(Closed) outdoor summer brides… how hot is too hot?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Miss_Pura Vida: I hope it doesn’t go over 75 on my wedding day.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve lived in GA my whole life, so I handle heat pretty well too…but it was like just below 80 with zero humidity the day of the rehearsal and I was dying! 

I think it will depend on the crowd that you have (people used to heat vs. not so much) as well as your dress.  You’d be surprised how hot that thing gets ๐Ÿ™‚

Good Luck!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I’d be melting, as I imagine many women in their 50’s would be. That’s a tricky time of life for many of us,so temps are exagerated. I’m good at 70~75, but above that I die,shade or not. If its only for the ceremony,tho, I’d say it won’t be a problem.

I’m in NJ and stay in the AC from May through September. lol

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Miss_Pura Vida: I think it’s good that you have a back up plan, but I don’t think that 85 is too hot. If its humid, some people might have issues with that, but I think temperature-wise it should be fine ๐Ÿ™‚

We’re having an outdoor ceremony/cocktail hour in July and it could actually get up to 100 degrees here. Most of our friends and family are from California and are used to the hot summers (although this summer was unseasonably cool for some reason), so I’m not too worried about it. I was thinking about getting parasols as favors, but I’m not sure. My dress will most likely be super warm though, unfortunately. Good thing our ceremony will be about 15-20 mins tops ๐Ÿ˜‰  

I’m kinda hoping that it’ll just be an oddly cool summer again… with my luck it’ll be back up in the 100’s though haha.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I grew up in the South.  When the temperature gets below 75, I think it is chilly and have to wear a sweater!  We got married on the 4th of July, outside in NC.  It was 88 degrees, which for us was a welcome respite from the heat we had been having (it had been in the upper 90s and low 100s thee week before the wedding).  We were married in the shade and then headed inside for the reception.  Everyone was fine, and not everyone was from the South.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We were going to have ours outside as well, but here in July, it gets around high 80’s and that’s just too hot.  It would have been ok for young adults and kids, but men will be in suits, I will be in a huge dress with makeup on, my hair done, I would be sweating a storm!  And not to mention that the elderly folk probably wouldn’t last in high temperatures.

In my opinion, better safe than sorry!  I’d suggest just planning it inside.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think how hot is too hot depends a lot on who your guests are.  Older people and those from cooler climates may well find 80-85 too hot, especially if it is humid.   I know I’d suck it up as a guest, but I’d be very uncomfortable.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

under 80 degrees and in the shade would be okay.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I got married in Georgia in August – talk about hot. It was around 95 degrees on my wedding day and HUMID because it had been raining all day…. I survived though!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i think 85 is fine! keep your ceremony short, have a cool place for guests to hang out before it starts, have it in the shade, and you can make your programs into fans. i’m doing the same thing!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I should mention my ceremony was behind a building so it was very shady. We made program fans for people to use and our venue passed out bottles of water to our guests to help them stay hydrated. Also, our ceremony was only 10 minutes long!

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

80-85 would be perfect. My Future Sister-In-Law got married in august in SC….omg! it was sooo hot…luckily her ceremony wasnt outside, neither was the reception but we did have the rehearsal dinner outside and they have a huge family so we had a BBQ and ice cream social throughout the weekend. it was unbearable…Fiance and I had enough of summer at that point. i dont think i was dry all weekend. miserable. Needless to say we still had a great time but man was it hot probably in the high 90’s though.

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