Are you hosting a summer event? Events in the summertime are very enjoyable for various reasons. The weather is warmer and summer is a magical season to host a wedding or event. At the Institute of Wedding & Event Design, we teach the core essentials for creating a stunning event decor.

Keep it Colorful and Fun

Depending on the event you’re hosting, there are many options to choose from. However, there are summer decor trends that are always acceptable, no matter the nature of the event. First, we will talk about the overall design for the event. Whether it’s inside or outside, keep it light. Summer is a bright, fun time of year. Let that show through your event decor! Make your event truly stunning with a color scheme that reflects the summer season. We suggest light pinks, blues, yellows, greens and oranges.

Light it Up!

Lighting is one of the more fun aspects of event decor. Lighting up a summer evening is beautiful no matter what technique you use! To create the perfect summer lighting, consider these tips. Light up your event with lanterns, string lighting and centerpieces. The summer twilight provides the best lighting you could ask for as an event designer. In addition to the natural light, the late summer evenings provides, add some accentual lighting for further decor and subtle lighting. String lights, lanterns and lit centerpieces are the extra touches that make an event truly stunning.

Handheld Fare

It’s summertime and cookouts are at every turn! Decorate this event with self-serve finger foods. Keep the fare light with small sandwiches, fruit cups, vegetables and dips, lemonade and more. The event decor comes in with the presentation. Include small tables and design to tell guests what food is offered for their enjoyment. Draping ideas for the table cloths make the decoration and food presentation visually appealing.
Become an accredited wedding & event designer and start your event planning career! At IWED Global, we offer courses in wedding and event design that will teach you the fundamentals. Take our five-day, in-person workshop or our online courses and become a wedding and event designer. Get started today!