Summer is here and things are starting to heat up in Florida. So why be like the rest of the crowd and have your wedding in the cooler months? When the skies are blue and the temperatures are just perfect, let's have it in the middle of summer when the sun is baking down on us and a thunderstorm is almost guaranteed to happen every day. For those young loving couples who decide to get married in July and August they should be applauded for their valiant efforts.
U.S. Tent Rental tent shading guests from the summer heat
The upside to a summer wedding is rates go down on practically everything in the Florida area: from hotels and venues to limousines, food, flowers, wedding cakes, and even party rentals. Hey, if a bride and groom are brave enough to bear the elements they should get a break!!
The days are longer in summer so that's a good thing, more daylight time to enjoy your special day; as long as you have plenty of sunscreen and some water to drink you're good to go!
Summer weddings require some different preparation than weddings in the fall and spring; food needs to be undercover so it stays fresh, as well as wedding cakes so they don't melt in the heat. Tents are a good idea for summer weddings, it will stay about 10-15 degrees cooler under a tent for your guests and your food, plus you'll be protected against any thunderstorms that may be coming through the area that day. Let's not try to get creative and order up a clear top tent for the summer months, yeah they look really cool but bad idea, essentially you have just put a giant magnifying glass over your well-dressed guests who will now begin to perspire like crazy. My advice is stay with a solid white tent, at least until September.
In the Northern states, Summer weddings are quite popular; keep in mind brides have been trapped in the house by snow and cold all winter so once things start warming up that's the time to tie the knot! Funny how things work, here in Florida we play outside all winter when the weather is beautiful and then stay inside in the summer when the temps reach 95 degrees everyday so we don't catch on fire and melt, while up North it's the complete opposite - for weddings and events they are mainly held in the summer months.
U.S. Tent Rental's clear top tent at a night-time summer party on the water
Years back, many Florida resorts used to close down for the summer months due to the fact that most of the snowbirds head back North for the cooler summers because they don't want to brave the heat, now season is becoming year-round with weddings and events held throughout the entire year.
The wedding and special event industry in the Florida area has typically been busy through the months of September through May and then has died off for the sweltering summer, which is changing more and more each year with destination weddings coming to the state year-round.
With summer weddings on the rise, tents are being put up year-round, where they used to just sit on the shelf and wait for the fall. Caterers are prepping the food and staffing parties that never used to come in the summer months, flowers are being shipped in from all over the globe for the brides' special day, and cakes are being made with more flair than ever. Summer weddings are on the rise and keeping things busy in the wedding industry!
U.S. Tent Rental's closed tent with AC units to keep guests cool
Choosing a wedding venue in the summer months is very important, with the storms and lightning that come through each day with the warmer weather you may want to book an indoor venue where you are protected from the elements. A ballroom wedding is a safe bet during the summer with air conditioning and a roof over your heads for your guests to be comfortable and dry throughout the night. If a tent wedding is is something you've always dreamed of, you may want to add flooring underneath and air conditioning with doors. Tents have come a long way over the years and can be transformed into a fairy tale setting for your wedding - with ceiling treatment, chandeliers, climate control and dance floors. Your guests will be amazed. Beach weddings and ceremonies are very popular but you always want to have a backup plan in case some rain showers are coming through that day.
Although it's been a long and busy wedding season and some well-deserved rest is needed for people in the wedding business, summer weddings are a welcomed sight to see. For those brides and grooms who select a summer date for their wedding - let's do this! Contact us at info@linensbythesea or call 800-588-8235.