It was the official first day of summer last week, although with the heat we’ve had already it felt like we got started early this year!

Whether it’s in the middle of a heatwave or a drizzly day, summer is the most popular time of year for weddings. They can be indoor, outdoor, or a blend of both! A warm breeze wafting through the church as you walk down the aisle makes the experience even more special, and saying your vows outside is magical.

Summer provides a lot of different theme options for weddings, and it can be difficult to know which one is right for you and your partner. Here’s how to add a splash of summer to your big day:


The Best Flowers for Summer Weddings

A wedding without flowers is like an igloo without ice – you can’t go without! In summer you have the widest choice of floral arrangements. Every colour of the rainbow (perfect for gay weddings!) as well as muted shades for a more traditional wedding theme.

There’s no flower better suited to summer than the iconic sunflower. Not only are they some of the biggest, brightest flowers around but they look fantastic inside and outside.

Idodesigns summer wedding invitation with sunflowers and yellow ribbon

You can’t look at a design like this and not think of summer!

Idodesigns wedding invitation with sunflower prints

The sunflower prints can be as bold or as subtle as you want!


If you’re using sunflowers for your wedding, why not make your stationery match? Sunflower prints look amazing on your invitations and day stationery and show your guests what style you’ve chosen long before the big day.

To really make your wedding memorable, why not request that guests wear flowery clothes too? That’s guaranteed to make everyone beam from ear to ear all day long.




The Best Colour Schemes for Summer Weddings

Idodesigns day stationery with purple butterflies

Even purple can be a summery colour!

Picking the right colour scheme for your wedding is a tough decision. But for a summer wedding, inspiration is all around!

Warm colours are very popular this time of year. Yellows, oranges, and pinks all look amazing, and you can even splash in some red to add a bit of fiery passion to your designs. You aren’t limited to warm colours either: match your designs to the summer skies with light blue or to the rolling fields with shades of green.

Whatever colour you choose, Idodesigns can match it for your wedding stationery. We can send you FREE samples of your initial designs so you can be sure what the final product will look and feel like!




Summer Wedding Themes

If you want a more specific theme than just ‘summer fun’, here are some that are always amazing:


Vintage Weddings

Idodesigns pocket fold with vintage roses

Vintage roses are one of our favourite accessories

One theme that is very popular this summer is vintage. These are ideal for any wedding in any venue, both indoor and outdoor!

The idea of vintage weddings is to transport you and your guests into the past. Everything from the outfits to the tablecloths will match the era you choose. Your stationery is no exception, some of our best designs are vintage!

The colours you choose for your vintage wedding are crucial. Muted shades look the best, but don’t be afraid to throw in some bolder colours in your designs and flower arrangements.

For our vintage designs we like to add roses and lace that look fantastic, but of course you can add whichever accessories suit you.


Rustic Weddings

Some of our favourite pieces of stationery to create are rustic. If you want your wedding to be bold and make the most of the lovely weather, a rustic wedding might be perfect for you.


Rustic wedding invitations are defined by the materials used. We only use the best, craft-quality card for all of our stationery, meaning that they will last for a long time, and you can display or store them for years after your wedding day.

Accessories are the finishing touch for any stationery, and rustic designs have a lot of options, including:

  • Hempen Rope & String
  • Flowers
  • Leaves
  • Ribbons
  • Wood
  • Pictures

If you browse our galleries, you will see many different accessories and designs. If any catch your eye, and you want yours to be similar or take inspiration from, you can use our bespoke design service to create gorgeous designs from scratch!


Tropical Weddings

If you’re lucky enough to have a beach wedding planned, embracing the tropical theme is easy. But you don’t need real sand and surf to make a tropical wedding!

With the right day stationery designs, you can turn any wedding venue into a tropical paradise. Whether you want your reception to be a luau, or just a lot more colourful, adding a touch of the tropics to your stationery is the way to go.

If you are fully embracing the tropical style, you could make your menu full of food you’d only experience in the Caribbean. Make these choices stand out with a bright design and images of each menu option surrounded by flowers and tropical images.

Something as simple as fruit designs or pressed flowers transform dull card into a feast for the eyes. It works especially well on large day stationery pieces like welcome boards and table plans. These designs give you extra room to work with, meaning you can add more accessories and design choices than on smaller pieces.

When designing your invitations, you need to give your invitees a taste of your theme. It’ll be the first part of your wedding they’ll see after all! Imagine the look on their faces when they open the envelope to reveal a bright, tropical wedding invitation. You could even put flower petals inside a pocket fold design or even make it look like a postcard!


The Summery Stationery Supplier

We love summer! Creating designs that match the season is part of what we do, and we always get the best requests for this time of year.

Wedding planning can be stressful; it pays to prepare early. So, if you’re hoping to get married next summer (lucky you!), get in touch with Idodesigns to start creating your perfect wedding stationery.

We look forward to hearing from you!