Post # 1
Hi everyone! I am having a beach ceremony in the late afternoon/early evening in the month of August in Southern California. I was considering getting those Chinese-paper umbrellas for a couple of guests, either handing it out to the elder folk, or leaving them in a bucket for guests to take on their own. I am wondering if it is okay to have guests hold umbrellas during the ceremony, or whether it would block the view of other guests. Also, I am wondering how the umbrellas might do in case it is windy on that day! I just don’t know! I’m just trying to be nice to the guests since they have to sit in the sun during our ceremony. What do you think? Should I have the umbrellas, or not? Or just a few? AHHH!!!
Post # 3
I have seen several weddings (on-line) where they had parasols for their guests. They had them sitting in a tall cylindrical type of bin at the entrance to the ceremony with a sign to let guests know they were there if they wanted them. Depending on how the seating is set up, I don’t think it will obstruct the view, especially if you guys are on some type of raised platform or something. I expect it will be hot in August this year because we have had some really wierd weather in California, so having some shade for your guests (especially the elderly ones) is a very considerate idea. Maybe limit the number of parasols/umbrellas you buy….like if you’re having 100 guests, only buy 40 or 50.