Post # 1
We are having a brunch wedding, with the ceremony starting about 11AM. We were originally planning for May 30, 2015, but that date unexpectedly became unavilable. The date we’re now considering (for various reasons) is May 2.
I looked up the weather, and it looks like the average high is about 75, average low 50s. At 11AM, it’s usually about 65-75 degrees. If it ended up being on the low end of that–mid 60s, would that be too cold for you as a guest at an outdoor ceremony?
We have a surefire and easy plan B in case it’s too cold or rains, but I’d really like to do outdoors!
Post # 2
If the high for the day is going to be 75 and that high is predicted for mid to late afternoon, it will not be 70 degrees at 11 am.
Also, keep in mind is isn’t just temperature – sunshine, wind, and humidity make all the difference in the world. 65, windy, and no sun is way different than 65 sunny and no wind.
65 windy and cloudy would be a no go for me.
As long as you have a solid backup plan you might hit the weather jackpot, but be mindful of wind, sun, clouds, etc as well as the temps.
Post # 3
It seems fine to me. That’s warm enough to get by without an overcoat, if you dress warmly. I’d wear a three piece suit, and expect to be perfectly fine; maybe an undershirt.
Post # 4
PS I think I voted yes, but I thought that means “yes, I’d go” because I’m lazy about reading.
Post # 5
hermom: Are you saying that at 11AM it would be higher? or lower?
Wunderground gives you weather history at certain times of the day, and at 11AM that seems to be the range of temps.
Post # 6
Hard to say without knowing where you live. In Seattle the weather would be iffy at best and probably not that nice, for example.
Post # 7
I live in Richmond, Virginia (middle of the state). It’s usually pretty nice that time of year, but it’s early enough in Spring that there might be the odd 60 degree day. It’s not usually that humid yet by then. And the winds have usually calmed down. But you just never know!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
I think it’s fine. Just make sure guests know it’s outside so they can bring a jacket or sweater.
Post # 9
Elderly people will likely be cold. Also depends on how long your ceremony will be. I personally wouldn’t mind, but as pps said, make sure people know to bring a jacket.
Post # 10
last year i went to an early evening november wedding. the bride wanted the ceremony outside. i wore a wool coat over my dress. the bride provided a couple of blankets but not enough for everyone.
i was cold in my coat, i can’t imagine how the bride felt in her strapless gown but that is what she wanted. well maybe she was too nervous to think about the cold but the bridesmaids were cold.
your may wedding sounds like the temperatures will be perfect with a light jacket if needed.