(Closed) Mom Doesn't Agree on Venue

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@loveislife:  I would certainly keep in mind the comfort of your guests.

Have you considering renting tents? I don’t know how hot it is there in July.. but here it can FEEL like 120 with the humidity, so I can totally understand guest comfort.

There are rental places that you can rent tent air conditioning for.. it won’t keep the tent COLD, but it will keep your guests comfortable.

Post # 4
Member
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Your mom is making a good point about the heat.  If you are dead set on an outdoor wedding why not move it to September when the weather is nicer?  Or move it up to April or May when the weather is better for an outdoor ceremony?

If you are absolutely set on an outdoor July wedding then make sure there is plenty of water available for guests during the ceremony and reception.  I would also provide hand fans and maybe some bigger fans to help keep guests comfortable.  Also, making sure most of the wedding occurs at night will mean that guests aren’t siting out under the heat of the sun.

Post # 7
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3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Your mother has legitimate concerns. The average high for OKC on July 26 is 95* and 2012 tied a record at 107*. If you’re going to all the expense and trouble of hosting a wedding, you truly should want it to be enjoyable for the guests, and while it will cool off a bit by 7pm, it’s still full daylight and could easily be in the high 80’s or even over 90. And people just won’t enjoy themselves outside in go-to-wedding-clothes with that heat. I would look for ways to make the guests more comfortable: ideally a venue that fits your style but also has an indoor seating/dining area with AC, or tents and portable chillers for the barn you like. I honestly wouldn’t want my gramma outside for hours in the summer like that! 

Post # 8
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513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@loveislife:  We’re having an outdoor wedding in November (you never know if it’s going to be freezing or 80 degrees like last year). So, we ended up luckily finding a place that is able to have it indoor or outdoor depending on the weather. 🙂 I’d definitely take the heat into consideration for our guests, BUT I also want to say that it is your wedding, so if you two should have it where you want.

Post # 9
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10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m sorry, but I grew up in Dallas/Ft Worth, and I really agree with your mom. It will be eleventy billion degrees that time of year. Even after dark, it’s usually almost 90 degrees that time of year. I’d find an air conditioned venue, or change your wedding date.

Post # 10
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9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@loveislife:  I got married on spring break from law school and pushed the honeymoon back to summer break.  It was nice to be able to recouperate from the wedding before packing and going on the honeymoon.

Post # 13
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9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@loveislife:  As an added rec, I got married at the end of spring break so I had the entire week to complete last minute wedding planning.  Then we only had to wait 7 weeks for the honeymoon.

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