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Just Said Yes January 2020

Is 59 degrees f too cold for a ceremony?

Jordyn , on January 15, 2020 at 11:25 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 20
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Our reception will be indoors but our ceremony is supposed to be outside on the 26th. It is supposed to be 59 degrees. We have blankets for our guests. Will this be too cold? Thanks!

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  • Alejandra
    Expert November 2020
    Alejandra ·
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    I think it depends on a lot of things. By a large body of water? Sunny day? Cloudy day? I think I’m generally it should be okay, unless it’s a super cloudy day with a long ceremony. Please make sure your guests know to dress for an outdoor ceremony!
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    I think it will be ok and not too cold!
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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle Online ·
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    I'm a sucker when it comes to cold so I'd find it cold but others may not.
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  • Sexypoodle
    VIP October 2020
    Sexypoodle ·
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    To me that’s cold but I’m a SoCal girl (so temps in the low 60’s are cold to me) 🥶 But, yes that can get cold especially if guests arrive 30 minutes prior (as they typically do). Then they’ll have sit in that weather waiting for the ceremony to begin. So being on time will be important and your blankets should be helpful.
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Is there an indoor place they can wait, sip some hot tea, and then the DOC usher everyone to their seats 5 minutes before the ceremony?
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  • Paige
    Devoted August 2020
    Paige ·
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    I would just make sure the guests know it is outside so they can dress appropriately.
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  • Cassandra7
    Super August 2006
    Cassandra7 ·
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    Too cold. And who wants to get all dressed up and then top it with a blanket? Move the ceremony inside.

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  • Jess
    Expert October 2019
    Jess ·
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    Too me that’s warm considering the average here in washington is 40degrees but lately it’s been mid 20s here lol. I think that’s totally fine for guests though!
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  • Mrs. Sarantos
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. Sarantos ·
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    I think it’s fine.
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  • Taylor
    Rockstar October 2020
    Taylor ·
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    The Ceremony is not supposed to be an hour long affair so I think it should be fine. If you're worried about it, see if you can rent a few of the tall industrial looking propane heaters. Those things work miracles! Definitely do the blankets and make sure to mention it being outside on the website so people can dress accordingly.

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  • Sherry
    Rockstar September 2019
    Sherry ·
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    I think that would be fine and providing blankets if great. I would toss the idea of having maybe tea, coffee, hot cocoa available to them as well.

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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    If there is an indoor area where guests can wait until shortly before the ceremony and as long as that’s fairly quick most people should be ok. What time of day are you having it? Sunny versus cloudy day at that temperature makes a big difference too.
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  • Danielle
    Expert May 2020
    Danielle ·
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    Jacket weather. If your guests are outdoorsy ppl it's ok but it's nippy to just be sitting there.
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  • Dayna
    Devoted March 2021
    Dayna ·
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    I think it's fine, and I'm from Florida lol. Blankets are a great idea, especially if they match your colors/theme. Maybe see if its not too late to rent a couple heaters? And/or provide some warm drinks beforehand? A ceremony is typically only 20-30 minutes so I think people would be fine.

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  • M
    Devoted September 2019
    Meaghan ·
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    I am very used to cold weather (it is -7 Celsius where I am right now), but 59 F/15 C can feel pretty chilly if you are stationary for a period of time. Especially if there is wind or you are sitting on something that holds the cold.
    I'm assuming if it is 59F in January you do not live in an area where people are used to the cold. I think it may be too cool, even with blankets.
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  • kymarmck
    Super March 2020
    kymarmck ·
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    Living in Wisconsin I don't think that's cold at all! I would make sure to prepare and wear a sweater while I wait for the ceremony to start and finish!

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  • Kari
    Super May 2020
    Kari ·
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    It depends on a lot of factors, like Alejandra said. If it is windy and overcast it will feel colder than a still day with plenty of warm sunshine.

    Also it depends on the region. 59 degrees tends to feel different to people who live in Maine vs those who live in Texas. But I have been to weddings with outdoor ceremonies in colder temps where no blankets were provided and have been fine. I think if you are providing blankets for guests they'll be comfortable enough, if not cozy!

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  • Jeanie
    Rockstar February 2020
    Jeanie ·
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    Just make sure your guests know they will be outside for the ceremony so they can dress appropriately. I hate the cold, so my opinion on this is moot. My fiance would think it was the perfect temperature. But as long as I know I'm going to be outside, I can wear a long dress and bring a warm coat and will be fine.

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  • J
    Just Said Yes January 2020
    Jordyn ·
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    Thank you for the replies! I live in Las Vegas so 59 is pretty chilly to us but honestly it isn’t too bad. In past years it’s gotten into the 30s during this time of year. It should be partly cloudy the day of. A lot of our family is coming from Northern California where it is actually supposed to snow today. I guess we will just play it by ear as the day comes up. I just really don’t want our guests to be miserable.
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  • Michaela
    Super May 2020
    Michaela ·
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    If you have blankets then you should be okay! You should be more concerned about you and your girls being in dresses without the blankets and how long the ceremony is. In my part of the country, the high was -2 today, so 60 sounds wonderful!

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