(Closed) Outdoors in July? Help!

posted 7 years ago in July 2011
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Where are you located?  Some places aren’t too horrible in July.

Post # 5
643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We have no AC for an outdoor wedding in July. We’ve hat insane humid gross days in that time, and I can also remember having the woodstove on at the cottage, total gamble for us -but for the venue, totally worth it!

Is the indoor space open concept to the outdoor space? I wouldn’t want two separate areas…

Post # 6
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i don’t know about indiana summers, but as long as you minimize the time you’re outside you should be okay. you can make your programs into fans and provide cold beverages like lemonade.

my venue had the option of renting a clear tent with AC, but it runs around $7k.

Post # 8
374 posts
Helper bee

Oh, this is lovely!  I love the idea of the wash tub of cool beverages in glass bottles.  A nice touch.

Once you offer people two places to sit, tey will make a choice and soon you will find all the men outside.  I would not set up tables outside.  Those who want to go out, know the way, but you shoulnd’t encourage it.  The party is inside.

My opinion is to keep the fuss to a minimum.  Having a crew change over from wedding service to reception means moving tables.  Where are these tables being stored?  In the same room as the service?  Behind a petition?

I would ask the venue what their suggestion would be and weigh your options.  I’m sure you are not the first bride to get married and have the reception there.

My gut would be to consider having the service ‘someplace’ down the road a piece and leave the reception to the Old MIll.  If this is in a small town, there has to be someplace avaialble.

Please write back.  I’m interested in knowing how you solved this.




Post # 10
374 posts
Helper bee

That’s great and the switch is their problem and it sounds like they know what they’re doing.  Ask what plan B is in case of rain.   Where do the guests go then?

Yes, a few tables for the older people would be nice.  What about the area right outside the door where it seems to be flat and not grass.

Could you have reserve signs with their names on it.  I.E.  Reserved:  Aunty Ellen and Uncle Frank type of thing so others won’t park themselves there.  You should also let them know ahead of time that you are reseving space for them to sit.  You are very attentive and your family should be so happy you are watching out over them.

I went to one outdoor wedding where the bride and groom did their toast outside and the best man and maid of honor did their speeches.  By the time that was done, it was time to go inside.

That way you don’t take away time from your dancing.  Our guy will only play 4 hours and by the time we finish eating it doesn’t leave much party time.

Please send inside photos!!  Magnificent.

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