(Closed) How cold is TOO Cold?

posted 8 years ago in Central Pennsylvania
Post # 3
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

How long is the ceremony?  Personally, I hate anything below 70, but I would sit out there for a while for a wedding.

Post # 4
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It depends, how long, what time of day, will the sun be out.

Are you talking just ceremony or reception as well? Do they have heat torches they can put out?

Post # 5
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I would say if its just the ceremony outside would be ok. If its both inside.

Post # 6
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That’s totally fine. Guests should be aware it’s outdoors and dress appropriately.

Post # 7
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That is not too cold.  Your guests should dress appropriately since they were warned that it is outside.  Perhaps you could bring along a few blankets for guests incase they forgot to dress appropriately.

Post # 8
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I love being cold more than being warm so I’d be fine with both being outside if there were adequate heaters at the reception.  I could definitely sit through a ceremony in much colder though.

Post # 9
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You told them it’s an outdoor wedding–if they don’t bring along a sweater, wear tights under their dress, or bring a shawl, it’s their fault for not paying attention. It’s not like it’s in the 40’s….60’s is plenty fine to be outside for 30 minutes, an hour, even all night.

I went to a wedding a month ago where it was FREEZING outside, though–it was raining and everything, and we were under a tent. The bride DID NOT tell us we were going to be outside. I froze….i had a strapless dress on…..so i danced to keep warm Smile.

Post # 10
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It was cold (60-something), windy, and a little rainy and we had our ceremony outdoors in a covered tent. The ceremony was only about 20 minutes long, and the guests came prepared. If you can do just a ceremony (of a reasonable length) outdoors and have the rest inside you’ll be fine. I don’t know where in Central PA you are, but where I am — Centre County — it looks like the weather will be great (if a bit chilly)

Post # 11
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

A high of 62 generally means it’s in the 50s most of the day..and much colder at night. Is this just the ceremony or reception too? If the reception is outside and at night, really consider enclosed tents + heaters. I attended a freezing/rainy outdoor wedding and it was pure misery.

Post # 12
4824 posts
Honey bee

@ribbons: I was going to comment on the time of day as well.

Other factors include is it going to be tented? Is it going to be windy? 

If its tented, can you maybe rent outdoor heaters? They are not that expensive and could go a long way in keeping your guests comfortable.

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