(Closed) Holy Heat Wave!

posted 10 years ago in December 2008
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Don’t stress. 

Ask your caterer to serve cold drinks before /during the ceremony.  Bottled water, lemonade, iced tea, etc…

The guests will be fine.  Yes it will be warm, but they will know that before they arrive. Especially if you have already made it clear that the ceremony will be outside.  Once the ceremony is over, the gentleman can take their jackets off and it will be much more comfortable after the sun goes down.  Is your reception also outside?

Worried, about looking too shiny for your pictures?  I Highly recommend MAC blot powder.  It’s instantly takes away shine without smudging or removing your makeup.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2006

I know!!!  Ours is Saturday too, we picked that date for some of the same reasons, not much we can do about it now, though I’ve been obsessing about the weather for days now.  Our site will put up tents and people can go inside the main building into the A/C to cool off.  Plus since it’s in the evening it will start to cool off evenutally, try not to worry too much not alot we can do about it now!  Good luck!!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

hey…. at least it isn’t raining! πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

You can also do fans for the guests.  I know its a little late to get them, but we did white paper fans, and just tied ribbons on the ends.  They are a nice touch, and your guests will thank you πŸ™‚

Good luck…I’m sure everything will be beautiful!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

No… its true… wicked hot heat is never fun! Can you get some large industrial fans for the outside? or will that blow everything away? Maybe serve some popsicles during dancing and have cold towels passed.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Where are you? Do you have an Asian Market near you? Sometimes you can get paper fans there. Also, you can probably get them overnighted or 2nd day air to your wedding site if you order before noon today. Pearlriver.com Asianideas.com are two places to try off the top of my head. Good Luck. I like the idea about serving water and tea or lemonade before and during the ceremony. Also, don’t worry about doing anything to the fans if you get them…people will just be happy to see them! Have fun!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

ugh….so sorry about this…i was just outside not a moment ago and thinking its hotter than a crotch out there (tmi joke i just heard the other day, lol!)

 i was a guest at an outdoor ceremony last September and it was hella hot. temp was over 95 AND there were no chairs. i dealt. it wasn’t that bad. in fact, we all joked about the rivulets of sweat running everywhere. it will be ok! πŸ˜‰ your guests are there to see you!

the biggest thing is for you to look cool and calm….use lots of body powder and keep your hanky handy…i hear that the blot powder by MAC mentioned above is really good.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have read that you can buy an ice pack product meant to be worn by women in menopause – it is a small icepack that you can wear on your body to stay cool. I read on theknot in a couple girl’s bios that these saved the day. I can’t remember the name of the specific product but I will look and repost if I find it.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Are you in DC?  It’s supposed to be 99 degrees on Saturday!!  Crazy!

No advice really, just want to commiserate.  I’m getting married next Saturday and if it’s in the 90s still, I’m gonna be one hell of a sweaty, red-faced bride.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Your guests won’t even remember it when they look back at the other gorgeous details of your wedding. Perhaps you can place bottled water on every seat. The idea of serving popsicles is also cute and budget friendly. Finally, no worries about fans if you are not close to a place to purchase them. You’ve just found another use for your programs

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

If it really is going to be 99 degrees and you have elderly guests, it could be dangerous for them. Is there a indoor location nearby that has air conditioning? You could make your ushers aware to look after the elderly and escort them to an air conditioned place if they look unwell. Or if there’s no air conditioned space nearby, maybe dedicate a parked van to serve as your cooling spot?

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Sorry to hear that, I can commiserate.  That same thing happened to me last month on my wedding on May 17th in LA!  At one point the temperature gauge in the car said 108 degrees!!!  Luckily I had already purchased sandlewood fans for the guests, and the day before the wedding I called my party rental place to rent some of those 8 feet wide market umbrellas.  When are you located?  I got my sandlewood fans wholesale for $0.45/each in downtown LA.  I think using the market umbrellas saved the day.  I saw a lot of my guest sitting on one side of the aisle that had the shade from the umbrellas.  No one wanted to sit in the sun.  πŸ™‚ 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Call your rental right away and order some large fans.  Double check with the bartender and make sure you will have enough bottled water.  Like others here have suggested, have you thought about tents?

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