Post # 1
I’m having an outdoor ceremony on a patio with no shade, so I’m thinking of providing parasols for the guests.
But I’m afraid too many opened parasols would block the guests’ views of the ceremony.
What is everyone’s opinion on this?
Is there a workaround?
Are there any other shade solutions?
Post # 3
I really hadn’t thought of the blocking effect. I haven’t been to a wedding where everyone had parasols, but my fiance has. He never mentioned not being able to see around them. Maybe it’s because of the way they are shaped? I suppose you could do big standing umbrellas throughout the chairs, but I like the parasols so much better if you can make them work!
Post # 4
I went to an outdoor wedding with parasols. I was sitting in the second row, so it wasn’t an issue for me. I didn’t hear any of the other guests complaining about it though, so I would assume it wasn’t an issue. I know that since I was in the front, I was conscious of others and held my parasol up high to try to minimize the blockage of other guests view.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception
How about palm fans. I was trying to find a photo I once saw of guests using their palm fans to block out the sun, but I haven’t found it yet. :o(