Post # 1
So as I was lying outside today finally enjoying some hot weather and sunshine – it suddenly occurred to me that I’m going to be wearing a satin wedding dress outside in the dead of summer – I must be crazy – and then I got to think about all the other Summer related things – men sweating in their tuxes, outdoor noises, bugs, walking on grass…ok I love Summer but what to do about all the ‘stuff’ that goes with an outdoor ceremony?
I have no idea what to do about preventing pit and boob sweat stains on my dress
My Fiance was smart and ordered an extra shirt for the reception in case he sweats through his first one – what to do about the guys sweating? have them carry hankerchiefs?
We’re giving fans to the guests and parasols for the bridemaids
How to avoid squinting from the sun?
Anyone with outdoor Summer wedding tips?
Post # 3
I dunno if it will fit the theme of your wedding but I’ve seen a lot of the pictures where there is a basket of sunglasses where guests check in for them to wear for the ceremony…
Also, people would be super excited if you provided cold drinks, either before or after the ceremony – you could provide bottles of water or, even better, bottled lemonade. If you wanted to serve it after the ceremony, you could do something like this:
Or of course you could have bottled drinks (like Izze) chilling in a galvanized tub near where guests check in, so they can grab a drink before they sit down.
I’m getting married in Texas in November, so it won’t be THAT hot but I am still putting sunscreen and bugspray in my out-of-town bags – you may want to think about that! Also, my Fiance and our groomsmen are going to be wearing three-piece suits, so they can take off their jackets and wear the vest underneath with the shirt sleeves rolled up.
You may want to tell the groomsmen to order extra shirts too if they aren’t too expensive!
Post # 4
@MsVoyageur: We will definitely provide some refreshments, and it won’t be a long ceremony, but thats a really cute pic idea!
Hadn’t thought about putting bug spray or sunscreen out so thats a good idea too
Post # 5
Will there be shade under which guests may sit?
I definitely suggest having coolers with ice and bottled water, and maybe your programs can be fan shaped so guests can fan themselves.
Friends of ours were married on a rather warm day last July. I think the groom also had an extra shirt. The bride’s dress was strapless, although it was also satin. She had her hair in an up-do, which might be a good idea for you as well. The bridesmaid dreses were long, which seemed a less-than-optimal choice for a hot day and an aisle that was basically dirt and grass.