(Closed) To canopy or not to canopy?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yeah, you need to canopy.  It gets hot and stays hot for the whole day, and your guests are going to need some relief from the heat.  I would check with Event Masters for a tent rental (http://www.eventmasterusa.com).  If the prices are too expensive, try getting individual table umbrellas from the venue.  In the end, a little bit of shade is going to make a huge difference.

P.S.  Last August it was 85-95 every single day.  Bleh.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Ugh, I was in El Dorado Hills on Sunday (right outside Sac) and it was sooooo hot.  I couldn’t wait to get back to our nice, cool 65 degree weather. 🙂

Another thing to think about is that your family might be used to the heat, but 2-3 hours of solid sun exposure is likely to get to them. You don’t want grandma getting burned! In case you need a visual, here’s what my sister looked like at the wedding after spending "just a couple hours" on the beach the day before:

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Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Lol, I know!  I felt so bad for her.  🙁  Although we are cooler than other areas, it’s important to remember that we’re at a much higher altitude (I think lake level is at 6230′, and Paradise Park is a little higher than that).  So you can get burned a lot easier.

Anyway, it’s nice to be able to talk to you about your wedding, sweetkate!  There aren’t a ton of Tahoe brides on WB, and I always like to share ideas with the few I come across. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

maybe little baskets with fans and sunscreen at the tables would be cute- for guests like me (white then pink then red in under an hour) and you could have little water bottles too.

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