Most couples dream of good weather on their special day but what do you do if England decides that it’s time to scorch the delicate skin of us unsuspecting folk! There are many different ways you can plan for such a scenario. I extend to you a few of our best tips to prepare for a heatwave!
Offer a Delicious Cold Treat
Everyone’s favourite summer food is Ice Cream, anyone who says differently is lying! Hire yourselves an ice-cream van or bike for your guests to have access to an unlimited supply throughout your drinks reception. I recommend The Works as a great local company who offer many different flavours of homemade ice creams and sorbets.
A Fan Favourite
Struggling to come up with idea for your favours!? The English weather can be surprisingly relentless so why not offer your guests a hand-held fan or personalised sunglasses. They’ll need to use them long after your big day to get them through the summer months and think of the fond memories of your big day whenever they do.
Ensure Everyone is Well Watered
Hot weather is the perfect excuse to give your guests refreshing and colourful drinks. From a quintessentially British Pimms to the up and coming Aperol Spritz, the world is your oyster. Feel free to ask us for ideas!!! We love a cocktail!
It may be the last thing on your mind but some flowers are more resistant to the warmer weather. Keep them fresh! You don’t need to hold your bouquet until the all-important moment so keep them in water! Your florist is probably best to advise so why not ask Floral Creations or The Nagundo Tree.
Let’s be honest, this is mainly aimed at the blushing brides. Most grooms will get into their suits, grab a pint and be ready. We ladies take our time to look our best with some of the most important people in our lives joining us for the morning. With this is mind you will be surrounded by straighteners, curling tongs and hairdryers. Not exactly the coolest of equipment. Keep topping up your water and keep the prosecco chilled.
Your make-up artist is far more talented than we will ever be but make sure they’re using a good primer and something with SPF! This’ll ensure your make up doesn’t slip and your cheeks don’t get too rosy!
If you’re worried about what to offer your guests on a hot day let us know. We can help you come up with different ways to make your day different and cool!