The O’Neill Arms Country House Summer Wedding Prep

Planning a Summer wedding?

As the sun is out and The O’Neill Arms Country House Weddings are in full swing, what better time than to create a blog for summer weddings.

There’s nothing more romantic than a summer wedding. Between the warm weather and the late sunset, we can’t think of anything better. But don’t forget—when it comes to heat and UV rays, read these essential dos and don’ts to make planning and enjoying your summer wedding as easy and breezy as possible… excuse the pun.

Do provide heat relief
No matter how much you love the sun, your guests will appreciate a few ways to escape the heat. Make sure you provide some form of shade or air-conditioning. Prevent guests from overheating during the ceremony and have decorative ice buckets or baskets filled with bottles of water near the ceremony site—and once the dancing begins, place water in close proximity to the action.

Do serve lighter fare
Choose a seasonal menu that includes grilled entrées and local, fresh produce. Gazpacho shooters and grilled fruit skewers make tempting appetizers, and for dessert, consider fruit pies or tarts in lieu. Frozen cocktails (mint, cucumber or watermelon are popular flavors) or even ice pops (use the sticks that catch drips) can be festive touches too.

Do wear cool, breathable attire
For brides, choose a wedding dress made of light fabric that breathes, such as silk. You could also opt for a shorter skirt if you’re feeling modern and adventurous. If you can’t resist the heavy traditional ball gown, wear it during the ceremony, then change into a lightweight sheath or cocktail dress for dancing. Grooms will look dapper in a fair-toned suit (think: light gray or beige), a crisp linen suit or, for the ultimate casual look.

Don’t forget sun protection.
Sunburn can give the term “blushing bride” a whole new meaning. Prior to getting dressed, the couple and attendants should apply sunscreen to any exposed skin. Consider wearing a moisturizer and foundation or powder that contains SPF. In the guest bathroom, include a basket with sunblock.

Here at The O’Neill Arms Country House Hotel, our wedding planning service is provided to you to assist with your special day, but that’s not all, our award-winning wedding coordinator will be with you throughout your entire journey from booking to the special day ensuring everything goes perfectly. We take the care of the hassle, leaving you and your guests to relax and enjoy the day.

The O’ Neill Arms Country House Wedding Packages From £20p.p. T&C’s Apply

If you would like to get in touch with our events team, please email info@oneillarms.com to book a one to one appointment and discuss your magical wedding with The O’Neill Arms Country House Hotel.

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