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Summer Wedding Planning Ideas, Part I

Wedding season is in full swing. If you have a wedding coming up later this summer but haven’t quite worked out all the details, we’re here to help with our best summer wedding planning ideas! This post will give you some ideas for favors, cakes, and food while a later post will discuss dress, decor, and flowers.

Wedding Favors

If you’re getting married on the beach this summer, then why not go with a beach-themed favor? These palm tree bottle openers or starfish wine bottle stoppers would be great practical favors for your guests.

Of course, if you’re more of the do-it-yourself type, we’ve found some options for you as well! Here’s a great DIY project for honey wedding favors, which would complement any outdoor summer wedding. This project for candy-filled cherries is surprisingly easy but looks beautiful and sophisticated.

This personalized wedding cocktail mix would be a lighthearted and fun favor for any summer wedding.

Cakes

Capture the beauty of your summer wedding by incorporating seaside touches into your cake. This cake with seashell accents is perfect for the beach but still has an elegant look. 

Cakes with floral decor, such as this cake with flower and butterfly accents and this pastel wedding cake with flowers, would be well-suited to an outdoor summer wedding.

A classic and decorative tiered cake is also always in style and can easily match the rest of your decor. 

Food

We all know how hot it can get in the summer, so it’s probably best to work your food selections around the heat. For example, serve refreshing drinks like lemonade and iced tea or signature cocktails using mint or citrus flavors. You can garnish them with fruit or flowers to make them even more festive. Cool appetizers like shrimp cocktails or gazpacho are ideal on a warm day, and for the main course, you might consider something grilled or barbequed (it is summer after all!). For dessert (besides your gorgeous cake), consider something light and rejuvenating like sorbet.

Before you take that trip down the aisle, make sure you check out our selection of matched wedding bands. Stay tuned for our next summer wedding plans post.

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