A well-planned wedding to take place in the English summer can make for an unforgettable experience with novel ideas, grand views, and a beautiful space to consider.
The Surrey countryside can certainly give you the views and on a beautiful sunny day the views are outstanding. Combine the scene with a wedding marquee set-up to complement the surroundings will result in a beautiful wedding day experience.
Combining the Surrey views with a beautifully laid out marquee can be made that extra bit more special by considering a few key elements, ultimately one being the weather.
A sunny summer’s day in Surrey can feel like a hot Mediterranean day when out in the open, so consider the air temperature for your big day. One of the many benefits of hiring a marquee from Crystal Marquee Hire is the flexibility in the marquee set-up. If it is going to be a hot one, then our marquees can aid a well-ventilated space, by removing some of the marquee sides to enable a good airflow. It is always best to open the sides first thing in the morning on a hot day.
Another good tip is to provide guests with a suitable fan, or even place a battery-operated fan across the table layout. Or don’t be afraid to have sunscreen available, either laid out on a suitable table with other complementary gifts. There are a few other things to consider if the day’s going to be hot, remember metal chairs will bake, place plastic or wooden chairs in open areas so guests won’t burn if seated in out in the open spaces.
We do also offer a free site visit, so if you are planning for a hot day, we will advise on natural shade areas and how we can incorporate this is into the marquee build.
If you are a lover of flowers and won’t then decorated throughout the marquee, then ensure your florist provides well-watered summer flowers. Flowers, on a hot day may arrive drooped, so ensure they are maintained, and propped up with adequate water for the day.
When it comes to the photo shoot, keep some flowers back possibly refrigerate so they are fresh for the end of day shoot.
The heat from a hot summer’s day can upset food, so this is one your caterers should be aware of. Ensure that all food starters, such as soups, seafood or cheeses are kept cool, and that salads will be maintained throughout the food service.
Another good tip is to beware of summer insects, bees love the outdoors and certain foods along with flowers will bring them hovering over. To combat this, keep food covered, and any buffet station should keep bee-attracting flowers at some distance. Ensure the important food stuffs, such as the cake, are well refrigerated and covered from any pests.
And that’s about it, we hope you find these tips helpful, it’s so easy to forget about the English summer niggles. With just a little bit of sensibility and care your summer wedding will be remember for all the right reasons.
Owner and founder of Crystal Marquee Hire.