Summer is just around the corner and that means thousands of Las Vegas brides are in the midst of planning their dream summer wedding! Though, living in sunny Las Vegas, outdoor summer weddings can present a few issues if not executed properly. So, to help ensure your wedding goes off without a hitch, we at Bridal Spectacular teamed up with Gordon Parker, the Private Event Director at the stunning Bear’s Best Las Vegas to provide you with some great tips for accomplishing a perfect summer wedding!

Gorgeous Wedding at Bear’s Best Las Vegas. Video by Memory Lane, a preferred videography vendor for Bear’s Best.


Bridal Spectacular Q&A With Gordon at Bear’s Best:

Bridal Spectacular: We all know Las Vegas summers are hot! What are your top tips to couples when planning a summer wedding in Las Vegas?

Gordon: Summer weddings here can be very gorgeous with all the great sunshine and blue skies! We keep the outdoor ceremonies very short due to the heat (most are around 15 minutes long). Then to help keep guests refreshed, Bear’s Best provides iced cold water for them, and we also suggest that the couples have a nice fan made that the guests can use to keep themselves cool during the ceremony. The couple can also have their information printed on the fan and it use it as their wedding program, which is a nice touch and becomes a keepsake for all to have.

Bridal Spectacular: Are there any summer dates or times of day you would recommend or not recommend?

Gordon: Having the ceremony start later in the day is better to avoid the heat. We usually have our ceremonies begin around 6:30 p.m.

Bridal Spectacular: Las Vegas weather can certainly be unpredictable during the summer. What precautionary steps do you put in place in case the weather goes awry?

Gordon: We have a covered outdoor pavilion that we use in case of inclement weather. It is always important to have a backup plan when having an outdoor wedding!

Bridal Spectacular: Are there any dishes or drinks you recommend a couple having during their summer wedding?

Gordon: Any citrus drinks are always nice to have mixed with your favorite alcohol. I personally think Sangria is a nice touch, and of course some fresh Lemonade.

Bridal Spectacular: What are the current trends you’ve been seeing for summer weddings?

Gordon: We are seeing everything these days, but bright yellow and lime green are a nice look for summer. Last year, we also did a wedding in ivory and coral and it was simply stunning!


About Bear’s Best Las Vegas

Bear’s Best Las Vegas has become one of the more sought after wedding venues in Las Vegas. Aside from the absolutely gorgeous scenery and views of the Strip and Red Rock Canyon, they offer an amazing all-inclusive wedding package every couple will love. With their experienced team of catering and wedding professionals, you can select everything you want for a flawless evening of dining, dancing and toasts. Regardless of how simple or lavish you want your dream wedding to be, the Bear’s Best team works with you to create a perfect day of love, romance and incredible memories.

In addition to their all-inclusive wedding packages, Bear’s Best also offers an array of wedding-related events, including Bachelor Golf Outings, Rehearsal Dinners, Sunday Brunches and much more!

To learn more about weddings at Bear’s Best, please click here. And, be sure to save-the-date to attend our Autumn Bridal Show August 21 and 22 at Cashman Center where you can meet the Bear’s Best team in person! Receive $5 o­ff admission when you buy tickets online! Click here and enter promo code: BLOG2015

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Photos: From Bear’s Best Las Vegas | Author: Deidre Bakker-Riches