Summer Wedding Trends! { Inspiration }

Posted by The YesBabyDaily Team on 10 September 2014

Summer Wedding Trends!

Summer Wedding Trends!

With summer in full swing we thought we’d look at Summer Wedding Trends - short dresses, cute ways to protect your guests from the heat, summer decor ideas & more! For amazing Summer Wedding Decor and hiring - visit the White Weddings site.

Short Wedding Dresses

Summer in South Africa means the weather is H-O-T. It also means you might want to look at short and more summer-friendly wedding dresses. If you prefer a traditional, long wedding dress then an idea is to change into a shorter dress after the ceremony, or later on during the reception. Let the summer heat be your friend and use it as an excuse to have two wedding dresses!

And while it may sound extravagant to have two dresses, the last thing you want is to be uncomfortable at your wedding ceremony. Get budget-friendly and visit stores that don’t just sell bridal wear. Try mainstream outlets like Forever New, YDE or browse boutique stores and markets - remember your second dress doesn’t have to be a wedding dress. You could pick something in pastel colours that’s comfortable in hot summer weather and suits your budget!

short wedding dresses summer wedding trends south africa
short wedding dresses summer wedding trends south africa
short wedding dresses summer wedding trends south africa
Images 2 & 3 Credits: Forever New

Summer Wedding Make-Up

There will undoubtedly be a few tears shed on your wedding day, and the summer heat means your wedding make-up could turn into a scary, smudged mess. So the experts suggest opting for lighter shades and less-is-more for a summer wedding. Try and stay away from thick black eyeliner and smokey eyes for a summer wedding to prevent your make-up from running and smudging on the day. We’ve got some beautiful ideas for lighter, summer-friendly wedding make-up below!

If you’re going for vibrant colours in your wedding decor, why not try a bright & colourful summer lipstick?

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Summer Wedding Trends & Ideas

There are lots of amazing ways you can add a bit of summer into your wedding day! You could serve lovely cocktails with summer fruits, you can give your guests sunglasses at the reception or have parasols to keep guests cool under the summer sunshine.

A summer idea we love is having ice-cream as part of your wedding food! For truly delicious, handmade ice cream at your wedding try The Creamery. Their made-from-scratch ice cream is made from locally sourced ingredients and includes yummy flavours like Sea Salt Caramel, Peanut Butter and Naartjie Choc Chip! Yum!

You could have a fun ice cream station after your ceremony or swap your dessert station for an ice cream bar. Love!

summer wedding trends and ideas

Find More Wedding Inspiration
1. View our Top South African Wedding Photographers
2. Shop Today’s Wedding Deals
3. See all our Blogs on Wedding Dresses


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