Simple Wedding Ideas for the Savvy-at-heart

Summer Wedding Ideas: The Most Popular Highlights for Budget Brides

Do you know exactly what kind of summer wedding ideas are going to help you make your big day everything you want it to be?

Or, are you still trying to figure which special details will help you create a really special celebration filled with all the love and happiness you want to fill your new lives as husband and wife?

To get started, check out some of the latest summer weddings that have been featured. These couples certainly got how to KISS and did a lot of it – all in their own way. You’ll find a lot of really wonderful ideas that will inspire you to make your day truly special and you.

Even though your I Do’s the real reason behind this whole celebration, we can’t help but get caught up in the details. I know I did… and would do again if I were to re-marry. But, we all have certain priorities and just can’t imagine scrimping on certain things. For us, it was really important to have an open bar, to offer classy food, (for me) to wear a raw silk dress, and (for Adrian) to entertain our friends with live music.

Despite that, we still needed to plan a wedding for under $8,000.  So, we had to be really creative about how we saved.  Check out some of the budget-friendly ideas below for some inspiring ideas for an affordable happy, summer wedding.

Inspiring Summer Wedding Bouquets

A white rose bouquet with sprigs of lavender for a summer wedding

While I love A LOT of different looks for bouquets, this is a special example I want to share with you for one big reason – One of the things that I think makes a KISS wedding really special is taking something really simple and then doing something very small (and affordable) that makes it budget friendly.

The sprigs of lavender flowers and burlap wrap do just that. Go see more budget-ideas for summer wedding flowers

When a lot of people think of summer colors, we often think brighter tones. But, the fact of the matter is that there are some really lovely subdued and subtle colors that can inspire the scheme for your big day.

This is just one example, but I just think it’s a great example of taking the colors of the season and tweaking them a bit to make it more you. Go to our wedding color ideas portal.

An invitation for summer. Go see it here.

An invitation for summer. Go see it here.

Ideas for Summer Wedding Invitations

There are easily hundreds (maybe thousands) of invitation designs for a summer wedding. There are so many amazing designs that it’s hard for me to pick a favorite.

This one however is definitely at the top of my “LOVE” list. Here’s why – it’s classy while at the same time feeling a little bit rustic.

As a person who’s uncomfortable with being overly shi-shi while at the same time not wanting to appear plain, this is a great balance.

As far as invites go however, there are however no shortage of ideas. Check out our top looks for invitations page.

Ideas for Summer Themes

From Kristen and Brian's wedding at a vineyard. Go see it here.

If you live in area that has these kinds of beautiful views, creating a Tuscan or Mediterranean-inspired theme would be really easy. And, since the surroundings would be so beautiful, you’d have to do very little decorating to make it look great.

There are however a lot of other different themes that are great for many seasons. Check them out here.

Ideas for Wedding Favors

Vinegar and Olive Oil Wedding Favor Ideas

Not sure what to get your friends and family for a favor? If not, I think olive oil wedding favors are one of the most perfect favor ideas for a summer wedding. Well, it’d work in any season but summer is by far one of the more appropriate for a summer-themed wedding.

Wanna check out some other favor ideas? Click here.

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