Kristin
Devoted October 2020

Relocating to Texas so canceled our California wedding-need advice on fall weather

Kristin, on November 5, 2019 at 6:10 PM Posted in Texas Planning 0 18
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I got a little emotional before sending the emails to the venue but I couldn't be happier with our decision to re-plan in Texas. My fiance's parents have been living in the Austin area for a little over a year so they're only going by the weather the past year. We're looking to do an outdoor wedding early October and would love to know what the temperature is that time of year? We would rent an enclosed tent but not sure if we would need heaters too.

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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
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    Early October I would expect temperatures to still be in the 90s and I wouldn’t do an outdoor wedding. Towards the end of October it cools down to high 70s and low 80s for highs.
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  • Kristin
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    Does it get much cooler at night?

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    I used to live in Texas, a good amount of my family and friends still live in Dallas, Austin and Houston. It was 90 early October and it suddenly dropped to 50 by mid October. It's incredibly bipolar weather there.

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  • Kristin
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    Oh boy. Thank you


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  • Rachel
    Devoted October 2019
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    Doubtful that you would need heaters. Our weather in Texas is still pretty warm around that time of year. I got married on 10.24 (this year) the high was right around 80* and I think the low was upper 60*, due to the rain late in the evening. I’m sure you’ll have some amazing options in “Hill Country” for ways to make your reception nothing short of fabulous. Best of luck!
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
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    Family lives in the north Dallas area. A couple weeks ago, the temperatures dropped 50 degrees in a day -- 90 one day, 40 the next. They also had a crazy really damaging tornado rip right through Dallas two weeks ago. I think the only thing you can count on in October is that the weather is unpredictable.... (However, from May through mid-October it was unbearably hot and humid pretty much every day! Welcome to Texas! LOL!)

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  • McKenzie
    Savvy January 2020
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    Either really hot or really cold. October is funny like that. Also it’s been raining a lot around this time too.
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  • Heather
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    We were in Austin for a year and moved in the middle of October and our first week there it just poured. To the point the roads were flooding. Maybe consider having the wedding in September instead? Winters in Austin can be bipolar like the other posters have mentioned.
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  • Mrs. Johnson in 2020
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    Baaby lol Texas has good days and bad days. Sun could be shinning, bird could be singing with the butterflies and 5 minutes later here come some black a** rain clouds. It could be hot one day, rain and hot or cold and windy, so make sure you have a back up plan if your going to do a outdoor ceremony or whole wedding.

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  • Taylor
    Rockstar October 2020
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    No heaters! I live in Texas. It was in the 80s todayXD

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    I can relate, grew up in California but currently live in Houston. Early October was still hitting the 90's this year, however now we're 50's and 60's. One thing you'll notice about Texas is that it doesn't cool off at night like California does. It stays relatively the same temperature all day. You will definitely need a rain plan, have a backup place in case you need to move things indoors.
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  • Kelly
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    No Texas doesn’t usually get much cooler at night. I wouldn’t do an outdoor wedding in Texas without an indoor backup plan.
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  • Kristin
    Devoted October 2020
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    Thank you!


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  • Kristin
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    We do have an indoor plan in case it rains

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  • Kristin
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    Good to know! Our original date in beginning of September so maybe we'll re-visit that.

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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
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    Great! I would also use the indoor option if the weather is too warm as well.
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  • Christal
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    I live in San Antonio, and I think late September/early October is the best time—if you don’t like cold weather. It starts getting cooler late October to December.
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  • Allison
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    Unfortunately, our weather here is so unpredictable. But on the plus side, there's not a single month that an outdoor wedding is impossible like most states. It was pretty hot this October, but that's not true of every year. For example, yesterday it was about 70+ degrees here and today it was around 30-45 degrees. (I'm in Fort Worth). I would just go with your gut for planning and make the last minute adjustments for weather as needed!

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