What should our "backup temperature" be?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Hello! I from Baltimore and I’m getting married on June 14th, 2015. I am planning to have the ceremony outdoors regardless of temperature (if it rains it will be moved indoors of course). My plan of attack if it gets too hot is provide the guests with mini water bottles with a customized label and possibly do fan programs. Our ceremony is nonreligious and short as well so I am thinking it won’t be too bad for the guests. 

On a side note…guests typically dress a little more casually for an outdoor ceremony so that will help with the heat factor too.

Post # 3
5533 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

As a Texas girl used to heat, I think more than just temp is an issue. Like, 90 and breezy and dry is a totally different ball game than 90, 98% humidity and dead still. Also, is there shade? And account for the fact People will be there earlier than the actual start time. So even for a 20 minute service people will be out there for 45-60 minutes depending on how early they get there. If there is access to cool drinks and a fan then even 85-95 is okay. Much over 90-95 and you’re getting into too hot for sitting outside in “nice” clothes. Ladies have it easier because sun dresses are light.  But the men will still mostly be in pants and even khakis aren’t heat friendly. I guess too. It depends on your guests. Are they local and used to summers like you expect or are they from somewhere the climate doesn’t ever get that hot? 95 to a Texan feels a lot different than 95 to a person from Washington State.  

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