Ashley
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Ashley, on June 29, 2021 at 1:05 AM Posted in Planning 0 18
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Wedding is July 10th, and I’m stressing big time about the weather. Not sure why I picked a summer wedding. Having a backyard wedding at my moms house. Weather says 101! Ughhhhh. Ceremony is at 5:00. Everything is outside. People can go inside if they want but dinner will be outside. Her yard is pretty small. By 7:00-7:30 it should be completely shaded. I’ve rented a few umbrellas to put along the fence lines to hopefully block the sun on a few tables. But I’m just worried that everyone will be uncomfortable including me and my FH in his suit!!


And another thing is she has birch trees that are beautiful but they drop like little leaf type things EVERYWHERE especially if it’s windy! 😩
Just so many things I should have thought about before planning this. Sucks to feel this way! Like I’m not even excited about my wedding. More like stressed and worried. 😔

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Latest activity by Ashley, on July 8, 2021 at 10:07 PM
  • Victoria
    Devoted June 2020
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    It was 95 at my 2pm backyard reception- I feel you!!
    Have water- lots of water- and lots of ice.
    Keep the cake inside as much as possible, and other desserts. I stayed in my dress and shape wear the whole time, because I’m stubborn and wanted my experience lol. But I did sit a lot and hike it up to my knees. I wore flip flops too (so much cooler). I regularly went inside to reapply spray on deodorant. It’s not a bad idea to maybe have something for you and FH to change into at some point after whatever reception traditions you want to do. We had bought wedding party T-shirt’s so they and my wife all changed into shorts/skirts and the shirts (forgot to get a picture Smiley sad but it was SUPER CUTE). They were so much cooler because of it. Also sunscreen!! Apply lots of sunscreen! WaterWaterWater lol
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  • Victoria
    Devoted June 2020
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    I don’t think you’ll notice the leaves too much- and it’s an outdoor wedding so nature happens 🤗
    It could be a really cute photo-op: birch trees in the background, with a gentle breeze? You might get a few leaves in your hair but a MOH can help you after with that.
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  • Allison
    Devoted April 2021
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    Speaking as someone who has been a bridesmaid in two July weddings that occurred during heat waves, don't stress about it! You can't control the weather and anyone who doesn't understand that needs a reality check. Definitely have lots of water on hand - it sounds like you have a good plan for increasing shade. I would also recommend, if it's possible, to have fans stationed throughout. You can probably get some battery powered clip-on fans for the umbrellas, which will give people a place to cool off too!

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  • Ashley
    Savvy July 2021
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    I had thought about fans. Good idea on the clip-on umbrella type. I’ll look into that!
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  • Ashley
    Savvy July 2021
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    After googling about birch trees, it’s actually seeds that fall! It’s like it’s snowing seeds. Lol. They’ll be all in people’s hair. Ahh. Whatever. It is what it is!!


    Thanks for your positivity and thoughts! I too plan to wear my dress all night. Paid too much to only wear for a few hours! Plus I love it. People will just have to deal with the heat. I’m sure it’ll all work out. I’m making it more stressful than it needs to be!
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  • Mrs. Phillips21
    Dedicated October 2021
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    Hello Beautiful Bride,

    Don't stress. Everything will be perfect for your special day.

    If you're worried about the heat, offer your guests a hand fan, maybe set up a "Replenish Station" with hand fans, bottles of water, bug spray, etc. This lets them know you were thinking of them. As for your FH, they make cooling mats or neck mats he can wrap around the back of his neck to help him to cool down (obviously not during the ceremony unless you're okay with it). It allows his hands to be free and keeps him calm, cool, and collected.

    For you, obviously I don't know what your dress looks like, although I'm sure it's gorgeous, have a bridesmaid or your MOH practice fluffing your dress- this allows air to be breezed through it cooling you down and to everyone else it just looks like an attentive bridesmaid assisting the bride with her gown. You could also purchase a small battery powered hand fan off of amazon or if you find a quiet one at walmart. Place this behind your bouquet. It hides it from everyone else and it will cool you down. All they will think is that there is a breeze only setting on you. You'll look magical.

    Nobody can control the weather. Your guests will understand this as well. But your wedding sounds like it is going to be beautiful. I wish you all the best on your wedding and marriage. Congratulations.

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  • JM Sunshine
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    My daughter's wedding was in August at 95 degrees. The trees provided enough shade to where it wasn't overbearing. There where fans stationed around and we also provided hand held paper fans--which guests really appreciated during the ceremony. Don't worry about the birch leaves! Everything will be just fine! Concern yourself with what you can control, not with what you can't (weather/leaves). Best wishes!!
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  • Kari
    Master May 2020
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    Weather is variable and its way too far out to accurately predict what will happen July 10th at this point. For both our elopement and our wedding celebration I looked at the weather ahead of time and the weather both days ended up better than expected.

    Plan to provide shade. Having umbrellas or trees overhead will make a huge difference. Plan to provide plenty of water. Keep your ceremony short so guests and your hubby can remove their jackets once the formalities are over. Consider renting fans (ideally ones that aren't loud but move air effectively) to help cool your guests. I really wouldn't worry about the little birch things, although I'm not even sure if they will be a problem in July (birch pollen season is earlier in the year and catkin season is in the autumn, so I'm not sure what you are referring to specifically but cannot think of what falls from birch trees in mid-summer).

    There is not a whole lot you can do about the weather now, but preparing for whatever Mother Nature throws your way will help. Stressing about things you have no control over will not. If its a hot day, guests will know and adjust their dress accordingly (within the dress code) and as long as you are well prepared with shade, water, and the willingness to adapt as needed, it will be fine!

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  • Victoria
    Devoted June 2020
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    😆 some people give seeds as wedding favors. These are just super fresh lol
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  • Ashley
    Savvy July 2021
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    Very good suggestions! Thank you for your nice message and positivity!!!
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  • Mrs. Phillips21
    Dedicated October 2021
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    Absolutely! Best of luck!
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  • Ashley
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    I was going to look into paper fans! I’m sure I can get some off Amazon
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  • JM Sunshine
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    Yes, we got them though Oriental Trading Co
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  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
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    Another vote to say don't stress! My sister's wedding was 107-108 at the peak of the day, and it was INSANELY hot, but no one died! Definitely add extra ice, extra water/cool drinks to the mix and maybe even ice blocks/ice creams for people to cool down with! Also, don't be surprised if people end up drinking less alcohol in that heat since it's just unbearable and the thought of being drunk is a bit much.

    And finally, don't forget that you can't see heat in the pictures! I'm sure it will be a beautiful day!

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  • Rebelle Fleur
    Rockstar July 2021
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  • Ashley
    Savvy July 2021
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    Yeah! That’s what I got. A little different style though. Just got them delivered and they work pretty good!
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  • Christine
    Just Said Yes November 2021
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    I would recommend pedestal fans. There are also evaporative coolers that some rental companies carry that require water and ice but cool the air pretty well. Of course tons of water and ice. Once the sun goes down you should be fine though specially if your event will start later in the day.
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  • Ashley
    Savvy July 2021
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    The weather now says 109 for Saturday! Just my luck! Stressing big time. I feel like everyone is going to miserable! Even at 9:00 pm it’s still 90 degrees! 😩😩😩🥵🥵🥵
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