Post # 1
I’m planning my outdoor wedding for May in the mountains of North Carolina. I’m a Florida girl, so I didn’t even think that it could still be pretty chilly up there in May! My date is May 21st, and the average for the month is a high of 70 and a low of 49 (although last year, May 21st had a high in the mid 70’s and a low in the lower 60’s). I’m hoping that since it’s near the end of the month, it’ll be a bit warmer. My reception venue is an open-air pavilion, but there is a HUGE fireplace. Did anyone else take a weather risk for their wedding? How’d it turn out?
Post # 3
Low of 49 isn’t that bad. As long as people bring jackets, they will be fine. Don’t worry about it, it will be great!
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club
Your wedding sounds lovely! But I think your guests are going to be cold. I don’t know what time of day your wedding is, but if it’s later in the day there’s a chance it will be closer to 49 than to 70. Also, being in the mountains, the high altitude usually translates to colder weather than what’s on an area forecast.
One of the Bees (can’t remember which one) had a pashmina basket nearby for guests who felt too cold. Also, is there any way you can rent some portable heaters (like the ones the restaurants have)?
Post # 5
Fortunately, that temperature average is for a town at about the same altitude as my reception site, if not higher. I’m thinking I’ll definitely have a big fire going in the fireplace, and I’m definitely considering heaters as well. The food and beverage guy at the site seems to be extremely cooperative, so I’m hoping he’ll be able to find some space heaters for me. I’m meeting with him in a few weeks, so hopefully we’ll be able to figure something out. I love the pashmina idea, I’ll definitely be doing that!!
Thanks for the suggestions!