The 36 Hottest Summer Wedding Ideas You’ll Absolutely Love

When we dream about summer during the colder seasons in North America, we picture the sun, fun, food, friends, and being lazy during long hot days. You can make those dreams come true if you’re planning a summer wedding (well, except for the lazy part because you’ll be busy getting hitched!).

It’s ideal when wedding ceremonies and receptions in the summer months include timeless summertime traditions, bright and sunny colors, and breezy fashion and decorations.

From the beach to the boat to the backyard and beyond, we’ve included many of our favorite summer wedding ideas here. Hopefully, they’ll find a way into your summer wedding.

Enjoy!

Pre-Wedding Invitations Set the Sunny Stage

You’re not only planning a summer wedding—you and your squad are planning pre-wedding festivities, showers, and parties.

Here are some great ideas for engagement celebrations, bachelorette weekends, or an on-trend couples shower!

Neon Summer Engagement Party E-vite

We love electronic invitations! They’re easy to edit via a digital download and send via text or email.

This design is super-summery with that eye-popping imagery of hot pink neon announcing your engagement!

A” Sip and Dip” Pool Party Couples Shower

It’s fantastic how a simple design of a mason jar mojito is the perfect way to invite friends to a hot new wedding trend: the couples shower!

The designer will print your invites and do your edits, or you can download them yourself.

Bachelorette Weekend in Savannah

Savannah, Georgia, has become a bachelorette party destination, especially during the spring and summer.

If you and your bridal party plan a weekend there, this gorgeous digital download should be your go-to invitation!

Nothing Like a Summertime Rhyme

Here’s another fun and festive invite for a pre-wedding get-together.

Imagine playing the tunes with tube steaks on the grill at your “I Do BBQ!”

Summer Wedding Stationery With Splash or Sizzle

Kick off your summer season early when you send out these invites to your wedding about two months in advance!

Best of Beach Wedding Invites

We’ve featured this beach wedding invite in previous articles, and we can’t get enough!

The soft pink sands, electric blue water, and golden sunlit glow are the perfect backdrop for your wedding details. We didn’t forget those gorgeous hearts in the sand, either!

You Can Boat on This Wedding Invitation

Riverboat gambling was a huge pastime in the 19th and 20th centuries on many American waterways, and some historic paddlewheel boats have become floating reception halls for seasonal weddings.

Celebrate your day with this beautiful riverboat invitation!

No Fancy Required in This Backyard Wedding Invitation

This sweet and straightforward digital download is all the invitation you need for a summery backyard wedding.

Of course, the beauty of a download is you can add as much humor, pictures, or emojis as you wish, so choose fun over fancy with this perfect invite!

Fun Wedding Favors for Your Summertime Events

Indoors or outdoors, a summery party or ceremony calls for guest wedding favors that match the season.

Sign Their Names in Blue Mussel Shells

These naturally beautiful mussel shells get hand-painted in white ink and make perfect wedding favors with the names of your guests!

You Had Me at “Aloe” Wedding Favors

Talk about awesome rustic wedding favors! These lovely little succulent plants get individually wrapped in burlap and prettied up with ivory trim.

Our favorite thing is the gift cards with your choice of “punny” sayings!

Flip for This Bottle Opener Wedding Favor

Personalize this cool little flip-flop bottle opener with an image and your wedding details.

Your guests are sure to reach for this usable wedding favor often!

Add These Tags and Make Them Sparkle

Your wedding favors are lit (literally!) by these little descriptive tags on kraft or antique white paper.

Each tag includes an opening for a sparkler and a striking strip for a match. You’ll be creating a wonderful memory as your guests light up the evening sky.

Raffia Fans for Your Fanboys and Fangirls

These vintage-looking rustic raffia fans are the perfect modern touch for an outdoor wedding by the shore or a summer church wedding when the a/c is nonexistent or not quite enough!

These fans are elegant and equally sturdy for one and all.

This Wedding Favor Smells So Sweet

Colorful, sweet-smelling soaps make ideal wedding favors!

If your guests have seasonal allergies, it’s a perfect way to add pollen-free fragrance to your day, and you can personalize these beautiful little bars with message tags and dried decorative sprigs.

I Heart Wedding Bubble Favors

When you give out these favors at your summer wedding, you’ll have so many people of all ages enjoying themselves because blowing bubbles is pleasantly addictive!

This set of prefilled bubble favors has a heart-shaped stopper for added romance.

These Wedding Favors Are a Great Match

Like each sweet little matchbox says, tell your guests that you’re love-struck with these fantastic wedding favors!

Tic Tac Totally Great Stickers for Your Wedding Favors

Chocolate or soft candy wedding favors are delicious any time of year, but they’re not always practical to lay out on a hot day.

These personalized stickers get printed and mailed to you to stick on boxes of refreshing Tic Tacs, a sweet summertime fave!

Summer Wedding Decorations Are a Breeze

Cool fabrics, hot colors, faux florals, and other fun and unique decorations take the stage for your summer wedding inspo!

Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Stems Worth Every Penny

These fresh-cut stems look, feel, and smell beautiful as hanging decorations or wedding favors. Your guests will love this!

A Paper Floral Pattern Makes Fantastic Straws

Talk about adorable and earth-friendly! This gorgeous floral pattern is printed on sturdy food-grade paper to create 8-inch tall straws for your wedding tables.

