(Closed) What if it’s too HOT for outdoor ceremony?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You could possibly do program fans.  That way they at least have something to fan themselves in the heat. 

The good news is, the ceremony doesn’t last too too long.  So I”m sure they’ll be ok for 20 or 30 minutes.

I totally get what you’re saying.  I live in Raleigh, and it’s crazy hot lately!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh man, that might be a hot ceramony.  Does your ceramony site have any shady trees?  That would help somewhat.  You could also put paper fans on the seats for people to use.  How long is your ceramony? 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think that everyone will be prepared for the heat and dress  appropriately, which will help.  Maybe you could possibly have some time of canopy set up or something similar to shade your guests and weddign party from the grueling sun.

You could also supply guests with buri fans, I bought these for my wedding, and ended up totally forgetting about them- I am selling them if you are interested in the idea of fans for guests to cool themselves- wish i would’ve gotten to have them used, they very chic and fun to attach programs to also-

http://classifieds.weddingbee.com/topic/buri-fans-brand-new-never-used

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My wedding day was incredibly hot! (and humid. that’s the caribbean weather!)
I.did.not.feel.a.thing.
I was so excited and happy, the heat was not a problem. We were under a gazebo, lots of light came in, but there was also shade, so people were comfortable.
At what time is your wedding? We had it at 4:00, the temperature starts to slowly decrease from that time…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m considering having a couple beverage tubs full of ice and bottled water set out for our guests during the ceremony if it’s going to be hot. Our ceremony is on a covered deck which has ceiling fans, but since it got warm so early this year, I’m worried that it’s going to be hotter than expected!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

At my cousin’s summer wedding in Virginia, it was 95 degrees and humid. The ceremony was delayed (started about 30 minutes late), there was no bottled water, no shade, no fans, and it was pretty long . Guests were miserable — drenched in sweat, weak and dizzy. Especially the older people didn’t do well. Ugh!

I’d say if you have a short ceremony, keep it on time, and provide at least fans and bottled water (and maybe some sun hats or parasols for elderly guests), you should be able to pull it off. A covered deck with ceiling fans should be fine, with a little extra attention to making guests comfortable.

Good luck!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I also live in the Triangle area… a few years ago I went to an outdoor wedding in early August in Greensboro… it was incredibly hot but the couple provided really cute little wooden fans on every seat.  I think they saved us guests from heatstroke!

I don’t have a picture of the fans but I’m sure they could be ordered cheaply in bulk.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Im getting worried too, my wedding is outoors in july. I bought fans, and the ceremony should only be about 20 mins so hopefully it will be ok.

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