The temperature is soaring. It is mid-April, and the temperature is already 40 degrees plus here in Raipur. Having a summer wedding is like a dreadful thought in this scorching heat. But the heat, sweat and the sizzling sun cannot play a spoilsport. The fairytale wedding is what everyone dreams to have.
Put those summer blues away and make sure to celebrate your special day in style. Worry not people, these awesome summer wedding ideas will have the guests cooling off, and you having a rather fabulous time. If you are having a wedding in summer make sure it is as unique as the two of you. Make your event cheerful and the one that is bursting in style.
Be bright like the Summer Sun!
Whether you’re the bride or the groom, your beauty regime should start well in advance. If not, a month in advance at least. Special care needs to be taken when you know you are gearing up to tie the knot in summers. The best tips to follow are to avoid oily junk foods, direct sunlight and unknown skin products; to eat a good balanced diet, drink lots of water and a right amount of physical exercise daily. Do a detox diet if possible, to get a fresh glow on your face.
On the day of the wedding, wear water-proof, smudge free makeup and stick to peachy shimmery shades instead of a heavy duty paint job. In order to avoid your makeup from melting, apply a primer to form a barrier between your skin and makeup. Keep tissues, loose translucent powder and other makeup essentials handy for frequent touch-ups. These tips are not just essential for the wedding stars, but also for others who attend the wedding.
Be well groomed
Sweating it out all day and not enjoying your wedding is the last thing you would want to happen!!
To avoid the discomfort of sweat stains, skin rashes and clamminess, it is advisable for both the bride and the groom, and also the Baratis to avoid tight and heavy clothing. Play with fabrics, add light-weight embellishments and stick to light pastel shades to look radiant. Flowy fabrics in pinks and peaches, lime yellow and cream are the best to choose from this season. Men can choose from the shades of red and green, instead of white. Adding a western touch to the ethnic outfits is in vogue. Wedding these days is no more about the Ghoonghat wali bride; rather the brides are the most happening and stylish.
Refreshments to satisfy the soul
Good Food – Good Mood !!
The way to the guests’ heart is through their stomach, holds true for all Indian weddings. People in India are fond of food at all occasions. Wedding being the biggest reason to celebrate, food is the most essential part of any big fat Indian wedding. However, in summers it is advisable to avoid from heavy, greasy, dairy based dishes on your wedding menu. Instead replace your fried fritters with baked savory goodies. Fresh seasonal fruits, cheese platters and iced beverages will offer a delicious as well a refreshing fare. Do include cold gazpachos, chaats, unusual salads, exquisite ice-candies, cake pops and gulkand paan. Get the caterer to carry necessary equipment to keep the food fresh. You don’t want your guests to have ‘bad’ food memories. Keep a self serve drinks bucket or set up popsickle stand for an outdoor function. This will make the event really cool.
Summers hai to kya hua…. JUST Live it up !!
Book an air-conditioned banquet hall for your wedding to fight the soaring temperature. Add lots of color to the decor through creative dry and fresh flower arrangements. Have the area sprayed with room fresheners frequently. If the interiors allow, add water features like a fountain. Using umbrellas and having minty coolers will add up. An outdoor venue is only a good idea for evening functions when the temperature is reasonably less. Go for lush lawns surrounded with lots of greenery, probably on the outskirts of the city. Make sure you have abundant insect repellants in the area. Elegant drapes can be a visual delight.
Sweet memories to cherish forever
Show your ‘cool’ quotient by welcoming guests with refreshing, icy beverages and cool, scented paper towels. Handing out small custom designed hand-fans is a good idea too, for outdoor ceremonies. If you’re planning to give return gifts, think of presents like personalized bottles of gourmet jams and preserves, customized stationery or scented candles or pastel coloured macaroons as you celebrate your blossomy summer wedding. Let all your guests have a gala time celebrating your big day and see them off with very sweet memories of your dream wedding.