Post # 1
I’m having a summer wedding and I’m trying to think of every possible way to make our guests more comfortable So far I have:
Water misting fans
ice water of course! some cucumber water and citrus water
mini tubes of sunscreen
some parasols floating around (can’t afford one for every guest unfoortunately. I doubt the guys would carry them anyway lol)
any other ideas? maybe a regular mister too.
Post # 3
We will have water available before, during and after the ceremony. We will have more than enough shade available for everyone (I’m renting a TON of umbrellas). We will also have the bar mixing blended cocktails (daquiris, pina coladas, etc) and mocktails. We decided to not request fancy attire, so that none of the men feel compelled to wear suits.
Post # 4
umbrellas are a great idea! I honestly hadn’t thought of that I’ll need to check with the rental company. Luckily we have a lot of shade trees but there are a couple areas where it woud be nice to have some.
I found an inexpensive mister, the kind you put on a patioI’m super excited about that!
Post # 5
i went to a wedding outside in Houston in July and they had a big steel cooler/tub type thing with ice and bottle water for all of the guests. Helped a lotttttt.
Post # 6
@Benavis1489: Yea that is a necessity!
Post # 7
We made sure there was shaded areas, tents or umbrellas. We had a beach destination wedding. I always heard that fans actually don’t work…fans people hold that is. They make you expel more energy. Also cold towels are a good idea too.
Post # 8
A bug spray station! A lovely bee posted this the other day – so cute AND practical!
Post # 9
@morganbley: hmm that’s interesting…I think I heard that on Help, the movie. Personally I’d rather have a fan than not especially if it’s humid. Anyway I got them so people are getting them lol. Cold towels would be wonderful!
@aliavenue: Thank you! that’s perfect
Post # 10
maybe some extra pairs of sunglasses(cheesy colors or nice ones). around here you can get at the dollar store. i know i get very unhappy if i forget my sunglasses and have to stand in the sun for more than a few minutes.
Post # 11
That’s crazy, I’m getting married the day before you in Corpus Christi! We’re also doing an outdoors wedding…it is going to be SO hot! We’re getting programs (did you get yours yet? have you checked out program fans?)–always good for fanning yourself, and buying lots of bottled water to keep in coolers for the wedding. We’re planning on keeping it short and sweet, and heading inside ASAP for the reception! Our ceremony starts at 5:30 pm and reception at 6 pm, but I’m hoping the ceremony will be 15 minutes or less..
Post # 12
Is the whole thing outside?
i’ve never been to Texas in July, but I’ve been to New Mexico for an outdoor wedding in late June. I loved the dry heat, but the other east coasters weren’t as thrilled. I’d suggest a tent for shade, not just parasols.