Post # 1
When my spouse & I decided on a summer wedding it was a decision based on ‘practicality’ read: it would be easier for our university & college bound friends to travel during their down time in the summer & lots of my family travels home every summer.
Plus, on a more romantical note, the date we picked will be our 7year anniversary. Honestly, it all sounded awesome to me, until yesterday.. it was 30ºC by 11am! (37ºC with the humidex// 86 ºF, 98.6 ºF with the humidex). Let me tell you, that is HOT for being above 50 on the latitude.
I know it is only going to get hotter this summer, and the boreal forest works on cycles, last summer was wet, wet, wet (we’re talking monsoons here!) and the summer before was wet & cold. Which means next summer is going to be hot as well (it’s just how nature regulates up here).
But now I am wondering, I must be INSANE to think that myself or my guests will survive a summer wedding! I feel like I might have to rent a slip and slide for the reception just to keep everyone cool (mild sarcasm here–but also not so much).
Plus, another thing we totally forgot to consider (duh!) is that June 15th – July 30th is storm season here. We’re talking torrential downpours that can last for days (and turn lawns into swamps), or come out of nowhere in less than 20 minutes.
Haha, I just feel like everyone is either going to melt or be drenched by rain!
Anyone else feel like they’re crazy for deciding to have a summer wedding? (Also, totally jealous of those of you who were wise enough to have everything inside with AC!)
Post # 3
You could actually get some really cool pictures if the sky is dark and stormy (although maybe not if it’s actually raining).
Provide bottles of water and fans if you can! Your guests will have so much fun they won’t even notice the heat!
Post # 4
1)Less expensive then June! Most popular month!
2) Most places have AC – make sure you get one!
3) Photos actually look BETTER right after a storm when everything is green and the sky is overcast…seriously. No one is squinting and light is filtered. Gorgeous.
4) Easier for guests to travel – as you mentioned.
5) Wonderful future anniversary vacations!
Things to keep in mind:
1) Book a photographer whose outdoor and INDOOR pics you like. A friend of mine booked a photographer who’s outdoor photos she loved and it rained ;( – the indoor ones were stiff.
2) Look for indoor alternative for photos, espcially, and venues, if you haven’t already.
3) I’ve seen some gorgeous wedding shots with umbrellas. Find some cute, cheap ones to bring along if the forecast looks iffy.
4) Consult with a makeup specialist and hairstylist (can be a free consult) for options for heat, humidity, etc. These people are professionals and can recommend styles and products to keep in your emergency kit to combat any weather.
Best wishes from a fellow summer bride!
Post # 5
In terms of whether, it’s going to unpredictable no matter when you choose your date, at least in terms of rain or sun. And I think any summer day has the ability to be a scorcher. So try not to worry about it…it’s one thing you can’t control, but you can make plans for all the different scenarios so that you’re prepared and things still go beautifully! 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks for all the encouragements/reassurances 🙂
I just feel like a nutter ‘asking’ for fickle weather (by choosing a July date).
I suppose my biggest concern would be the guests, if it were to rain I know I would be out enjoying it (dress and all), if it were hot, I’d probably end up in the lake (hopefully not dress and all, but who knows).
Fans & water are definitely good logistics! Rubber boots and umbrellas may be as well! 😉
Post # 7
Awwwww well you never know, it’s not ALWAYS this hot in July… good luck!!!