15 Inspiring Ideas For Summer Weddings

Planning a summer wedding? Take advantage of the summer, choose any of these inspiring trends for the summer wedding theme ideas!

There is everything to love about a summer wedding, and so congrats on choosing one of the best seasons ever for your nuptial celebrations. One of the most popular seasons for weddings, summer means fun. Fun colors, decorations, food, and fun summer wedding theme ideas. If you are on the prowl for wedding ideas for summer, then you are in luck.

With all of the summer wedding theme ideas available to couples out there, we have put together a list of the best for your choosing. From rustic wedding ideas for summer to august wedding ideas, even summer signature cocktails, we have got your covered. With every aspect of wedding planning carefully thought out, there is nothing left out in this list of 15 of our best and most inspiring ideas for a summer-themed wedding.

1. Pier Wedding


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Top on our list of summer wedding ideas is a lakeside wedding on the pier. Summer being the fun season that if is, gives you the option of a chic idea such as this one. A beautiful, rustic, and simple wedding with beautiful views of the water and lots of breeze.

2. Serve Ice Cream

Another way to take advantage of the weather, especially if you’re having an outdoor summer wedding, is to serve ice cream. You could hire local ice cream trucks or have it on your menu. Either way, serving ice cream is a great way to end a summer wedding.

3. Outdoor Dance Floor

A great and fun thought for wedding ideas for summer is even if you decide to have the wedding indoors, you could have the dancing outside. Whether you’re having a rustic, bohemian, or even a vintage themed wedding, outdoor dancing will be a great addition.

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4. Picnic Tables for Your Dinner

Things can be simple and fun at your summer wedding. Take advantage of the summer and dress up picnic tables for your summer outdoor wedding.

5. Rustic Lodge/Summer Camp

Another cool option is a summer camp or rustic lodge. A perfect option for a rustic wedding, sometimes complete with camping in or out accommodations. Turn your wedding into an elaborate sleepover for your closest friends and family to enjoy.

6. A Backyard Wedding

You don’t have to suffer long distances to set up a wedding. One of the great things about summer is that it is an inspiration for a lot of casual wedding ideas. If you’re open to them, then you could have a wedding right in your backyard.

7. Mason Jars for Drinks

If you are a DIY type couple on a budget, or you are all for creativity, then consider using Mason jars for your drinks. This genius option goes great with wedding theme ideas for summer and can be decorated with brightly colored umbrellas and straws for a fun wedding.

8. Get Married Outside at Night

Another one from our summer wedding theme ideas is a nighttime wedding. A great option for the summer; this type of wedding can inspire several cool options for lighting, music, and wedding photographs.

9. Release Wish Lanterns

To add to the beauty of a night time wedding, end things with the release of beautiful sky lanterns. Also known as wish lanterns these will definitely increase the romance o’ meter of your big day.

10. Play Lawn Games

Entertain your guests with lawn games during cocktail hour. Another beautiful way to spend the summer, especially if you are having an outdoor wedding.

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11. Mix & Match Vibrant Colors

Summer is a great time for vibrant, beautiful colors. So, consider these beautiful summer colors, not just for your bridesmaids, but for your summer wedding decorations as well, for a bright wedding.

12. BBQ Style Rehearsal Dinner

Don’t miss out on the opportunity for one more BBQ, and turn your rehearsal dinner into a summer BBQ style dinner for your nearest and dearest.

13. Take A Boat Ride Together

A short boat ride is not only fun, it is great for pictures. Consider this for wedding reception ideas for summer.

14. Set Off Fireworks

With the many summer wedding ending ideas, another cool one is with fireworks. If you choose a nighttime wedding. Set off fireworks to signify the end of a beautiful day and the start of your adventure together.

15. Leave in A Fun Car

Time to let your hair down, and the top of your car down as well. A summer wedding means your getaway can be in a jeep, a drop-top car, or any other fun transport that you feel like.

The most ideal season for a wedding, there are a ton of summer wedding theme ideas that are not only fun but classy and trendy. Choose the one that best suits you as a couple and be sure to have the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

Valeriya Istomina is a Wedding Forward expert on wedding budgets, etiquettes, ceremonies, and music. If you need tips for wedding planning, she will guide you all the way. She collects analytics and surveys, talks to experts; creates checklists, templates, and gives her take on wedding planning. Her other passions are yoga, photography, and reading.

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