(Closed) At what temp do you consider it to be "cold"?

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
867 posts
Busy bee

As long as I showed up knowing that it was going to be that chilly, and it was the hottest part of the day (2-4 pm), I think 45-50 would be the lowest I’d go. But I’m young, and live in the northern U.S.

Post # 3
1617 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

If it helps you, I’m getting married this weekend (a week before you)  on the beach in NJ. The forecast is for 66 degrees. We’re outside no matter what. I don’t think it’s too chilly and I do feel it’s the officiant ‘s job to deliver. But I did email everyone letting them know to dress accordingly because the ceremony will be outside. Congrats in advance and good luck,  it sounds lovely!

Post # 4
11641 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

jenilynevette:  Depends on how long the ceremony is and if I know it’s outside ahead of time.  If it IS going to be chilly, having a hot drink available for cocktail hour might be a nice touch!  Stick to your guns!

We moved inside, BUT we spent a lot of time looking for a venue that had an indoor space we loved as much as the outdoor.

Post # 5
1843 posts
Buzzing bee

I live in the midwest and I think my cutoff would be a sunny/partly sunny 60 degree day with very little wind.  What time is your wedding and what time of day will it be 56?  If the high is reached at 3:pm and you are having a 12:00 pm wedding then it won’t be 56.  Same goes if you are having 6 pm wedding – it won’t be 56, it will be chilllier than that.

If your officient has trouble speaking in colder weather, your guests won’t hear her anyways.  I’d move it indoors.

Post # 7
1843 posts
Buzzing bee

Dang, I am from the midwest (Lower Michigan) and we had hard frost on everything this morning. keep in mind that everyone will arrive 15-20 minutes early and will be milling around for awhile afterwards so you are looking at your guests being outside for close to an hour, not just the half hour for your wedding.

Post # 8
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


jenilynevette:  I get cold easily and I’d be fine with that as long as the ceremony wasn’t super long and at night (which yours isn’t). However, you wedding is still 8 days away so the temperature could get warmer…or colder. If she has trouble speaking when it’s “cold”, suggest that she wear a coat and a scarf or have your DJ provide a mic.

Post # 10
2108 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I wouldn’t call 56 degrees cold, I would call that comfortable. I’m from MN and I personally don’t even wear a coat until the temp gets beow 0.  I wouldn’t move it indoors for that reason, I would buy her a scarf and tell her this is your big day and your dream. 

Post # 11
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m a sissy Texas girl, I hate being cold but mid 50s isn’t that cold. As long as people know it’s outside and bring a sweater or whatever it should be fine.

Post # 12
1221 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’d say 50 and below is cold. Your officiant needs to get over it, I think it’s out of line for her to keep complaining and trying to get you to move the ceremony. She should be supportive of your vision, cold chin and all.

Post # 13
1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

jenilynevette:  I’m from the south, and I think thats cold. I would have to be bundled up, and would still be cold. But if your oficiant thinks too cold and can’t perform… find another officiant.

Post # 14
1648 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m from Boston and I get cold easily. If I am dressed up, anything less than 60 means I’d move indoors. My own wedding had a low of 70 degrees and I went inside for the reception.


Your officiant shouldn’t have complained, she should have just worn a thick jacket

Post # 15
7976 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I live in the midwest. 50s should be fine. The ceremony won’t be too long, and I bet the women will bring jackets they can wear if it gets chilly. As long as the guests know the anticipated temperature, they can plan their clothing accordingly. 

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