5 Summer wedding must haves for your reception

by Eventscor
June 18, 2019

Planning a wedding reception

Planning a wedding reception does not have to be stressful when you take the time to organize beforehand. Knowing what you want is half the battle, as you also need to know how it will be accomplished. Perhaps you are on the fence about what to offer at your summer wedding reception. Here are 5 summer wedding must have for your reception.

Cool Attire

No one wants to be a sweaty mess when attending an important event such as a wedding. Rather your wedding is indoors or outside, make sure you consider the clothing that you and your guest will be wearing. While we all want to look our best, you also want to keep everyone’s comfort in mind. You may opt to wear more casual clothing that is made of breathable material. Ensure your guest know what type of attire is acceptable. Otherwise, they may show up in formal ware when you opted for a more casual event.


If you are having an outdoor wedding reception, perhaps plan it for the evening. This will help cut down on any heat issues that may arise. Also consider the venue that you are planning your wedding reception at. Rather your reception is in doors or out, you want the feel of your venue to blend with the rest of your wedding. Look at the amenities that are offered, such as outdoor fire pits, or breath-taking decor, large dance floors or over night accommodation. Mother nature does not always do what we want her to do, so if you are planning an outdoor reception make sure you have a backup plan if it rains.

Food and Beverage

A big part of your reception will be food and drink. Since it will be in the summer make sure you account for this accordingly. You would not want to serve ice cream at an outdoor wedding reception without coolers on hand, as it will be melting very quickly. Also, plan your wedding reception with water readily available in a number of areas. This will ensure all guest are staying well hydrated and can enjoy your big day.

Unique Factor

When planning a wedding reception, make sure you make it unique, as this will be the one thing your guest will remember most about your big day. Summer is a great time to incorporate some fun lawn games, such as horseshoes, corn hole, bocce or croquet. Make your reception fun, so guest of all ages can have a laugh and relax. Consider serving some fresh fruit salad or ice cream bars with your cake. Just make sure you have refrigeration figured out before offering these types of goodies.


There are loads of fun summer wedding favors that you can offer your guest, such as customized hand fans or outdoor goody bags that have sunscreen and lip balm. These types of goodies will help guest stay well protected from the sun’s rays.

Planning a wedding reception doesn’t have to be stressful. Take all things into consideration and be sure you have a plan to execute all of your wants. Summer is a great time to host a wedding just be sure you take weather elements into consideration.

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