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New Bedford brides who have decided on a summer wedding in Southeastern Massachusetts need to really plan and think ahead if they want to create a memorable event. New England summers can be unpredictable, to say the least. It is important to choose an MA wedding and banquet facility that will provide space for you to have the outdoor ceremony of your dreams while offering a lovely “plan B” just in case the weather does not cooperate. However, even with an indoor wedding at a South Coast reception hall, you will want to make sure that you are prepared for any eventuality. Keeping your guests entertained and comfortable, while ensuring that you design a beautiful backdrop for your wedding day can be a lot of work, but it gets easier as soon as you find the right location.
Tip #1 – Plan for all types of weather. It could be hot or it could be cold; it could be breezy, or the air could be still and stale. Make sure that you prepare for possible rain and a heatwave at the same time.
Tip #2 – Dress accordingly to the season. Make sure that you select a comfortable and airy style of gown for your wedding dress and that you also choose well for your bridesmaids. The groom and groomsmen should have options that allow them to take off jackets or skip them altogether to prevent overheating during the ceremony and reception at the South Coast reception hall.
Tip #3 – Choose a summer color palette. You don’t necessarily have to go with summery pastels, but consider fresh and easy-going hues that will compliment the season and your wedding attire.
Tip #4 – Pick a light menu for guests. When you visit the MA wedding and banquet facility, make sure to ask about salads and lighter fare for your guests. You don’t want a heavy fall or winter dish served at your summer wedding in Southeastern Massachusetts.
Tip #5 – Purchase seasonal blooms. Avoid high costs for out-of-season greenhouse flowers when you have access to lovely flowers from local vendors in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. Not only will you save money, but the flowers will be perfect for the season.
Tip #6 – Think cool. Provide your guests with fans and air conditioning whenever possible. Provide chilled water bottles as part of the decor in cute buckets adorned with flowers. Consider a fun drink station with frozen non-alcoholic beverages or a cool custom cocktail to keep everyone hydrated.
Tip #7 – Protect your guests. Be a gracious host and put out baskets of sunscreen, chapstick, paper fans, and sunglasses as your wedding favors. Your guests will thank you and appreciate favors that they can actually use.
Tip #8 – Consider a tent. Outdoor ceremonies can be blazing hot, depending on the time of day. Ask the South Coast reception hall about getting a tent that can go over the altar and the guests to keep everyone out of the sun. No one looks good in pictures when squinting at the sun.
Tip #9 – Smart footwear. Instead of spiky heels that will sink into the grass, consider flats, sandals, or heels that have a wider base to prevent awkward moments during the ceremony or photo sessions.
Tip #10 – Choose summer hairstyles. A beautiful up-do might not last in a hot, humid environment. New Bedford brides should speak with the hairdresser about options that will prevent frizz, keep your hair off your neck and face, while looking great for photos.
Tip #11 – The golden hour. Try to aim for late afternoon, sunset or evening for your photo session to get the best shots and lighting. Have your photographer meet with you at the MA wedding and banquet facility to choose the best locations based on the angle of the sun and the time of day.
Tip #12 – Plan your wedding early. A summer wedding in Southeastern Massachusetts is very popular. You don’t have to deal with the snow and ice of winter, the torrential rains of spring, or the mountains of leaves in the fall. Select your ideal South Coast reception hall early and secure it right away so you’ll have plenty of time to plan.
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Are you ready to start planning your summer wedding in Southeastern Massachusetts? Give our team a call to schedule a tour and start making plans at our popular MA wedding and banquet facility. Our on-site event coordinators can answer any questions that you might have about the venue, help you choose the best location for your ceremony and reception, and pick the best date for your special day. Call today at 508-678-3901 and join all of the other Fall River, Boston, Dartmouth, Westport, and New Bedford brides who have celebrated their wedding day here at the world-famous Venus de Milo.