Post # 1
Hey Bees: Here’s my dillema…
We finally set at date : 8-25. This works out well for so many people and I’m thrilled that we’ll be able to have some warm weather for picture etc….The problem is finding a cermony location!
All the churches that I like in downtown Milwaukee (I want something rustic, old, beautiful that will let me bring in my own officiant,) have no AC. They seem to have many weddings there throughout the summer so maybe it isn’t a problem? All these churches have celing fans and open windows. Is this OK? What if there is a heat wave?
We are specifcally looking at the Big Red Church near Marquette University. Anyone familiar?
Post # 3
Sorry these boards aren’t more active!
I’m in Madison, but we considered Aug 25 as our date. We ultimately ended up with Sept. 8. You never know what you are going to get with WI weather, so it might not be an issue at all.
It if is hot, I’m sure the church is familiar with ways to cool it down – like you said open windows or something. Also, because the ceilings of churchs are usually very high, the heat rises and gets trapped at the top.
It might be nice to warn your guests, so if you have a website just mention that the church is not air-conditioned. Also, you could make fan programs to help cool people down. I know what kind of service you have will dictate this – but maybe try to keep your ceremony short if possible.
Also, if there is a huge heat wave or something, maybe you could offer watter bottles (if the church allows it)?
When it comes down to it, I don’t think your friends and family will mind if the church is warm, but it would be really nice of you to help make them as comfortable as possible.
Post # 4
Having been to an outside, July wedding in TEXAS (as in it was almost 100) hot weddings suck. I am not super familiar with WI weather but it shouldn’t be too extremely hot should it? I agree, make sure guests know and fans are a wonderful thing.
Post # 5
Yeah we decided to just have the ceremony at the reception site and do a room flip. Wasn’t what I wanted at first but I’m used to the idea now!
Post # 6
Hate to butt in.. but we went to a wedding in Oct. with no AC it’s was 80’ish outside. It had to be about 90 inside. The made of honor fainted, and another bridesmaid walked out crying that she couldn’t breath.. just something to think about if it were to get super hot.
Post # 7
If you haven’t found a church yet, try the Wisconsin Memorial Park Chapel. It may sound weird to have your ceremony at a cemetary but the building is beautiful and the chapel has high ceilings. I’m assuming they would have to have air conditioning too. There is a lot of expensive art in the building.