(Closed) What’s the best temperature for an outdoor wedding???

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hmmm I don’t think so! At least I hope not! I’m having an evening wedding in June and the temp will probably be about 70ish.  I’m just going to note on the wedding website that guests may want to accommodate for the evening chill.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m hoping for around 70 to 75 for my wedding in June with some sun but not to much. I don’t want my guest to be hot and uncomfortable. 64 sound a bit to chilly.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I’m a late March, outdoor bride in an area where temps are forecasted in the 70s but you just never know!  The ceremony is what?  30 minutes max?  As long as guests clearly understand ahead of time that it’s an outdoor wedding, they will track the weather that day and drses approriately.  Nobody is going to get frostbite in 64 degree weather!!!! 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it depends on where most of your guests are coming from. For instance, it’s currently 20 degrees here. Going somewhere that’s 64 degrees would be like a tropical vacation. But if your guests are all coming from warmer climates, 64 might be a bit bracing. Plus, people tolerate cold to different degrees. I have a friend who’s always freezing unless it’s above 80. At 64, she’d be wearing pants and maybe long underwear. For me, I prefer it a bit cooler, so I’d be totally fine with 64.

Maybe you could note the possibility of it being a little chilly on your wedding website and encourage people to bring wraps of some sort. And have a basket of a dozen or so inexpensive shawls on site. Personally, though, I would WAY prefer 64 to 84. If I’m too cold, I can always throw on another layer, but there’s only so much you can strip down at someone’s wedding before it just becomes inappropriate 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think 60’s is okay, but I’d wear a light jacket. I’d still wear a short dress though. I don’t think’s too cold at all! I’d just let them know what to expect, temp-wise, and if your ceremony’s not an hour long, I’d imagine they’d be just fine.

I’d LOVE to have mid 60’s weather in December =]

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think that’d be fine for LA weather.  Louisiana gets some strange cold spells though.  If things look really cold for the week, could you rent some of those heating lamps that restaurants use for the reception area and/or the ceremony area?  Just a thought! 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

You can always add in one of the invite inserts the average temperature during that time of year or put it on your wedding website.  Also you could mention “light wrap for women and jacket for men perfect for climate and time of year” somewhere too on the site!

I love s’mores!  I want to do them at the bbq!  I went to a wedding about 10 years ago held on the riverside property of a precious couple I know.  They married on their boat dock and had a beautiful tented reception on their property in a cleared area and in a firepit (made of river rock) they toasted s’mores.  I was hooked right then!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was going to suggest renting those heating lamps like bellenga said. And I’m super, super jealous of the outdoor firepit… I want one SO badly at our reception but I just don’t think we can get away with it.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

Dude, I’m from Michigan.  It’s literally 22 degrees right now.  64 degrees in December?!  I’d cry, I’d be so happy!  Personally, that wouldn’t be at all too cold for an outdoor wedding.  I think it’s actually a good temperature for outside–not too hot and not too cold.  I might want a wrap or something, but that’s not cold where I come from. 😉

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think 70s would be ideal but if you had some space heaters and fireplace and all that i think that would make it pretty neat! Maybe also have a hot drink option? May be kind of original!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

What about having outdoor heat lamps available in case it’s to cold?  You could put them on the outside edge of the chairs so they don’t block views.

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