Toss Some Heartshaped Confetti Around

Your poor grandparents probably had to get pelted with rice! But there’s no doubt that the “confetti shot” is a memorable moment following anyone’s wedding ceremony, and many couples still want to catch it forever on print or video.

We love these tissue-soft and biodegradable confetti hearts that float on the breeze! It will create such a romantic touch when it happens, and you’ll love the photos and videos afterward.

Let Your Wedding Flag Fly

Here’s another beautiful decoration to catch the breeze during your nautical wedding or garden reception.

This personalized flag adds elegance and class, and it’s also a forever keepsake of your special day.

Sunshine and Sunflowers in a Boho Fan Decoration

The dimensions of this dried pampas grass fan decoration are impressive! Just imagine the beautiful boho effect it will add to your summer wedding theme.

Follow This Thoughtful Protection for Your Guests

This sign made us laugh and then think of what a brilliant idea this is! After all, the two things we pray to avoid during an outdoor summer wedding are bad weather and bugs.

With this handy sign (and an assortment of natural bug sprays for your guests), everyone can at least avoid the pesky insects.

Bring on the Summertime Faux With These Florals

It’s official! According to our extensive internet research, dried florals continue to be the so-called “hottest wedding flower trend,” and our allergy-prone senses couldn’t be more thrilled! 

We know you’ll appreciate the price and quality of these 16-piece bunches of baby’s breath. While these are artificial florals, they give the same beautiful look to your decorating scheme as a dried rose or lavender, and they’re available in bright pops of color, including pink, purple, yellow, or blue.

Dried Roses Are Still Delightful

Here’s another example of the dried floral trend in keeping with hot wedding ideas for summer. This bouquet of professionally air-dried roses comes with 12 stems of large roses and measures 20 inches in length.

These flowers look beautiful, they’ll last a very long time, and they’d make a gorgeous wedding bouquet mixed with pampas or other dried or artificial buds.

Say Cheesecloth Table Runners for Your Wedding Reception

Cheesecloth is airy and light, and hand-dyed cheesecloth looks particularly fabulous as a decorative table runner or a base arranged around your cake stand or dessert and appetizer trays.

The available colors are impressive, and you can also order cheesecloth napkins to complete the look.

Bamboo Cutlery Is a Beautiful Wedding Idea

It’s a beautiful world, and let’s start keeping it that way with summer wedding ideas like these eco-friendly cutlery sets made of sustainable bamboo!

The Look of Sea Glass with Biodegradable Balloon Decorations

We’ve always loved balloon decorating at any event, and now that biodegradable balloons are a “thang,” we can’t wait to see festive balloon sets at summer weddings!

This listing offers cool colors like ice mint, blue glass, or buff cameo that simulate the wonderfully worn look of beachy sea glass.

A Lifesize Way To Show Your Love

Maybe your close friend or relative can’t make your wedding, or you want to honor someone special who’s no longer with us. In that case, call in the cutout and prepare for a great time!

This cutout is a fantastic personal touch! Made of high-quality foam core that surpasses cardboard, it’s available in sizes ranging from a foot to six feet tall.

Neon Summer Wedding Sign

We included an engagement party invite with a neon image because we love that retro feel.

If you’re keen on adding the real thing to your wedding decorations, check out this piece of neon art that lights up your last name on your big day!

Summer Fashion Saves and Wearables for a Wedding Day

Our Wedding Pioneer vaults contain a massive catalog of great ideas for wedding fashions throughout the year, but here is fun stuff to consider as wearable favors (or lifesavers!) for your guests.

Orange Paper Parasol Is Pretty Sun Protection

These thoughtful parasols are such an excellent idea for those hot summer days, especially if your ceremony is at an outdoor venue.

The splash of color will look outstanding in real-time and photos, and the paper, nylon, and bamboo umbrellas will offer guests an attractive way to block out scorching sun rays.

Rain Showers Can’t Stop Your Day With Personalized Umbrellas

When the sun goes away, and rain showers threaten, offer your guests a personalized wedding umbrella and watch their smiles light up the day!

A Bridesmaid Scrunchie Your Squad Will Love 

Another retro trend that is coming back strong as a bridal party gift, your BFFs can wear these smooth, shiny scrunchies again and again!

Hilarious Bow Tie for Impromptu Wedding Day Fun

Create some memorably funny wedding day moments with a custom bow tie for him that shows off hilarious pictures of the two of you!

Add Your Pup to the Wedding Party

We couldn’t forget to mention an exceptional guest that is often able to attend a summer outdoor wedding to the delight of everyone: your canine best friend!

Make your pup a scene-stealing member of your bridal party with adorable accessories!

Add Warmth to an Evening With a Pretty Pashmina

Outdoor weddings in summer can quickly go from hot to chilly as the sun sets and the wind picks up.

Your guests will appreciate these attractive cotton, and polyester pashminas (30% cotton and 70% polyester) as shoulder wraps to keep the chill away.

The color shown is a pale pink, but we wanted to mention how many color choices you have here, especially if you match your wedding day decorating scheme. Our favorites include turquoise, baby blue, burnt orange, or rose gold!

Try a Sexy Shrug on for Size

Lastly, here’s something we’re adding to our style file… soft German mesh used to create a fashionable shrug over your sleeveless dress to enhance your wedding day look!

This shrug is fantastic for feeling comfortable in conservative church settings, and if you’re a warm-weather goth bride, it’s available in jet black too!

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