How to Throw a Great Summer Wedding

Planning for Summer weddings is heating up with the warmer Spring weather. And couples have fully adapted to the “new normal” in the Bay Area. They plan more intimate wedding affairs in place of large gatherings of family and friends. Indeed, micro-weddings were already trending before the pandemic. They cost less and give the celebrants more quality time with each guest! Here are some of the wedding planning ideas we see continuing to thrive going forward:

Fully Invest in Wedding Photography and Videography

Photographs of your wedding day are the mementos that you’ll treasure forever. Spend more time finding a photographer and videographer that you mesh with to get the best memories. Ask the photographer to get lots of pictures of you with your guests, too. Those are the ones you will cherish most as the years pass.

Choose Food and Drink for Your Summer Wedding That You Can Really Enjoy

With smaller guest lists and less expensive venues, you can choose many more intriguing wedding catering ideas to wow the crowd! A micro-wedding’s small size lets you spoil your guests with food and beverages that they will really enjoy. When you work with a local Bay Area catering service, you can create a menu that also features local produce, and vegetarian and vegan options. You can also splurge on special champagne or special treats that you could not serve at a huge gathering.

Use Nature as a Wedding Ceremony Backdrop

Abundant flowers bloom in the spring and summer, which allows for affordable yet dramatic backdrops and table settings to decorate your venue. This is especially if you choose your backyard or a local park as your wedding venue. We help our clients design tablescapes with beautiful arrangements, dishes, linens and décor that turn humble venues into the perfect scene for tying your knot.

Be Daring and Creative with Summer Wedding Décor and Attire

Less traditional venues and menus should inspire you to get creative with all aspects of your event staging. A summer wedding puts no limits on your color palette, for instance! Let your bridesmaids wear their own fun bridal accessories. Don’t worry about everything matching. Go ahead and mix it up!

Think Local – Work with a Caterer that Emphasizes Sustainability

Sustainable ceremonies are another trend in summer wedding planning. Support your neighborhood Green businesses. Your guests may never realize it, but you can feel good by using local businesses that have worked hard to survive over the past year.
Handheld Catering and Events would be proud to cater your spring or summer wedding with a menu that your guests will rave about for weeks. Contact our team to explore a wide range of ideas for your summer wedding.