(Closed) A small bomb was dropped…now we are at a crossroads!

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 66
90 posts
Worker bee

I’m so sorry bee! 

I live in Orlando and regardless, that far out is kind of a toss up. I know last year on Christmas Day, it was sooooo hot and humid but in Febuary, it was cold! Well..for a Floridian. Like 60 degrees. But the general rule of thumb is to assume it will be hot. I second all the PP’s on doing it earlier/later in the day. The sun is killer if you’re not used to it. 

Post # 67
2864 posts
Sugar bee

Unless you and your guests are allowed to stand in a swimming pool, dont do it.

Post # 68
779 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida and I can attest that between the heat and humidity, as well as the threat of hurricanes, Florida in August is not a good idea. 

Don’t count on a historic church to have full AC. 

Post # 70
4509 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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carolinabelle :  I set my wedding date a year in advance without consulting anyone other than my Fiance and the church. I feel thats fair enough time to make arrangements to attend my wedding if you really want to be there.  So yeah, I think its more than fair.  But this isn’t about you, or me, it’s about how the OP wants to prioritize her own wedding.

Post # 71
2722 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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milabeehappy :  I have family in Naples and attending my cousin’s wedding down there around 10 years ago in the end of July.  It was awful.  She had a beach ceremony around 5pm and the sun was blazing and it was super windy.  The reception was outdoors under tents and we were all miserable.  Even though she had giant fans, it still wasn’t enough.  Hardly anyone danced and people left early.

I can understand why your Fiance would want his brother there.  I would change the date for my siblings as well.  I think your best bet is looking for an indoor option.

And my humble opinion is I don’t care where you live, I think outdoor weddings have too many potential issues to make them worthwhile.

Post # 72
21 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was just about to say the same thing. I got married in October in Jacksonville, FL (45 minutes north) and it was 90 degrees. Not exactly the mild temps I had envisioned either. Either way it’s going to be hot. Shoot for November. That’s when it really starts to cool down.

Post # 73
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Yea, August in Florida sucks and an outdoor wedding would too.  No amount of shade will help.

Having said that, I agree with the PP that even in October the weather can vary dramatically.  I went to an October wedding in St. Augustine and it was unusually cold — in fact, that’s the primary thing I remember from the wedding!  It was at the Casa Monica hotel, which does offer both indoor and outdoor weddings, and the wedding planner encouraged the bride to move the wedding inside due to the weather, but she declined…..

Post # 74
632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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milabeehappy :  I think you should do a very early brunch wedding breakfast foods tend to be cheaper so you can take the money you would have spent on a dinner meal and get fans for outside… Or do a very late wedding once the sun has set. You can lite candles to keep bugs away so I wouldn’t worry too much about that. Iam from Florida and having mine in October and it’s always a toss up with weather bc one day it is fall weather with a breeze and the next hot as sin outside. 

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