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100 Ideas for Summer Weddings

From color palettes to centerpieces to cakes, get tons of inspiration for a summer wedding. Having a beach wedding? Check out 50 more ideas just for you!

By: Kristen Klein

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  • Escort Cards

    Escort Cards

    Make your escort cards work double duty by also providing a refreshing treat.

    Photo Credit: Ira Lippke Studios

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Dress up the area above your aisle for even more eye candy.

    Photo Credit: John Labbe / Wedding Planner: Preston Bailey

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Worried about your flowers wilting? Use floating candles for your centerpieces instead.

    Photo Credit: Inspired By This via Lover.ly

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Add a nautical touch with rope-wrapped centerpieces.

    Photo Credit: Jack Deutsch © The Stonesong Press, LLC.

  • Ring Bearers

    Ring Bearers

    Incorporate your favorite summer activity, like this baseball-inspired ring pillow.

    Photo Credit: Nashville Wedding Photographer Derek Lee

  • Wedding Cakes

    Wedding Cakes

    A tower of cake pops will stand up to the heat on even the hottest of days.

    Photo Credit: Sweet Lauren Cakes

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    When the sun goes down, light up some fire pits to create a rustic backyard vibe.

    Photo Credit: Christian Oth Studio

  • Food & Drinks

    Food & Drinks

    Alcohol-infused popsicles are a fun choice for your cocktail hour.

    Photo Credit: Mr. Haack

  • Escort Cards

    Escort Cards

    Take advantage of the season's best fruit for delicious edible escort cards.

    Photo Credit: BerryTree Photography on Chancey Charm Weddings via Lover.ly

  • Favors

    Favors

    Send your guests home with a delicious, personalized frozen treat.

    Photo courtesy of eCreamery

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Instead of oversized floral arrangements, place a mini cake on each table.

    Photo Credit: Lola Rose Photography

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Oversized balloons add a whimsical touch.

    Photo Credit: Ellie Grover on Grey Likes Weddings via Lover.ly

  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    Or take it up a notch with this fiery idea, accomplished with flaming steel wool!

    Photo Credit: Nathan Desch

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Use the season's best produce in your décor.

    Photo Credit: Jasmine Star on Inspired By This via Lover.ly

  • Food & Drinks

    Food & Drinks

    Serve up filet mignon sliders for an upscale take on classic barbecue fare.

    Photo Credit: Craig Paulson Photography

  • Foot & Drinks

    Foot & Drinks

    Display bottles of soda in a boat filled with ice.

    Photo Credit: Melissa Schollaert Photography via Lover.ly

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Make a beautiful outdoor space look more luxurious with elegant chandeliers hanging from the trees.

    Photo Credit: Aaron Delesie

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    String lanterns from the trees — they'll help keep the bugs away from your guests.

    Photo Credit: Santana Photography

  • Food & Drinks

    Food & Drinks

    Create a colorful soda bar for the kids and non-drinkers.

    Photo Credit: Dana Grant Photography

  • Wedding Cakes

    Wedding Cakes

    Not a fan of cake? Serve a tier of pies instead featuring the season's best fruit.

    Photo Credit: Jose Villa

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Add a beachy vibe with this soft color palette and laid-back furniture.

    Photo Credit: Liz Banfield Photography

  • Transportation

    Transportation

    Relax in open-air transportation, like a trolley.

    Photo Credit: Azelle Photography

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Channel a picnic vibe with benches for seating.

    Photo Credit: The Nichols on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Place your flowers in upcycled wine crates for a lovely vintage vibe.

    Photo Credit: Ken Kienow

100 Ideas for Summer Weddings

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