HELP: Outdoor wedding in July??

Hey ladies, FI and I are planning our wedding for July 2, 2011.  At the moment we are planning to have it at The French Estate, but we have an opportunity to have it at a private resident and haven't decided which to go with.  My question is in regards to timing and making this event comfortable for our guest.  I'm from CA, but I've lived in CO for the last 4 years.  I know that July is one of the hottest months, so I'm trying to figure out the most comfortable time to have this event.  I'm thinking sometime around 3, but I'm not sure how much longer the sun will be beating on us (we are planning on a tent).  I'm also wondering about the amount of day light.  If my memory serves me correctly, the sun doesn't set until sometime after 8.  AND MOSQUITO'S!!! I remember those little pest, but I can't remember what time of the year mosquito's come out in full force.  So please help!


1. Approximate weather


2. Most comfortable time of day to start a late afternoon wedding


3. Mosquito?


4. Any other element that i'm missing...

Posted on May 31, 2010 at 8:23 am
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Linzee
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1. weather: I'd say between 80-85F


2. You can actually start it pretty late ( 5:00- 5:30) since the sun won't set until 7-7:30, and even later.


3. I haven't experienced many mosquitos during the summer, with the exception of "stand still water".


4. I'd just check city restrcitions. Make sure you know this for parking reasons if you have it at a private estate.

Posted on May 31, 2010 at 11:59 am
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i'd have it later than 3, it's still pretty hot at that time. plus, prime time for picture taking would be closer to sunset. we had our wedding in August at 5:30, and it was still light out for a good portion of out reception. there's not too many mosquitos unless you are near alot of water. 

Posted on May 31, 2010 at 5:06 pm
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French Estate might not be great in July because you have to be done at 9 and you'd probably want a late start. I loved the venue but the early endtime killed it in my fiance's eyes.

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 10:25 am
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1. Approximate weather - High 85-90 Higher tempurature the more inland/flatland you go.


2. Most comfortable time of day to start a late afternoon wedding - Would depend on sunset during July...I would say 6-6:30 start time. Sun will not be pounding on top of peoples heads.


3. Mosquito? - No mosquitos, unless you're in a wooded area or have bright lights pounding on you.  There might still be some June bugs flying aound.  Just ask the keepers how they deal with that, or if it's ever been a problem.


4. Any other element that i'm missing... -

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 12:40 pm
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Yes I would say to start at like 5 or 530 because the sun won't go down until past 8

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 12:54 pm
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1. The weather depends on where you are. OC tends to be cooler than inland/ valley areas. Average around 85 is probably accurate.


2. The ceremony start time for our July outdoor wedding is 5:30pm. I would've started later than that, but wanted to have plenty of reception time and have to have it all wrapped up at 11.


3. Bugs aren't usually a problem

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 6:42 pm
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Thank you ladies!  It's hard remembering a life that was once so familiar.  @BriannaG- that is a great point!! I never made the connection.  Part of the draw for us with the French Estate is the outdoor, backyard feel with the little lights.  so having it there really wouldn't do that fo us considering it wouldn't be dark before it was over :(

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 7:50 am
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Orange, CA can get up to the 100's and 3pm would be really hot. The average high temp would be 85 degrees or so. Plus in July I think it's light out till 8:15-8:30pm. I'm not really sure about mosquitos. Unless you're near a body of water, there aren't very many mosquitos in California. HTH :-)

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 4:19 pm
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It really does depend on the location.  I am in the San Fernando Valley and it is usually 95+ in July.  I think having an outdoor wedding starting at 3pm would be too hot.  Since it is in July, I would suggest a later start time, like 5ish.


I know there are mosiquitos out there, I get bit every time I am outdoors at night for more than a few minutes.  I have 9 of them on my arms that I am "recovering" from right now.  They are at their worst right now through summer.  There are alot of products out there with citronella and other deterents that don't smell to us.  We have tiki torches in our yard and use citronella oil.

Posted on June 3, 2010 at 12:40 pm
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If you go to weather.com you can actually check what the weather has been in any city for the last 5 years or so on a specific date. 

Posted on June 3, 2010 at 4:22 pm

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