Post # 1
My dad just called me having a next level anxiety attack, freaking out that my wedding will be too cold. The average day time temp is 70-73F, but the average night time low is 38F.
I intentionally chose fall because I love the chill in the air, but I obviously do not want my guests to be too cold for fun.
The venue suggested our wedding go from 5PM to 10PM. Sunset is 6:41. I’m considering moving the start time to 3 or 4pm to get more daylight which should help with the temperature.
What do ya’ll think? I have my heart set on outdoors, but now I’m worried.
Post # 2
Maya Hampton : Date twins! We chose the date as well due to the chill in the air. Getting married in MN when the typical temps are 50-60F at that time of year. We decided if it looks like it will be cold, the bridesmaids will get shawls and we will have blankets for our guests.
I do agree about the time of the wedding though, we are starting at 3PM.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider
I would move your ceremony time a little earlier, and also plan on providing blankets for guests (especially elderly ones). You could look into renting heat lamps, as well, or having a fire, if your venue allows.
Post # 4
Maya Hampton : Our wedding was the last weekend in September in northern Minnesota. Our ceremony was indoors, but we did pictures outside by Lake Superior (so there’s a chilly wind). I think the temp was about 60. We were fine for the 20 mintutes and my sister/bm just threw on a shawl.
As long as people can figure out that it is outdoors from your invitations, they will know to wear a coat/whatever weather approriate clothing they may need. Don’t worry!
Post # 5
hunting_bride : Date twins! We’re definitely going to wholesale blankets for the guests. I’ve got a few quotes, the lower end is $2.85/blanket and the higher end is $4.95. All are sold by the case. I’m planning on donating the blankets to a homeless shelter after the wedding. The folks at PeachForFleece offer a speciality rate of 25% off for non-profit orders, and the gift to the shelter is tax deductable. Something to think about if you’re mass ordering blankets and don’t have a use for them after.
Post # 6
havenspartyof2 : Yes, absolutely. I’ve already started looking into heat lamp rentals and blankets. It will be VERY clear on the invitation and website that we’ll be having the whole event outdoors unless it rains (In which case, the venue offers a free move to their sister hotel property)