Ideas for Summer Wedding Showers

Looking for super summery wedding shower ideas for a summer wedding shower? Check these out!

While there are many wedding shower ideas that are appropriate for summer wedding showers, if you’re planning a summer wedding shower and want some seasonal tips and ideas, here you go!

Summery Locations and Styles

Pick a location and style that fits the season!

Have the Shower Outdoors

Have the wedding shower in your yard, a park, or your church’s lawn. Go for a cookout or a picnic.

Choose an Outdoorsy Theme (Even If Outdoors Is Not An Option)

Even if you can’t (or don’t want to) have an outdoor shower, you can incorporate the summer outdoor lifestyle into a shower. Think summer picnic foods or outdoor activities that the bride and groom enjoy (camping, hiking?). If the couple are nature lovers, you could go with a nature theme based on what’s happening in the natural world in the summer (lots of flowers and vegetation!).

Summer Themes

I’ve already mentioned cookouts and picnics. Find more ideas here: 9 Summer Wedding Shower Theme Ideas.

Summery Color Schemes

Trying to pick colors for your shower? Of course the couple’s wedding colors are always a good choice but if that’s not what you want to do, here are a few summer ideas.

Bright

I can’t help but think of bright tropical colors and zinnias.

Colorful

Summer is often a colorful season, even when the colors aren’t bright. This is a great season for multi-color colors schemes the reflect the many flowers and fruits of summer.

Green

Unless you live where summers are brown, summer is a very green season, making green a lovely color choice.

Favorite flowers

Think of favorite summer flowers and the colors those represent. It might be bright zinnias . . . or it might be pastel yellows and pinks, the white of daisies and phlox, or all the purple petunias.

Of course, the actual color scheme you choose will have to depend on the decorations available. However, if you want something a bit unusual and the party supplies at your local stores aren’t helpful, you could go for neutral color supplies like white (or possibly light brown or green) or even clear for some supplies, and get your color elsewhere. Instead of getting your color at a party supplies store, your color might come from a craft store, a farmer’s market, or your back yard.

Summery Decor

Summer decor ideas!

Cut From Your Yard or Garden

Flowers and greenery from your yard or a friends yard.

Use produce from your own garden for décor. Got zinnias? Use zinnias! Got parsley? Use parsley!

Seasonal Produce

Use seasonal produce to decorate, even if you don’t have access to free stuff. You can always eat it later!

See what farmer’s markets have to offer

What’s On Sale In Summer?

Think about upcoming holidays and themes, especially when it comes to party supplies and decorations. Can you grab things for your shower while they’re on sale? You don’t have to use all the colors in those color schemes. For example, instead of red, white, and blue, you could just purchase red and white supplies for a red and white shower.

Summer Tips

Here are a few tips for summer wedding showers.

Take Advantage of Seasonal Produce.

If you have a garden, use what’s available right now. Overrun with cucumbers? Well . . . . Cucumber recipes on Pinterest.

If you don’t have a garden, in season produce will be more cost effective and things that are currently in season where you live are a perfect fit for a summer party.

Watch Out for the Heat

Make sure you’re prepared to keep cold foods cold, both for food safety and for eating pleasure.

What time of day is the shower? Will it be too hot to be outdoors?

If it’s hot, how can you cool people down? Think about serving cool drinks, cold food (like salads and sandwiches, and chilled deserts).

Be Careful of the Critters

While outdoor parties can be nice, there are also a lot of creatures out there that might show up uninvited. I’m thinking especially of the smallest ones, like ticks, mosquitoes, and ants. Make sure your guests and their food are protected. Be prepared for the pests that you’re like to encounter!

While having an indoor shower will stop most of the critter problems, if guests are wandering in and out you may still have some small, uninvited critters show up. Just be prepared to fight, if necessary!

If you’re bringing flowers or greenery in from your yard, bring them in soon enough that you have time to process them in a suitable location so you can remove any ants, slugs, or other hangers-on that may have come in with them. You really don’t won’t anybody crawling around on the dinner table!


And there you have it: 10+ tips and ideas for a summer wedding shower!

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