(Closed) Should I warn guests about possible heat?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3265 posts
Sugar bee

@truefrommetoyou:  I don’t think you need to mention it because I think you as the host need to figure out a way around this.  Maybe renting fans, borrowing from family and friends, providing hand fans, lots of water for guests to drink etc. 

Is there another room you can use at the venue or an outdoor space or something. 

There is only so few clothes a guest can come in.  Even in a bathing suit, a green house in August is going to be pretty hot, even at night.

Post # 4
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Can you set up some fans? That would probably make a huge difference.

Post # 5
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ah yes, we’re also getting married in a botanical garden and it it is constantly tropical in that thing, regardless of the season in Ohio – but it gets inferno hot during the summer.  We chose May because we didn’t want to deal with summer heat inside that thing, but we did attend a wedding in mid July that was a 90 degree day.  I’m not going to lie – it was HOT.  And not just hot, but HUMID.  We were all dripping heavily and hair was a mess.  But you know what?  We made it through, and we had a great time.  I think as long as you keep the water (and drinks?) flowing, the DJ rocking, and maybe make fans for your ceremony programs, it should be fine.

I wouldn’t hesitate to put some info on your website (if you have one) about the heat.  I put something about the place being a tropical environment and might be warmer than expected, so dress lightly.  Or something like that.  Also check to see if the space has a/c units or fans they can provide – mine does for $150 each and can be put out at the last minute if it gets toasty.

Post # 6
331 posts
Helper bee

I agree with PPs. I can only think of young children and/or infants, pregnant women, and the elderly. As just a plain ol’ adult, I’d be annoyed but I’d also put two-and-two together with August + greenhouse and plan accordingly. People would probably not stay as long either.

@msfahrenheit:  Love how you responded to a temperature thread; it’s so appropriate. 🙂



Post # 8
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@truefrommetoyou:  That’s disappointing. I had an outdoor ceremony in August, so it was very hot too. I provided folding handheld fans as favors, so people could keep cool. It’s not perfect, but some of your guests might appreciate it.

Post # 9
827 posts
Busy bee

I’d definitely want to know beforehand (and honestly, likely wouldn’t come for health reasons).  I’d be looking to kill someone if the venue were hot and I had no warning.  

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