The summer is often described as the peak wedding season.

Typically, the sun is shining, people have time off work, and you have many more flowers in season to choose from. Summer weddings are the go-to option for most happy couples, but there are a few things you should know when planning a wedding in this popular season.

To help you stay on top of everything having to do with a summer wedding, we have created a list of the top tips we think you should know. Check out our tips below to ensure that your wedding runs as smoothly as possible.

Plan Early

We cannot stress this enough!

Summer weddings are popular, which means locations and venues get booked up quickly. Start planning as early as possible, as this gives you a chance to see and book options for your wedding.

By no means, do we mean to rush into any decisions? If you start planning early enough, you can make level-headed decisions you are both happy about.

Be Cautious of the Weather

Unfortunately, the weather has a habit of being indecisive, but that doesn’t mean you have to call the whole thing off.

Instead, prepare for the different elements. Whether it is the sun, wind, or rain, make sure you can look after yourself and your guests, especially if you are hosting an outdoor event.

For example, you might want to invest in outdoor heating if the weather turns cold, or you might consider adding awnings to provide additional shade from the sun.

Menu Options

When planning a summer wedding, you want to keep the season in mind when planning your wedding menu.

Consider light dishes and local food options, along with summer drinks, to emphasise the summertime theme. Local caterers can be recommended by White Horse Marquees.


During a summertime wedding, it can get quite warm, even if you host a marquee wedding, which is why providing enough seating is paramount.

After a lap around the dance floor on a hot day, you want people to be able to sit down and rest without getting overheated.


Depending on your wedding, you might have an open bar, a bar in general, or a bottle of bubbly on the table, and other drinks tend to be overlooked.

Make sure you have water and other non-alcoholic drinks available so that everyone can stay hydrated in the summertime heat.

Devoted to Your Day

White Horse Marquees is devoted to making sure your wedding is spectacular.

We offer marquee hire in several locations, and we want to help turn your ideas into reality. You can contact us today to get the ball rolling for your big day.