Exchanging vows in the hot, hot heat of summer can turn your wedding day into a sweaty mess! Here's eight reliable ways to keep you and your guests cool at an outdoor celebration.
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1. Program Fans
Make your programs multi-purpose by turning them into fans. Your guests will be especially thankful if there's no natural breeze on your wedding day.
2. Ice, Ice Baby
Keep beverages submerged in a chilled container so that they're extra cold when guests grab one. There's no better way to quench your thirst than with an ice-cold beer, right?
3. A Shady Spot
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If your reception is right under the sun, consider setting up a lounge in a more shady area. That way you and your guests can cool off while still enjoying the weather. (PS—you can see more stylish reception lounges right here.)
4. Pretty Parasols
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Help guests avoid a nasty sunburn and enjoy permanent shade with parasols for the ceremony and reception.
5. Dancing Shoes
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Chances are with the humidity, guests are going to be dying to take their shoes off (no matter how adorable they are). Troubleshoot by providing flip-flops for guests to dance in.
6. Frozen Treats
Cake is delicious, but during a heat wave there's nothing like a snow cone or ice cream to cool you off. Consider these alternatives for a sweet treat at your reception.
7. Drink Up
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Set up a drink station at the reception with various options so guests can help themselves to a glass (or three) whenever they please.
8. Under an Umbrella
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Provide sun umbrellas for your guest at the outdoor ceremony, especially if it's on the longer side.
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