(Closed) This is a question asked by my MOH about a theme.

posted 7 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d start with the hot chocolate and the heavy dresses. At least beg for some consideration with that! Summer is the time for things with ice in them, and clothes that let your skin breathe. 

ETA: maybe suggest that the bride go out in the heat for a few hours wearing something similar in thickness to what she or the bridesmaids will be wearing. That could be a good wake up call. Colors, trees, snow machine, etc, all that won’t make anyone uncomfortable and miserable for hours while they sweat. 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would just tell her to go along with it.  I had a friend that I helped with her wedding and it was super super “t” but at the end of the night she loved it.  The bride and groom are really what it is all about.  For the hot chocolate, could she maybe suggest frozen hot chocolate?  It is really super yummy and still goes with the theme.  Maybe she could just keep suggesting things that will still go with her theme while keeping it a summer wedding.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I see nothing wrong with Christmas in July, some people love Christmas all year long.  And as for hot chocolate, in warmer temps. People drink hot coffee in those kind of temps and so why not hot chocolate.  I find nothing tacky having Christmas in July, personally. The only thing I would change is having the BM’s and Bride wear dresses that are more tailored to the temps than heavy long sleeves

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hot chocolate and heavy dresses? Yeah, it’s 95 here today too and um, hell no. Emphasis on “hell!”

I’d say that there are ways to incorporate a Christmas feel without risking heatstroke and trips to the ER for her BMs if she’s totally stuck on it… but… I don’t know. It seems wrong for outdoor heat.

 

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

She is obviously aware that it’s going to be hot, so has thought about it and decided that she’ll sacrifice comfort for effect. It’s not a theme I’d choose, but if her heart is set on it, leave her to it!

Post # 7
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Honey bee

I think as long as the bride is happy and excited then the friend should just go along. Although, I am pretty sure that if I was a bridesmaid in that wedding I might have to speak up. You can pretty much ask me to wear anything, and I will, but I draw the line at heavy dresses in a summer, outdoor wedding!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d say help her to make her theme work in the hot weather. Lighter dresses for one thing.

To me it is crazy, but the bride must be happy.

Post # 10
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713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yikes!! Is your friend in the bridal party? If it were me I would leave it alone until the bride dragged me to try on long heavy dresses…

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m a Realtor and am an heat every single day. No way in hell would I let her make me wear a heavy dress or serve me hot chcolate. Give me strapless and a margarita!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Oh dear…Im all for “Christmas in July SALES” but not WEDDING! Ugh! Sounds like torture! I’d just say, “Hey friend maybe push your wedding to December/January if you really are set on that look/theme?”

I’d just be honest.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I actually kind of like the theme! However, I do think the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses with long sleeves and the fireplace are taking it too far.  Maybe there is some kind of fake fireplace she can rent?  Also, I don’t know why Christmas = long sleeves….I never wear dresses with long sleeves when I go to a holiday party.

I think the hot chocolate is fine because it won’t affect the guests (unless it’s the only thing she’s serving).  I do like the frozen hot chocolate idea, though!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would be worried most about the heavy dresses.  I know I personally hate to be hot and if I ended up sweating hot on my wedding day I would not be a happy camper.  As for the the hot chocolate…oh well…it’s a drink.  As for the “t” word I would avoid it at all costs.  This is the bride’s special day and she probably doesn’t think it’s “t” and her happiness is all that matter. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

LOLOL. I can’t even call that tacky; it’s just bizarre. Why not just… have a Christmas in DECEMBER wedding? LOLLLL.

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