Post # 1
Ok all – I need to get opinions of people who have had weddings in the Texas Hill Country or live in the area (Fredericksburg, Johnson City, Blanco).
My fiancee is in school, and having the wedidng at the end of the semester (1st half of May) would be way easier than having it in the middle (March) but I am convinced it will be too hot (I keep the house at like…. 70. I like it cold!) and I will be miserable.
March isn’t out, but if May is reasonable, or March is actually too cold, then maybe we should go with May.
Details: Outdoors, ~100 – 125 people, no real way of protecting from rain (and May is, apparently, the rainy-est month) late afternoon ceremony (330 or 430) followed immediately by a reception (3 or 4 – 7 or 8)
Thoughts? I need advice!
Post # 3
Honestly, that sounds pretty miserable to me. Temperatures frequently reach the 100s by then, and it’s humid near there to boot. We went to an outdoor wedding in at the beginning of June in Austin last year, and the bride’s grandma left the reception in an ambulance due to heat stroke.
Post # 4
I’d probably say yes. April is probably the last spring month I’d have an outdoor wedding. April-September is SO hot. :/ My best friend had an outdoor wedding in the Hill Country (Blanco) in October and it was even still a bit warm.
Post # 5
We are getting married out doors early May in College Station around 5pm (that gives us 3 more hours of daylight). I don’t think its going to be miserable, but one thing to consider would be the flow of breeze. We are getting married at my dads house, which sits on the highest point of his property, so no matter what time of the year there seems to always be a breeze and us outside enjoying it. Another thing to consider is the ground you will be walking on. Concrete will reflect the sun, making the temp feel hotter to the guest (think about how walking around in the city seems much hotter than in the country on the same day) An added note, when my father married my step mother they had an out door college station wedding in early August and when my mother married my stepfather they had an out door college station wedding in July. As you can see we all enjoy the out doors, and I honestly don’t remember it being miserably hot at either of their weddings.
Post # 6
If you are hot natured (like me), you will be hot. I already had my ac going in April this year. This is exactly why I chose early March. I will take being cold over hot any day of the year!
Post # 7
I would say yes, we planned to have a wedding in June last year. Luckily, we post-poned because it ended up being 109 that day. Imagine that with full hair and makeup, and a 30lb dress, hoopskirt, spanx, and whatever else on. The men in black tuxedos…etc. It’d be a mess. I think even an evening outdoor wedding would be too much.
Post # 8
I got married in March and it was perfect.