Post # 1
We recently picked a date (June 8, 2015)!!! We live in the DC area and weather can be unpredictable so we have reserved both outdoor and indoor spaces for both the ceremony and cocktail hour (reception will be inside no matter the weather). If it is raining we will obviously move the ceremony and cocktail hour indoors, but I am trying to decide at what temperature cutoff we should go with the indoor spaces. Of course if it is 95 degrees (F) outside we will move things inside because that is just unbearably hot, but I am not so sure what the exact temperature is at which point it would be unfair to our guests. We are having a nonreligious ceremony so it will be relatively short, and cocktail hour will be an hour as usual. Thoughts on the temperature at which we should move things inside?
Post # 2
Hello! I from Baltimore and I’m getting married on June 14th, 2015. I am planning to have the ceremony outdoors regardless of temperature (if it rains it will be moved indoors of course). My plan of attack if it gets too hot is provide the guests with mini water bottles with a customized label and possibly do fan programs. Our ceremony is nonreligious and short as well so I am thinking it won’t be too bad for the guests.
On a side note…guests typically dress a little more casually for an outdoor ceremony so that will help with the heat factor too.
Post # 3
As a Texas girl used to heat, I think more than just temp is an issue. Like, 90 and breezy and dry is a totally different ball game than 90, 98% humidity and dead still. Also, is there shade? And account for the fact People will be there earlier than the actual start time. So even for a 20 minute service people will be out there for 45-60 minutes depending on how early they get there. If there is access to cool drinks and a fan then even 85-95 is okay. Much over 90-95 and you’re getting into too hot for sitting outside in “nice” clothes. Ladies have it easier because sun dresses are light. But the men will still mostly be in pants and even khakis aren’t heat friendly. I guess too. It depends on your guests. Are they local and used to summers like you expect or are they from somewhere the climate doesn’t ever get that hot? 95 to a Texan feels a lot different than 95 to a person from Washington State.