(Closed) Indicate that it’s outdoors?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

I would def. indicate that on the invitation. I would be kind of annoyed if I showed up and didn’t know the event was outside.  Sept in Chicago can certainly get chilly in the evening.  I know they both take place on the roof but just have regular invitation wording for the ceremony and then add something like “rooftop reception to follow”

Post # 5
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our wedding is entirely outdoors and I indicated it on our website, along with a little note on average temperatures for that time of year so people could plan for appropriate attire.

Post # 6
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I’d put it somewhere in the invitation if you aren’t having a website. You could just put an additional insert in there.

Your other option would be to provide shawls and/or heating lamps.

Post # 7
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think that people will assume that since your wedding is during dinner hour, they will expect some sort of food. They may now know its a full sit down dinner, but I wouldn’t worry about that.


“outdoor reception will follow” sounds good for your invite, then you can always put a line on your programs that say something about “the merriment/celebration will continue with dinner and dancing”



Post # 8
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re having an outdoor ceremony and reception as well, so I made sure to write “Outdoor reception to follow immediately” on the bottom of our invites. We have a website with all the info and a suggestion for guests to bring a shawl or whatever in case it gets chilly later. We’re also renting heaters from our tent rental company to warm up the tent (although waiting to book them since we’re not 100% sure if we’ll need them).

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