How to Create the Best Oklahoma Summer Wedding Experience for Guests

Summer weddings are a joy, but Oklahoma heat can put a damper on your day if you do not plan accordingly. You want to create the best experience you can for your wedding party and guests. It is possible with a little creative thinking.

When planning your summer wedding, it is wise to select the timing of your day around the heat. In Oklahoma the mornings evenings are when the heat is at its lowest so it is wise to not plan a midday ceremony and reception but choose evening hours.

Although outdoor ceremonies can be beautiful if you wedding is happening during the day, you may want to select a ceremony and reception in a venue with air conditioning. This will keep you and you guests cool and comfortable and not sweaty and miserable outside with no relief.

If you have your heart set on an outdoor ceremony, try to keep your guests cool by providing fans and umbrellas. You will want to make sure the ceremony site is shady so people aren’t squinting in direct sunlight while watching the bride walk toward the altar. Always have cool beverages or water available to keep people hydrated and will provide some relief from the heat. You can even have an attendant that can provide beverages throughout your day so people remember to stay hydrated.

Whatever time of day you select for your wedding and reception, you want to make sure you limit your time outdoors while taking your pictures which is why we would recommend taking them early in the morning or midday. This will allow all of the time and money spent on our hair and makeup doesn’t melt away and you are able to truly enjoy capturing your wedding photos.

Another way you can keep you and your guests cool in the heat is by providing cooling food and beverages. Perhaps you want to switch tradition up and opt for a delicious ice cream bar or gelato instead of cake. This will not only make a lasting memory but will also be a welcome treat to keep people cool.

If you follow these tips, you and your guests will have a summer wedding experience they will look back and treasure instead of remembering the extreme heat.

Don’t forget book you and your guests an air conditioned getaway with any of our transportation options. Reservations are coming for 2023 and reserve early because we cannot take on last minute reservations.

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