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Featured September 2021 Ontario

Outdoor Weddings and Summer Heat

Hank, on July 6, 2021 at 12:21 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 13
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So a lot of us are more or less forced to stay outside for weddings in the upcoming months. Certain provinces/cities have it worse this year than others (forest fires in Vancouver!!!) so what are you doing to cool down in the summer heat?
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Latest activity by Vinod, on July 19, 2021 at 18:28
  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
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    The attire for guests to wear can be shirt and pants (semi formal) as the heat does get to suit materials leaving wet stains in the underarms area. Lighter material is better for the flow of air and its comfortability of less sweating. Lots of water for guests to quench their thirst as needed helping themselves to the bottles.
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  • Stacey TC
    Featured August 2022 Saskatchewan
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    Have lots of water near by if it's crazy hot! Though, in September you shouldn't have to worry.

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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
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    Wear loose and/or lightweight, light-coloured clothing, ideally made of breathable materials.

    Too late for me, I am committed to my black tuxedo I bought last year lol


    Use an umbrella to shield yourself from direct sunlight.

    Thankfully we do have a tented portion of our space for our small reception but I know not everyone has access to such amenities.

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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
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    I can see the appeal of having it later but it would depend on the time of year. If it's mid-July in Ontario, the sun doesn't set until around 9pm and you can only start so late before people get hungry. And one major issue with the evening is bugs, especially if you're in an area with standing water like a pond.

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  • Merryam
    Newbie August 2021 British Columbia
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    We're planning on having an evening wedding! Beats the majority of the heat, not harsh shadows for photos, and gives lots of time in the day for us to get ready for the ceremony Smiley heart

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  • Stacey TC
    Featured August 2022 Saskatchewan
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    I work in healthcare admin and one of my co-workers just posted this.

    (Edit: image didn't post)

    Surviving the Heat while outdoors:

    Tip: Wear loose and/or lightweight, light-coloured clothing, ideally made of

    breathable materials.

    Reason: Looser clothing can help with air flow against your skin. Linen and cotton are

    great summer materials, as well as sports wear designed to be breathable.

    Dark colours absorb more heat and sunlight than lighter colours.

    Tip: Wear sunblock on every exposed body part if you’re outside, even for brief

    periods, even if it’s overcast.

    Reason: Yes, you can get sunburnt on a cloudy day. Why make a difficult day worse?

    Tip: Buy aloe gel and store it in the fridge to help treat over-exposed or burnt

    skin.

    Reason: Aloe gel is a natural skin soother that helps your skin heal after over-

    exposure to sunlight or a sunburn. Check the ingredients, on the package,

    and try to buy a bottle with aloe as the first ingredient and as few additives

    as possible...it doesn’t need added perfumes or colouring!

    Think about how hot a sunburn feels when you touch it. Refrigerated aloe

    gel will help bring down the temperature, and simply feels amazing as you

    rub it in. If it helps, you can alternate applying cold wet cloths and

    refrigerated aloe gel as needed.

    Tip: Use an umbrella to shield yourself from direct sunlight.

    Reason: Umbrellas — even dark-coloured ones can shield you from direct sunlight

    and create a bit of shade. Larger umbrellas create larger shade. Even if it

    seems odd to carry an umbrella when it’s not raining, it can be very helpful

    in reducing the effects of direct sunlight.


    Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can happen very quickly, and if you’re in

    the throes of it, you may have difficulty recognizing symptoms and/or asking

    for help — especially if it progresses toward heat stroke (which is a medical

    emergency).

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  • Rayanne
    Featured January 2022 Ontario
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    I don't know what I'd do in all this heat! I'm so relieved no one is getting married any time soon. I wish all our happy couples a wonderful day and that they do not melt. I think it is possible to melt in this heat 🤣
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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
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    I'm probably going to die in my dress next summer lol I can't even imagine what my fiance and best men are going to feel like in their suits
    Usually the first couple weeks in August in kelowna are anywhere from 30-40 degrees
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  • Liberty
    Featured May 2022 Alberta
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    Soo hard to predict!! Humidity in Ontario is the worst! I sure don't miss it!
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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
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    We're Sept long weekend and while it won't snow, it can swing towards the cooler side post 5pm (which to be honest, I'm kind of hoping for). But it could also stay in peak summer weather at >30°C. Hard to predict for sure.

    A tent will help but unless there's a breeze, the humidity will kill.

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  • Liberty
    Featured May 2022 Alberta
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    Our wedding is May long weekend in Alberta. So we could have snow (🤞 no snow) or super hot!! If it's hot we are considering renting a shaved ice truck for cocktail hour!
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  • Brittany
    Devoted December 2022 Yucatán
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    Alberta here! It has been absolutely horrendous being outside in this heat wave. I've lived out here 15 years and even having 24-25 degrees is considered hot. Since living here, in peak summer season it usually does not get over around 23 and its gorgeous. But over the years it has been progressively getting hotter and hotter since about 2018. 2019 was the first time we had a heat wave and we also had one in 2020 although never this early in summer. We usually don't get to warmer temperatures until end of July - August. But having 27-30 degrees in June is completely new.

    I can not even think how uncomfortable some may be. Especially the groom and groomsmen, because of their suits. Just trying on dresses during the heat wave - inside an A/C controlled building it was getting too warm because it barely did anything. So ya - no thanks.

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  • Tunisha
    Featured October 2021 Ontario
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    Oh, I can’t imagine some weddings having to be out in the summer especially since this year it’s very hot almost everyday.


    Since I work from home, I’ve mainly been in the house and less outside. Hahaa.
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