How to Keep Comfortable and Cool at Your Summer Wedding

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Summer weddings are always a popular choice for brides – the beautiful lighting for photos, the bold seasonal bouquets and carefree spirit make outdoor weddings a win. This time of year can also get HOT – and you’ll want to be prepared. Keep guests comfortable with our ideas below, and your summer wedding will be  a breeze! 



Wedding photo overlooking the ocean at Wayfarer's Chapel in Palos Verdes, CA.   #wayfarerschapel #californiawedding

Photo | Kristen Booth Photography

Shade & Ocean Breeze

Pick an outdoor venue that lends itself to a stunning view (and ocean breeze, to match). Wayfarers Chapel is perfectly perched among the Rancho Palos Verdes bluffs and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Towering trees provide optimum shade for guests, and the cool ocean breeze weaves throughout the grounds.




Photo | Aye Lined 

Cooling Mists 

Keep guests refreshed with cooling mists that can be spritzed throughout the day and night. Lavender, rose and cucumber-infused mists will keep the crowd cool and fill the air with the scents of summer. 




Beverage dispensers are great for  showing off some infused water!

Photo | The Rental Company 

Hydration Station

Have a setup with ice cold drinks and assortment of waters that is easily accessible so guests can stay hydrated all throughout the reception. Your guests will thank you, especially when stepping off the dance floor! 




#seating, #table  Photography: Sarah Kate - Floral Design: La Gardenia - Venue: Hotel Borgo Casabianca -

Photo | Sarah Kate 


If your daytime wedding is lasting well into the afternoon, set up umbrellas at your reception space to keep guests shaded and protected from the sun. This will create a comfortable space for dining and dancing! 




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Photo | Tida Svy

Citronella Candles

Mosquitoes, be gone! Keep citronella candles handy to mix in with your decor to keep bugs at bay. You can also make your own and choose colors and jars that fit your wedding theme. 




Photo | Katie Stoops 

Stay Sunny

Give your guests a pair of sunnies to block out the blaring sun (and look cool on the dance floor)! They’ll appreciate the thoughtful gesture, as they won’t be squinting throughout the wedding festivities.




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Photo | Cuteheads 

Scream for Ice Cream

A sweet treat that doubles as a cool down, ice cream will be a huge win for your wedding guests. Have fun with unique flavors and fan-favorite toppings – your guests will love it!



Tag us in your summer wedding photos at @wayfarers_chapel on Instagram!