Wedding dress? Check. Venue? Check. Guest list? Check. Bravo! You’re well on the way to checking off your wedding planning list for your upcoming summer wedding. Now it’s time to bed down your wedding theme with event linen that will take your wedding from the mainstream to the magnificent.
To help you get the most ooooh’s and aaaah’s from your wedding guests as they enter your venue, we’ve put together some tips on how to best accessorise your upcoming summer wedding.
1. Beat the rush!
With Christmas almost on our doorstep, the hectic summer wedding season will be here in a flash. It’s important you act now to set in stone your wedding theme choices. Forward wedding planning is the smartest way to ensure you don’t miss out and have the greatest range of products to choose from. You’ll avoid the wedding frenzy and you might also dodge price hikes that some companies impose from the start of the New Year.
2. Establish your wedding theme by matching it to the venue, and your personality
It’s a good idea to theme your summer wedding based on the style of venue and your type of personality. For instance, if you’ve chosen to wed your surfer-god or goddess on a beach, then a relaxed, earthy themed beach wedding would be totally swell.
You could achieve a super chill, rustic feel by using hessian wedding table runners atop natural timber trestle tables and natural foliage centrepieces. Or disguise unsightly tables with white tablecloths and the chairs with wedding chair covers, sticking to neutral colours like white rather than black. For a more formal beach wedding, lycra wedding chair covers are a good way to add a touch of class. You could always add a pop of colour and contrast with vintage teal organza chair sashes.
3. Be Bold! Be Happy!
Summer weddings are perfectly positioned to make splash with bright, happy colours. With the array of bright flowers available in summer, you can design your wedding theme around potted pretties and just add an extra splash of colour with event linen. Imagine a line up of colourful pots of seasonal flowers atop a neutral table runner on a timber table. Tie brightly coloured organza chair sashes on each chair with perhaps a few flowers poked through the chair sash and you’ll have a table setting that’ll take your guests to Paradise Island in a second. Or if you’d like to add a little luxury, how about using white satin chair covers with a few sprigs of your favourite blossoms slipped in the back?
4. Consistency is key
To get the greatest impact with your wedding styling, stay consistent with your wedding theme throughout. Your invitations should set the tone, which then flows seamlessly through to your special day. For example, if your invitations suggest a nautical theme using navy and white stripes, continue this through to your wedding day.
A striking nautical wedding theme can be achieved by using navy blue satin chair sashesover white lycra chair covers and white table cloths with navy satin table runners. Add a nautical ribbon to your bouquet of flowers and consider incorporating a touch of navy or stripes into the bridal party outfits. You’re sure to impress your guests with your cohesive, tasteful styling.
5. It’s what’s on the outside that counts!
When choosing your summer wedding venue, look past the interior! Summer weddings are all about making the most of the beautiful outdoors, so shift your focus from the inside to out, prioritising things like the view and location. You can always disguise an outdated interior with smart styling choices, but you can’t create a view or change its location. This will likely open up a whole Pandora’s box of wedding venues, which may save you some dollars and snag a unique summer wedding location like a cliff-face RSL or a beachside scout hall.
6. DIY Styling
If you have a creative eye, why not take on the challenge and have fun styling your wedding yourself? With an imagination, and perhaps a little help from our friend the World Wide Web, a daggy RSL or beige scout hall interior can easily be transformed into a magnificent wedding venue. With the Internet at your fingertips, you can access endless summer wedding theme ideas, create virtual idea books (for example Pinterest), compare prices and order products like event linen and other wedding accessories, all with the click of the mouse.
Luna Events are available to help you style your summer wedding and make it as easy as possible by streamlining the online order process. The website displays all available products, which can all be ordered online with fast shipping. When finalising your purchase, you can get an estimate of the delivery time and opt for express post if you’ve left your run a little late.
7. Know your wedding venue
So that you make the right choices when it comes to wedding linen, you’ll need to become closely acquainted with your wedding venue. Make sure you confirm what furniture and event linen the venue provides. Do they provide tablecloths and cloth napkins, for example? If they don’t, ask them the number, size and shape of the tables. Will you need square, round or rectangular wedding tablecloths? Will you need table skirting? Does the cake table need a tablecloths? If so, is it a different shape to the guest tables?
With so many aspects to consider, it’s a smart idea to visit your venue at least two to three times before your wedding day. You’ll have an eye for different things each time you visit, and you’re more likely to make the right decisions for your special day.
8. Don’t forget the ceremony!
Imagine walking down the aisle and realising you forgot to order wedding chair covers for those old vinyl folding chairs! With such a focus on styling the venue, it’s easy to overlook event linen for the ceremony.
As summer wedding ceremonies are often held outside, remember to cover any daggy chairs with wedding chair covers. Achieve an elegant, sophisticated look for a more formal beach wedding with rows of chairs with satin chair covers. This look would also work nicely for a garden wedding with brightly coloured summer flowers scattered down the aisle. Also consider whether you need a tablecloth for the table where you will sign your warm-weather nuptials. A white lycra fitted tablecloth is a smart choice if your location is likely to be windy.
9. Be thorough!
Feeling stressed? Please don’t. Here’s a wedding accessory check-list that will assist you to methodically plan out your wedding.
- centerpieces other than flowers
While you probably won’t need all of the above for your summer wedding, it’s useful to check off those that you might need. Remember, the wedding that has been meticulously planned will end up being the most stress-free and memorable for you and your fiancé.
10. Be Budget Savvy!
It’s so easy to let the wedding budget blow out. You’re lucky though, as summer weddings offer the perfect chance to cut costs by choosing an outdoor venue like the beach or a garden. You won’t need a lot to dress an outdoor wedding. Just choose what you need from our wedding accessory list above and you’ll be well on your way to woo’ing your guests while sticking within budget. At Luna Events we sell linen to the general public at wholesale prices and are more than happy to discuss the best ways to keep your spending in check. Contact us today!