High 50's too cold for outdoor reception?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@seiyaodango:  That is cold but with the heat lamps and jackets I’m sure the guests will be fine! You on the other hand, will freeze lol but you”ll be so excited you probaly won’t realize it

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@seiyaodango:  How long (hours wise) are you estimating people being outside? I could totally do a half hour ceremony outside at 57! For the whole night…I would be leaving early. Partying with a coat on just is not that comfortable. I would say if you want to/have to keep everything outside I would just make sure guests knew to being coats and such and be okay if some people scoot out early.  Hopefully the temp. goes up for you! 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

Might not be a bad idea to rent some more heaters and tell the guest to dress warm, and bring a coat. I am faced with a similar dilema myself. It is a tough call. I live in NorCal.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@seiyaodango:  I would do the vows and stuff outside bu if you hve another choice for where you serve the meal? i mean ts jsut food will get cold fast and if you have older guests they will not be confy 

 

def let ppl know to dress in layres and maybe have blankets for everyone alot of roof top places haveblankets already but if not you should find thing little blankets for everyone 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

Haha! That’s t-shirt weather in Canada! 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Put up the tent, add heaters if possible, and get the word out that the reception is outdoors so people dress appropriately. I’m always cold, so I would be uncomfortable being outside for nearly 5 hours in that weather. Sorry that the weather is letting you down.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think the tent might be worth it.  How is cocktail hour only going to be 15 minutes?  How will everyone get in and out with appetizers in that time?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

57 would be absolutely perfect in my opinion. guests should know to dress appropriately, and it won’t be hard to warm up with a little dancing (and perhaps some alcohol)

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

a vote for the tent.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Oh no! I get cold really easily and that would probably be too cold for me. But if you get the word out about it being outdoors I feel like people will dress more appropriately for it and the heaters will definitely help. I’m bummed that the weather isn’t going your way for you, I absolutely love outdoor weddings! I’ll cross my fingers that some warm weather holds out for you on your special day 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Way too cold.  Peolpe will leave early if you cant get a heated tent.  

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i love the cold. but 4 hours, dressed up, outside? not gonna fly with me.

i’d either move it inside, or rent some more heaters.

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