Post # 1
The wedding is a few days away and the forecast says high 70 / low 51 on the day of our wedding – but it’s looking like it should be 70 around the time of our ceremony.
I know this can all change in the next few days, but we’re trying to plan ahead! So my two questions are:
(1) What do you consider too cold for an outdoor ceremony? I’d love to keep it outdoors because it will be pretty and much easier for our venue logistically, but I also want to make sure our guests are comfortable and can enjoy the ceremony.
(2) We’d like to send an email to our guests letting them know that we will try to keep the ceremony outdoors if the weather cooperates – but I’m stuck on how to phrase it. Can I say it the following way or does it come across as too bossy?
“We just wanted to let you know that we’re hoping to have an outdoor ceremony, if the weather cooperates – so please plan your outfits accordingly and bring an extra layer if you can.”
Post # 2
bridetobee1: Well to me 70 degrees is a perfectly comfortable temperature to be outdoors in. And I live in a hot climate! I’ve been to outdoor weddings in over 100 degrees, that is my idea of uncomfortable 🙂 I wouldn’t worry about emailing people, most people will bring a jacket to a wedding anyway and/or can check the weather themselves and dress accordingly.
Post # 3
Do the guests already know it’s going to be an outside ceremony? If so there probably isn’t much need to make a comment.
If they do not know it’s supposed (hoped) to be outdoors then I might send an email: We’re so looking forward to seeing you for the ceremony. Weather permitting we’ll be tying the knot outdoors enjoying the beautiful scenery at our venue. See you soon!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Villa Celeste
I agree with PP. 70 degrees sounds perfect to me, but if someone has an issue with it I’m sure they will dress accordingly.
Post # 5
bridetobee1: Where do you live that you think 70 degress is cold?!?! Around here that’s patio weather.
Your guests are adults, I’m sure they’ll be fine. I’d skip the email all together.