Hosting a destination wedding during the summer months in South Florida has its peaks and valleys. The best part is that you will save some dough! In the summer the hotel rates go down, the vendors reduce their prices and you can have your pick of venues. The down side is the weather. The daily forecast is hot and humid with a sprinkling of showers. If you are thinking of hosting an Indian destination wedding then you face some bigger challenges because typically the ceremony is done during the day and outside. The standard issues span from the guests being overheated. Imagine wearing a heavy sari, full make-up and jewelry in 90-degree weather; the bride and groom overly glistening (we don’t like to use the word sweat); and family photos becoming very difficult to coordinate with hot and hungry family members. So what is a chic and budget savvy bride supposed to do? Simple…let the crew at Pawar, Inc. give you some sunny advice.
Ice Cold beverage – offer your guests a delish and refreshing welcome drink as they arrive. One of our favorites for the summer is a crushed ice peach bellini infused with rosemary. A twist on the welcome drink is a welcome sorbet. Have servers hand carve it out of a watermelon or pineapple for a la carte service as guests arrive.
Fan me – the comfort of your guests should be a top priority. Nobody wants to bake in the sun. You want your guests to watch the wedding ceremony with love in their hearts, not bad thoughts about how hot and uncomfortable they are. A great way to keep the wedding outdoors is to provide your guests with some shade. You can get creative and provide fans or personalized umbrellas. We love big market umbrellas that reflect the heat and provide shade.
Our favorite and most budget saavy option …From dawn till dusk – opt to have your wedding ceremony in the early evening to capture the beautiful light in photos and to let the heat surpass. You can then go straight into cocktails and dinner and your guests will have the hottest part of the day to lounge poolside.