Summer is an amazing time of year for a wedding. It provides you with classic, bright photo opportunities, good weather to be outside, and no need for your guests (or you!) to be lugging a coat around. However, I can imagine that there’s something on your mind when you think of ‘wedding’ and ‘heat’…
It provides you with classic photo opportunities, good weather to be outside, and no need for your guests (or you!) to be wondering what coat to wear. However, I can imagine that there’s something on your mind when you think of ‘wedding’ and ‘heat’…
How on Earth do you stay cool in a wedding dress?!
So much heat! So much fabric! So many emotions! Is it a recipe for disaster?
Fear not ladies, our seasoned shop staff have put together some tips on how to handle the heat on your big day.
- Drink Water (don’t just drink champagne): this may seem obvious, but it’s surprising how little water we consume each day if not reminded. It’s especially important if you’re nervous, stressed, and it’s a hot day. It’s your wedding day, you can order people around if necessary, so make sure you get someone to bring you a glass of water regularly! Also, remember to keep your guests hydrated too- you could provide a water station if you are outside in the sun, where guests can go and get their own water when needed. If you have waiting-service both inside and outside, this will be less of a problem.
- Feel fresh: sweat-proof your makeup: definitely talk to your makeup artist (or friend) about this one. A good primer is a way to start, and a setting spray. Keeping makeup in a little bag with your head bridesmaid will mean you can touch up easily, as well as keeping some blotting paper or matte powder! You could also bring mini wet wipes such as FemFresh for your underarms so you can reapply deodorant throughout the day.
- Bring a small cloth to pat your neck and face: A thin cotton handkerchief could be used to dab your neck, back and shoulders if it’s very hot. It can help absorb the moisture and prevent over-shininess for impromptu photos! Wet wipes are not suitable, however- they could accidentally wipe away any makeup.
- Check your venue: Make sure your venue opens windows and doors if appropriate. A well-ventilated room on a hot day is a must, especially if you’ve got lots of people in the same room. Keep your guests and yourself happy by making sure that the venue opens its doors and windows to let in some fresh air or a breeze. If you’re outside for long periods of time, make sure you head to the shade or get a parasol. If your ceremony is outside, you could invest in small portable fans for your guests, such as the ones below. (inspiration from Elizabeth Ann Designs)