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5 TIPS FOR SUMMER WEDDINGS
Weddings in Spain and protecting you and your guests from the heat
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I got married in Spain in August and as a wedding celebrant in Spain I take part in numerous summer weddings every year. Here are a few tips to protect you and your guests from the heat, so that everyone has an amazing time at your wedding.
Keep you and your guests hydrated, I had buckets of ice with bottles of water. It’s a good idea to have drinks available on arrival so that prior to your wedding ceremony when everyone is waiting, you don’t have anyone fainting! One of my recent couples who had a beautiful ceremony in Seville, had several big glass water dispensers with taps, each filled with water and fruit, infused water is amazing!
- SHADE / PARASOLS
If you are having your wedding ceremony in Spain and celebration when the sun is still up please, ensure that your guests either have some shade or some parasols in baskets at the ready. Here between 12.00 and 6.00pm, it can get very hot in summer. The last thing you want is your guests getting sunburnt. Consider shade when you are looking at your ceremony set up, you don’t want to be blinded by the sun! Your venue or wedding planner can offer you solutions to provide shade, some people use strips of fabric, marquees or even tee pees!
Fans, sunglasses and flip-flops are great token gifts to offer your guests. I had a basket of flip-flops at my wedding in Spain that my sister brought and didn’t think anyone would use them. When the party got going the basket was quickly emptied! Have some sun cream around too, just in case anyone has forgotten.
- CHILL OUT AREA
OK, so depending on the style of your wedding, this may not be for everyone but if you are having a not too formal, outdoor wedding and especially if there will be children, this is a great idea! I had a corner of the grass area filled with blankets and cushions, friends went there to sit back and chat and when it became later the children of my guests went there to hangout or rest. Nothing worse than kids slumped over chairs, especially in the heat! Click here to read my guide to a child friendly wedding. If your guests are travelling from colder countries, they may appreciate somewhere they can recharge their batteries, the heat can be exhausting, especially if you are not used to high temperatures.
- WEDDING ATTIRE
Some couples like to set a dress code for their guests, if you are planning on doing this, please do take into consideration the heat, you don’t want sweaty and uncomfortable guests. Also consider your own clothes, will you be too hot in a full tuxedo or a heavy wedding dress? I had a big wedding dress but it was strapless and sleeveless. I also opted for an up do, so I wouldn’t overheat. This may sound crazy but I had two wedding dresses, I wore my big, traditional wedding dress for my ceremony, meal, cake cutting, first dance and then another pretty, white, bohemian more comfortable dress that I changed into for the rest of the celebration.
If you are thinking about getting married in Spain, then jump on over to my step by step guide to getting married in Spain.
I’m a wedding celebrant in Spain and specialise in outdoor weddings, bilingual weddings and symbolic rituals, I’d love to hear about your event!
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