Is there anything less forgiving than the noonday sun? Consider shielding your guests from one of the harshest elements known to man. A cover of some sort is sure to provide some much-needed relief to outdoor wedding or reception attendees. Canopies or tents can be rented and installed cheaply and easily, although many venues offer them as part of the wedding package. Even if you do have to pay a little bit extra, I'm willing to bet that you'll look back on it as the best money you ever spent -- especially if one of those sudden summer thunderstorms sneaks up during the vows.