Summer can often bring about fond memories of sunny days spent swimming, playing outside with friends, and enjoying the best of what your town had to offer. These innocent, carefree experiences might now just live in our memories as adults, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring some summer nostalgia into your wedding to recreate those memories in a different way!
Especially in Florida where summers are absolutely iconic, there are so many fun ways to incorporate elements from memorable summer breaks into your special day. From fireworks to refreshing summer drinks, here are four ways to bring summer nostalgia to your wedding!
1. Offer summer-themed wedding favors
One of the best
ways to incorporate summer nostalgia into your wedding is through summer-themed wedding favors, such as custom sunglasses
, small bottles of sunscreen, towels with your wedding date on them, or flip-flops for comfortable dancing later in the night!
For any out-of-town guests that are visiting, you could also make welcome bags that include fun yet functional items because as much as they are cute, they’re also practical! You can include a custom tote bag to hold sunscreen, summer snacks, cooling face masks and wipes, recipe cards for your favorite summer cocktails, and so much more! You can get really creative with these summer welcome bags.
2. Use fireworks at your wedding
One of the most iconic parts of summer is the fireworks that light up the night sky! Whether you love fireworks because it reminds you of outdoor concerts at the park, nights at Disney World, or because the 4th of July is your favorite holiday, fireworks are a classic summer staple that brings back memories of exciting nights spent with family and friends.
Important note: If you’re thinking of including fireworks at your wedding, check your local laws, and coordinate with your venue to see if fireworks are allowed at the location of your wedding. You also may have to get your fireworks approved by the fire marshall, so make sure you are doing your due diligence in checking the steps that go into including fireworks at your wedding.
3. Include sparklers in your wedding
Some of our favorite show-stopping weddings have included sparklers! Whether that means using spark boxes for your reception or using sparklers for your send-off (or both), sparklers are a great way to incorporate summer nostalgia into your wedding. Especially if you don’t want to go through the hassle of going through the legal process to obtain a firework permit. You can check out this post
to see sparklers in action at Sarah and Baker’s wedding at Bella Collina!
4. Offer summer cocktails
A fun way to incorporate summer nostalgia at your wedding is by creating summer-themed cocktails! From refreshing mojitos to rum lemonades to delicious margaritas, there are so many ways to get creative with your drink offerings
. And whether that means creating a couple of signature couple cocktails or offering a menu of summer drinks, there are plenty of ways you can get creative with them! You could also incorporate different summer fruits like raspberries or blueberries to take advantage of the seasonal selections!
You’re ready for a nostalgic summer wedding!
Summer is a fantastic opportunity to embrace the warm weather and bring some nostalgia to your wedding! From sparklers to cocktails, there are many fun ways to incorporate summer nostalgia into your wedding. Remember to be considerate of any rules your venue has, and have fun incorporating these throwbacks into your special day!