June has long been considered the best month to get married, a tradition which is believed to have begun in Ancient Rome. The month of June is named for Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage and childbirth, who was married to the God Jupiter. It was believed that couples who were married in June would be “blessed with prosperity and happiness”.
Romans celebrated this union on June 1, and the month has since been considered the best time to tie the knot. As it also coincided with their annual bath, it was a great time to get married since they would smell fresh and clean! The tradition of the bride carrying flowers was to help mask any lingering body odor. Thankfully, today we don’t have to worry about that! We can shower as often as we wish.
Still, the month of June remains the most popular month for weddings. “For they say when you marry in June, you’re a bride all your life.” Weddings are a big day in the bride and groom’s lives, and a lot of time and planning goes into making their day unique and unforgettable, which includes family traditions passed down through generations. While some traditions are family-specific, others are standard time-honored customs dating back further than anyone can remember.
These traditions play a huge part surrounding the wedding and include bridal showers, bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and more. One lasting tradition is the giving of gifts to the bridesmaids and groomsmen, which is often a distinctive gift that means something special to each individual.
Making your Day Memorable for Everyone
You can take the gift-giving to the next level and make it a memorable day for all of your guests, not just family and close friends! There are several fun ways to get guests involved in the wedding, to make the event more fun for everyone involved.
One idea is to provide disposable cameras on every table, so guests can take pictures of events as they happen. Your photographer can only be in one place at a time! So this helps capture moments you might miss and provide proof of some of the funny stories you might be told later!
Personalized Gifts for your Guests
Another wonderful idea is sending your guests home with custom wedding favors as souvenirs of your special day! While the traditional wedding is held indoors in a Church, many are held outdoors, in backyards, vineyards, parks, and even the beach.
Summer is the perfect time for an outdoor wedding. Gifts customized with the names of the bride and groom, along with the date of the wedding, provide guests with a permanent reminder of your blissful day.
A popular venue during the summer, beach weddings can add a bit of fun to your big day. Since they are held outdoors, you can pretty much do anything you like! Personalized gifts your wedding guests can use during the wedding and then take home with them once the event is over, makes a great keepsake for your special day.
Our Baja Neon and Malibu styles are our most popular personalized sunglasses for weddings. You can choose a color or two to match your wedding theme, or go bold with an assortment of colors and let guests choose the color they want.
An easy way to do this is to place a bowl near the entrance or in the center of each table with a selection of styles and/or colors, and let everyone grab the pair they want on the way in (or out). Guests will not only be guaranteed protection for their eyes, but will be able to see the event unfold without glare or interference from the sun.
Sunscreen and SPF Lip Balm
A necessity when spending time outdoors is sunscreen and lip balm containing SPF. When attending an event such as a wedding, it might not be on the minds of attendees to bring these items with them. Place large bowls around the event filled with custom sunscreen and lip balm, and let guests grab what they need.
Everyone will be able to enjoy your event longer without the fear of sunburn or chapped lips. Afterward, they can take the sunscreen and lip balm with them when they leave. In addition to standard sunscreen or lip balm, we also offer sunscreen with an included lip balm for a complete product!
If you are serving canned or bottled drinks during your reception, personalized koozies are another fun idea for beach weddings. You can create your own design or opt for one of our stock designs, like our Flower, Gold Wedding Rings, or Heart in the Sand designs, and add your names and the date of the event. We have several designs that would make wonderful gifts for an outdoor wedding. You can see our entire selection of stock designs here.
There are many other ideas you could come up with to give guests a more memorable day, and we have products to cover them all at Promotional Webstores.