19 Fun-In-The-Sun Ideas For A Summer Wedding

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Summer weddings and outdoor parties go hand-in-hand.

No matter where you choose to celebrate the big day, you want to make sure guests are happy, comfortable, well-fed having fun so they can keep the party going into the night. Below are 19 delightful ideas for a summertime soirée.

1. Hold a barefoot ceremony
No shoes, no problem.
2. Impress guests with a DIY s'mores bar
Ooey-gooey goodness.
3. Create a laid-back atmosphere with a gingham tablecloth
Add a burlap table runner and paper bag silverware holders to create backyard BBQ vibes.
4. Set up a relief station
Help your guests beat the heat by providing summer essentials like fans, sunscreen, aloe and bug spray.
5. Provide flip flops for tired feet
More comfortable footwear allows for better dance moves! And you don't have to worry about ladies' high heels getting stuck in the grass.
6. Host a seaside reception
A summer breeze, sand between yours toes and an ocean view? It doesn't get much better than this.
7. Give out popsicles
A sweet treat for the young at heart.
8. Incorporate shells and beach glass into your escort card display
Perfect for a beach-themed bash.
9. Serve ice-cold drinks
Set up big beverage dispensers and let guests refill their glasses with ease.
10. Add some fun straws and fresh-fruit garnishes
Elevate your drink game.
11. Serve cocktails in coconut shells
Tiki-chic!
12. Turn a personalized lifesaver into a guest book
What time is it? Maritime!
13. Entertain guests with classic lawn games
You're never too old for a bean bag toss.
14. Spread the love with homemade jam wedding favors
It tastes like summer in a jar.
15. Top your cake with something bright and colorful
We're partial to these lovey-dovey flamingos.
16. Or offer a fruit tart instead of a traditional cake
It's light and oh-so perfect on a warm night.
17. Hand out custom koozies with a fun message
"To have and to hold and to keep your beer cold."
18. Make corn-on-the-cob part of the wedding spread
It's corny -- in a good way!
19. Lastly, don't forget to take some time to just be a kid
Because that's what summer is all about.

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