(Closed) Your best HOT wedding advice :)

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Post # 3
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214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I just posted a similar question because our ceremony and reception are both outdoors (reception is in a covered pavilion w/o walls or AC). 

Things I’ve been considering for the ceremony are turning the programs into fans and making sure that water and sunscreen are provided for the guests.  This has to do more with sun than heat, but our venue coordinator said that she has seen a number of couples have a pair of sunglasses on each seat for their guests as favors (you can get them somewhere like oriental trading for less than a dollar a piece).

I’ve considered renting industrial fans but don’t know if that would look bad.  People may just be happy that it’s cooled down and not care about how it looks!  Something else that I’ve seen at concerts and events is a misting tent– some companies rent them out here.  People can go under them and cool down a bit… I’m just not sure if people would go through it in their suits/dresses.

Will you be warning your guests of the outside spect and telling them to dress cool?  I haven’t decided whether that’s necesasry or not…  Good luck beating the heat 🙂

Post # 4
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252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@SunshineSmiles:  I am turning my programs into fans with cardstock and popsicle sticks, something I saw on pintrest. Also the venue is having cold water at the ready and we made our ceremony only a half hour and at noon before it gets too hot. I’m just hoping for the best!

Post # 5
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371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@AmandaShea8:  Were in the same boat…outdoor farm wedding with no fans or AC in the barn.  Were serving cold drinks at the ceremony (GM to hand them out with the programs)  Making program fans too.  Following the ceremony were serving ice cream.  About an hour into the dancing were adding jumbo freezies to the bar menu.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@SunshineSmiles:  I support the industrial fans.  I went to a wedding on a really hot day (ceremony was inside w/AC, but cocktail hour & reception were supposed to be outside).  Luckily, the hosts took pity on us and let us have cocktail hour inside w/AC until things cooled off.  For the reception it was still really hot, about 2/3 of the guests (including older folks) were under a canopy, which helped.  And there were huge industrial fans.  NOBODY cared about how they looked and photogs didn’t get pics of them- they were crucial, especially for older ppl.  Even w/that, a lot of the girls had sweat showing through their dresses (just not cute).  I’d be very careful & thoughtful in picking style/fabric of the bridesmaid dresses.

Post # 7
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364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Commenting to follow. We don’t get nearly as hot here as a lot of the rest of the country, but it can get pretty warm in August and we’re going to be mostly outside. The only part that won’t be canopied is the ceremony, and that’s going to be super short.

Post # 8
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2810 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

powder under your dress. lots of it.

and lots of water. with ice, if possible.

Post # 12
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2876 posts
Sugar bee

Gold bond between the legs!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

powder in between your tighs, sounds wierd but it help last year when i was in my best friend wedding on a roof top in 100 degree weather in Memphis TN, lots of powder. Also make your programs can that way you guest can get some type of air and its creative, make sure your guest know its outside and to dress properly

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I had one of my bridesmaids put deodorant between my legs. (It ended up being one of my favorite pictures!)

Definitely water for the guests at the outdoor ceremony. Maybe parasols or umbrellas? (We had some for my grandmas). 

I also think that if you’re toying with the idea of fans, you should get them. The guests won’t dislike the look of them as much as they may dislike being hot and uncomfortable.

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