(Closed) Telling guests what to wear…

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If it’ll be cold, just mention “please plan for weather in the 50’s, you may want to bring a shawl!” or something like that.

I’d appreciate knowing if i should bring a sweater or not based on the weather. Every venue I’ve been to (indoors) is air conditioned…

I was thinking you were going to tell them WHAT to wear, not to dress appropriately for weather. It’s better they know

Post # 4
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Do you have a website?

On ours I have a tab for average August Temp in NYC and letting them know that our wedding is dressy/casual.

That being said…I think if the reception is outdoors in a barn you should provide some kind of cooling measures backup plan.  If you end up with a really warm day you don’t want your guests to be sweating or getting overheated.

You can also include a note about Outdoor Ceremony & Reception?

Post # 5
1756 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I did a FAQ on my wedding website, and one of my questions was “What will the weather be like?” Perhaps you could just do something with a “Weather concerns” sort of header.

Post # 6
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Do you have a wedding website? If so, you can have a tab with the local weather on there.

Post # 8
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

So, I do agree that the wedding website is the best place for this info (I really loved the FAQ idea) — but SO MANY people on here post about the fact that no one looked at their websites, so I feel like if you REALLY want guests to know (versus — I told them, they should have known!) I think it should go on the invite or an insert, since that is what you KNOW they will look at. 

This is also from a girl that spent HOURS on building a wedding website basically from scratch, so I’m definitely not putting down the theoretical (and cathartic!) value of them.

One possible phrasing on the website may be to just explain where it is, like “reception to be held in rustic barn” or something like that so that they get the hint that there is no a/c or heat.  Alternatively, a like “Reception Immediately Following” followed by “Evenings are chilly, please dress appropriately” or something may be useful.  

Good luck!

Post # 9
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree that the wedding website is the best spot for this info. I’d say something like, “Summer weather in Vermont is quite variable. Please plan for…”

Post # 10
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

by “phrasing on the website” in my earlier post, I meant “invitation” — my bad!

Post # 11
962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m having an outdoor ceremony in New Husband in August and an indoor reception in a barn-like old town grange without climate control.  80% of our guests are from outside New England and a lot from the SF Bay Area where the weather seems to never change!  I have the following posted on a “Wedding Attire & Local Weather” page on our wedsite with a weather.com gadget of local weather.

Wedding Attire

Our wedding celebration will be a casual, rustic affair. If you are comfortable in a pair of shorts and flip flops, then you should wear them. If you are more comfortable in a dress shirt and shoes, then – go for it! All we ask is that YOU are comfortable – as we will be comfortable, too.Ladies, don’t forget that our ceremony will be outdoors when considering your footwear.

Local Weather

Weather in New England can vary 30 degrees from one day to the next and can be very unpredictable in the valley that Alexandria is located in.We’ve naturally already placed a request with Mother Nature for a lovely afternoon, but it may be best to double check the conditions here, before heading to our celebration, to make sure you’re dressed comfortably.

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