Summer Wedding Day Essentials


The sun is beaming, the air is warm, and love is in the air as you prepare for your dream summer wedding! However, with the heat and potential discomfort that a summer wedding day brings, it’s essential to be prepared. Don’t let the hot temperatures dampen your spirits or the joy of your guests. We’ve curated a list of essentials that will keep everyone cool, comfortable, and looking stunning throughout your special day. From practical solutions to style-enhancing tools, here are the must-have essentials for your summer wedding day.

Phone Charger Fan

Members of your wedding party will probably have their phones on them during your celebration, so to ensure you stay cool, consider having a few phone charger fans handy. These nifty gadgets will not only keep their phones juiced up but also offer a refreshing breeze on a hot summer day. They’ll come in handy when things heat up on the dance floor, too! 

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Program Fan

Combine practicality and elegance with program fans. These handheld DIY fans double as wedding programs, keeping your guests informed about the schedule while providing a refreshing breeze. Customize them with your wedding details and create a memorable keepsake for your loved ones.


Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is essential, especially during an outdoor summer wedding. Be sure to have a supply of sunscreen available for you and your guests. Consider placing sunscreen stations strategically to encourage everyone to lather up and stay protected. If you’re  getting your makeup professionally done for the big day, make sure you let your makeup artist incorporate some sun protection into the makeup routine so you stay protected—and beautiful—all day long!

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If your ceremony or reception is outside, consider having some shady spots where your guests can take a break from the sun. Having umbrellas or parasols that your guests can grab not only provide shade but also add a touch of sophistication to your wedding decor. Plus, they can double as props for stunning photo opportunities.

Blotting Paper

Hot weather can sometimes lead to unwanted shine on your face. Blotting papers are a quick and easy solution to combat excess oil and keep your makeup looking fresh throughout the day. Keep a stack of blotting papers on hand to help you and your bridal party maintain a radiant look and even consider leaving some in the bathrooms at your venue so that guests take advantage of them as well.

Frizz-Tamer or Hair Spray

Humidity and frizz can be a nightmare in the summer—especially at an outdoor wedding. Arm yourself with a frizz-taming product or hair spray to keep your locks in place and looking picture-perfect. This will ensure that your hairstyle remains intact, regardless of the summer elements.

Makeup Setting Spray

To help your makeup withstand the heat and last all day and night, a makeup setting spray is a must. This magical mist will keep your makeup in place and prevent any undesired smudging or fading, giving you a flawless look throughout the celebration.

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Bug Spray

If your wedding venue is surrounded by nature or near bodies of water, pesky bugs may make an appearance. To avoid any unwelcome insect encounters, provide bug spray for your guests. This small gesture will make sure everyone can enjoy your wedding without any pesky interruptions.


Protect your guests’ eyes from the bright sun by offering sunglasses. Not only will they provide relief from the glare, but they can also serve as fashionable wedding favors. Buy them in bulk and then consider personalizing them with your wedding date or initials for an extra thoughtful touch.

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Last but certainly not least, don’t forget the simplest and most crucial element of all: water! Keeping yourself and your guests hydrated is crucial, especially during hot summer months. Have plenty of water stations or individual water bottles available to quench everyone’s thirst and keep them feeling refreshed. Add in sliced fruit for a colorful, and refreshing touch!

With these essential summer wedding day must-haves, you and your guests will be well-prepared to beat the heat, protect yourselves from the sun, and enjoy a beautiful and memorable celebration. From practical items like phone charger fans and sunscreen to style-enhancing essentials like frizz-tamers and sunglasses, you’ll have all the tools to create a comfortable and stunning summer wedding. Embrace the warmth and create lifelong memories on your special day, the honeymoon, and beyond! 


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