Today marks the official start to summer. Hello more sunshine (hopefully!)

Let’s hope that for the next few months we get to see lots of sunshine, have more BBQ’s, drink more Pimm’s and eat lots of strawberries because we all know when we start seeing all of those things summer has really begun!

Another sign of summer-weddings!

With 16% choosing to tie the knot in June the beginning of the summer is certainly a popular month to get wed, with July and August following closely behind. Many couples choose to get married in the summer months because it allows them a bit more choice and flexibility.

Here are some things to think about if you’re planning a summer wedding.

As we said before, the summer is a popular time for couples to choose to marry so if you are in your late 20’s-early 30’s you’re probably not the only one of your friends getting married. Be sure to get your save the dates out early to allow people sufficient time to plan their attendance. With that in mind, the summer is when the majority of people take their holidays so again, be sure to make sure your guests know in plenty of time that they are invited before they go booking any holidays.

When it comes to décor with a summer wedding flowers are going to play a huge part. Summer offers the perfect time to inject beautiful colours into your wedding day. There are numerous and beautiful flowers in bloom so you’ll not be spoilt for choice. We’ve found that Peonies, Daisies, Lavender, Sweet peas and of course the classic Rose are all popular choices. Choosing flowers that are in season is certainly going to benefit your wedding budget too.

When it comes to your Humanist marriage ceremony a summer wedding offers you an exciting opportunity. In Scotland you have the freedom to marry anywhere, whether that’s in a hotel, your back garden, on top of a mountain, on a boat, or in your family home. We have had some beautiful summer weddings here in Scotland and when the weather permits an outdoor ceremony is truly special. The most important thing to consider is a back up plan! We all know that the weather is unpredictable so it’s best to discuss an alternative with your celebrant incase it does decide to have a torrential downpour. It might be an idea to have a supply of umbrellas at the ready too!

Perhaps you’re thinking about having a summer beach wedding?

If this sounds perfect to you why not have a look at our Scottish Beach Wedding package. We can tailor it to suit yours and your partners needs. Camusdarach Beach is one of the most romantic and beautiful locations for your wedding day. Situated on the road to the Isles, between Arisaig and Mallaig, this beach location gives scenic views of Skye’s Cuillin Hills, peaks of Rum and the tabletop island of Eigg – a scene to rival any coastline in the world. Camusdarach Beach was ranked #14 best beach in the UK!

Nowadays when planning your wedding you really are spoilt for choice. There is a wealth of outputs that can help you plan your big day. From websites, blogs, magazines, wedding fayres, and increasingly popular-social media you’ll not be stuck for ideas.

Go on to instagram and type in #summerwedding #summerweddings and you will find at least 50,000 different posts. It’s definitely a trend!

77% of couple use Pinterest for their wedding related activities and we recognize that. We have to admit though it does become a bit addictive so our pins are flowing with a wealth of information. Check out our pinterest account for inspiration.

If you’re thinking about having a unique Humanist wedding ceremony outdoor weddings including beach and festival style you’re not the only one, they are becoming increasingly popular here in Scotland. If it’s something you think you’d want then we’d like to help you make it happen. Get in touch with us today.

By Cindy Cosgrove