Top 5 Wedding Themes For Summer

With so many different ideas and themes for weddings, it can often be overwhelming trying to decide which theme is the right choice for your big day. The time of year also plays a part when trying to make a decision about a theme, and with Summer on the way, it’s the perfect time to be thinking about how you can move your wedding reception outside if it’s a hot summer day. We’ve compiled a list of our top 5 favourite themes for summer weddings to help you draw inspiration.

Wedding Themes For Summer

Great Gatsby Wedding Theme

With flapper dresses and open shoulder dresses being all the rage with a Great Gatsby wedding theme, it’s the perfect time to adopt this theme for a summertime wedding without having to worry about the cold weather. With gorgeous opulence and decorations being the focal point of this theme, it’s a great time of year to move the wedding party outdoors and see what’s possible to achieve with lots of outdoor lighting, sumptuous fabrics, feathers, candles and flowers.

Don’t feel like you need to limit your creativity by keeping the wedding indoors, as there’s so much of the Great Gatsby party vibe that can be transferred to an outdoor setting.

Disney Themed Wedding

A Disney themed wedding has become somewhat of a modern day classic. During the winter months it’s great for decking out an indoor evening party, as there’s so much that can be done with the massive amount of branded partywear and decorations. however, it’s also a great choice for an outdoor summer wedding reception.

Think outside the box and you could create your very own Disneyland at your venue. from a small scale version of the Disney castle, to impressive fireworks at the end of the evening, there’s so much that can be done without the limitations of keeping your event indoors. Fingers crossed you’ll be lucky enough to have at least a fraction of the warm weather that’s available all year round in Florida, especially if you plan an outside Disney princess wedding ceremony.

rustic outdoor summer wedding theme

A rustic outdoor theme is perfect summer wedding theme for countryside lovers

Rustic Wedding Theme

The rustic look has been solidified as an absolute classic at any time of the year, and truly, it’s one of our favourite summer wedding idea. If you’re lucky enough to be able to hire a converted barn or have some available indoor and outdoor space for your summer wedding decor, there’s so many rustic touches that can be added to the space, while allowing guests to have the comfort of an indoor space, along with the freedom to be able to relax in the sunshine.

Adding touches such as hay bales and flower arches are also much more achievable if there is some available outdoor space, so it’s a great idea to bear in mind which decorations and accessories can be used across both spaces. Food options for the wedding breakfast and evening reception also become a little more adventurous during the summer months outdoors, as there’s the option to have barbeques, lawn games, hog roasts and even ice cream vans!

A rustic outdoor wedding day is also the most relaxed of these ideas for dress code for the wedding guests, and simply seasonal blooms as table decorations makes planning a breeze.

Moroccan Themed Weddings

In our opinion, there’s little else that showcases the relaxation and freedom that summer brings than a Moroccan themed wedding. from stunningly vibrant colours, fabrics and flowers, there’s so much scope to bring some originality and personality into your wedding reception.

With the ability to add gorgeous lanterns, low tables and stunning water displays, we can see why these types of weddings are becoming so popular. there’s also the added benefit of having the wedding feel like a really close-knit party, where everyone can relax and experience some amazing and traditional Moroccan delicacies.

bride and groom on a fairground wedding ride

Bride and groom on a fairground ride

Fun Fair Wedding Theme

The summer is the perfect opportunity to have a lively outdoor fun fair themed wedding. Although it may seem like an odd choice, it’s surprising how easy it is to turn a fun fair into a more adult themed party, and you’ll also be surprised at how many adults would love to jump on a bouncy castle after a couple of prosecco’s!

This theme is ideal for an outdoor ceremony if you’re a couple who doesn’t take things to seriously and loves to have a great party with friends. Elements such as hot dog stands, bouncy castles, candy floss, giant slides, fresh donuts and bucking broncos are a sure-fire way of making sure everyone has an absolute ball. You can even have a fairground inspired wedding cake for the ultimate summer wedding theme. It’s also easy to incorporate a colourful wedding tent into the mix.

For lovers of the movie Grease, it also opens up options of having the bridal party as the Pink Ladies, and the groomsmen as the T-Birds. It would certainly be electrifying to combine the two, and top marks for anyone brave enough for a musical routine on the dance floor. I’d love to wear a black leather jacket over my wedding dress, I think it would look amazing plus I love outdoor weddings if the right weather is on the guest list.

Start Planning Your Themed Wedding

So, whatever you decide to do for your wedding, it’s always worth bearing in mind the best summer wedding ideas would be ideal to celebrate your new marital bliss. The are other options of course, including a beach wedding with flip flops, cocktail hour, live music and string lights.

We’re sure it’ll be one to remember for many years to come!

What is the summer weather in the UK and will it rain?

The summer months are defined as June, July and August but the summer season is technically 21st June to 23rd September.

Days are longer, and the warmer temperatures range from 15 to 30°C with July the warmest on average in 2021 with 17.6°C, compared to 16.1°C in August and 15.4°C in June. September averaged 15.9°C and may be more budget friendly.

In 2021 June was the driest month with 43.2mm rainfall.

2021 Av. Temp (°C) Total Rainfall (mm)
June 15.4°C 43.2mm
July 17.6°C 72.5mm
August 16.1°C 65.4mm
September 15.9°C 78.8mm
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