Your Guide to Throwing the Ultimate Colorado Summer Wedding: Tips from Professional Wedding Planners
Since the summer months are undoubtedly the most popular time to get married, there’s a good chance that in the next three months you, dear reader, are either throwing an awesome Colorado summer wedding or attending one! Unfortunately, not everyone loves the Colorado sunshine, but these five tips from professional wedding planners will have you (and your guests!) partying like a pro in no time!
1. Offer a refreshing signature cocktail
Offer a cooling drink to guests as soon as they walk through the doors. A pre-ceremony
lemonade stand is such a cute idea, especially if there are kids attending the wedding. For adult guests, a fresh sangria or personalized signature cocktail refreshes the palette and gives guests a great introduction to the couple’s tastes!
2. Choose flowers that love the heat
In high temperatures, some delicate blooms can wilt or turn brown. Talk with your florist
about choosing heat-resistant flowers, like succulents or greenery. A good rule of thumb is to focus on tropical flowers if you’re planning to be outside for an extended time.
3. Choose a dinner menu on the lighter side
Of course, everyone loves a macaroni and cheese bar, but you don’t want guests to be weighed down by dinner. Choosing a lighter, more refreshing menu, like grilled chicken or watermelon gazpacho, will wow guests, but still allow them to get up and dance after dinner!
4. Makeup and hair that works for you
There’s nothing worse than spending hours on the perfect hair and makeup, just to see the
look fall flat when your wedding party steps outside. Instead of loose curls that can
become frizzy in the humidity, opt for an elegant updo or floral crown that holds up better in the heat. For the face: try mineral blends or powder foundations, which won’t spear or fade as easily as liquid formulas do.
5. Try summer-friendly dessert stations
There’s nothing better than a cool treat after a long night of dancing! Your guests will
appreciate the late-night snack and it could even take the place of a wedding cake or
dessert bar. An ice cream sundae bar or assortment of boozy popsicles help cool off an outdoor reception, but s’mores and popcorn add a classic summer feel to any event.
Copper Leaf Gardens & Event Center is a boutique wedding venue located north of Denver, Colorado. With professional event coordinators and on-site catering, your dream wedding is never far from reach! To take a tour of Copper Leaf Gardens & Event Center or for a free consultation, call (303) 469-0622.