Post # 1
Hi brides! 🙂
Here’s my situation: I was planning on having a late May outdoor reception (ceremony will be in an old historic church) in NE Conn. However, the school schedule down in FL where I’m at changed and now I have to teach until June 6th.
A cousin of mine is getting married on the 7th (oy!), so that leaves June 21 and 28, or July to have my wedding.
I reallllly had my heart set on the outdoor reception, especially because the venue would be FREE (table, linens, etc rentals as well!). But, I’m obviously worried guests will be too hot.
The average high for the area (Putnam/Pomfret) is 77F for June and 82F for July, and the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting that summer will be hotter than normal.
Post # 3
@tlsine: I voted that outdoors in July should be ok. I converted to celcius (27.8 degrees btw), and honestly, that’s a really nice spring day where I’m from. As long as your guests aren’t out in the sun for hours and hours, I personally don’t see a problem.
I should probably note, a typical summer day where I’m from is around 100F, and I’ll usually get around in jeans anyway, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.
Post # 4
@tlsine: June 21, The humidity can be brutal in July in NE.
Post # 5
@tlsine: Hmmm. I’d say it’s really risky. Can you just do the ceremony outside and the reception indoors? That’s what we’re doing. The humidity can truly be awful in CT and actually dangerous if you’re having older people. Often there are heat waves like this past summer, where it was actually 100 degrees for a week in CT. That would be really bad news! So I would plan for the worst/hottest rather than the average or best-case scenario.
Post # 6
I went to three weddings in northern NJ at the end of June the past 3 years and it was so so hot. Really humid and nasty. I think it is ok with the ceremony to be outside but you and your guests wwould really benefit from an air conditioned venue for the remainder of the reception. If this isn’t available I suggest looking elsewhere.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2014 - The Fox Hill Inn
I know this is late to the game and you’ve probably already figured this out, but my Fiance and I went to an outdoor wedding in the evening at the end of July in southern CT last year and it cooled down enough in the evening to make it a lovely reception. Yes I was sweating my butt off, but that was because their band was phenomenal and had every single guest up on their feet dancing all night! The only downside was the mosquitos because it was a little humid.
Post # 7
tlsine: Hi, I’m planning my wedding this summer, late July. I had my heart set on outdoors, backyard type but now I’m hesitant, how was the weather for yours? oh my wedding is on Litchfield but I live in Miami. Thanks!