Post # 1
We are having an outdoor wedding and reception, in June, in Tennessee. Although it will be in the morning before the dreaded “heat of the day”, and we have a tent, and plenty of icy drinks and fans, let’s face it – it will be hot. And I’d honestly prefer that to rain!
Still, every time someone says, “Man, its hot out!”, I bristle. All I can think about is how everyone is going to complain about the heat at our wedding and not enjoy everything we worked so hard on. Today, carpet cleaners came and one of them walked in from outside right at 11am, when our outdoor cocktail hour will be taking place, and goes, “Wow, it is really hot!” I just wanted to deck her! Obviously that’s not fair, but is anyone else wishing people would stop complaining about the heat?
Post # 3
whoa….they aren’t complaining about you when they say it’s hot out. I’m confused, if you were in a store and someone said it’s hot out, would you be upset?
EDIT: I only get flustered when I think it’s hot out and people are holding me up. I think people should know it’s hot in tennessee in June…it’s pretty much hot everywhere in the U.S. in june.
Post # 4
I think its just your worrying getting to you. I’m getting married in June in Charleston SC its going to be inside but everyone keeps asking me if I realize how hot it will be. YES I KNOW! Its hot in the summer and its hot in south carolina, get off my back! But it doesn’t bother me when people just say “oh its hot” I wouldn’t let it get to you so much!
Post # 5
If you keep ice in their drinks and the fans and booze flowing, no one will complain about the heat (at least near you!). People know full well it’s going to be blazing hot outside around here and [should] dress accordingly. I would love an outdoor afternoon wedding – I’d be a sweaty mess but would be really enjoying myself!
Post # 6
Don’t worry I’m in a wedding here in Nashville in July.. and I’m not worried about it at all.. it will be fine! People know it’s hot.. they can dress themselves appropriately. And the way the weather has been lately we have been having a lot of storms roll through and break up the humidity so hopefully you’ll get lucky!
Post # 7
@beekiss2: Oh, I know they are totally allowed to complain about the heat – everyone does it! I just makes me sensitive because I am having second thoughts about having the wedding and reception all outdoors when it is so hot. I just always wanted to have my wedding at my parents’ house.
@june42011: If its inside, what is there to complain about? I’m glad at least our guests haven’t directly mentioned the heat to me. I would get really sensitive! PS: We are honeymooning in Charleston! PM me your suggestions on things to do and see! 🙂
@Melissabegins: That’s what I’m hoping. They are getting iced bottled waters and paper fans from the moment they arrive for the ceremony, and there are big fans in the tent. The outdoor cocktail hour is what I’m worried about since it is completely outdoor and from 11am-11:30 or so, but people can go inside the house if they are miserable.
Accuweather.com’s 15 day forecast is out to the Thursday before the wedding and its saying it will be 70 degrees and sunny that day!! I know those forecasts are wrong a lot of the time but hopefully that means things will start cooling off right around the wedding??
Post # 8
Yeah I think just have some fans on hand since people have a variety of temps they’re comfy at.
But yes I get super annoyed. We never had air conditioning on and I guess I kinda associate it with being a bit spoiled (I know it’s mean but it’s just it was drilled into me and I know it’s not true but I do think it when people insist on air conditioning that they’re a bit demanding and spoiled).
I’m always cold and love the heat and have had some rude comments directed at me if I mention being cold and told to deal with it. Even if it’s 80 out and co-workers have the office below 60, it’s like can’t we compromise on like 70 or even 65. It’s a sore point for me partly because I feel like I hold my tongue mostly but if I ever do mention being cold am made to feel wrong for feeling that way but everyones allowed to complain about being hot and that’s the time when I’m happiest is when it’s hot.
Post # 9
Oh ok, I was just confused. Yeah, I’d just walk away if someone said something but I doubt they will.
Post # 10
it will be wonderful. Keep the icy drinks and booze flowing. Everyone will have a great time and won’t even be thinking about the heat (if it is hot)
Post # 11
I wouldn’t worry. My mom has been getting all crazed about the sun/heat at our outdoor ceremony. She’s making all kinds of back-up plans to stash eldelrly people under an awning if it’s “too hot”. And we’re talking 30 minutes, near a lake, in upstate New York.
People are funny about weather.
Post # 12
I love the heat! If anyone complains, I’ll take their spot at your wedding. 😉
We went to one wedding last summer in August that was swelting hot and sticky humid. And you know what? Some of the groomsmen were uncomfortable in long kilts and I am sure the bride was sweltering, but everyone had an awesome time! It became a bit of a bonding point and really wasn’t such a big deal in the end.
Post # 13
Forecast is for 102 degrees in Waco this weekend. Our Northern family is going to melt but all of us lizard Southerners will be sipping cool drinks in the shade. (Wedding is indoors, but you still have to get in and out of cars.) So excited- happy times.
Post # 14
Meh, you’re not exactly expecting it to be 60 degrees outside, right?
Hot is hot. It is what it is! Our wedding was outside in Missouri–ti’s humid as heck here. Yep, i was worried about the heat, too. But if someone is gonna complain so much, they can stay home.I think u’re just being overly sensitive. I set bottled water out for everyone–as long as you realize it’s gonna be hot and plan for it, you’re fine.
Nobody complained to me about the humidity (it POURED that morning–thunder/lightning storm) or the fact it was 90 degrees. No worries!
Post # 15
Oh I know exactly what you’re talking about. Us to. We’re having outdoor ceremony at 4pm in NC in 2 weeks. I know people will hate the heat – esp people coming down from up north. personally I’d take the heat vs cold any day but that’s me. FI’s best man and brother has said he may not even be able to stand with us if he’s too hot! I know! But with his extreme anexity + his hatred of heat we’ll be glad if he even shows up.
We’re keeping the ceremony short and hope too many people don’t complain to my face, or my parents.
Post # 16
Are the majority of your wedding guests from TN or from an area with comparable weather? If so, yeah, they’ll complain (because who likes to be hot) but atleast they’ll be somewhat accustomed to it. However, if they are from places that do not have that type of weather, you do have some cause for concern. I live in a very dry & arid part of the country and any little bit of humidity makes me want to die. Seriously, I HATE hot and humidity. And if I attended an outdoor wedding in June in TN, I’d probably be miserable the whole time just because I’m not used to that kind of climate.