Updated: Jun 23
When it comes to an outdoor summer wedding, keeping the dance floor packed and the energy high as you fight the hot weather can be challenging. The heat might be scorching, but with the right strategies, you can ensure that your guests are having a blast and dancing the night away. Below we dive into the ultimate guide filled with tips to keep your wedding dance floor cool and create an unforgettable reception atmosphere for your outdoor summer celebration.
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Wedding Tips and Tricks For Keeping Your Wedding Dance Floor Packed During Your Outdoor Wedding
Tip 3: Be Smart With Your Dance Floor Design Tip 4: Fans At Your Summer Wedding Is A Fan-tastic Solution For Eliminating Wedding Day Sweat Tip 5: Provide Guests With A Summer Wedding Dress Code to Avoid Sweating During Your Wedding
Tip #1: Consider the Timing and Provide Ample Shade For Your Outdoor Wedding Dance Floor
Plan your summer wedding timeline strategically to take advantage of cooler temperatures. Consider scheduling your wedding events during the cooler parts of the day, such as late afternoon or early evening. This allows for a more comfortable temperature and reduces the risk of guests feeling too hot while dancing. Keeping your wedding dance floor shaded will help keep guests cool and grooving.
Although renting a tent can be expensive, not to mention it can limit airflow (be sure to refer to your professionals to pick the right tent option for a hot day), explore other options such as setting up elegant gazebos, umbrellas, or canopies with comfortable seating, ensuring that everyone has a place to relax, cool down and recharge to get back to dancing.
Tip #2: Have Hydration Stations Easily Available For Your Guests
Keep your wedding guests refreshed by offering hydration stations near the dance floor with plastic cups they can quickly and easily bring back to the dance floor. Sticking with your wedding theme, set up a creative self-serve water station with infused water, and offer refreshing and light cocktails, keep in mind that frozen beverages are also a hit on hot summer days. You and your guests must stay hydrated the whole day to avoid several types of wedding day mishaps (dehydration, fainting, overheating, etc). Consider having cute water goblets on your dinner table, allowing wedding guests to refill their dinner glasses when needed.
If drinks aren’t your thing, consider bringing in an ice cream vendor, such as Spotz Gelato, for a treat to cool down guests in the heat.
Tip #3: Be Smart With Your Wedding Dance Floor Design
Look for a dance floor with materials that remain cool underfoot. Avoid dark-colored surfaces that can absorb heat and instead choose lighter shades that will stay cooler in hot weather. This will make dancing at your wedding more comfortable and encourage guests to stay on their feet.
Tip #4: Fans At Your Summer Wedding Is A Fan-tastic Solution For Eliminating Wedding Day Sweat
To help avoid uncontrollable sweating on your wedding day, set up your wedding dance floor in an area that maximizes airflow and minimizes direct exposure to the sun. Place strategically positioned fans around the dance floor to create a refreshing breeze. Rent or purchase portable, misting, or even decorative handheld fans as party favors for guests to use while dancing. These small touches will help beat the heat and keep the dance floor comfortable for your wedding guests.
Tip #5: Provide Guests With A Summer Wedding Dress Code to Avoid Sweating During Your Wedding
If you anticipate high temperatures, inform your guests about the expected weather conditions in advance. Suggest lighter fabrics and dress codes for comfortable movement on the dance floor. Encourage guests to wear breathable, lightweight materials or summer-friendly dress styles. If you’re worried about being sticky and sweaty all evening on the wedding dance floor, apply unscented liquid antiperspirant to problem areas (typically the neck, lower back, upper lip, and palms).
An outdoor summer wedding can be a dreamy and memorable experience, especially when the dance floor is packed with happy guests. Implementing these tips ensures your wedding dance floor stays bearable in the heat and the party remains vibrant.
Cheers to a summer filled with dancing, laughter, and cherished memories!