(Closed) Is this unrealistic? Outdoor ceremony in October in Kentucky?

posted 8 years ago in Kentucky
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hey there!  I’m getting married on October 29th and just like you, unless it rains or for some freak reason it snows, we are most certainly getting married outside.  It’s only for 30 minutes and people can keep coats on if they need one.  Then we’re moving it indoors.  And we’re in PA! I say GO FOR IT!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

We are planning an outdoor ceremony in Wisconsin for October 2011.   I’ve tracked the weather over the past couple of years and the average temps are 60’s during the day. Last year it snowed but it doesn’t seem to be the norm.  

I figure our ceremony will be fairly short and I would be comfortable in 60 degree weather outside.

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

We are planning an outdoor ceremony in Wisconsin for October 2011.   I’ve tracked the weather over the past couple of years and the average temps are 60’s during the day. Last year it snowed but it doesn’t seem to be the norm.  

I figure our ceremony will be fairly short and I would be comfortable in 60 degree weather outside.

 

 

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

 I am doing an outdoor ceremony in Cleveland on Oct. 9th.  It has only rained about 4 times in the last 60 years (I looked it up) on that date, so I am hopeful!  Most of those days were in the mid to upper 60s.  On my directions insert, I am probably going to add a line about “weather permitting, the ceremony will be held outside” so people know to dress appropriately if it is chilly.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’d say it’s realistic barring rain or snow or some strange cold snap.  Especially if you’ve been tracking it. 

Have you checked out a Farmer’s Almanac?  It was pretty accurate with the weather here in VA (at least regarding the snow storms, lol).  No harm in looking, right? 

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I lived in Kentucky for the past 3 years and I must say, October was my favorite month!  It was absolutely beautiful, the humidity of summer had passed, and it was sunny for 90% of the month.  I think of all months for an outdoor wedding, October is probably your best bet!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@5292010: unless you want a spring wedding outside! LOL!  but yeah, october is usually really pretty with the fall colors.  somewhere I have a “how to” on using fall leaves for making roses…

eta: found the site! well, two really.  I’m so gonna try these out to see if they last after drying up…

http://haha.nu/creative/how-to-make-roses-from-maple-leaves/

http://www.lobzik.pri.ee/modules/news/article.php?storyid=244

they’re mostly pictures, but they are step-by-step and look pretty fun to make!!!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Zinzerena: Too many thunderstorms and tornadoes in the Spring for my liking!! 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@5292010: lol, good point!  fortunately, we don’t have that many up here! 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

It’s been so gorgeous the last few years that I’d say go for it – even if it’s a little cool you could probably rent outdoor heaters and still keep the ceremony outside.  good luck!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

I think you should be fine to have the ceremony outdoors.  I’m not too far from you in TN and October is a lovely month.  But, you also have to be realistic, you must have a back up plan in place in case it rains or its unseasonably cold.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I live up in Maine and we are having a short ourdoor ceremony, and then our reception is also outside. We have a tented area for where the tables will be set up for eating and all of the food will be inside a huge barn and there is seating in there if need be, but the dancefloor is an outdoor one, and there is a huge outdoor stage as well. So hopefully it doesn’t rain and if it does thank goodness for event tents!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

As someone who is allergic to the cold it would worry me a little to be going to an outside ceremony. But thats just me! I would also know to dress warm 🙂 Could you price the possibility of having heaters or something just in case? That would be a great way to prevent anyone from being cold!

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