5 Last Minute Tips for Planning Your Summer Wedding

18 Aug 2015

There’s nothing quite like a British summer wedding.... Here are some top tips to add finishing touches to your big day

There’s nothing quite like a British summer wedding.... when things go smoothly, that is. If you’re getting married in the next few weeks, here are some top tips from the head wedding planner at Burnham Beeches Hotel in Buckinghamshire.

1. Weather proof
Invest in some pretty vintage parasols for your bridal party. As well as making great props for photos, if the sun shines they will prevent against sweaty fringes and sunburnt noses in your photos, and if it rains...well you won’t get as wet. 

2. Dance proof
If you’re planning on wearing shoes that will only be comfy for the two minutes you totter gracefully down the aisle, make sure to bring some ‘back up shoes’ for dancing the night away. Odds are most of your female guests will have made the same mistake, so stockpiling a few spare pairs will have all your gal pals thanking you later.

3. Bug proof
For an August wedding, having a swarm of hungry wasps attack your guests as they attempt to enjoy an astonishing amount of Pimms is not ideal. Banish the pesky critters with some careful placement of pest control candles, which to your guests, will just look like pretty candles.

4. Photo proof
You only get one chance to get the perfect pictures from your wedding day, so be prepared. Visit the venue in advance and plan where you want your pictures taken. Don’t take your wedding pictures at noon or too close to noon - the sun will be directly overhead and will cause unflattering shadows. With that in mind, always aim to take your pictures in the morning or later in the afternoon/evening.

5. Disaster proof
Above all, make sure you have someone who is dedicated to making sure your big day runs without a hiccup, so that you can relax and enjoy the whole experience. At Burnham Beeches, a dedicated wedding co-ordinator works in house, and will work with you in planning everything in the run up to the big day, as well as being on hand as an event manager at the wedding itself.

www.corushotels.com/burnham/

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