(Closed) Which is worse….the heat or a time gap?

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Which is worse....the heat/sun or a time gap?

    Rent a tent for shade

    Have the reception start at 6:00

  • Post # 32
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Definitely the gap. You can’t expect your guests to wait around 3 1/2 hours for your reception to start.

    Post # 33
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    Busy bee

    I would want to murder you for making me deal with the heat, so I say have a gap. Keep in mind that some of your guests may have medical conditions which make being in the heat difficult/dangerous.

    Post # 34
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    Bee Keeper

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    @mightywombat:   fanning myself over a glass of lemonade or ice water.

    And if they’re only serving beer? LOL And yes I agree with you, I would not be dancing in the heat….

    Post # 36
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Honestly, I wouldn’t enjoy either.  Is there no way to push back the ceremony?  Just curious.

    Post # 39
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @CoffeeandCream:  I can’t speak for anyone else, but it would definitely make a difference to me. 80 degrees is much, much more bearable and pleasant than 90 degrees.

    Post # 41
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    10 degrees is a BIG difference.  I say push everything back so people are more comfortable.  Anything outside, in August, at the hottest hour of the day sounds terrible for guests. 

    Post # 42
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I would do the gap. 90 degrees in the middle of the day is unbearable. But, I think you will find that some people will either not come to the ceremony or the reception—it might be helpful to put on the wedding website or an invite insert some ideas for what to do in-between (shopping mall, local attractions, etc.)

    PS I had a tented wedding in the summer with standing fans. It was in the mid-70s to 80. Most people were fine, but even at that weather people were saying how hot it was, so beware.

    Post # 43
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Is there really no indoor option at all? 90 degrees is way too hot to have an outdoor anything IMO. Tent or no tent that is miserable. 

    Post # 44
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @CoffeeandCream:  You don’t have to go into details if you dont want to, but how can you guarantee it won’t rain?

    Post # 46
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @CoffeeandCream:  JEALOUS.  That’s awesome.

     

    I think that if you push the reception back you’ll lose a ton of people who don’t want to wait around/be in the heat.  But if you pitch a tent and have it in the blazing heat, at least you’ll start out with everyone but the party will probably end much earlier than anticipated.

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