(Closed) High 50's too cold for outdoor reception?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
1456 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

That is too cold for four hours.

Post # 18
8031 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would be leaving early- I would freeze!

Post # 19
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I vote for the tent. Do your guests know it’s going to be outside? I could see the ladies showing up in their party dresses and freezing. I’ve stuck it out during outdoor weddings in which it’s been 95+ degrees, but I’d leave early if I was too cold.

Post # 20
3551 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I went to an October wedding in Wisconsin that was in the 40s and 50s. We froze our butts off. Formal clothes are just not appropriate for that weather in my experience. Luckily the bride and groom opted for a heated tent so most of us huddled up in the tent for the entire reception but it got a bit claustrophobic for those of us who aren’t fond of crowds. What if not only it’s cold, but being on a rooftop it’s also windy?  I would opt to put up the tent to keep your guests comfortable. Their own comfort is something your guest will definitely remember about your wedding. The wedding that I went to where we were freezing? That was over a decade ago and I was about 12, but I definitely remember it being uncomfortable.

Post # 22
12241 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d probably go with the tent for insulation!

Post # 23
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Another vote for the tent.

And definitely make sure your guests know it’s predominately outside! I’d do my best to dress appropriately so I could stay as long as possible. Fleece tights would be happening.

Post # 24
8472 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Its perfect weather for me, but I know tons of people that would hate it.

Post # 25
2868 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I live in Los Angeles and now that I’m used to this weather, I think it’s cold outside when its 63 degrees. If your guests are from here, I think it’s too cold. If they’re from places with real weather, they might not have a problem with it. 

Post # 26
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

That’s too cold. I naturally stay pretty warm and wouldn’t have a problem with it, but the majority of people will be cold.

Post # 27
7658 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would probably leave early. Does everyone know it’s outside so they can dress appropriately? I typically wear a dress and I would probably be pretty cold by the end of the ceremony. I would likely leave right after dinner :/

Post # 28
166 posts
Blushing bee

We went to a wedding this past April that was outside, the temp was 49 and all of the guests were miserable and freezing. I felt so bad for the bride and groom. We were in a tent and only 2 of 4 heat lamps worked, everyone was crowding around them and hardly anyone but immediate family was dancing. Sooo many people left early. 

Post # 29
3694 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Even in Michigan where we’re used to the cold and you see people in short and tshirts at 40, let along 57, that would be too cold to be outside for that long.  Especially during dinner just sitting there you’d get chilled.  If you can’t move inside for the rest of the reception, the tent sounds like a good idea.  Bummer about the weather, but I’d honestly take that over the 100degrees we had for our outdoor wedding! 

Post # 30
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am from MI, so 57 seems not too bad for me, but I also am chilled very easily so I would not enjoy staying outside all night in that kind of weather! But with heat lamps and a tent, not so bad! 

Post # 31
5656 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

To me that sounds absolutely freezing, to Californians I’m sure that is absolutely unbearable lol. I’m sorry to give bad news but I’d probably leave early beacuse I’d be absolutely freezing. I went to a wedding in September of last year which that day was around the same temp, we sat outside, partially under tents with heat lamps and I didn’t take my coat off the entire meal. I couldn’t wait to go back inside for dancing.

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