(Closed) Do you think this is too cold for a wedding under the stars? POLL

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is a minimum daily temperature of 52'F too cold for an outdoor wedding?

    Have an evening reception under the stars and use the gas heaters and fire pit.

    Have an evening reception and rent a marquee.

    Have a morning ceremony followed by daytime reception.

  • Post # 2
    1141 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I’m in the UK, so used to cold weather, and 11c would be cold for me. 

    However, fire up the heaters and provide shawls or blankets,  and the experience would outweigh the cold. 

    Post # 3
    7440 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I am used to hot enviroments and the cold is very uncomfortable. Besides, that makes my arthtitus flair up, god I’m old. Might be a factor if you have relatives who are prone to that.

    Post # 5
    1388 posts
    Bumble bee

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    lamington:  I definitely think you should get the marquee. You can have one side open and like you said, have the firepits etc going that people can sit around if they wish!

    Post # 6
    7519 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’m in Australia and yeah that would be too cold for me. Also with the gas heaters and fir pit. They are great in the open as long as you are standing right near them and there is no wind. 

    I probably wouldn’t stay long at your reception and/or stay huddled around the heater. Also dancing will not be enjoyable as I would probably be wearing a coat given the temperature and outdoor location. And I am from the east coast and I remember the complaints about the cold from my relatives from the NT and FNQ at our outdoor engagement party and it was a balmy 23 degrees after a day of 30 degrees.

    I say either rent the marquee or switch the time or venue of the event.

    Post # 7
    1347 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m from south-east Australia and that would be too cold for me! That said, as long as I knew I was outside and could dress appropriately I would survive. I agree that I wouldn’t be doing much dancing outside. I love the idea of the marquee and having the firepit outside for toasting marshmallows!

    Post # 8
    5521 posts
    Bee Keeper

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    lamington:  I would be fine with temps of 15, though would still wrap up (for me (and I’m from the UK and so used to colder weather) anything under 18 I need to be wearing trousers and a mid-weight jacket at the very least). At 11 I would be cold and would probably spend the event next to the heater shivering in jeans, boots, coat, hat etc. If you want a traditional reception with dancing I think you may need to rethink your venue TBH.

    I get that you have a vision, but as soon as you invite guests their comfort and needs become more important. You could always have an under the stars blessing/vow renewal with just you and a photog at a later date. 

    Post # 10
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    I’m from Melbourne and this would be too cold for me if there was nowhere warm to escape. I’d rent the marquee – you can always leave one side open? 

    Post # 11
    369 posts
    Helper bee

    With all due respect, I can’t think of any place in the world where 52 degrees Fahrenheit would be considered hot, other than perhaps the North Pole.

    Unless you can afford a bajillion outdoor gas heaters and fire pits, then yes I would say your guests would probably be uncomfortable. 

    Post # 13
    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I just went to a wedding the other weekend, and it got down to about 60 degrees Fahrenheit and it was freeeeeeeeeezing because it was also very windy. Granted a tent helped for the reception, so maybe that would be an option. It’s not fun having cold guests. All of the bridesmaids had to wear coats over their dresses. Not a good photo op moment. If you love the place, you can figure it out. πŸ™‚ I think a fire pit would be pretty cool, but I’m a little country like that.

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