Who doesn’t love a warm, sunny, summer day?

While we know planning a wedding during the warmer months can make you a little weary, there’s no need to worry! Guests love the idea of an outdoor wedding and during the summer, there are so many fun, creative ways to celebrate while staying cool. Here are a few clever hacks to keep guests comfortable during even the warmest months.

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Fans!

While this may not seem like the most groundbreaking or unique idea, they are practical and not to mention adorable (and affordable)! Because they are so customizable, they are sure to conform any wedding vision you may have in mind.

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Drinks, drinks, drinks!

Here at Heartwood Hall, we offer a plethora  of unique beverage options for you and your guests. These range from alcoholic signature drinks to refreshing varieties of lemonade or infused water stations. A few of our personal favorites are the fruity drink station which includes: raspberry tea, fresh strawberry lemonade, infused water, and our ever-so-popular sweet sangria bar. It’s refreshing and a crowd favorite for sure! 

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Location.

One of the most unique parts of Heartwood Hall are the many locations around the property in which the ceremony can take place. During the summer, we love to see ceremonies down by our natural beauty: the pond. Along with the secluded and romantic feel it brings, it is shaded by trees, which makes it the perfect spot for a summertime wedding. However, if braving the warm weather doesn’t sound appealing, The Barn is another fabulous idea! Because The Barn has 6 central heating and air units, it can be as cool or as warm as you please! Plus, air conditioning and plenty of space are always good options to have.

Ice cream bar or popsicle station!

This one is a guest favorite for sure. Who doesn’t love a cool, icy treat or a scoop of ice cream with all the toppings you could dream of on a warm summer’s day? 

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Time of day.

When you book at Heartwood Hall, you are allotted 7 hours on the property on the day of your wedding, which can be divided however you like. Knowing that, you could try a later ceremony to avoid the warmest part of the day. Plus, your guests have extra time to get there once they get off work...score!

Parasols.

This is a very customizable way to ensure your guests stay cool and can have all the shade they want. These could also double as a practical yet unique guest favor that your friends and family would truly enjoy!

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Personalized water bottles and misters.

During summer’s peak, you can never have too much water…and who said water bottles can't be cute?! Adorn simple bottles of water with a monogram or a photo of the happy couple! Wanting to be a little more original? Try a wicker basket full of water misters for all of your guests. "A mister from the Mr." :) 

At the end of the day, know that you don't have to fret about having an outdoor wedding during the warmer months.

There are an abundance of benefits to choosing a summer wedding! We hope that this has provided you with a bit of inspiration while calming your worries. 

Happy planning!

◇ Caroline

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