May to September are very popular months for a UK wedding. At St Tewdrics House, our award winning wedding venue and team of wedding coordinators have put together their top tips for planning a summer wedding.
Choosing the right location
The UK weather can be pretty unpredictable even during those summer months, so it’s important that you pick a wedding venue that is suitable come rain or shine. St Tewdrics House makes the perfect wedding venue, with beautiful expansive outdoor space with our gorgeous pergola Ty Haf often chosen by many of our wedding couples for their wedding ceremony. And, if your guests want to seek shade from the sun or perhaps shelter from any summer showers, here at St Tewdrics House we also have a beautiful courtyard room that can be used for your ceremony and wedding breakfast for up to 150 guests.
Choosing summer wedding favours
If you are blessed with blue skies and warm sunshine on your wedding day you might want to provide your guests with some summer related favours.
Personalised sun creams, hand fans, flip flops, sunglasses are among some of the most popular favours in the warmer months.
Timing is everything
From the timing of your wedding ceremony to the timing of your wedding photos, it’s a good idea to work with your wedding coordinator and wedding photographer to plan when it will be best to be outside.
At St Tewdrics House we have many beautiful locations throughout our grounds that create the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. The wildflower meadow is a popular photo spot during the summer months when the wildflowers are in bloom.
Choosing your wedding dress
A lightweight dress is a great choice during the warmer summer months. Choosing breathable material will also help to keep your cool as you say I do and party into the night. Linen is a popular choice for suits during the summer months.
Plan a summer theme
If you’re struggling to know what kind of theme or special features you want to add to your wedding day, why not use the theme of summer as your inspiration? You could opt for a summer themed cocktail reception with fresh fruity drinks or perhaps even a beachy boho vibe.
Prepare for rain
It’s always a good idea to have some umbrellas on standby in the unfortunate event that the weather does turn! You can get some beautiful umbrellas that match your wedding theme so that they don’t look too out of place.
Consider your menu
At St Tewdrics House we work with a selection of trusted caterers that will help you plan the perfect menu for your wedding guests. On hot summer days, you might want to consider lighter meals/ food options.
If you’re excited to start planning your summer wedding and would like to get married at St Tewdrics House, get in touch to speak to our wedding coordinators today.
PS, if a summer wedding isn’t for you, take a look at our blog for top tips for a winter wedding. St Tewdrics House makes the perfect wedding venue all year round, so you can be confident that your wedding day is in safe hands, when you choose our welsh wedding venue.