Summertime is the time of year when many brides choose to schedule their weddings. The weather makes it easy to stage an outdoor event, if that is what the bride chooses, but even an inside service could easily flow to an outside reception, with special lighting, candles, dancing, eating, and toasts.
Yes, the daytime temperatures will be hot, Native Arizonians have adapted pretty well to the high summertime temperatures in the dessert, but brides may want to follow some of these tips when creating their perfect wedding celebration. The time of day that you plan to have your wedding can make a very big difference in the comfort level of your guests. There are some traditional times that most marriage ceremonies take place, but for a summer Arizona wedding, you might consider an early morning starting time or late afternoon. You might even give paper parasols or beautiful paper fans to guests as a small gift, to shade and cool participants. When evening comes, the temperature in Arizona becomes even more pleasant.
You might consider serving frosty beverages before, during, and after your ceremony. Lovely punch and fruit drinks, cocktails or “mocktails”, with colored straws to match your wedding theme could be a delicious, cooling, and festive addition to the affair.
When planning your reception menu, think cool salads, colorful fruit canapes, ice cream stations, and lots of cold water. Food, appetizers, and desserts should all be cool and refreshing.
Luckily, the intense heat of the sun is dry heat, no humidity, so shade can make a huge difference in the temperature you are experiencing. Make sure your venue has shade trees, a pavilion, or a covered patio.
Make plans to have water, bottled or otherwise, available at all times. Get the word out to your guests that hydration is of utmost importance in this part of the country. Folks will get busy with the ceremony and all the activities attached to the festivities and may forget to drink their water. Guests should receive frequent reminders to drink, drink, drink.
Most Arizona outdoor venues have evaporative coolers available which add a mist component to the outdoor fans and do a good job at keeping friends and family comfortable.
It probably goes without saying that great entertainment will keep your guests’ minds off the heat. In Arizona, one of the most popular forms of wedding music is the Mariachi Band. George Bejarano of the Mariachi Alegre de Tucson, and his crew have been entertaining at weddings for well over 30 years. They know how to make wedding guests have fun, but most of all, they know how to make the bride happy. From the festive tunes that get everybody out on the dance floor, to the beautiful seranatas sung to the bride, you are going to be glad that you included Mariachi Alegre in the party.
You can tell the band ahead of time if you have any special requests, or your guests can ask for special songs at the reception, either way, Mariachi Alegre de Tucson has been making weddings beautiful and exciting for a long time. Call now to ensure that you get this talented and experienced band reserved for your special date. Your wedding will be all the more special with Mariachi Alegre de Tucson.
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