Make Your California Summer Wedding Unforgettable

Summer is the king of wedding seasons for a reason. The beautiful weather makes it the perfect time of year to celebrate. It is also easier for most guests to get time off during the summer to attend the wedding. Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life, and you want to do everything possible to make it perfect. To that end, here is a look at some of the most helpful tips you can use to make your summer wedding unforgettable.

Consider an Indoor Event

It is tempting to host the ceremony and reception outside if the wedding is held during the summer months. However, you should resist this urge. The summer heat can ruin even the most beautiful ceremony. You don’t want people sweating through your vows. It is much better to keep your guests cool and comfortable in the climate-controlled comfort of an air-conditioned building. That way they will go home with memories other than how hot the day was.

Protect Your Look from the Elements

One of the things that people often fail to consider about summer wedding is how the weather will affect their choice of styles. For one thing, it is crucial to choose materials that breathe well. Thinner materials for the dresses and tuxedos will allow the bride, groom and others in the wedding party to stay comfortable for the duration of the event. Nobody will want to dance during the reception if they are wearing clothing that makes them overheated.

For the ladies, it is important to consider the effect the summer humidity will have on their hair. Big updos are not really an option for summer weddings that are held in humid locales. If it’s possible, the bride should spend some time with her hairstylist doing practice hairdos prior to the big day to make sure the selected style will stand up to the summer weather.

Things You Can Do to Make Your Guests Comfortable

There are lots of things you can do to help keep your guest comfortable during your wedding. Try some of these things to improve the comfort of your friends and family during a hot summer wedding:

  • Make sure that the servers are instructed to keep plenty of ice water flowing into the guests’ glasses.
  • Put out fans at all the reception tables. A great idea is to get paper fans customized with a message that shows the date and you and your new spouse’s names. This will allow the guests to go home with an unforgettable keepsake that helps to keep them cool during the event.
  • Even if the building is air-conditioned, make sure to place fans around the room. When a bunch of hot bodies are packed inside a building during the summer, it can raise the temperature even in a climate-controlled building. You can help keep your guests comfortable by using fans to keep the air flowing. Take special care to have several fans blowing onto the dance floor.

Don’t Rush

One of the most crucial things you can do to make your summer wedding unforgettable is to allow plenty of time for it. You don’t ever want to be in the position to rush through the event. When you schedule a large block of time for your wedding and reception, it allows you and your guests to take your time and enjoy the event. It is much easier to create lifelong memories when you have plenty of time to savor the joy of the occasion. A leisurely wedding will be one that people remember forever.


The Vault in Hollister features two beautiful ballrooms that are perfect for your special occasions. We make sure the planning process is smooth with the help of our professional team who works diligently to ensure that we exceed your expectations. Start planning the event of your dreams and contact us today!