(Closed) Which is worse….the heat or a time gap?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Which is worse....the heat/sun or a time gap?
    Rent a tent for shade : (44 votes)
    42 %
    Have the reception start at 6:00 : (62 votes)
    58 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It’s hard for me to answer this without knowing more information. How hot will it be in your town in August? Are there a lot of out of town guests? Is your venue close by restaurants and entertainment? If I’m an out of town guest and your venue is out in the middle of nowhere, I probably won’t want to have a long gap. Also, I know you said you can save money by not having a tent, but what would you do if it rains?

    Post # 4
    Member
    8884 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    The gap. I find the heat really unbareable in the summer, especially at weddings. It’s uncomfortable and then everyone will be sweaty.

    Post # 5
    Member
    9631 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Personally I’d rather have the heat, under the tent, than the time gap.  In fact, more than likely I wouldn’t attend the reception if there were a long waiting gap, but that’s just me.  I wouldn’t want to spend an entire day and evening on someone else’s wedding, sorry.  Unless it was someone VERY close to me.  If you go with the gap you may end up with less people attending.

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    16217 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I personally would prefer to deal with the heat over the time gap, but if a tent is going to eat up your budget and most of your guests are VERY close, it sounds like you could get away with the gap.

    Post # 7
    Member
    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Agree with @Bichon Frise

    Don’t you need the tent in case it rains?  I’d probably rather deal with the heat than the gap…gaps are a massive pain in my opinion.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Like PP said, depends on HOW hot it is. I’m in Texas where it’s regularly 110+ in August so yeah…give me a gap any day of the week over the heat.

    Post # 9
    Member
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Being hot makes me super cranky so I’d rather have the gap

    Post # 12
    Member
    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I voted 6:00pm reception.  If it gets really hot in august where your wedding will be located I would be concerned with elderly guests in the heat.  You don’t want anyone passing out or getting heat stroke.  My only question is do you have a rain plan?  Will you have a tent on reserve in case of rain with the 6pm plan?  

    Post # 13
    Member
    12819 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d pick heat over gap, honestly.  I hate the idea of the gap and may skip either the ceremony or the reception depending on how I feel. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Get the tent!!! It will provide shade and shelter for rain. My wedding day poured so i recommend planning for it.

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