(Closed) Wedding outside in July??

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is it too hot to have the reception outside in July?
    Yes : (52 votes)
    78 %
    No : (15 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 17
    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Depends what time your wedding is. We are having our whole wedding outside at the end of August. It will probably be hot, but our venue is very shaded and once the sun sets it will be so nice outside. If your heart is set on an outdoor wedding and july is your only option then do what you want you only get one day! 

    Post # 18
    596 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Dream wedding for me = tented reception. Due to work, I had to move my may date to July and scratch the tent reception. It would just be way too hot. I am, however, having an outdoor beach ceremony. It’s later (6pm) but it’ll still be uncomfortable for some people. We will be sure to keep it short and sweet.

    Post # 19
    2053 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Unless you are in Alaska or very northern US, or having a casual wedding where I could wear a sundress, then its too hot! 

    Post # 20
    1772 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Depends on when it tends to cool off and by how much. Imo, it’s way too hot and humid in nyc for outside in july for example but I don’t know nc.

    our wedding is outside in July. It’s in the shade and average high is mid80s, avg low is 60s or 50s. Nearly no humidity. The ceremony will probably be at 5 and, even on 100 degree-high days, temps drop to mid-70s or 60s by 7/8 pm. By 9/10, you usually need a sweater. 

    I’m hoping it’s not above 80s for the ceremony and we’re providing fans. we’ll probably serve a cool beverage just in case and the ceremony will be well under 30 mins. 

    Post # 21
    1589 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    For me, no. For every guy I’ve ever met, YES.

    Post # 22
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I said no…. but I live in Canada…. It’s hot, and sticky, but there is often a cool breeze. It’s also been cooler this year in Ontario, however, this year it’s rained pretty much everyday this month, and calling for rain for the rest of the month. It depends on where you live and how you want everyone to dress. If it’s formal with tuxes and the whole works, it might be unbearable. If it’s on the business casual side, and and lighter clothing is permitted, it’s all good.

    Post # 23
    7310 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Too hot and humid. SC humidity in July? That’s pretty freakin unbearable. It was 82 degrees on my wedding day and that was too hot for me in that dress. We did a day after shoot a month later. It was 60 degrees, and that was a perfect temperature for me.

    Post # 24
    3725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @DGB38:  Oh God. I’m shvitzing just at the thought. Too hot!

    Post # 25
    9129 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Oof, I don’t think I could handle a Southern wedding outside in July.  I’m from the Rockies and a big baby about heat + humidity.

    ETA: I read this again and OH GOD THE WHOLE RECEPTION TOO?!?!  NOOOOOOO!

    Post # 26
    10452 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I really can’t handle heat/humidity. I would probably be miserable outside all dressed up! 

    Post # 27
    26 posts

    Depends on when it tends to cool off and by how much. Imo, it’s way too hot and humid in nyc for outside in july for example but I don’t know nc.

    Post # 28
    335 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    if you plan on it being a fancy affair with guys in suits (poor guys) I would say no way! Id leave if I was too hot as Im sure most of your older guest or guest with children will too. I had originaly wanted August but decided to push it back to Novemeber as I too wanted an outside wedding and would not want to be overheating in a wedding dress. 

    Post # 29
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    Depends on where you’re getting married, in Oregon that’s pretty much the only time you could get married outside. If it’s going to be over 100 you would need to provide accomidations, fans hand and eletric, water, shade.

    Post # 30
    3339 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    It’s entirely dependent on where the wedding is, the humidity percentage, what guests will be wearing, if you’ll be able to provide fans and indoor restrooms, etc.  If you plan on having a formal wedding in July in New Orleans, I’d say you’re crazy.  But if you’re having a beach/informal wedding in July in California, I’d say you might be able to pull it off.  If you’re getting married in a humid climate, that’s probably the biggest dealbreaker.  High humidity is oppresive and makes everyone break out into a sweat after being outside for 5 seconds.

    Post # 31
    2085 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Too hot… outdoor summer weddings are my nightmare lol. If the ceremony is outside, I understand wanting that beauty and the photos, but sitting in my chair all I’m thinking about is getting back to the A/C!

    However, if you have a good tent, and most of the reception is evening, then I think it’s ok. I went to an outdoor wedding at a golf course and the reception was under a tent and on their outdoor covered patio. It was great and not too hot at all – except it was also a stormy day – so having a storm right after the ceremony definitely helped cool things down. It wasn’t a sunny day so maybe that’s why it wasn’t too hot.

    I vote no… ceremony fine, reception – maybe have it indoors but with access to a great outdoor patio where you can still enjoy the music and the sunshine?

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