It’s no secret that hot Australian summers can send temperatures and tempers through the roof. When the heat climbs to over 40 degrees, it’s easy to let the heat get to you. Add in the excitement and nerves of your wedding day and keeping a cool head may seem like an even bigger challenge. Here are a few helpful tips to help you stay cool and calm on your summer wedding day.

Choose The Right Fabric

The first step in staying cool at your summer wedding is to choose your dress fabric wisely. Minimizing your discomfort and controlling your body temperature is key in keeping that cool head. It goes without saying that light-weight, airy fabrics are your best choice for a summer wedding. Silk, organza, tulle, and chiffon are all great choices.

Heavier fabrics like satin and taffeta are best avoided. Natural fabrics are ideal since they will be the most breathable. Try to stay away from a dress with layers of underskirts and go for something that can move with your body and catch any refreshing breezes.

The Ana and Scarlett dresses are great choices for a summer wedding.

Drink Lots Of Water

It may seem obvious, but many brides forget to stay hydrated on their wedding day. With so much going on and so many people to socialize with, it’s so easy to let hours go by without taking a sip of water. Staying hydrated will help your body feel cool and refreshed which will ease the discomfort threatening your cool head. On a basic scientific level, our brains need adequate hydration to keep functioning optimally.

Invest In An Up-do

While it may be tempting to save money by styling your hair yourself or getting a beauty-guru girlfriend to help out, investing in a professional up-do is a good idea in the summer months. Keeping long hair styled up and off your face and neck will help you stay much cooler. With the summer humidity and wind, it’s ideal if you can invest in a professional to keep your hair up and in place all day long.

By following these simple tips, you can make sure you stay calm, cool, and collected all day long, no matter how high the temperature soars on your wedding day.