With perfect moderate temperatures of early summer blending with glorious natural floral displays, it's no wonder that June weddings have never gone out of style. Planning a traditional June wedding is easy if you take a cue from Mother Nature and decorate with seasonal blossoms and serve fresh, summer dishes at the reception. But plan ahead. June wedding venues book far in advance.
Choosing a Location
1 Choose an outdoor ceremony site. Take advantage of warm summer weather to plan the ceremony in a flower garden or expanse of grassy green lawn.
2 Make sure there is room for a tent if you plan to have an outdoor reception as well. Arrange for the rental company to check the site out prior to booking it to make sure the ground is level enough for a tent.
3 Get all the necessary permits if you are planning to hold your wedding in a public park.
4 Look for a location with abundant seasonal flowers. What is a June wedding without roses?
June Wedding Attire
5 Select a color theme that reflects the colors of June. Consider pairing rosy pinks with buttercup yellow or dusty lilac blue.
6 Wear comfortable clothing. June can be very warm. Select a bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses in lighter fabrics, such as a cotton blend rather than heavy velvet or brocade.
7 Purchase fashionable wraps that can be worn by bridesmaids if the weather turns cool.
8 Skip the tuxedos for the groom and his attendants. Instead, opt for lightweight khakis and dress jackets with ties. You still have formal look, but one that is comfortable for a June wedding.
June Wedding Reception
9 String up strands of white lights for soft, subtle lighting inside the tent or around the perimeter of the reception area.
10 Use seasonal flower centerpieces on the guest tables. Along with roses, June blossoms include buttercups, daisies, lupine and peonies.
11 Serve a buffet that mixes hot and cold items. Incorporate seasonal fruits and vegetables, such as strawberries and baby peas along with summery entrées, such as Chicken Picatta or sautéed lemon haddock fillet.
12 Add weights to all table linens if the reception is outdoors. Nothing will ruin a wedding faster than tablecloths blowing away. Linen weights are available at most party supply stores.