Post # 1
We are having MORE issues with our date, and may have to change it AGAIN!
We were looking into either May or July 6th. I love the 4th of July,(bbqs, fireworks) and I was thinking it would be great to have the wedding around then. Our wedding ceremony will be outdoors at a local state park on the patio (under shade trees) and our reception will be in our backyard (under a tent). I am looking for opinions, and pros and cons.
Please Help! 🙂
Post # 3
I think it would be just fine since you will have shade. That being said, I’m from California and have no idea how hot/humid it might get in Illinois in the summer.
Post # 4
As long as its not Florida panhandle hot and super humid.. Heck yea! But I’d go anyways and deal with it if was someone I cared for.
Post # 5
Lol. I just hope its not to humid :X
Post # 7
It sounds fun! I am having a wedding in a state park!
I know certain family members (in my case) may not be too happy, but then they are party poopers! And IMO, if they don’t want to be there because its outdoors, I wouldn’t want them there (unless they had a specific reason like super bad outdoor allergies)
Post # 8
@peachbaby4008: Sorry to hear you might have to reschedule. I, personally, wouldn’t have an outdoor wedding in the summer months in the midwest. It was 93 degrees on our wedding day (July 3rd) in St. Louis and I could hardly handle photos outdoors, much less dancing (I was sweating like a pig). ~ I would definitely attend as a guest, but would probably leave early if it was miserably hot and humid (which would be unfortunate, since weddings are quite pricey events).
Post # 9
I would go anywhere that a friend/family member chose to have their wedding! And I’m from the midwest (WI) so I know how summers can be in the area! 😉 Most of our friends have gotten married in the summer month, and the boys (my Fiance a number of times) dressed up in full tuxes whether outdoors or inside…with NO complaints! Those who love you will happily attend regardless of the weather. 🙂
Post # 10
I would go for sure! I know how humid it can be in Illinois around that time of year but it would still be nice regardless. I would recommend maybe designing your programs as fans (or just having fans for guests to use if they get too hot) and perhaps having little monogramed bottles of water with you and your fiance’s name and the wedding date on them at the ceremony location. I was considering an outdoor wedding too at one point and loved those ideas so hopefully they may come in handy for you too. 🙂
Post # 11
I wouldn’t go to a wedding in the outdoors in July and I am in Minnesota. It can get to hot and humid here and I know it can just as hot and humid there. That and on a holiday week/weekend. Sorry no
Post # 12
@peachbaby4008: If people really want to come, they’ll make it a point to come regardless of the weather!
Post # 13
We had this same problem, our wedding is in June. I can’t tell you how many times our date changed. It’s outdoors at a state park in southeast missouri,an we decided to have it later in the day and for the reception we are having a few fans and a tent delivered. Hope this helps! Remember this is your special day! If they want to share that with you then they will be there no matter what
Post # 14
Our wedding is in July, outside. But, we’re having it on the beach, and it won’t be until 7PM. The reception is indoors, though.
If I were a guest, I would definitely go to your wedding and stay for the reception if the reception had some sort of cool refuge (or was at night). If not, I would probably just stay for the ceremony and go home.
Post # 15
The big question is are you in Southern Illinois or Northern Illinois? I’ve lived in both and one is far more humid than the other even in the evening.
If it’s Southern then no way.
Post # 16
Yes, I would and have (In TEXAS no less, when it was 105 in the sun…which we were most of the ceremony) and it was pretty miserable. But if you are a friend, I am coming no matter.