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Briar Rose Photography: Pros and Cons of Having a Summer Wedding In The Yukon

Pros and Cons of Having a Summer Wedding In The Yukon

Are you thinking of having a traditional summer wedding in the Yukon? Here are some points to ponder before you decide!


Let’s Talk About The Weather For Your Summer Wedding In The Yukon

Pros – So you’re considering a Summer Wedding in the Yukon and weather is a big deciding factor to figure out. Since the sun isn’t going down till 9 pm you will have time for all the funnest wedding day activities! Summer usually means less chance of rain than in the spring and that is usually something you want on your wedding day. During the day, the temperature can be very high and that sticky summer heat can sometimes be a lot to handle but it also means that after dark it is usually still quite warm and pleasant for that late-night party if you want to keep it all outdoors.

Cons – The number one weather con in summer is that It can be so very hot. Sometimes it can feel a little too hot in a suit or long dress. Hot summer days also bring some harsh lighting throughout the middle of the day.


A Look At Vendors For Your Summer Wedding In The Yukon

Pros – Summer is every wedding vendors busiest time of the year. If you want a wedding in the summer you will want to look at booking your favorite vendors way in advance to ensure they aren’t already booked. When it comes to booking your vendors the best rule of thumb when figuring out who to book first is to think about if that vendor can only do one wedding a day or if they can do multiple events in one day.Vendors like your officiant, florist, makeup artist and hair artist can do multiple events in one day so they don’t book up quite as far in advance. 

Cons – Now that means vendors like your venue, photographer, videography or DJ come first because they can only do one event pre day so they will get booked up faster. SO if you have your heart set on a particular venue you’re going to want to book at least two years in advance!

Looking for beautiful summer florist? Check out The Garden Witch!


Picking A Wedding Dress 

Pros – If you ask me the best part about planning your wedding is picking the dress! With a summer wedding you want to think about a breathable and flowy design. Something strapless or thin spaghetti straps would be most ideal. I find mermaid style dresses are popular or something that isn’t very heavy with too many layers. 

Cons – Finding a dress can be hard in the Yukon. You will need to travel out of the territory. If you have your heart set on a big princess ball gown dress you might end up a little sweaty in that style of wedding dress but then again theres no rules. This is your wedding day and you my friend can wear whatever you want!


Photography For Your Summer Wedding in Yukon

Pros – This is my specialty. (well, I hope it is anyways! ha) What can I say about photography at your summer wedding in Yukon? I can say The days are long and that isn’t a bad thing! With over 20 hours of sunlight the world is our oyster! 

Cons – However, that harsh sun is tricky to work around. Making sure you pick photography locations to shoot at that provide shady options will be in your favour. All my clients gain access to my favorite locations in the city for wedding day photos and each location ensures we can shoot beautiful breathtaking images no matter the time or the lighting challenges we may face. 

Look at images from some stunning summer weddings we have photographed.


What Are The Best Summer Colour Choices 

Pros – Picking your wedding day theme and colours is such a fun part of the planning process! During my summer weddings I tend to see it all! Bright & bold combinations or soft & plush palettes are usually quite popular and are always a fun choice in summer.

Cons – Usually you want to stay away from fall like warm neutrals and more winterized deep darker tones. 

Just know that no matter what you can’t go wrong with a summer wedding in the Yukon!


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