It’s a no brainer that pulling off a summer wedding in Arizona can seem impossible, especially when the temperature is between 110s and even 120s. However, if your wedding is scheduled between May – September you don’t have to be afraid. This is why we have come up with a list of tips on how to rock your Arizona summer wedding and make it an unforgettable moment.
1. Avoid strenuous activity
You need to plan everything and avoid trying to do everything the day of the wedding. Do things like setting up the table and tent the night before or early morning of the wedding day. Make use of plastic chairs, as metal chairs can get hot and sear any flesh they come into contact within minutes in the hot weather.
2. Keep it cool
Remember the wedding ceremony is not only about you and your soul mate; make sure you keep your guest in mind. Your guest will likely be sitting for as long as 45 minutes throughout the ceremony. So, it is advisable that you keep your guest cool by providing them with refreshment, paper fans to create some breeze, personalized sunglasses, parasols to block the shade, etc.
3. Keep your makeup in mind
Your wedding makeup will probably cost you some bucks, so you want to make sure that your makeup withstands the heat, tears & hugs. This is why it is advisable that you hire a makeup artist that knows the right technique for your type of weather.
4. Choose the right kind of cake
A melting cake is yet another common mistake made by Arizona summer weddings. There are a lot of stories about beautiful buttercream cakes melting into mush. You sure don’t want this to happen to you. So, choose a type of cake frostings that will hold up well in the heat.
5. Select an Indoor Wedding Venue
If, possibly choose an indoor venue to host your entire wedding. Choosing an indoor venue for your wedding ceremony and reception means the heat won't even phase you. The only time you might want to step out is during cocktail hour to get those prime Arizona sunset shots.
With the listed above expert tips, you'll be able to pull off the perfect Arizona summer wedding. But, the main thing is to be prepared, sensitive to your guests and be wise about your plans when you have planned your wedding in Arizona's hot weather.