Post # 1
I’m having an outside wedding ceremony and I would like to use parasols! I’m afraid that guest won’t be able to see during the ceremony if everyone has their umbrellas up though. Have you or are you using parasols? Pictures please if you have them!
Post # 3
I have always wondered about that as well, and am very curious about the answers!
Post # 4
Well these things are super expensive! And if I even did them for half of my guest list it would still cost tons of money. I think I may just have them wait in the heat… it will be over soon 🙂
Post # 5
i too am thinking of “shading” options for our July outdoor wedding as well…. i thought of getting parasols as favors but your right, they are expensive…. my next “idea” is to somehow get some cover by draping sheets….tho i’m hesitant to do it cuz id want it to look romantic like this:
(sorry thats so big!)
but that can get expensive as well!!! so i’m not sure yet…
Post # 6
@MamaHusky3: That looks great! I love the idea… but probably don’t have money that either. I’m going to look into it though! 🙂
Post # 7
I used parasols, but just as accessories for the bridal party photos.
Post # 8
I think people wouldn’t be able to see. What about giving your guests paper fans instead? It will keep them cool, costs less and wont obstruct any views.
Post # 9
I was going to suggest the same as PuntaCanaBride did. I had an outdoor ceremony, Labor Day weekend. Parasols would have definitely obstructed the view. You could get handheld fans for your guests. I have even seen people put their wedding programs on the fans. The possibilities are endless!
Post # 10
My best friend had parasols last June at her wedding. Only a handful of people actually used them during the ceremony. (she set out plenty) And that was really only older people. She also had the hand held fans.
Post # 11
Check out NotYourTypicalBride’s photos! Her wedding was gorgeous! Here’s a link to some of her pictures on another thread!
Bees- Convince me to have an outdoor wedding! Show your pictures!
ETA: oops, thought you were wanting to use them for your WP, not the guests.. Sorry!
Post # 12
I’ve been thinking of using them as decoration for my aisle
I found a place that sells them relatively cheap. Here I’ll only need about 20 though so $80 is doable. If you were getting them for every guest that could add up. Maybe only for the women?
Post # 13
@Mrs.tobe: Oh my gosh, what a sweet surprise to see that you posted about MY wedding! I’m infinitely flattered. 🙂
The parasols were awesome for photos and they were so much cheaper than bouquets for the BMs. (I paid $6 each.) I agree they might be overkill for the guests to hold during the ceremony, but we had a couple of extras that the caterer used to decorate the dessert table, as an example. A couple more pics:
I also used these palm fans as favors & tied the escort cards to them:
Post # 14
I would go with hand held fans or maybe even bottled water with a custom lable on it!
Post # 15
Im using parasol for the thank you cards… painting “thank you” on one and while I have the photographer there hope this idea works!
Post # 16
I wanted to use parasols too but they just weren’t a possibility with my budget by the time I got around to the small details. I found a great compromise and am going to have some umbrellas on hand. My wedding is in March so it might be sunny and hot or god forbid rain. The idea is to put them in an umbrella holder with a sign that says “come rain or come shine”. I found that on a blog somewhere but not sure which
one since I am slowing losing my mind with wedding planning
Attached are pictures of cute umbrellas I bought for inspiration.