(Closed) need HELP or advice on outdoor wedding

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Have the wedding where you want. Honestly, it’s 30 minutes. It’s really not a huge deal. At least the reception will be in AC. It was 32 degrees on my wedding day. It was very hot and humid, and I didn’t hear any complaints… And I honestly didn’t notice either.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think it is okay to have an outside ceremony provided you are going indoors pretty shortly after (and there’s somewhere for people to go to if they are feeling overheated) and there is seating. Your plan sounds just fine to me.

I’d suggest having some big bins of bottles of ice water sitting out as guests come in. A friend had that at her wedding in an un-air conditioned church and it was awesome. Very thoughtful.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Outdoors is fine, especially if there is shade. I just attended a beach wedding where there were programs cut in a fan shape and attached to popsicle sticks so folks could generate a little breeze for themselves, it was perfect! We had an outdoor wedding in late summer and had the caterers serving ice water for an hour before the ceremony so people could have a glass with them if they wanted. During the ceremony the caterers had plenty of time to convett over to the bar setup and get the appetizers ready.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d have bottles of cold water and maybe fan programs just in case it’s too much for the older guesets. Other than that, should be good for half an hour. Also, make sure you have a rain plan. Not as likely in July, but late afternoon thunderstorms do come through.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would go for Outside! I will also marry outside when it is time for me. There is nothing more butiful than nature!

Of course important to tell the guest sp they have a chance to prepare themself. 

It sounds lika a good plan to make sure it is shade were the guests will be placed. 

 

 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would go for Outside! I will also marry outside when it is time for me. There is nothing more butiful than nature!

Of course important to tell the guest sp they have a chance to prepare themself. 

It sounds lika a good plan to make sure it is shade were the guests will be placed. 

 

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Outside is fine, just don’t give parasols to the guests as that blocks the view for everyone behind them!  Also be prepared with a backup plan because I wouldn’t try to do an outdoor ceremony if it’s over about 93*F, even with shade that’s uncomfortably hot, and unhealthy for some folks.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

if you havent thought of favors, look online for personalised fans. Would be a practical gift.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I”m not going to lie, I detest outdoor weddings that are smack dab in the middle of summer and midday. I can handle it, and am happy to put with it as long as the Bride and groom keep their guest comforts at the forefront of their minds. Also you may want to be careful if you have young kids or older people out in that heat.

1.Have ice, water and punch, and fans or parasol if possible.

2. Start the ceremony on time, and perhaps have the guest stay inside until shortly before the ceremony is to start. Have short and sweet ceremony because there nothing worse then sweating out in that sun for an hour

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Do you really want an outdoor ceremony?  Does your FI?  If the answer to either of those questions is YES!  then go for it. 

 

I had an outdoor ceremony in southern Indiana on July 20th.  It was a Friday, It was a long drive for about half of our family.  And you know what?  Everyone who was there was there because they loved us.  Your wedding isn’t an imposition, and if your guests don’t want to come just because they’ll be hot/uncomfortable for less than a half of an hour, then they probably aren’t focused on the really joyful day you have planned, and you probably don’t want them to be there anyway. 

 

(We provided fans for our guests, and a water station, though I don’t think I remember anyone really using them)

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