(Closed) Parasols and sightlines

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

How long is the ceremony?  I would think that people will be okay for a while, even if its hot and sunny.  And then maybe some shade options for the reception, of course.  Or maybe if you have some babies and/or elderly people you are worried about you can have a canopied section off to one side, or in the back, where it doesn’t block anyone’s view.  My experience is that people have a tendency to hold parasols by propping them on one shoulder, which definately blocks the view of those behind them.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

If the ceremony itself is only 15-20 minutes, you probably won’t need parasols DURING it. However, since there’s bound to be pre- and post-ceremony time where your guests could get overheated, why don’t you have parasols and put tags on the handles saying "For the convenience of those behind you, please fold parasols during the ceremony." Your officiant/coordinator could even make an announcement right before the processional starts.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Instead of parasols, what about hand fans? 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

oh i am definitely having these same issues!!  i am considering market umbrellas amongst the reception seating and then using them to cover certain tables. (outdoor reception too).  BUT my older sister insists on parasols (*eye roll*). 

here’s a good picture of market umbrellas for outdoor ceremony seating. 

http://sandiego.classicpartyrentals.com/photo_gallery  & click on #14!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

hahah.. yay!! great minds think alike!   i haven’t seen any other pictures but then again.. i just started looking.  market umbrellas aren’t cheap! like $80 per umbrella… *sigh*  but neither are parasols. 

lemme know how it goes!  

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