Post # 1
My fiance and I really want to get married outside, on a bluff, near the ocean. He gets migraines in yellow light and neither of us wants to wear fancy clothes in hot weather, so January it is! I’m willing to wear a sweater, but have heard that it’s cold and windy. Has anyone done this? Are we nuts or on pointe? I think my cutoff is about 55 degrees Fahrenheit, because I don’t want to be shivering/have my neck tense up. We have an indoor backup option if need be. I figure it wouldn’t be for long and if we need to, we can head back to the hotel for touch-ups and bring sweaters. Thank you for your input!
Post # 2
MsLiveOak: I’m not doing this, but I’m from southern California! My local beachis Zuma. It can definitely get cool and windy in the winter and I wouldn’t go swimming, but you should be fine if you’re just on the beach. Also, you can look up historic temperatures online to get a better sense of what it will actually be.
Also, fyi, it’s almost NEVER hot on the beaches, even in the summer, because the sea breeze comes in and cools everything off. So even if you wanted to move the wedding to the late spring or early fall, you’ll be fine. It’s 68 degrees today, for example, which is perfect wedding weather.
Post # 3
glasskey: Thank you! I have been looking at wunderground.com and the almanac for historic temperature and wind averages, which seems to help. Plus, we are on a tight budget, and I’m considering looking into a food truck/picnic wedding, so fingers crossed that the weather is good! I found some cute wrap-style sweaters online for my girls if need be, and they can wear tights and cute boots or long dresses.
Post # 4
We got married outside in San Diego on January 4th. We had perfect weather (mid-upper 70ies). Admittedly, we were not on the beach, but we spent a couple of days on the beach before and after the wedding and it was quite warm and pleasant. Remember, however that it cools off pretty fast and early in the evening and the sun sets shortly after 5pm – at that point you will definitely need a sweater for a picnic outside.