We love a good outdoor wedding, but sometimes the scorching hot, and often humid, weather of July and August is not your friend. There’s nothing worse than trying to enjoy a beautiful ceremony or dancing the day away while wondering if you are getting sunburnt at the same time. So we know you're thinking, "Is keeping your cool during a summer wedding even possible?" As the season of summer weddings approaches, we complied a list of the best heat beating tips to staying cool as a guest during your upcoming summer weddings.
Catch Some Shade with a Parasol
A pretty parasol is the one of the chicest ways of being shielded from the sun. Some brides and grooms might provide these as party favours, but investing in a sun umbrella will be a sure way to hide from the beating sun all wedding long if there are no outdoor tents available. If permitting, bring a pair of your favourite sunnies to shield your eyes from the suns rays.
H20, Your New BFF
Keep cool, calm, and hydrated all day long with water. Being committed to hydrating is the easiest and simplest thing you can do to remain fresh and lively all wedding long. Keep a glass of water or bottle near you during the ceremony, and at any chance, make sure to grab some of the chilled water being passed around by servers. Mini spray bottles filled with cool water can also provide a great relief of the heat by spraying light mist onto yourself.
Be Mindful of Your Outfit
Opt for lighter feeling fabrics and pastel colours instead of dark ones. The light fabrics on a dress won’t feel as heavy and will be perfect for that summer breeze. Lighter colours also don’t draw as much sun so it will be perfect when the sun is beating down as the ceremony is happening.
Don’t Get Burned By Love
Wear your SPF! It is so important to protect your skin from the sun, no matter what degree of heat it is outside. Sunscreen may be provided as a favour, but be sure to apply before heading out for the day. This goes for protection of your lips as well. Bring some SPF infused lip balm to apply between lipstick applications.
Choosing Your Makeup
Choose your makeup carefully and bring reinforcements in your purse for those essential powder room touch ups. Opt for a pressed power foundation rather than heavy liquid, it will keep your face feeling fresh and light and you wont have to worry about your makeup running under the sun. Waterproof mascara is also a MVP, providing both a tear and sweat-proof wear.
Follow these tips and you will for sure beat the heat at the next summer wedding you attend. The sun has nothing on you!