HELP! Unexpectedly Cold Weather

posted 1 year ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Check Etsy. I searched bridal shawl and came up with some beautiful options. I was married in November of last year, live in North Florida, and it was a tad chilly. I wore a pretty shawl I bought off of Amazon. 

Post # 3
3466 posts
Sugar bee

What are you doing for your guests’ comfort? I hope you are renting a boatload of outdoor heaters.

Post # 4
345 posts
Helper bee

Etsy has cute faux fur wraps…maybe one of those could help you stay cozy? Or a nice pashmina – I know that the brand Huate Hijab makes really nice silk wraps/scarves maybe you could try?

Could you maybe rent outdoor heaters?

Best of luck! 

Post # 5
1905 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

See if your venue has a space heater. 

Then see if you can suck it up through the ceremony and find a pretty sweater to wear for the reception.

Post # 6
9216 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

make sure you let your guests know.

i was invited to a november wedding.  i had no idea the ceremony was going to be outside. it was cold, i was freezing.  the bridesmaids looked miserable.  i had a coat to walk to and from the car but i would have dressed warmer knowing i would be outside for 30 minutes.  they had 5 blankets for 80 people.  not ideal.


Post # 7
2261 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

futuremrsc2018 :  It’s probably too late for Etsy. I don’t know where you live, but if there’s a BHLDN near you, they have some fur cape options that are really pretty. That, or a cashmere wrap or cloak can look lovely and keep you warm.

I would second the point about making sure there are heaters at your venue. People are going to be so distracted by the cold they won’t be paying attention at your ceremony. I’d try and contact everyone you can and let them know to prepare for being outdoors.

Post # 8
1524 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

I also recently just went to a VERY cold wedding and it was difficult.  Heaters will be a must, and preferably somewhere indoors that people can escape to to if needed.  My FH took my shoes off a few times and held them up to the heaters so they would get warm and then had me put them back on.  It was rough.

As for a wrap, I would honestly just go to the mall or something and get a heavy shawl/pashmina type thing.

Post # 9
2185 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I would also be concerned about your guests. It’s going to be too cold outdoors! Definitely let them know it is outdoors so that they will wear coats. I’d have blankets for them. Is there anyway you can move your wedding indoors??? 

You could get a white fake fur shawl off Amazon. That’s what I did because we got married in March and the weather was cool. However, our wedding part was indoors and we had no guests. So, the issue was more about being outdoors for pics and staying warm when we went out to eat after the wedding. 

Post # 10
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Had the same concern 3 years ago this week.  We only were doing pictures outside on the water and i was determined to do so. It was 70 degrees all week until our wedding day.  My color was navy so I had picked up a cute navy cardigan to throw over my sleeveless dress if it got cold.  I did half of my pics without and then wore it in half of them.  It looked awesome and super cute.  A colored cardigan is a great option so you don’t have to worry about matching whites/off whites/ivory. 

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