(Closed) weather debate – opinions needed!!

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: what would you do? (read OP first please)
    keep 7.9.11 as the date and hope the weather won't be that bad : (20 votes)
    53 %
    keep 7.9.11 as the date and nix the outdoor wedding, just settle for an indoor instead : (9 votes)
    24 %
    change the date to the end of june and hope the weather still won't be that bad : (5 votes)
    13 %
    change the date to 9-17-11 and hope for cooler weather : (4 votes)
    11 %
    change the date (other suggestions?) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    3012 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Well, living in South Jersey myself, the only thing I’d worry about is humidity!  I hate our air quality here during the summer.  I know it would be a problem with me because I have asthma problems.

    Post # 4
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    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My wedding is on a lake in Michigan on July 2nd.  I’m hoping for HOT weather!  Love outdoor weddings.  Good luck!

    Post # 6
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    3012 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I completely understand your concern and stubbornness.  It’s so hard to plan things here in Jersey.  Summer of 09 wasn’t bad at all, if you remember that is.  The humidity didn’t come around until at least August/September.  Last year wasn’t too bad, but there was still humidity. I wish I could be more of a help.  I did vote to move it indoors though because it’s better to be safe than sorry.  Ultimately, it’s your decision though.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    If you decide to go outdoors in the summer, please make sure to have plently of cold water and fans for your guests during the ceremony.

     

     

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Here’s an idea… for our wedding (which was outdoors in late July during what is for us the hottest time of the year) we gave out paper fans in our colors as favors and we also didn’t say there was a formal dress code, although I think everyone went ahead and dressed semi-formally. I will attach a picture of the fans, and you can see if it’s something you’d be interested in. 🙂

    ETA: On our wedding website, we did actually say the attire is casual… Like I said, people just chose to wear dresses and suits. Also, as someone else mentioned we were going to have those cute, tiny bottles of water available but we nixed it at the last minute because the forecast was good. But I agree, its a good suggestion!!

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    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @nmsoonerbride: I have to say that I do agree with you in your opinion.  I feel the same way.  As I mentioned above, I have asthma problems when there’s humidity. So, I would think about the possibility of any health issues my guests may have. The Jersey humidity is pretty heavy and makes everyone uncomfortable (even my grandmother who has scleraderma and is usually cold in 80 degree weather).  But as I said as well, it’s ultimately her decision.  I would definitely think everything through first and make the decision that you feel is best for you, your party, and guests.  

    I am willing to help out as much as I possibly can.  I don’t mean to offend either.  I sincerely wish you the best of luck in making your decision.

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We were in somewhat of the same boat.  A fall wedding really didn’t appeal to us neither did an early spring. 

    We went for June 5th in Florida.  Luckily the real summer heat doesn’t kick in until late July/August but in June we had to deal with daily thunderstorms and humidity. 

    Knowing all this though, we planned for an indoor wedding. 

    I agree with others that since you really want those dates then you need to consider moving the party indoors.  Have you found any venues that offer an indoor/outdoor option? You could still provide large standing fans (we rented for like $20 for the weekend) and a large tent for shade. 

    Do you have to worry at all about bugs/mosquitoes in the summer evenings? 

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @MamaHusky3:Are you willing to go totally casual and have a ‘backyard bbq’ dress code?  If your guests know they can show up in comfy, light clothes that will help a lot.  Your vision is lovely, and I do like that it reflects who you are as a couple.  I just HATE humidity SO MUCH (which is why I moved to the desert!)

    I’m going to edit my first post so as not to offend summer brides everywhere…..Good luck planning!

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    If you’re in someone’s backyard then people can escape inside if it’s too muggy.  Tents and fans are a good option though.  If the dress code is casual, even better!  I think its OK. 

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee

    @nmsoonerbride:  Ditto this.  I would love a summer evening wedding if the dress code was really casual and I could wear a sundress and sandals. No different then the BBQs my friends and family have all the time during the summer.  But if I was in a satin cocktail dress and sky high heels I would not be a happy camper.

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