(Closed) Outside Ceremony and Keeping Guests Comfortable

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

YES to all of your ideas!  Get a tent, lots of cold drinks, and snacks.  Keep people in the shade and maybe consider some fans…

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Could you get a large enough tent to hold all (or the majority) of your guests, not just the elderly individuals?  If it’s really hot, a lot of people may want to be in the shade.  I like all the ideas!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yes- Get a large tent that will hold everyone, even during the ceremony- that is what I would recommend. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think you’re fine.  If people are too hot, they’ll just stay for the ceremony and then leave for the reception- they don’t have to stick around the gardens if they are uncomfortable, you know?  I would also consider hand fans that people could use during the ceremony…

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yeah, I don’t think you need a tent for everyone.  Your 2 little tents should be fine.  I’m having an outdoor wedding at 4:30 and we aren’t having a tent at all.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have the same situation. We are going to have a tent over the guests with the sides open so they can still see the scenery. I am going to be designing fan programs for them. Our ceremony will be short also. Around 20-30 minutes. I am hoping this is enough! I hadn’t thought about drinks. Our guest list is around 200 people that is aloooot of drinks :-P! I think you’re ideas are great!!! Maybe put out some sun screen as well!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

we are having a outdoor ceremony and not having tents at all we are keeping the ceremony as hort as possible and will have bottled waters for the guest. and i am in georgia so you can imagine how hot it will be… also we have fans for the guest… waters aren’t that expensive you can get a case of 24 for about $4  

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Just a comment for the fans…have you read the program fan post on weddingbee? Someone stuck two pieces of cardboard on either side of a tongue depressor (their program was a double-sided 4×6, I think), and it looked great! : ) Or there’s the more elaborate route of a fold-out fan. I like the double-duty aspect, though.

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