Post # 1
Calling all Florida bees!!! FI and I decided our date would be Feb 22 2014, I always dreamed of an outdoor wedding, but it has occured to me that, while its never really COLD in florida, it may be a little chilly in february for an outdoor wedding, but i’m not sure. We dont really want to change the date, FI is pretty stubborn about that, and I dont want to move it indoors. So, opinins please!!! Too cold for an outdoor florida wedding in February???
Post # 3
@BrideToBee2014: February does tend to be the coldest month, but it’s 61 degrees now (11 PM) and I’ve been wearing tank tops most days this month (I’m in Central FL). Some days can get down to 40 degrees, though.
Post # 4
I used to live in Ft Lauderdale. Where at exactly in Florida are you talking about? That makes a huge difference, too 🙂 I remember nights up in Jacksonville that I was freezing my butt off in 40 degree weather, but that same day down in Ft Lauderdale it was around 65 or so.
It’ll be probably around 65/70 degrees for our wedding on the beach here on the Oregon coast. If you’re somewhere around there, it’ll be safe! but again, it depends on what part of Florida you are thinking. 🙂
EDIT: Saw your thing by your username. Bradenton, eh? I lived in St Pete for a while and if I remember correctly, February was usually around 75ish during the day, and 60s at night. I think you’d be totally fine!
Post # 5
You could rent those huge outdoor heaters to help warm up if it’s too cold, or hand out pashmina’s.
Post # 6
I have lived in FL my entire life. Feb does tend to be our coldest month. That said however; FL is also extremely variable and unpredictable. As in, wore shorts last week, the week before we had several days in the 30-40s. This week has been mild and in the 70’s however, this weekend we are predicted to again dip to the 30’s for one night only. Generally, our “cold” days are then followed by 70-80 degree weather. We’ve had some record highs this month! As PP mentioned, “generally” this time of year is low 70s daytime, 50-60s at night. A few days colder, a few warmer.
Best of luck! =o)
Post # 7
I’m in Tampa, and also getting married in February. We are planning for outdoor as of now too hoping for nice weather , but will have our backup for indoors. I do want it to be cool though, I hate sweating haha
Post # 8
I would go ahead and plan for an outdoor wedding. I’ve lived in South Florida for 16 years, and if it happens to be a little chilly that night you can notify people to bring sweaters and wraps. I got married in February last year and it was in the 70s during the day and the low 70s at night.
Post # 9
It really depends. The weather is really variable here especially in February. Just do your wedding when you want and rent heaters.
Post # 10
My sister got married on the beach this past Feb 17th. It was cold outside, but being in the sunshine made things a lot more comfortable.
However, she also had the reception outdoors, but under a covered terrace and it was freezing! I really think being out under the sun for the ceremony rather than being in the shade on an already cold day for the reception made the difference.
Post # 11
I have the same concern in December for our wedding at Mission Inn! I say go for it and do the heater thing…
Post # 12
The weather is just so crazy at that time. You never know. We just had our wedding March 23rd and it was so freezing right before, including one week before, that I considered renting a heater for the tent. Then it warmed up so much that everyone sweated their asses off at our outdoor wedding and I would have killed for a fan in that tent. But it was still wonderful. Honestly Florida is crazy. Just plan for both cold and hot weather so that you’re not blind sighted like we were.
Post # 12
BrideToBee2014: hello! I wanted to know if you ended up doing your wedding in february, I have mi ne planned for next year and I also wantewd it to be outside but i was wondering if it would get tooo chilly and uncomfortable for the guests, i guess it is better that the hot hot summer thank you!