(Closed) October outdoor brides, how are you keeping your guests warm?

posted 8 years ago in October 2010
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Only my ceremony is outside and then we are headed inside for the reception, so I’m not doing anything specifically for that.  I assume people will wear appropriate attire for the outdoors ceremony (I made note of this on my wedding website). 

One of my friends got married at the end of September.  The ceremony was outside and it was warm and comfortable.  She then had a tented reception outside – I have to say that it was absolutely crucial that she put the flaps down on the tent and rented heaters.  It was perfectly comfortable and wonderful inside the tent, but if you went outside to use the restroom it was absolutely freezing. I can’t imagine what it would have been like if she hadn’t gotten the heaters.

I don’t know what part of the country you are in, but I think that in New England if you are having something outdoors in October, definitely rent some heaters.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Well my wedding is october 16th but I’m not too terribly worried about it being cold as my wedding is in Texas! The big tall patio heaters would be a good idea though…

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re renting patio heaters and making sure our guests know to bring a sweater or jacket.  That’s it.  I mean, October can get chilly but it’s not like it’s the middle of winter or anything.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

heaters are good! I had an Oregon march wedding (cold) and we served hot drinks at the cocktail hour and then once everyone was dancing it was nice to go our where it was cooler! But we had a space heater at the dinner part and i found out my sister (who lives in Hawaii) was so cold she put it next to her table! I was glad we brought it!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had an outdoor wedding last October in a 3 season tent that holds about 200 people. We ordered 2 heaters and it worked perfectly. I think it was about $2-300 for both heaters.

 

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Loved the results!  Laughing

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m glad you said it was LA which should be a bit warmer than Ohio – it’s not uncommon for snow in October.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

ours is in late sept.  which ia a gamble, but our venue offers outdoor heaters for under the tent if things get cool

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

Haha I’m more concerned with keeping my guests cool. It’s not usually cold in October in Texas so I’m making program fans. Hopefully it’s not cold cause the ceremony and reception are outdoors. They’ll just have to dance to keep warm. 🙂

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Mine is end of October in the SF Bay Area.  As Sept and Oct are the warmest months in the bay area, i’m  hoping it would be okay.  the ceremony is outside but the reception is indoors.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

10/10/10 we’re getting married at noon and having our ceremony outside in Colorado (there will be sunscreen and water available before and after the ceremony), and serving hot apple cider during the cocktail hour on the patio, weather permitting. Or if it’s too miserable we’ll all cram into 1/3 of the ballroom and have cocktails in the back lobby. Lunch will be inside, in a big space with windows, so I’m not worried about the weather in there unless it’s really sunny and makes the room look gloomy!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My wedding is October 17th in GA, I’m not very worried about it being warm or not, but there are a few of those tall heaters you see at restaurants that my venue has available for us.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i really dont want a tent but starting to think i might need one and a few heaters.   Beach wedding — our back up is the house but I would rather find ways to keep everyone inside. 

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