The Best 8 Summer Wedding Themes That Are Too Good To Miss

The list can seem endless when it comes to choosing the perfect summer wedding theme for your big day.

You might even feel a little overwhelmed with the pressure of picking the right one for you – that is why we are here! 

Whether you’re hoping for a maximalist event, more extravagant than the last royal wedding, or a reserved and intimate celebration for just your nearest and dearest, here are our top 20 summer wedding themes for your special day that will work for every situation.

1. A Summer Wedding Festival

The summer season is known for its brightly coloured festivals and events so what could be better than hosting a wedding festival with you and your partner being the headline act. But don’t worry, you don’t HAVE to sing!

You can go all out with festival themed street food, boho inspired accessories and attire, wedding invites in the style of festival tickets, a ridiculous amount of ribbons and signage, cosy areas filled with cushions and candles – this theme really has so much potential. 

2. Muted Spots Of Pink

Take inspiration from summer’s golden hour by adding layers of muted pink into your wedding colour scheme. The warm romantic vibes of a late night summer sunset can be entwined throughout your day by adding spots of blush, strokes of orange and splashes of rose into your theming. 

Then go one step further and enhance things with accents of cream and ivory to really make those colours pop. 

3. A Traditional English Summer Wedding

We couldn’t have a list of summer wedding themes without a nod to a traditional British summer.

A British summer is the place to be. It is the time of year when the days get longer, the weather gets warmer, the landscapes get even more beautiful and suddenly you have the most perfect wedding backdrop around every corner.

Start by incorporating elements of what you think characterises a traditional British summer. For example, you could have a table lined with a selection of teas and coffees, not forgetting about a bowl of refreshing Pimm’s, as well as a generous amount of afternoon tea style snacks and treats for your guests to pick at. Or, if that doesn’t tickle your fancy it can be fun to host a BBQ buffet for everyone to enjoy until the early hours.

There is also a wonderful selection of flowers to choose from during the summer season so it is super simple to include lots of seasonal blooms within your wedding decor.

4. Pastel Colours

‘Keep your colour scheme soft and easy with a simple collection of pastel tones. 

Choosing to have a pastel colour pallet is an easy way to prevent your summer wedding theme from looking too busy, overpowering and possibly tacky. 

Simply, pick out two to three different colours that you want to work with and layer in some neutral tones to then elevate the theme.

5. A Day At The Beach

Have you ever dreamt of a beach wedding? The soft sand on your feet, the soothing waves on the seashore, the sea breeze in your hair and the soft hues of the sunset could really create the perfect backdrop for a romantic summer wedding.

Whether you are planning to head to your local beach or you’re about to jet away to a tropical island, a summer beach wedding works best with soft colours, flowy fabrics and a nice cocktail in your hand.

6. Back To Black 

Contrasting to the traditional colours of summer, why not mix things up a little and go all black elegance. 

The truly timeless theme is perfect for those couples who want to add a touch of glamour to their big day. With touches of gold speckled throughout the decor, the back to black is the perfect opportunity to live like royalty.

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7. Minimal Decor

There is no rule book when it comes to planning a summer wedding. It doesn’t have to be a huge over the top extravaganza for it to be perfect. Never forget the true meaning of your wedding day. As long as you and your partner are happy, that is all that matters.

Find a venue that offers a beautiful view, set up a very minimalistic altar behind it and let the view speak for itself. 

8. Bohemian Summer Wedding

The bohemian wedding theme was made for summer. The mismatched decor, the over the top flower arrangements, the flowing fabrics and the warm vibrant colours work so perfectly for a summer wedding.

Find a little corner of the woods and hang fairy lights all over the place. Make it the perfect place to begin your happily ever after.


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