Summer Wedding Trends

A wedding in the summertime means one thing: endless possibilities. From the beautiful weather, gorgeous outdoor venues, and the guest-engaging receptions, summer has all the potential for a wedding that is unique and personal. This summer, wedding trends are heating up with tropical themes, vibrant colors, and sentimental decor. If you’re thinking about having a summer wedding of your own, here a few trends to help inspire you from our friends at The Black Tux!
Create Your Own Look

Weddings for the summer are heating up with attire details that are mismatched, a change from the traditional matching wedding look. Standing next to the lovely bride, bridesmaids are displaying their own personal style through their gowns. Sticking to a common colors or patterns, mix and matching bridesmaid dresses is a way to provide your wedding party with details that are unique and subtle. For groomsmen, it’s typically better to stick with the same colored suit or tuxedo. After finding the perfect wedding suit or tuxedo rental, highlight individual styles with accessories. Ties, bow-ties, and socks are great ways to give groomsmen a look that is their own, but still cohesive with the entire wedding party. Summertime weather can be a little bit more on the humid and warm side, so consider attire with a lighter fabric.

Your Dream Venue

One of the best parts about summer is the beautiful weather! From warm sunshine to soft breezes, this season gives you every reason to hold a wedding outside. The theme of your wedding can help choose your outdoor wedding venue! If you’re thinking of a theme that is more rustic or simple, refinished barns or a backyard could make the perfect wedding venue! Themes that are more elegant or black tie, think about hosting your special day at a winery in the countryside. If you live somewhere with a coast, consider saying, “I do” with all of your closest friends and family on a relaxing and peaceful beach. The trick is to finding a wedding venue that brings to life your perfect day, but is also budget-friendly! State parks, backyards, and beaches are all stunning, inexpensive, and budget-friendly wedding venues that might be perfect for you!
Refreshing Reception
Dance the night away with your guests on a dancefloor under the nighttime sky! An outdoor reception is a great option for guests to enjoy summertime’s fabulous weather, as well as mingle together. Create a signature wedding cocktail for your guests to enjoy or a bar that serves frozen and fun beverages. Let your guests feel as though they are vacation with drinks that are completed with tiny umbrellas or served out of fun, chilled glasses!
We all know those songs that are on every wedding playlist. And as much as you want to refuse, you know it’s impossible to not get up and dance. Create a playlist that incorporates the most popular wedding reception songs, but also has a wide range of guest favorites as well! Instead of risking guests requesting those songs that are overplayed or unknown, leave a section for guests to write song requests for your reception when you send out RSVPs. This is a fun way to include guests in your special day and bust a couple moves while you’re at it!
Finally, think about a nontraditional wedding reception. Rather than a sit-down meal that is served all at once, consider food trucks or create-your-own food bars! Guests will love ordering and trying different themed specialties from food trucks! The best part is that no food goes to waste and you save money on the cost per plate! Another fun way to serve food is to incorporate a  food bar that lets guests choose their own options. Forget the wedding cake and surprise guests with a doughnut wall at your wedding!
The hottest trend for summer weddings are the trends that you make your own. The wedding of your wildest dreams should be the wedding that you plan to have. Set your date, let the details come together, and prepare to have the wedding you’ve always imagined.