(Closed) Is 50 Degrees too cold for a 15 minute long outdoors Ceremony?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Is 50 Degrees too cold for a 2:30 pm, Outdoors, short ceremony (in New York)?
    Yes : (82 votes)
    50 %
    No : (69 votes)
    42 %
    Yes, unless ______ (fill in the blank) : (13 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    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
    Member
    6830 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    Member
    1328 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    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
    Member
    2297 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    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
    Member
    2023 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Maybe provide scarfs, etc. for the women or spread the word that the ceremony will be outside so individuals can dress appropriately?

    Post # 8
    Member
    78 posts
    Worker bee

    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
    Member
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
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    273 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @MLDoddie:  +1

     

    Maybe get some pretty pashmina’s and have that as a guest favor for the ladies?

    Post # 11
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    3718 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    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
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    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
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    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
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    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
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    1925 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
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    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    ALSO! if you add a poll you’ll probably get more responses 🙂

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