You may be just a few weeks away from your 2017 summer wedding, or you could be in the planning stage for next year, but either way, everyone loves a summer wedding. Attached to this seasonal day are a lot of traditions, and expectations because of the time of year!

Forget about the do’s and don’ts of summer weddings and do what makes you happy. In the meantime, we have debunked some of the most common summer nuptial myths.

Myth 1 – Your Wedding Must Be Outdoors
We all understand the reason for it, the sun is shining, the grass is lusciously green, and you want to make the most of it. But if you’ve never dreamed of an outdoor wedding, you can make an indoor space just as summery. While allowing you to use your ideas and creativity to make an indoor space suit the season by making the most of large windows, along with summer lanterns, and a flower-strewn indoor aisle.

Myth 2 – You Need a Bright, Summery Palette
With many couples opting for vibrant colours to help reflect the season, this isn’t a must. If you prefer more subdued colour schemes, then go with what your heart says. Consider icy blue and grey or an apple-green hue for a fun and effective look.

Myth 3 – Formal Weddings Are a No-Go
If it’s not your style, then you don’t have to put your bridesmaids in dresses with high hemlines and have your groomsmen don loafers. Work with us for your bridal and bridesmaid looks to consider elegant silk sheaths, reflecting the formality of your event.

Myth 4 – You Can’t Have a City Wedding
If you’ve always dreamt of a chic city wedding, you can still achieve this in the summer months. A rooftop ceremony or reception works amazingly well, or the use of loft spaces with lots of windows offer that great summer wedding feeling.

Myth 5 – The Heat Will Ruin Everything
Simply plan ahead if you know the heat could cause a problem on the day. Ask your florist to steer you towards hardier blooms like orchids and lilies to avoid wilting blooms. And with the cake, simply have fondant instead of buttercream to avoid any potential melting messes.

For that perfect summer bridal gown, the Fleur de Lys Bridal team can provide countless ideas as to what would best suit your theme, your desires and of course the season. Find out more by contacting us on 01799 526982 or at