Tips for the Perfect Summer Wedding

Tips for the Perfect Summer Destination Wedding  in Greece

Summer has been and continues to be the best time for couples to wed. During this season, the weather is always sunny and ideal for wedding photography, and most importantly your guests have the flexibility to travel to any destination such as Greece and the amazing Greek islands such as Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Rhodes, Amorgos, Crete, Corfu, and the list goes on. Although the idea of planning a summer destination wedding in Greece might seem overwhelming, it is quite easy and doable. To help you out, below are some summer wedding ideas that will make it memorable and keep your guests entertained.


Serve Delicious and Refreshing Cocktails


Despite there being 101 benefits of hosting a summer wedding celebration, the extra-high temperatures and UV rays can make the venue a bit uncomfortable for your guests and yourself. However, serving delicious and refreshing cocktails will help your family and friends battle the heat and quench their thirst.


And since your objective is to make your summer wedding the best, you should only offer the perfect signature cocktails. To nail the perfect mixture, blend your favorite drink with your favorite color. If you and your husband happen to like different flavors, then offer both and let the guests be the judges. It is advisable to hire a few exceptionally skilled bartenders.


For those who don’t know which cocktail to offer at their summer weddings, here are the 5 best custom drinks.


  • Watermelon Punch – Made with vodka, lime juice, club soda, and fresh mint.
  • Blood Orange Sangria – A popular summer drink made with brandy, club soda, strawberries, and apples.
  • Cucumber Margaritas – Goes well with tequila, lime juice, a slice of jalapeno, and some water.
  • Pomegranate Spritzer – A bubbly and sugary cocktail made with vodka, lemon, Prosecco, and some ice to cool it off.
  • Elderflower White Cosmopolitans – A modern cocktail that integrates both sweet and sour flavors, it contains vodka, cranberry juice, lemon juice, and edible flowers.


Keep Your Guests Comfortable


Now that we have covered the cocktails section, you need to ensure that your guests are comfortable. The clear blue skies definitely make the best backdrop for wedding photos, but at the same time, the extreme heat will make your guests sweat instead of shedding happy tears as you say your I do’s.


So, how do you make them feel comfortable?


  • Ensuring there is an adequate supply of cooling face mists.
  • Prepare and set up a hydration station that will be easily accessible.
  • Provide water bottles. You can even decorate them so that they blend with the theme of your wedding.
  • Shade the reception tables with umbrellas.
  • Parasols also offer shade.
  • In your invitation card, kindly ask your guests to carry sunglasses.
  • If possible, offer fans to each guest.
  • For guests who don’t mind taking off their heels, providing flip-flops can ensure everyone is comfortable.
  • Do you intend on extending your ceremony until nighttime? You can get Pashminas to keep your guests warm.



Some Additional Ideas Regarding Your Summer Wedding Planning


-Stick to Heat Resistant Flowers


Flowers are an essential wedding décor, and your venue would look incomplete without them. However, during summer, not all flowers can withstand the heat. This is why you need to talk to your florist about getting heat-resistant flowers.


-Choose a Fresh and Lighter Colour Palette


Because of the weather, lighter and airier shades blend better with summer destination weddings. A light color such as white with coral, yellow or blue pastels will make your venue look amazing.


-Plan Your Timeline with Your Guests in Mind


As per your timeline, kindly minimize the time when your guests will be out of the shade. You can opt to start your wedding late in the afternoon to avoid the noon heat.


-Pick Airy Fabrics for the Bride, Bridesmaids, and the Groom


The clothes you wear determine how much fun you will have. This is why we recommend picking airy fabrics for everyone. Also, stick to summer hairstyles.


-Keep the Menu Light and Fresh


Summer weddings are not the time or event for you to feed your guests with heavy meals. This will end up making them more uncomfortable. Alternatively, light and fresh foods will keep them active and energetic.

With the above tips, you can effortlessly pull off an unforgettable wedding in the summer. Provided your guests are comfortable and your summer wedding décor is perfect, you are ready to walk down the aisle. Don’t forget to hire a skilled summer wedding photographer to capture this special moment in your life.


Check out

A Bohemian Inspired Beach Wedding in Greece


Tips on how to Decorate Your Summer Destination Wedding in Greece


We all know that summer is the best season for weddings. However, picture tying the knot on the Greek Islands. This is a dream come true for every bride and groom. With the sun shining on your beautiful faces and a breeze blowing from the nearby sandy beaches, this is enough to make you want that moment to last forever. But before we get lost in the thoughts of how memorable your destination wedding is going to be. Have you figured out how you will decorate your summer wedding?


Whether it’s an elopement or a micro wedding in Greece, decorating a summer wedding needs lots of creativity. And even though you may hire a wedding planner to take care of that, it is crucial that you be actively involved. As this pours your personality into the entire celebration. To help you with the decorations, here are some ideas you can use.


Summer Florals


What’s a wedding without flowers? Flowers bring a wedding venue to life. They color the environment and give off a fresh scent. There are summer wedding flowers like green roses, hydrangeas, and geraniums that can withstand heat. Those of you planning indoor weddings are in luck because you will have more flower choices, as it won’t be that hot on the inside. For outdoor weddings, especially those being hosted at the beach, palm and banana leaves make an excellent decoration.


Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars


It’s summer and you are in Greece. Don’t hesitate when it comes to using lights as wedding décor. Most venues in Greece allow fireworks. This will be a very entertaining way to mark the beginning of a new chapter. Also, you can hang twinkly string lights around the venue. These will create a romantic ambiance and make the destination perfect for photography.


Ceremony Backdrops


Though often overlooked, ceremony backdrops contribute immensely to decorating a wedding venue. Even if it’s a simple structure with draping ribbons and fabrics, it will make the space look elegant and more personal. Feel free to be as creative as you want when designing backdrops.


Hanging Décor


Not unless you plan on having a simple and laid-back wedding, hanging pieces can transform your venue. There are so many things you can hang on; books, frames, paper crafts, flowers, lights, and even glass bottles. Hanging décor is an art that gives your venue that extra spice.


Check out

Wedding Lighting: How to Light a Wedding Venue Perfectly

Mediterranean-Inspired Wedding Color Mood Boards

6 steps for an Eco – Friendly Wedding



With these warm-weather-friendly and eco décor ideas, you can be assured of hosting the best summer wedding. Greece is a beautiful place and so are its venues. Therefore, don’t overwork yourself with the decorations, choose those that appeal to you. And let nature take care of the rest. Feel free to message me regarding your destination wedding in Greece.





You cannot copy content of this page