and refreshed with handheld fans, especially if your ceremony or reception is outdoors. In the past, I’ve seen couples create wedding programs that double as fans, allowing guests to stay cool while following along with the ceremony proceedings. You can also offer small cooling towels that guests can use to wipe away sweat and stay comfortable in the heat.

Light Snacks & Refreshing Beverages

It goes without saying that no one wants soup at a summer wedding… unless it’s gazpacho! If it’s warm out, offer light and refreshing snacks such as fruit skewers, cucumber sandwiches, or popsicles to help guests stay energized and cool.

Hydration Stations & Lots of Shade

No one wants a thirsty guest! Keep them all hydrated by offering infused water stations with refreshing fruit combinations or by providing plenty of water bottles throughout the venue. Especially near the dancefloor! Additionally, consider setting up shaded areas with umbrellas, tents, or canopies where guests can escape the sun when needed.

Bug Repellent & Citronella Candles

If your wedding is in an area prone to mosquitoes or other insects, provide bug repellent wipes or sprays to help guests avoid uncomfortable bites. Preparing for small details like this truly shows how much you care for your guests. Outdoor venues or dancefloors can always benefit from citronella candles to encourage flying insects to keep it movin’.

Comfortable Footwear Options

If your wedding includes outdoor activities like lawn games or dancing on grass, you might want to consider providing flip-flops or sandals for guests who may want to kick off their heels or dress shoes.

From keeping guests cool and refreshed to protecting them from the sun’s rays, these essential amenities are thoughtful touches to ensure your guests stay comfortable, hydrated, and ready to celebrate love in the midst of the summer heat. Relax, stay cool, and fully enjoy your summer wedding celebration!



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