Summer weddings are here and whether yours is this year or next, here are some fun ideas and tips to keep you and your guests smiling when celebrating in the great outdoors!
1:: To stay fresh as a daisy at your wedding consider purchasing parasols. They not only ward off the sun's rays they are also a colorful decor accent to your wedding. Luna Bazar has parasols in every color – visit their site to find one just right for you!
2:: Keep those uninvited guests (like bugs) from sampling your wedding cake by covering your cake with it's own wedding veil. A 36" or 48" square of tulle will cover most cakes and keep you bug free! Add a few weights to the corners to keep the veil from blowing away.
3:: Speaking of bugs – purchase a couple of bottles of Avon's Skin-so-Soft and place them in the bathrooms for guests to spritz on as needed. This wonderful spray does a great job of keeping bugs at bay and is safe even for infants!
4:: Cocktails hours are never long enough for wedding couples since they are usually off taking photos or chatting with everyone but guests can sometimes get a little bored – hard to believe, but true! – keep them engaged with a friendly croquet competition. This game can easily be played in a suit or dress and will have guests wondering where the time went!
5:: Bottled waters are vital for outdoor events. You can never have to much. I recommend filling big galvanized tubs and having them available all day and night. Guests will happily help themselves and thank you for your thoughtfulness. Toss a few flower blooms into the tubs to add a little color and style!