10 Stay-cool Tips for Summer Brides

Spritzing Stations
A mister would really keep your guests happy until cake is served!
A mister would really keep your guests happy until cake is served!

A little bit of mist goes a long way toward helping people cool off. If heat is a major concern, provide small spray bottles filled with water that the guests can use to spritz themselves. If you have a little extra room in your budget, you can consider renting mist sprayers for guests to wander in and out of when the heat gets to be too much to handle. Make sure they're placed off to the side so that no one gets doused accidentally. Your Aunt Shirley will be none too happy if her designer dress is soaked without her permission -- even if it is only water.

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  • Baliday, Jenifel. "Wedding Reception: Keeping Guests Cool At Your Summer Wedding." Bridal Book. April 25, 2011. (May 19, 2011).http://www.bridalbook.ph/articles/keeping-guests-cool-at-a-summer-wedding/?filter=1
  • Rones, Nancy. "Summer Weddings: Dos and Don'ts." The Knot. May 22, 2009. (May 19, 2011).http://wedding.theknot.com/real-weddings/summer-weddings/articles/summer-wedding-dos-donts.aspx
  • "Summer by the Numbers." The Knot. (May 19, 2011).http://wedding.theknot.com/real-weddings/summer-weddings.aspx
  • Mayo Clinic Staff. "Dehydration Symptoms." Jan. 7, 2011. (May 19, 2011).http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dehydration/DS00561/DSECTION=symptoms


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