How to keep your summer guests happy

Having a mid-summer wedding?

Midsummer Bliss: Tips for Keeping Your Guests Cool and Comfortable at Your Summer Wedding

The sun is shining, the days are long, and love is in the air – it must be mid-summer wedding season! While this time of year offers stunning backdrops and balmy evenings, it also comes with the challenge of keeping your guests comfortable and happy in the warmer temperatures. Worry not, lovebirds! With a few thoughtful touches, you can ensure your mid-summer celebration is a joyous and memorable one for everyone.

Beat the Heat:

Hydration Station: Set up a designated hydration station stocked with water, chilled juices, and even refreshing infused waters with cucumber, mint, or citrus fruits.

Shade Savvy: Offer shaded seating areas with umbrellas, pergolas, or tents. Consider renting misting fans for an extra cooling effect.

Dress Code Cool: Encourage guests to opt for light, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen in light, cool colors. Consider offering parasols or fans as favors.

Sunscreen Essentials: Provide SPF sunscreen with various levels of protection for guests to use throughout the day.

Summer Soiree Fun:

Outdoor Games: Set up lawn games like croquet, giant Jenga, or frisbees for guests to mingle and have fun during cocktail hour.

Ice Cream Dreams: Treat everyone to a refreshing ice cream truck or gelato bar for a delightful mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

Poolside Paradise: If your venue has a pool, designate a time for guests to cool off with a refreshing dip. Provide pool towels and floaties for extra fun.

Sunset Serenade: Live music during the golden hour sets a romantic and relaxing atmosphere for your guests to enjoy the outdoors.

Welcome Bags: Surprise guests with welcome bags filled with hydrating snacks, mini fans, and sunscreen to combat the heat.

Lemonade Stand: Set up a quaint lemonade stand offering homemade lemonade or iced tea for a touch of nostalgia and refreshment.

Frozen Delights: Serve frozen treats like popsicles, ice cream bars, or even small sorbet cups for a fun and cooling dessert option.

Late-Night Bites: Don’t forget about the night owls! Offer late-night snacks like mini pizzas, sliders, or fruit skewers to keep guests energized.

Ceremony at Ktima 48.
Ceremony at Island Athens Riviera.


Communication is key: Inform guests about your outdoor wedding and suggest appropriate attire in your invitations.

Be flexible: Have a backup plan in case of unexpected weather changes, like providing blankets for cooler evenings or rain ponchos for sudden showers.

Most importantly, focus on the joy! Your positive energy and enthusiasm will set the tone for a fun and memorable celebration, even under the summer sun.

By incorporating these tips and adding your own creative touches, you can ensure your mid-summer wedding is a day filled with happiness, laughter, and unforgettable memories for you and your guests!

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”
— Andy Warhol

About the photographer
George Michalas

Nestled amidst the ancient magic of Athens, I weave stories of love and laughter into timeless photographs. But my journey began far from the sun-drenched Greek shoreline. Born under the vibrant skies of South Africa, I shot my first wedding back in 1997, in stunning Cape Town. More than just a photographer, I'm your confidante, your Greek guide, and your silent observer. With a blend of South African warmth and Greek passion, I'll turn your special day into memories that last a lifetime.