Wedding outside in October?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
1510 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

Does your invite say “outdoor ceremony” so guest are prepared? Or do you have a backup plan just incase it’s colder than usual?

I think you’ll be fine in Georgia in October ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 3
47407 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can look up the average hourly temperatures where you live, online. Just because it’s warm during the day, doesn’t mean it s going to be comfortable in the evening. Is the whole wedding outside? Or, just the ceremony?

Post # 4
4074 posts
Honey bee

Just be prepared with a plan B if it’s too cold outside.  

My cousin insisted on having his wedding reception outside at the end  of October and my mom said that everyone was freezing and had on their coats and the food was ice cold by the time they were served.  She said people high tailed it out of there once the first dances were finished.  

Post # 5
600 posts
Busy bee

I’ve spent a ton of time in Georgia (about an hour outside of Atlanta) and in my experience the weather can be pretty variable even within one day. I just looked up the temperature from 10/22 last year and the high was 86 and low was 54. The surrounding days had lows in the 30s and 40s. You may be fine but I would definitely pay attention to the weather in the days leading up and have a back-up plan.

Is the whole wedding outside or just the ceremony?

Post # 6
2796 posts
Sugar bee

I had my wedding outside, in Louisiana, in October. It was hot. Real hot. As a fellow southern girl, I think you’ll be fine. What is nice, is that our reception was indoors/outdoors, so guests could go in or out. It did cool down a little more, the later it got, but still it was warm and humid.

Post # 7
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

I’ve been to outdoor weddings in October in the Northeast. They went great but they also arranged heat lamp type/heater things & had hot drinks served!

Post # 8
9355 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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kirstenslove :  I think so long as guests are forewarned and you have a contingency plan (heaters or an indoor space) in case it is cooler than expected then it should be fine. 

Post # 9
9566 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

In Atlanta sure. In Maine no. lol

Post # 15
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

We found a set of 24 fleece throws for $100 on amazon. We’re going to keep those handy for guests that are filling a little chilly. We are having an outdoor ceremony and open air reception in two weeks in San Antonio ๐Ÿ™‚

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