Post # 1
I’m not into it. I want the photos but I don’t want to deal with the heat. When I’m hot and uncomfortable, I turn into a 2 year old.
I’m having an indoor wedding in August and I chose that venue because it’s inside…. and I have no reason to go outside. Would you take photos at the harbor? Suck it up and go outside? Are you planning to?
Post # 3
@TaurianDoll: It’s your wedding day! I say you do whatever you’d like – you’re the bride, you make the call (with your groom)! If you don’t love being outside, you don’t need to take photos at the harbor! That being said, if you’re thinking that you’d like harbor photos but are afraid of being uncomfortable or too hot, what about bringing along fans or spray bottles to keep you cool? (we totally did this) This kind of thing:
Post # 4
@TaurianDoll: I had a DW in a satin dress in october in St Thomas (but its always hot there). Our ceremony was on a roof top terrace over looking the water. It was in the 80s and I was bound and determined to get pics on the beach. We went down to the beach after the ceremony and seriously those are my favorite pics!! If you can bear it I’d say go for it. I am the type to get sweaty myself but you couldn’t tell in the pics. Before we made our entrance to the reception, I was able to freshen up and I was good to go!
If you think you will regret not getting them I say go for it! My thoughts were I could undergo a few minutes of heat for amazing pics! I know that I personally would’ve regreted not getting them……you have to ask yourself if you will regret it and only you know that answer!
Post # 5
@pengoala: That’s not a bad idea! I like the idea of bringing along stuff to keep me cool. I will definitely have some ‘ungraceful bride’ moments I’m sure (fanning under my gown, etc lol
Post # 6
@weddingbound: that’s a good point. the inner harbor is a pretty iconic place here in baltimore and being a born and raised baltimorean, it would mean a lot to me to incorporate that into our photos.
i may consider it… but we also have the option of including the washington monument
Post # 7
@TaurianDoll: LOL I totally did this. I am the ungracefully sweaty kind myself, as @weddingbound: mentioned. 🙂 We knew those fans were a necessity! And yes, freshening up before the reception should do the trick!
Post # 8
@pengoala: freshening up will help my mood. 🙂
Post # 9
@TaurianDoll: I’m a Baltimore bride, too! I completely understand Baltimore and the humidity in the summer around the harbor. It can be a challenge for sure. But I say go for it!! The downtown area is changing so much already and I think you’ll have fond memories of those photo by the waterfront on your special day.
I know I want a few photos by the waterfront before our ceremony. My partner will probably be uncomfortable and I’m sure I’ll get grumpy. But it’s only going to take 10-15 minutes max and then we’ll jump in the car, cool down, and be on our merry way to the ceremony.
We are also giving ourselves a half hour to chill out before the cermony and collect our thoughts in private. You should maybe consider something similar if you think the heat will get you out of your element.
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
DO IT!! We got married outside at the Museum of Industry, and lucked out- it was upper 80s, so the heat was manageable, but even if it had been 90s- I LOVE the outdoor photos we have. The B&W one below is one of my favorites. I bought the parasols from Luna Bazaar, and also bought grey ones for the Moms, in case they were needed.
Bring baby powder- I kept dumping it down the front and back of my dress (Burt’s Bees), and I started using Certain Dry about a week before. Also had a fan to help keep cool.
Photos by Ethan Yang Photography
Post # 11
It’ll be brutally hot but I would do it. Either there, the monument, or at the Pagoda at Patterson Park. 🙂