Post # 1
I looked up all the historical weather data for my area before deciding to have a outdoor ceremony. The historic average highs were between 80-82 for every day in the month of July, and the record high was 98, set years and years ago. Sounds good right? I mean, 82 can be warm, but its not that bad, and really what were the chances that this particular summer would even come close to being record breaking?
Ha ha ha, how wrong I was! We already have a new record now, set this week: 103. The 10 day forecast does show a bit of a cool down, but not by much. I did not anticipate that the weather would be TWENTY DEGREES HOTTER than average!
There’s nothing to do about it now I guess. I’m having water and fans, plus we’re keeping the ceremony short (under 20 minutes) and there’s lots of shade for guests to stand in before the ceremony starts. But still, I did not anticipate the fact that I will likely be totally sweaty in my dress (ewww!)
Anyone else’s plans thrown off by the heat?
Post # 3
I think the heat wave will be over by the time your wedding date rolls around. I don’t know where you are located, but in my area we usually have at least one heat wave per summer. This year, it was over 100 degrees and humid almost the entire week of (and week after) our wedding. In fact, it is over 100 degrees and humid here even today. It’s hard to predict. But it sounds like you’ve done all you can to make people comfortable!
Post # 4
It was abnormally hot on our wedding day. I actually almost booked an unairconditioned trolly to cart our wedding party around b/c usually in June it’s in the low 70’s forget June of 09′ when the sun didn’t come out at all and the temperature barely got above 70 the whole month. THANK the lord I didn’t because on our wedding day it was close to 90 and very humid.
As long as it doesn’t rain, you’re fine. People can deal with 20-30 minutes in the heat for your ceremony, as long as there isn’t a heat warning or something, in that case I might reconsider.
Post # 5
It is totally abnormally cool here in California. I’ve been wearing sweats and it rained last night! July is supposed to be guaranteed sunshine!
Don’t worry about weather, you can’t do a whole lot about it. The 10 day forecast isn’t really that accurate anyway, so try to relax! (My freaked out about forecasted rain on her wedding day, but it was beautiful with no rain in sight.)
Post # 6
I dont have outside ceremony, just outside picture session which I totally would love to take pic w/ outdoor+flower. and I am such a sweaty girl, I will be so sweaty under the dress~~~ ewwwwwwwwwww
just thank God that it’s not gonna rain though!!!
Post # 7
I am. Our wedding is in Vermont, which normally doesn’t get above high 70’s in the summer at the top of the mountain, and the venue/lodge doesn’t have air conditioning in the bedrooms (they don’t need it except 3-4 days out of the summer normally). My mother has made a big whooping stink about this since she is menopausal, and apparantly EVERYONE on my side of the family just CAN’T stay at the venue because they are southern wimps and freak out at the thought of no AC. FI’s side of the family doesn’t care. I’ve tried to tell her that they won’t need it up there.
Insert heat wave.
I really, REALLY don’t want to sit through a round of “I TOLD you so”s from my mother due to a freak heat wave.