When it comes to a summer wedding, during the planning process people tend to focus on how everything is going to look. For instance, the bride, groom, parents, and wedding planner will go over the venue, menu, and the décor a hundred times. But there’s one other element that you should bear in mind when attending a summer wedding, that’s often over looked – the heat!
In the summer, depending on where the wedding is being held, the heat can become a serious challenge for the bridal party, the families, and the guests as well. When you are starting to plan all of the outfits for the bridal party, one of the best solutions for a summer wedding is go for outfits made from linen, with retailers offering a wide range of gorgeous linen clothes to choose from. Linen is a lightweight material that is flattering on most body types, and looks more formal than it feels, which are just a couple of the benefits of wearing linen outfits for a summer wedding.
Some of the things you’ll love about wearing linen for a summer wedding are the fact that you can find beautiful and comfortable dresses for all of the girls, the guys will look relaxed and formal at the same time, and you’ll be able to enjoy the full beauty of a summer wedding, while staying cool and comfortable at the same time. Nobody, particularly the bride and groom, want to be feeling uncomfortably hot when everyone’s eyes are on them, and you want to make sure that your guests are comfortable throughout the whole day, so linen outfits all round is a really good idea.
Linen is easy to clean and maintain, and doesn’t ‘wrinkle at the first sight of a chair’ as a lot of people might think. If you’re worried about your linen outfit looking a little bit ‘worn’ as the day goes on, don’t be. If you buy good quality linen outfits you’ll find they look great for the whole day. Not only will the outfits look gorgeous during the wedding, over time the more you wash the fabric, the softer it will become. One of the largest misconceptions about linen is that it can only be cleaned at a dry cleaner, which isn’t true. Linen is best washed by hand, or on a delicate machine wash. The water should be cold, or at the most lukewarm when you are washing the linen garment, either in preparation for the wedding or after the event.
When it comes to drying, you want to be extra careful not to over dry the material. You can tumble dry the material on low or on a cool setting. If you dry linen on high or for too long then you risk damaging the fabric – so take care. Don’t forget to always store your linen outfits in a cool and dry place. If you take care of them, they’ll look after you, and you’ll be able to attend many a summer wedding in them, looking and feeling great.