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5 Best Tips For Being Safe & Stylish in the Sun for the Big Day

Summer is wedding season. And whether you’re hosting your reception outside, shooting photos on the beach, or simply walking to the reception, at some point you and your guests will be out in the sunshine. While a small dose of summer rays may be welcome, more people are taking precautions against the harmful effects that comes with too much sunlight. With your big day in mind, we have a few recommendations for how to enjoy your summer wedding, without a moment’s worry about overexposure.  

1. Parasols.

Parasols are flirty and fun, plus they add so much to pictures! Have the bridal party carry them as accessories or set them out for guests. While definitely a more expensive wedding favor, this takeaway will leave your guests happy and safe.

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2. Fabric Safe Sunscreens.

Trust us, if your wedding is outside, don’t skip the sunscreen. But choose your product wisely. Most sunscreens contain a chemical called avobenzone in it, which tends to cause yellowing on white fabric. However, there are several others that are fabric safe and will last you the day. Pick up some SPF 50 Mineral Lotion at Sephora, Neutrogena Pure & Free Liquid Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50, Hampton Sun SPF 30 and Tropical Sands SPF 30 are other great brands to check out.

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3. Sunglasses.

Another great favor idea. Sunglasses are fun, practical and ensure your guests won’t be squinting during the whole ceremony if you’re tying the knot outside. We’ve even seen these personalized with the wedding date or the bride and groom’s names.

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4. Canopies / Tents.

Something about a canopy creates a dreamy oasis feeling. Perhaps they remind us of resorts in tropical destinations? Regardless, you can easily bring this look and feel to your wedding, and create a protective shield against sun overexposure.

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If you’re concerned about overexposure to the sun or other general skin issues, we recommend checking out our friends at the Home Shopping Network’s skin care solution page. They are our best reference for everything you need to know to protect your skin and look your best on the big day! What are other weather issues you might be concerned about? Share with us in the comments section and we’d be happy to address those too!

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