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Planning a summer wedding reception

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Summer wedding sensations

Congratulations on getting engaged! If you are planning a summer wedding, you can incorporate fresh ideas and summery touches to make your wedding reception special. We talked to Andrea Correale, president and founder of Elegant Affairs, for insight on budget wedding centerpieces and the latest trends in summer wedding food.

Summer wedding sensationsSummer wedding locations

When it comes to summer weddings, many couples head to the beach. We have put together a list of outdoor wedding venues for you to consider, other than a seaside destination.

  • Botanical garden
  • Local vineyard
  • Orchard or farm
  • Dude ranch
  • Museum grounds
  • Local or state park
  • Hotel courtyard
  • College or university grounds
Summer wedding sensations Even with a summer wedding, you should consider renting tents, in case of a sudden downpour. A strategically-placed tnt can be your back-up plan for rainy weather and extra space for guests that want to get out of the sun.

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