While we'd love for you and your wedding party to jump into the lake to cool down on your special day, that might have to happen pre- or post-ceremony. To beat the heat in the meantime, here are some tips and tricks that go beyond staying hydrated to prevent you from getting hot and bothered. Frizzy hair, begone; staying cool, calm and collected, come hither!
1. PITCH A TENT
We're not talking a camping tent; we're talking something elegant and whimsical that will create an oasis for you and your guests to escape the sun, which, at high altitude is intense. Lake Tahoe can also get windy, and a tent is a nice place for your friends and family to recenter and continue to party the night away.
2. WEAR AN UP-DO
Not only are up-dos elegant, they keep your hair under control on warm Tahoe summer days. Plus, you'll appreciate having your locks pinned back when that Lake Tahoe breeze picks up. Practicality first!
3. KEEP MAKEUP TO A BARE MINIMUM
When you mix summertime Sierra temperatures with make-up, one thing's for sure: less is more. Why? The more make-up you wear, the hotter you'll feel, and the more you risk unwanted mishaps. Hello, melting make-up! Tahoe's a natural place, to boot; keep your face looking natural, too.
4. OPT FOR WEDGES OR SANDALS
Stilletos may seem more elegant, but today's wedges are equally as stylish, and, as aforementioned, we're all about practicality. Wedges also work better on Tahoe's natural terrain. Your Lake Tahoe wedding venue may not be rugged, per se, but chances are you'll be navigating grass or bark chips
5. GO MINI
Wedding dresses are traditionally long, but hey, it's the 21st Century. Don't get caught up in what's traditional for the sake of staying comfortable. It's your day--wear whatever will make you feel like the like happy, confident woman you are, and for many, that's opting for a shorter wedding dress.
6. WHIP OUT YOUR SUNGLASSES
In the name of not spoiling your wedding day photos with a row of eye-squinting guests, encourage your party to rock sunglasses. Splash out on a pair that compliment your dress, or add that much more fun to the day by outfitting your bridesmaids with an array of vintage pairs.
7. PROVIDE FANS
For an added thoughtful gesture your guests will appreciate to the max, place a fan on each seat at the ceremony. As for brides, carry a purse-sized on in case of emergency.