10 Ideas for a Playful Summer Wedding

Summer is all about bright colors, cold drinks and fun in the sun, right? Why not have your summer wedding follow suit? Today we’re sharing 10 ideas for a playful summer wedding so bright, you’re gonna need shades.

Throw the Wedding Color Rules Out the Window

Who says you have to choose just one or two wedding colors? With this playful summer wedding, your best friend is color – and lots of it! Choose a palette of 5 or 6 bright and fun colors that work well together and incorporate them into everything from your flowers and decor to your drinks.

Fantastic Flowers

Your wedding bouquet and centerpieces are a perfect way to bring in lots of color.

For your bouquet, have your florist mix and match different colors of big blooms to create a show stopping arrangement. Giant roses, dinner plate dahlias, billy balls and other colorful varieties would wonderfully in this bouquet. Wrap various colors of ribbons around the base of the bouquet to create a trail of color that follows you down the aisle and is perfect for photos.

Your centerpieces can be simple yet colorful as well. Smaller sized arrangements set atop your tables in groupings add lots of color and texture to your centerpieces. Mix and match different vessels and bottles for these arrangements – the more color the better!

Cheerful Decorations for a Playful Summer Wedding

You can have so much fun with your decorations for this playful summer wedding day – add color anywhere you can!

If you are planning on using a seating chart for your guests at the reception, use brightly colored envelopes with escort cards slid into each for a fun and playful card display. Color- dipped silverware and bright table linens bring your tablescapes to life and coordinate well with your centerpieces.

A bright photobooth backdrop is not only perfect for photo opportunities (hello, selfies!), it’s also fun to DIY! Use different sizes and colors of honeycomb balls, tissue paper flower balls and paper fans to create this bright backdrop for your playful summer wedding.

And don’t forget the kiddos! Coloring stations complete with customized coloring pages, stickers and crayons are the perfect way to keep them busy while the adults celebrate and add and extra pop of color to your reception.

Colorful Cocktails

Don’t let your decor have all the fun! Make sure your guests are staying hydrated with colorful and tasty drinks and cocktails! Customized confetti stadium cup favors are a fun way to treat your guests, and they can fill them with colorful concoctions – from a signature drink to their favorite ale.

Because you’re hosting a summer wedding, make sure your guests have a way to cool off – and what better way than with popsicles! Serve them ala carte or add them to a glass of Moscato, champagne or rosé for a fun and fizzy cocktail.

This bright, playful summer wedding is sure to create a lasting impression in both the minds of your guests and of you and your other half – it’ll be a day you won’t forget!



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