Orlando Wedding Advice | 4 Sunny Ideas for Your Summer Wedding

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Summer is officially here! (Although it’s felt like Summer since March in Orlando, am I right?) So it’s the perfect time to talk about the latest wedding trends for the season along with some ideas on how to infuse those endless summer vibes into your big day. After all, it’s practically always Summer in Florida! :) Here are some planning tips inspired by the wedding experts at The Black Tux. I hope you pick up some fun ideas along the way and be sure to check them out for all of your men’s fashion needs– they are pretty legit! 

Hugs, Elle

Guest Post: 4 Sunny Ideas for Your Summer Wedding

Planning a summer wedding in Orlando means beautiful weather, endless venue possibilities, and reception ideas that are refreshing and cool! From topical vibes to themes that feel like an outdoor barbecue, there are many trends that can inspire you this wedding season! When envisioning your perfect day, picture what trends might help bring your wedding to life. Now picture what details you could make uniquely your own. After you’ve set your date, said yes to the dress and found the perfect venue, here are a few summer wedding trend ideas to make completely your own!

1 – Attire Perfect for The Season

Colorful, light, and covered in patterns are all perfect attire options for a summer wedding! Although typically viewed as a spring trend, floral patterns are a great option for bridesmaid dresses! Consider mix and matching bridesmaid dresses to give your bridal party a look that is unique, but cohesive with the theme of your wedding. Once you have said yes to your dress, finish the look with a floral crown or a piece of jewelry that has significant meaning to you! For grooms, consider thinking outside of the traditional black tuxedo or suit (unless this is the look you like!) and look at different options available for suit and tuxedo rentals! For more of a casual and relaxed look, try renting a suit in tan or grey! To beat the heat this wedding season, consider attire that has a lighter fabric like cotton or chambray.

2 – The Details of The Decor

Captivating greenery that drapes over the heads of guests, lanterns that warm the wedding aisle and DIY decor that is uniquely detailed are a few trends taking over this wedding season. Follow your wedding’s theme and tailor your decor to what you have in mind. If you’re imagining something more tropical or vacation inspired, don’t be afraid to incorporate florals that are bright and reminiscent of an island getaway. For weddings that are more elegant and sophisticated, consider soft glowing candles to create an atmosphere that is enchantingly romantic. DIY (do-it-yourself) decor is a great way to keep things simple, but still decorate well and stick to your wedding budget. Your decor helps enhance the guests’ experiences and tie the details of your wedding day together. Give your decor details that are personalized through monogramming, old family photos, or favorite quotes about love!

Beautiful drink in a martini glass from an Orlando Summer wedding at the Maitland Art Center3 – Dance, Eat, and Be Married!

At your wedding reception, break it down on the dance floor and offer your guests a cocktail experience unlike ever before! Surprise your guests and create a signature wedding cocktail that features some of your favorite spirits and ingredients. Garnish beverages with summertime berries or fresh herbs like mint. Break the traditional wedding reception style and consider fun and interactive experiences for guests like food trucks or wedding food stations! Let your guests make song requests or suggestions to make them feel even more included in your big day. A great way to add guests’ favorite songs to your wedding playlist is to leave a section for song requests on their RSVP’s!

4 – Bright and Bold Color Combinations

Stray away from those spring pastels and brighten the look of your wedding with eye-catching and beautiful color palettes. Sunshine inspired yellow, vibrant ocean blue and pinks that pop are a few of the colors heating up weddings this season. From colorful invitations to the gorgeous gowns of bridesmaids, there are many ways to incorporate color into your wedding! If you’re struggling to choose the perfect wedding color scheme, ask yourself the most important question: what do you like? Simple! It’s your special day and no matter what colors you choose, make sure they bring your wedding to life the way you planned!

Wedding trends come and go, but your personal spin on your big day will always be remembered! Don’t be afraid to step out of the box; who knows, your friends might even want to steal the idea for their own wedding. So take on the summer heat and let sparks fly between you and your spouse-to-be.


Author: Content team and hip fashion gurus of The Black Tux