Seven Summer Wedding Trends We're Watching

Seven Summer Wedding Trends We're Watching />

Although fall has pushed past summer as the most popular season for weddings, summer is still a busy season for brides and grooms! Summer tends to lend itself well to more casual weddings, with that relaxed vibe influencing the wedding reception as well.

Are you planning a summer wedding? Brides by Alejandre can help you find your dream wedding dress! We’ll design a dress individually customized to your measurements and shipped directly to your door. Whatever your summer style, Brides by Alejandre has a large selection of custom wedding dresses in both satin and lace that will flatter any body type.

Summer weddings can be boho breezy or beach bash fun. Whatever your individual style may be, be sure to let it shine! Here is a list of seven summer wedding trends we're watching:

Delicious cool treats

Summer food tends to be lighter fare. Have fun with your dessert menu and add gourmet popsicles, gelato or make-your-own sundaes at your summer wedding menu. You can even incorporate a little local flavor by renting a local ice cream, snow cone truck or paletas cart. Another fun and cool summer style treat is a "pop-tail," a combination popsicle and cocktail!

Open air receptions

There’s something magical about an outdoor reception set in a garden or back yard. You could go all out with fancy rustic chic tables and strings of lights or make it a more casual affair with picnic tables and lawn games and mason jars filled with local wildflowers.

Magical sky lanterns

Weddings are magical, so why not make a magical moment for your guests to remember? Make a wish with your wedding guests as you release Chinese paper lanterns into the night sky. You can even order Chinese paper lanterns with custom wording to celebrate your special day.

Bright and bold color schemes

Summer is a season of fun and summer wedding colors tend to be as hot and bold as the temperature outside. The Knot has put together a great list of fun summer wedding color themes, some more traditional and some not so much! Their summer wedding color trends include: Bright Blue and Fuchsia, Marigold and Poppy Red, Gold and Blush, Ice Blue and Pistachio Green, Pink and Pale Green, Dove Gray and Ecru, Lemon and Watermelon and Navy and Sage.

Natural Centerpieces

Cut citrus fruit is a tried-and-true favorite for summertime centerpieces that you may have seen at your neighborhood backyard cookout, but they are equally as fun and functional at an outdoor summer wedding reception. Another option is to go natural and green with your containers. Incorporate wooden vases or pedestals with grass or moss to give centerpieces an eclectic, textured, natural feel. Succulents are also very popular for wedding tablescape greenery.

Suspended Centerpieces

Seeking of fun and seasonal flowers, ceiling arrangements are a creative new touch to wedding flowers that can be found everywhere. Whether it's a few garlands of blooms strung through rafters or centerpieces suspended over tables, suspended centerpieces give that wow factor that is so magical.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

Summer weddings tend to be less formal, so why not relax traditional wedding attire rules a bit? Pick a bridesmaid dress color and then let your bridesmaids shop for the dress that is their perfect fit! Mismatched dresses will make everyone happy Give helpful guidelines such as formality, length or sleeve preferences, but let them choose the dress that is perfectly suited for them.

No matter what summer trends you choose, Brides by Alejandre will make your gown customized to your specific measurements!