Post # 1
We are pretty set on having our ceremony outside. I love this pavillion. I believe it would provide coverage if it rains and it’s right off the water.
At first we thought we would have our wedding at the beginning of October 2011. We figured it would be cooler but still comfortable (Wisconsin). Now due to schedules of our family members/friends it would be best to have it in the middle of October 2011.
My worry is the weather will be a lot cooler. The price of the pavillion is perfect, $100.00 and we would have it from 9 am till 10 pm. We will be doing an afternoon ceremony.
We will have access to 2 Patio Heaters , just have to pay the cost of propane . Plus the pavillion has a fireplace that is wood burning. It will only be around 25 guests.
I will let everyone know to dress for the weather. Also thought about getting some fleece throws and putting them in a basket incase anyone needs some extra warmth.
Am I crazy or do you think this would work? Reception will be somewhere else.
Picture of the pavillion
Post # 3
Looks pretty! Being from the midwest I know how those couple weeks CAN make a big difference in weather — really, it’s unpredictable. It could be beautiful and comfortable weather or your guests could be really cold out there. I think it sounds like you have some fun ideas to help keep your guests warm if the temp takes a dip…and as long as you clearly communicate that it will be outdoors then it is in their hands to dress appropriatly.
Hope this is helpful!!
Post # 4
It might be a little chilly, but as long as you keep the ceremony on the short side and have wraps for the guests everyone should be fine!
Post # 5
I think it is wonderful! It would be more of a problem if you did not think about heating options, but you seem to have great ideas. I love the idea of the extra blankets – it reminds me of Mrs. Apple Cider’s “Grab a Shawl and Snuggle” basket – maybe you could do something similar!
Post # 6
we also had to change our wedding date, making it a lot colder than we wanted! a month can make a huge difference. but i was also set on an outdoor wedding (and reception) and it went fine. the heaters made everything ok.