Who can resist pops of color, refreshing flavors, and the laid back feeling of the summer? If your dream wedding consists of vibrant hues and vacation vibes, you’ve probably decided that a summer wedding is for you! The most popular season for weddings, the summer months are perfect for couples who want to add a sprinkle of sunny sensations to their big day. To help you create the Southern California wedding of your dreams we’re sharing 14 summer wedding ideas you’ll love:
Summer weather tends to be very consistent in Southern California. Take advantage of the sunshine with a beautiful SoCal outdoor wedding. Whether you want a garden ceremony or a beach party there’s a Los Angeles wedding venue perfect for you!
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Beach Bag Wedding Favors
Pamper your guests with love and care through a thoughtful kit of must-haves! Fill your wedding favor beach bags with top essentials such as sunscreen, bottled water, bug repellent, energy snacks, and safety pins!
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Summer Wedding Shade
One of the top things to consider when planning a summer wedding in Southern California is how to keep your guests comfortable in the sun. Hats, fans, and parasols make the perfect wedding favors to give your guests a little protection during the festivities!
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Bright Color Bridesmaid Dresses
Want to add a wild pop of color to your bridal party? A Los Angeles summer wedding is a great opportunity to be bold with color.
From brilliant blues to gorgeous florals, there are tons of summer bridesmaid dresses you can choose from! Just don’t forget to choose light and airy fabric for everyone, okay?
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Wedding Ice Cream Bars
Warm weather is the perfect excuse to have an ice cream truck at your celebration. Ice cream bars are super cute and very affordable. Everyone will be talking about it. After all, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
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Signature Summer Wedding Cocktails
Add a refreshing element to your Los Angeles summer wedding with signature cocktails. Choose flavor profiles ideal for beating the heat. Watermelon, berries, mint, and cucumber are some of our favorites!
Summer Wedding Centerpieces with Fruit
For something unique and unexpected, incorporate fruit into your summer wedding centerpieces! From pineapples to oranges, don’t be afraid to get creative and add a little whimsy.
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Bold Summer Wedding Florals
Summer wedding flowers are a great way to fill your wedding with bold colors. Whether traditional centerpieces or whimsical designs, wedding flowers add beauty and design to your big day.
Pro tip: choosing flowers that are in season is also a great way to save a bit of money with your florist!
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Wedding Venues with Ocean Views
For an authentic SoCal vibe, hosting an oceanside celebration is an excellent idea! Consider a Southern California wedding venue that offers stunning ocean views. Your Los Angeles wedding planner may have some unique SoCal wedding venues in mind!
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Summer Wedding Photos: Flower Wall
Having a flower wall is a unique wedding idea that will wow your guests! Expect to find your guests posing in front of this Instagram-worthy decoration!
Pro Tip: Have your guests tag their photos with your personal wedding hashtag so you can enjoy all the photos later!
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Lawn Games for Summer Weddings
Fill your cocktail hour with fun and laughter by inviting your guests to play some lawn games. From giant Jenga to corn hole, there are lots of outdoor wedding games available to entertain your loved ones!
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Use Hay Bales for Summer Wedding Seating
If you’re looking for rustic summer wedding ideas you can fill your venue with rustic hay bales. These can serve as cute (and budget-friendly!) seating for your guests during your wedding ceremony. Be sure to cover the tops with thick fabric so your guests aren’t poked. For a comfortable seating arrangement, add some cozy printed quilts and you’re good to go!
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Bold Wedding Reception Seating Areas
Set up a lounge area to provide your guests with a cozy space for mingling or for resting. To create an A-List vibe, fill this area with fluffy pillows, seasonal flowers, and vibrant summer tones.
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Outdoor Wedding Lighting: Fairy Lights
To make your summer wedding even more magical, hang fairy lights above the dining tables and dance floor. Both practical and beautiful, these lights turn your outdoor summer wedding into a romantic dream!
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Thinking outside the box for unique wedding ideas will help make your Los Angeles summer wedding perfect in every way. Consider hiring a professional wedding planner to take your ideas to the next level and create the event of your dreams!