6 Fun Ideas for Summer Weddings

It’s officially summer!  Although it’s been feeling like summer for a while now, we’ve officially switched seasons which means it’s time to get excited for lots of warm days, popsicles and summer weddings.

Summer weddings are always popular because you’re almost guaranteed sunshine and warm nights which means you can party outside until your feet hurt.

Today we’ve got some inspiration for your summer weddings and 6 fun ideas to celebrate the summer that your wedding guests will get excited about.

1. Popsicles!  You knew that was coming, didn’t you?  Ice cream treats are always fun but in the summer, it’s even better when they come on a stick.  Do a whole ice cream truck or cart for your dessert or literally just do popsicles.  They’re refreshing, they’re colorful and yummy.

Raspberry lemonade popsicle - 6 fun ideas for summer weddings by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

(Photo credit: Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt)

2. Lawn games.  If you’re having an outdoor summer wedding (which you probably are), lawn games are a fun add.  It gives your guests a chance to hang out, enjoy the outdoors and play a little.

Lawn games at an outdoor wedding - 6 fun ideas for summer weddings by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

(Photo credit: Christie Pham Photography)

3. Shave ice.  Along the popsicle line, these Hawaiian treats are always a crowd-pleaser because they’re unexpected.  While they can be a little messy, they are so much fun to eat!  And they work perfectly for cocktail hour.

Shave ice at a Hawaii destination wedding - 6 fun ideas for summer weddings by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

(Photo credit: Allina Yang)

4. Dancing shoes.  While having slippers (i.e. flip flops) for your guests can be helpful year round, I feel like it’s especially helpful for summer weddings when feet swell and heels get tiring on grass.

Dancing shoes - 6 fun ideas for summer weddings by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

(Photo credit: Emily Piraino)

5. Lemonade stand.  Make your version of a lemonade stand and have different flavored lemonades out for your guests to sample, sip and quench their thirst.

Lemonade stand - 6 fun ideas for summer weddings by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

(Photo credit: Arrowood Photography)

6. Star gazing.  If you’re having an outdoor wedding in a more remote area like a winery or a private estate, lay out some blankets and pillows and create a star gazing area.  Your non-dancing guests can, lie down, chit chat and enjoy the starry skies.  It can also double as a cocktail picnic area too.

Star gazing wedding lounge - 6 fun ideas for summer weddings by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

(Photo credit: Lisa Lefkowitz)

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