It’s no mystery why summer weddings are on average more sought after than their winter counterparts. While of course, winter weddings have lots of special qualities of their own, there’s no denying that a summer wedding brings with it lots of advantages to leverage the beauty of the outdoors.
That said, in Ireland you can never predict what the summer weather will do… it may rain in the middle of June and be sunny and bright in October. However, going for a summer wedding date gives you a greater chance of being able to have part of your reception or even your vows outdoors!
With all of that in mind, here’s some visual inspiration for you, to get the ideas flowing. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly if you wish to chat about any aspect of your wedding planning and décor.
Outdoor I Do
Planning an outdoor wedding ceremony in Ireland might seem risky, but I’ve planned dozens of successful outdoor weddings. It’s all about being prepared, having a backup plan and a good wedding co-ordinator to help bring it all together. Summer time allows you the opportunity to plan more fully for an outdoor wedding.
Get the guests outside and having fun with some giant lawn games! From giant Jenga, to Connect Four, to more traditional games like chess or croquet, it’s a great way for guests to break the ice, relax and get ready to have some major fun!
Embrace Your Location
Summer weddings tend to offer up more varied wedding locations. Such as near the beach, glamping in a yurt, a festival style wedding, on a clifftop and so on. Leverage the opportunities the good weather will hopefully bring and embrace some stunning outdoor locations for your ceremony, reception and photos.
Be it a main meal that’s a buffet or BBQ, or your midnight snacks, eating al fresco is always a special thing to be able to have at your wedding and people love to eat outdoors. Think about having ice cream vans, or food rucks for your pre dinner reception or why not get the marshmallows out for a midnight fire pit? Don’t forget to have lots of blankets on hand for after the sun goes down