With scorching heat taking a toll on everyone, summer weddings in India might not turn out as amazing as a winter wedding. But, everyone cannot have their weddings in winter. So, we need to find ways on how can you make your summer wedding a relaxing and cool event for your guests? How can you keep your guests cheerful despite the relentless heat? Let’s find out-
1. Use colourful umbrellas
Especially, for the pre-wedding photo ops, umbrellas can come to your rescue. Just because it’s a summer wedding, you cannot set up your pre-wedding shoot inside four walls. Pick an ethnic, colourful umbrella and walk the aisle like a princess.
2. A pool party
Planning a pool-side haldi ceremony or sangeet may earn you blessings from all of your guests. Keep the location a surprise for all and watch your guests enjoying an awesome evening.
3. Include traditional summer drinks
Since it’s an Indian summer wedding, include a number of traditional Indian summer drinks to your wedding menu. From lassi to sherbet, from rooh afza to aam ka panna, from fruit juices to thandai, the options can be endless. All you need to do is pick up the top 5/10 and ask your caterer to set up a different Lassi Counter.
4. Give paper fans as return gifts
Arrange for beautiful paper fans for all your guests. Make sure that they get one each right after entering the venue. These will help keep hot waves aloof and make nice keepsakes as well.
5. Coconut water stall is a must
Having a coconut stall and serving your guests’ tender coconut water can be a great way to help them relax and energized once again. Replace cold drinks with coconut water and keep your wedding guests happy and well-hydrated.
6. Choose a bright sunny theme colour
It is going to be a bright, sunny day and you need to choose a colour that will add to the brightness of the day and the mood without overdoing it. Pastels are quite popular for summer weddings as these colours add vibrancy without getting too flashy whereas red, golden yellow and purple are always a delight in Indian weddings.
7. Include summer fruits in menu
Mangoes, melons, figs, berries, the list can be endless when it’s about summer fruits in India. While you are busy in the rituals, let others nibble on some fresh fruits. Want to add some fun with fruits? Go for fruit popsicles instead. Fruits are indeed a huge heat in summer weddings in India.
8. Tropical mocktails and summer shakes
We have talked about lassis and sherbets and coconut water, but there’s one more drink to add in the list. Yes, a supercool mocktail corner is all you need! Treat your wedding guests with some of the much-loved summer mocktails and shakes. Let your guests sip some refreshing mojitos and summer shakes.
9. Go for seasonal flowers
Talking about summer wedding ideas and not discussing seasonal flowers is not acceptable. Imagine how awesome it would be to have a table centrepiece full of bright summer flowers in a glass bowl filled up with fresh lemon wedges inside! Splash some fresh colours on your wedding decor by incorporating asters, musk roses and marigolds or whatever flower is conveniently available.
10. A hilly destination wedding
Nothing can be better than planning a summer wedding at some exotic hilltop locale to escape the heat and inevitable exhaustion. Choose a suitable location, take your guests with you up there, set up a wedding and forget about the weather updates.