Post # 1
We had our meeting with our Venue last weekend and the Banquet Manager seems to think it could be warm enough for guests to be outside for our 15-minute ceremony.
I had always sort of resorted to it being indoors, but the outside area is so nice:
I realize that on March 24, it wouldn’t be quite as “green” outside, but I looked up average temps and it said 50 degrees. The ceremony will be at 2:30 pm and short, so do you think it would be okay to have guests outside if it’s sunny and at least 50 degrees?
EDITED TO ADD: I just wanted to add that there is a back-up to have the ceremony indoors, but if it winds up being unseasonably warm or very sunny, I’d love to take advantage of the outdoor space for the short ceremony.
Post # 3
No, I don’t think that’s such a good idea. If you were bundled up for a football game it would be no problem but everyone will be in dresses and whatnot so you don’t want people miserable or the weather taking the attention off of you!
Post # 4
Honestly if you are a Minnesotan. 50 degrees is balmy! So wouldn’t bother me at all for a 20-30 min ceremony outdoors
Post # 5
I think that would be risky. Depending on wind, sun, etc 50* could either feel just a bit chilly, or very cold. Plus as PP said, people will be in dress clothes which aren’t the warmest.
If there was a way to set up heat lamps or something that could work, otherwise I think it’s just too chilly.
Post # 6
i wouldn’t chance it. sure, if all goes to plan it will be 15 minutes, but people will arrive before the 15 minute ceremony begins, you may end up running late for a number of reasons etc. and your guests will be sitting there the entire time. people won’t sit down as the ceremony starts, they will arrive 20 + minutes before.
Post # 7
Maybe provide scarfs, etc. for the women or spread the word that the ceremony will be outside so individuals can dress appropriately?
Post # 8
I think it’s fine and I’m from Texas, where 70 degrees is sweater weather. You might have unseasonably warm or cold weather, however, and need to use the indoor space so plan for that possibility.
Post # 9
50 degress is defintely cool for me, but if guests know it will be outside and dress appropriately I don’t think it would be too bad. What about placing nice outdoor heaters around the area, to keep guests warm during the ceremony
Post # 10
Maybe get some pretty pashmina’s and have that as a guest favor for the ladies?
Post # 11
Yes. Because your guests have to get there early, watch the ceremony, and then go through the recessional or receiving line. If you do it, make it clear on your invites so people dress properly. We all froze at a wedding in 50 degree weather last year.
Post # 12
I think that depends on where you are from, I’m from Oregon and 50 degrees here in the winter isnt so bad (when its not raining) and most people I know would be totally fine standing outside for a short ceremony. BUT if you’re from somewhere warm I can see how people would not be pleased with 50 degree weather.
If you want it outside go for it! Maybe just state it on the invite, or spread by word of mouth that it will be outside so people can bring a sweater if they want.
Post # 13
Yes. Guests will be there earlier. Also, I just think you will be underwhelmed with what it looks like in March outside compared to the green pictures.
Post # 14
It depends on where you/your guests are from, really. In Michigan, that would be totally fine. In Florida? Probably not so much.
Post # 15
I think 50 degrees for an outdoor ceremony is fine! And I live in LA where 50 degrees means tons of winter coats are coming out! Plus, 15 minutes isn’t bad!
Post # 16
ALSO! if you add a poll you’ll probably get more responses 🙂