(Closed) October Wedding in or outdoors?????

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That is a tough time of year.  Would you have to have two totally different venues, or is there a possibility of finding one that is outside with an indoor area in case of rain.  I wouldnt worry too much about the temp.  I was at a wedding last year, Oct 2 and it was beautiful out.  And it was in Missouri! It was not too hot, but still sunny out.  I don’t really know what the weather is that time of year in NM though…. maybe pay close attenting to it this year and then look at some previous years and see what it did so you know some patterns.  Enen though things change, it may give you an idea of how often it rains and such.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m getting married in October and the ceremony will be outside.  I’m getting married in a rose garden and the roses bloom around mid-October.  It’s so beautiful that it’s worth the risk to me.  I’m just going to pray it’s a beautiful day.  By the way, my wedding will be in East Texas and October is the rainest time of the year.  If I have to move it inside I’ll be a little bummed, but I’m willing to risk it have it in the rose garden.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

I definitely think you could have it outdoors. I’m planning my wedding in Texas for next November and I plan to have it outside. I figure by then it will be cool enough that my guests won’t melt in the heat but still not cold, as if it ever really gets cold in Texas. I say go for outside if that’s what you want!

Post # 6
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Worker bee

I don’t know about New Mexico but I would air on the side of caution when it comes to October. I live in Pennsylvania and we have had warm Octobers and snowy Octobers. I went to a wedding a year ago in the end of September and it was outdoors. The ceremony was okay although I was a little chilly and ended up wearing my Fiance jacket. The reception was miserable and since we were 45minutes from home but nearby my parents I had to go raid my high school closet and ended up wearing my track warm ups under the skirt of my dress with a basketball sweatshirt on top of that and my lettermans jacket over it all. I was miserable and ended up leaving very early because I was so cold. All the guests looked ridicoulous all bundled up and the bride actually ended up sitting in a running car to warm up while her groom used alcohol to stay warm – it was so bizarre and nightmarish.

Now I don’t think that New Mexico can feel like that but the optimal temperature for your guests would be about 70 degrees so if you can’t be sure it will be that warm skip it or get tents with heating units.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Our Ceremony will “hopefully” be outside as planned. The reception is indoors. Like life we have warm and snowy Octobers…

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Check out the weather history for your town. Is it common for it to rain on that day? What are the average temps like? That will help you determine if planning an outdoor wedding is risky weatherwise. Here in AZ, we don’t get a ot of rain and Oct. is one of my favorite months. What part of NM are you in?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Our wedding WILL be outside, I plan to have a little talk with Mother Nature myself!  We are getting married October 23rd in Denver so who knows but it will be beautiful when we get married outside.  If for whatever reason i decide that I want to get married inside we can also do that.  But as of right now outside is the place to be on my..I mean our wedding day! Innocent

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I am an October 2009 bride and I am having an outdoor ceremony.  Fall is my favorite time of year, and I think an outdoor ceremony is very romantic.  Fall is the best time of year for an outdoor ceremony – least chance of rain.  (in most regions)

Our reception is under a tent…so if there is inclimate weather we will hold the ceremony under the tent as a backup.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hey! I’m a 10.10.10 bride as well! Our wedding will be in Maryland and it’s definitely outdoors (barring any rain). Such a great time of the year and if you’re from an area that has a pretty warn summer, October is usually pretty comfortable. I guess there are just so many variables… and you never really know.

The past few October here have been so nice. Very mild weather and humid-free! But of course this year, it seems to be cooling off faster. You should be pretty good in NM, I would think.

Good luck! And it’s nice to see another 10.10.10 bride!

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