(Closed) Sunny and 64 Degrees. Chilly?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
1631 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

The wedding I was at was well over 300 people. It did not remotely help warm the tent up- and it was a heated tent. I would rent the heater. It is $300. Even if you don’t need it, at least it is there to help keep your guests comfortable if necessary. If not, you may have people leaving early due to the cold.

Post # 18
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Get the heater. Better safe than sorry. Freezing in a cocktail dress is no fun at all

Post # 19
2776 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

mdguy :  nope Bee, it won’t really be sunny at the time of your reception. And 100 ppl inside a tent don’t really produce that much body heat, especially if you’re not dancing. Please place some heaters on the perimeter of the tent so your guests will be comfortable!

Whenever I’ve been at a wedding like yours without heaters I’ve had to leave early!

Post # 20
5038 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Definitely chilly, especially being in the evening.  If the reception is outdoors I would rent heaters.

Post # 21
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Yes, heaters, yes remind people it’s outside (at the very least, it affects footwear decisions). Does your tent have a floor?

Post # 23
7433 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would rent the heater. At 66 degrees in direct sunlight I would be comfortable in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt while sitting. Take away that sun and I would be cold. Tonight it was 55 degrees and I was cold wearing jeans and a fleece jacket while walking. Throw in wedding wear and sitting at a table (instead of moving) and I’ll be even colder.

I think the fact that it’s a lower than average temperature especially means that heaters should be provided. I would rather be out the $300 than have guests leave early because they’re cold (which is something I would do).

Post # 24
279 posts
Helper bee

I would email the guests.  Knowing it was outdoors would influence what dress and shoes I wore.  Normally I just bring a shawl or wrap to wedding,  but I would wear a coat. I think your guest will appreciate the reminder.  I agree with the other posters, if you can rent the heater you should.  I would be uncomfortable outside or in a tent at 65 degrees.  

Post # 25
1607 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Rent the heaters! $300 is worth it if it means not having cold and miserable guests. 

Post # 26
12208 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Are these space heaters? If so, I’d think you’d need more than one. How much area do they cover?  Temps may not be down to the low, but they will probably be low sixties or high fifties. I’d much rather be safe than sorry in this situation. 

Is the tent up all the time? Any way you can go over there to check it out for yourself? 

Post # 27
1066 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I’m on team rent heaters. I’d freeze my ass off in 50-64 at a wedding. 

Post # 28
970 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

mdguy :  Rent heaters. My coworker had outdoor wedding last weekend of September. It was also in a tent with heaters and it was still freezing. I can’t even imagine it without. 

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