Post # 1
What’s the best temperature for an outdoor wedding? I am having a December day wedding and the average temp here is 64 in december and can range to 70… is 64 okay for an outdoor day wedding in December?
A friend said something that definitely made me think that it may not be.
Post # 3
Hmmm I don’t think so! At least I hope not! I’m having an evening wedding in June and the temp will probably be about 70ish. I’m just going to note on the wedding website that guests may want to accommodate for the evening chill.
Post # 4
I’m hoping for around 70 to 75 for my wedding in June with some sun but not to much. I don’t want my guest to be hot and uncomfortable. 64 sound a bit to chilly.
Post # 5
I’m a late March, outdoor bride in an area where temps are forecasted in the 70s but you just never know! The ceremony is what? 30 minutes max? As long as guests clearly understand ahead of time that it’s an outdoor wedding, they will track the weather that day and drses approriately. Nobody is going to get frostbite in 64 degree weather!!!!
Post # 6
I think it depends on where most of your guests are coming from. For instance, it’s currently 20 degrees here. Going somewhere that’s 64 degrees would be like a tropical vacation. But if your guests are all coming from warmer climates, 64 might be a bit bracing. Plus, people tolerate cold to different degrees. I have a friend who’s always freezing unless it’s above 80. At 64, she’d be wearing pants and maybe long underwear. For me, I prefer it a bit cooler, so I’d be totally fine with 64.
Maybe you could note the possibility of it being a little chilly on your wedding website and encourage people to bring wraps of some sort. And have a basket of a dozen or so inexpensive shawls on site. Personally, though, I would WAY prefer 64 to 84. If I’m too cold, I can always throw on another layer, but there’s only so much you can strip down at someone’s wedding before it just becomes inappropriate 🙂
Post # 7
I think 60’s is okay, but I’d wear a light jacket. I’d still wear a short dress though. I don’t think’s too cold at all! I’d just let them know what to expect, temp-wise, and if your ceremony’s not an hour long, I’d imagine they’d be just fine.
I’d LOVE to have mid 60’s weather in December =]
Post # 8
Hmmmm but I am planning to have the brunch outside mostly as well there is a large deck outside for eating and even dancing. I think it will be okay though… But I will definitely note something on the newsletter for them. I am thinking about moving it up to Thanksgiving week. I was wearing shorts this Thanksgiving. Most guests will be coming from TN or Chicago. The house will be open to guests though if they get to nippy and we will have the fireplaces going
Post # 9
I think that’d be fine for LA weather. Louisiana gets some strange cold spells though. If things look really cold for the week, could you rent some of those heating lamps that restaurants use for the reception area and/or the ceremony area? Just a thought!
Post # 10
@belle yeah I can definitely get those. They have fire pits outdoors as well… We may have marshmellows graham crackers and chocolates for smore making but we will see
Post # 11
You can always add in one of the invite inserts the average temperature during that time of year or put it on your wedding website. Also you could mention “light wrap for women and jacket for men perfect for climate and time of year” somewhere too on the site!
I love s’mores! I want to do them at the bbq! I went to a wedding about 10 years ago held on the riverside property of a precious couple I know. They married on their boat dock and had a beautiful tented reception on their property in a cleared area and in a firepit (made of river rock) they toasted s’mores. I was hooked right then!
Post # 12
I was going to suggest renting those heating lamps like bellenga said. And I’m super, super jealous of the outdoor firepit… I want one SO badly at our reception but I just don’t think we can get away with it.
Post # 13
Dude, I’m from Michigan. It’s literally 22 degrees right now. 64 degrees in December?! I’d cry, I’d be so happy! Personally, that wouldn’t be at all too cold for an outdoor wedding. I think it’s actually a good temperature for outside–not too hot and not too cold. I might want a wrap or something, but that’s not cold where I come from. 😉
Post # 14
I think 70s would be ideal but if you had some space heaters and fireplace and all that i think that would make it pretty neat! Maybe also have a hot drink option? May be kind of original!
Post # 15
What about having outdoor heat lamps available in case it’s to cold? You could put them on the outside edge of the chairs so they don’t block views.
Post # 16
one of my friends made me start second guessing it she was like that’s december i said i know it’s like usually 64 here, most of the time they were shorts on christmas here and she was just totally negative nelly (but she usually is negative about something).
@belle: i am rejecting the wedding website 😛 BUT if i did a wedding website, would i have to do STDs?! I am either or lmao! I would love to do something like a newsletter instead of an STD very similar to this (i hope the picture loads… I totally just googled wedding newsletter and this one popped up from rascott.com) also it’s pretty kick butt that the outdoor firepit is already at the b&b so it was just a cool idea I had for the little one and heck big ones too lol!!! we could totally just veg out for the rehearsal dinner and cook burgers and hotdogs on it but M’s mom may flip out about that lol!
@jessie: it’s cold right now, but this is totally out of the ordinary. it will be back in the high 50s low sixties on Friday. I will definitely suggest that everyone wear a shawl or a coat since the wedding and reception will be outdoors and the weather can be crisp but comfortable.
@km: are you sure you can’t bring one of those garden firepits?
@ms. teddy: i was thinking of having a hot chocolate (white and dark and milk) beverage station as well as a coffee station
@jojo: that’s definitely a great option. i will look into it.
i am beginning to think maybe we should have a more fluid reception, something like a house reception or a larger house party and just let people have fun and mix and mingle throughout the house and not do a formal sit down or perhaps do the formal sit down for a while and then have it where people can mix and mingle afterwards? (still working this out lol!!)