The weather has started to warm up, the sun is shining, the trees are blossoming and wedding season is almost upon us. In just a few short weeks the wedding marches will start to play in full force and brides all over the country will tie the knot. For us here at the salon it means lots of alterations appointments, but for you its going to mean signature cocktails and chalkboard signs and lots of dancing. So to get you prepped, here are some great things to look forward to about all the upcoming summer weddings.
I have yet to go to a wedding where late-night food is served, but Ive certainly heard about it a lot and the trend is growing more frequent. I love this idea mostly because I love food, but it also makes a lot of sense. Wedding receptions can last hours and after all that dancing, and especially drinking, its nice to give guests a chance to refuel before they leave for the evening. Plus, a few trays of French fries or donuts or pizza rolls is a really easy way to make guests feel like they are getting the royal treatment.
Stylish Bridal Parties
From grooms and groomsmen in navy suits to tweed blazers and bridesmaids wearing prints and sequins there is plenty of wardrobe fun to watch at weddings these days. I think the creativity is the most interesting part, and I love the way that couples tailor their bridal parties to match their overall theme. I love separates for bridesmaids or mismatched prints, and I love a good patterned tie or sock on a groomsman. I love when couples trade in the old notion of a bridal army in all the same thing to a cohesive group of cool people that you obviously want to get to know.
A Little Place to Lounge
Weddings make for great places to catch up with friends and relatives but between the seating charts and the dance floor, it can be hard to find a place to strike up an audible conversation. Thats why I love the lounge idea. I love that a few elegant chairs, a loveseat and a coffee table away from the dance scene can provide such a nice relaxing space for guests. Its so much more fun than leaning across half eaten slices of cake strewn over the table.
Outdoor weddings always come with a certain amount of weather risk, but surely one of the best things about summers weddings is running that risk, at least in part, to be able to enjoy the fresh evening air. Whether its a quick outdoor ceremony or a tented reception or even an outdoor lounging area, the fresh summer air is always welcome. Even a little lighted patio or terrace provides a nice respite from the din of the dance floor, and a cool evening breeze is welcome after working up a sweat to Shout.
Cheers to a summer of good food, good fun and lots of happy couples!