Ways to keep your guests cool

With the recent heat wave that has swept the UK, the very un-British problem of staying cool has come into the fray at home. With the summer in full swing here in the UAE, keeping cool is a problem that we face daily at the moment.

For your wedding day, blue skies and sun is the dream. However, having your guests wilt in the heat is a problem that can get overlooked. Here are a few fun and practical ways to make sure that everybody keeps their cool on your wedding day.

Fans

Easy to personalise and add a splash of colour. They are also incredible easy to DIY by having the order of service printed on a single piece of cardboard and giant lollipop stick glued on.

Clockwise from top: Monica Broz; Ivy League Affairs; Harwell Photography

Clockwise from top: Monica Broz; Ivy League Affairs; Harwell Photography

L: Veil and Bow R: Heather Curiel

L: Veil and Bow R: Heather Curiel

Parasols

An elegant way to give your guests shade and set the wheels in motion for some fantastic photographic opportunities.

Clockwise from main picture: Leila Brewster; Aaron Couter; Pinterest

Clockwise from main picture: Leila Brewster; Aaron Couter; Pinterest

L: Twin Lens R: Weddings by Sasha Gulish

L: Twin Lens R: Weddings by Sasha Gulish

Iced drinks and nibbles

Dehydration is obviously one of the key considerations in the heat so plenty of iced water is essential. There are also plenty of fun ways to offer cold delights. My absolute favourite new idea that I’ve come across is to create ‘iced lolly champagne’; iced lollies are placed into glasses and champagne poured on top. The perfect signature cocktail.

L: Pinterest R: Pinterest

L: Pinterest R: Pinterest

L: Pinterest R: Pinterest

L: Pinterest R: Cappy Hotchkiss Photography

L: Pinterest R: Pinterest

L: Pinterest R: Pinterest

Clockwise from top left: Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest

Clockwise from top left: Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest

Sunglasses

Undoubtedly, sunglasses won’t do much to keep the cool but they are essential for an outdoor wedding on a sunny day. These can also provide the perfect talking point and personalised element to your day. Couple branded sunglasses? Err, yes please.

L: Cramer Photography R: Pinterest

L: Cramer Photography R: Pinterest

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