The hostess with the mostest (that's you) always has her guests' comfort in mind. Help loved ones beat the heat before a sun-drenched ceremony. Set up a self-serve station in the shade, and stock it with refreshing amenities.
Dip towels in ice water, wring them out, and roll them up (these are Dri Soft washcloths, bedbathandbeyond.com). For extra credit, scent them with a spritz of Lothantique Linen Water in lavender or grapefruit (lothantique.ca).
Hydrate guests with water flavored with lemon, cucumber, or fruit slices.
And so no one gets burned, set out paper parasols (pearlriver.com) and sunscreen wipes like these shown, from La Fresh (lafreshgroup.com).
Organize everything in simple square bamboo trays (pearlriver.com), and add a sign (calligraphy by Nancy Howell).