Pure Luxe Planning Tip: Beat the Heat!

 The weather is just a small part of why people flock to experience all that Charleston has to offer and makes it possible to have a beautiful wedding in almost every season. However, in peak wedding season Charleston holds true to its southern roots and heat and humidity are definitely present through this time of the year. However, don’t let the heat get you down, because it can easily be overcome. With spring and summer just around the corner, here are a few Pure Luxe tips to keep your guests cool and comfortable!

Don’t let a buggy night keep your guests from enjoying your outdoor dance floor or lounge area. A local company will come out and spray or install a system before you and your guests arrive to make sure mosquitos and other pests stay far away from your special day. There are multiple options to fit the size and needs of your event.

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King of pops is certainly a crowd favorite! On a warm summer evening these popsicles are the perfect trick to cool down your guests. They have seasonal flavors to go with any time of the year and make for the cutest pictures!

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Even when the sun goes down, Charleston is known for its temperate climate. This problem is an easy fix at any ceremony or reception by using misting fans. Tented or open, fans make sure everyone is cool and happy, without getting them wet!

Another great way to cool down your guests is to provide a "hydration station". Welcome your guests to your event with passed trays of cucumber ice water and sweat tea before the ceremony. Or have a station set up during your reception with flavored water and cooled ice toilettes to make sure they stay hydrated all night long.

Kellianne Boyle and Peter Tang's wedding at St. Luke's Chapel and Marion's in Charleston, SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

One of the easiest things you can do is simply provide shade for your guests. In the hot months you would never guess how much a nice shaded spot is appreciated. We love the way this bride incorporate large umbrellas during her ceremony to shade her guests so they could truly enjoy the I Do's. Their guests were happy and look how cute it looks in pictures!

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Lastly, consider the heat when choosing your menu options. Opt for lighter appetizers or small bites instead of the heavier alternatives. Watermelon gazpacho or a raw bar complete with oysters are always great in the summertime!

Katy Tucker and Phil Lee's wedding at Middleton Place in Charleston SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com