So Florida basically has two seasons. 1.Summer 2. The rest of the year! 😉 Ok, so we still enjoy a fall pumpkin spice latte with the rest of ya. But our evergreen palm trees aren’t changing colors. And the only “White Christmas” we know is a white sandy beach day at the end of December. And who can complain about that? But if you aren’t a Florida native, you may need a few tips on staying cool in the heat of your summer beach wedding.
5 Tips on How to Beat the Heat : Staying Cool at Your Summer Beach Wedding
1. Stay Hydrated
It’s important to drink a lot of water in preparation, during, and after your summer beach wedding. Don’t wait until right before you walk the aisle to grab a bottle of water. And don’t wait until you get thirsty to start drinking. 64 ounces is a starting point to get you through the day. Wake up with a glass of H20 and drink continuously throughout the day. Add coffee or alcohol to the beverage mix and you’ll need to up your water ante. Staying hydrated will keep you energized, looking fresh, and ready to face the summer sun!
2. Avoid Too Much Alcohol
Well, save it for the indoor after party anyways. Drinking too much can lead to dehydration and increased drowsiness. And there’s something about a hot summer day that speeds up the “buzz” effect. So be a Snow White Bride, not a Dopey, Sleepy, Grumpy, Drunky (ok that last one wasn’t an original) dwarf and save the celebratory Pina Coladas for the A/C.
3. Keep Inside
Stay inside as much as possible. This also applies to the day/night before. Too much sun can exhaust your body and nobody wants to be hot and cranky on their wedding day. Find out how long you can stay in your A/C car until you it’s time to walk the aisle. Keeping cooler longer will allow you to really enjoy the sunny, breezy beach atmosphere.
4. Made in the Shades
Sun shades. Umbrella shades. Whatever the shade, find it. Use it. Make it. It not realistic find shade ON the beach during your ceremony. However, the moments leading up to your ceremony, keep your sunglasses on and find a cool, shady spot to relax. And discuss ahead of time if the bridal party will be rocking sunglasses. Pass off the shades to a front row guest so you don’t ruin pictures with an unwanted accessory.
5. Cool Off
We love these personal mister fans and if you’re extra sensitive to the sun, check out these fun parasols with UV ray blocking features. These are also great for beach days before and after your summer beach wedding day too!
Dreaming of cold drinks, warm sand, hand in hand? Book your Summer Beach Wedding today!