You may be wondering how we survived an outdoor summer wedding here in one of the hottest places on earth! I am not sure exactly how hot it was on that day, but the forecasts were between 105-108 degrees. We worried over it the entire time we were planning. We not only worried about the heat, but about the monsoon that could have blown through. Luckily, we were blessed with clear skies, but the heat remained in full force.
The wedding was in the morning, indoors, so that was great! Pictures outside were a bit uncomfortable, but we made it through as quickly as we could!
The reception was held in our friend's backyard, beginning at 7:00 in the evening. They have a beautiful yard with lots of shade and a misting system. They also have a portable cooler and we borrowed 2 more, plus the groom rented another one that was giant! These really helped! All of the food was on ice.
Then, for a little bit of fun, and something that actually really helped everyone stand the heat, Madalynn came up with the great idea of giving out fans as favors! I loved it! So, we found some nice ones on Oriental Trading (affiliate link).. We may have purchased all of this style that we used! But they have many choices in many colors, and some that can be personalized. Remember, this is the last day to get free shipping on any size order!
This is what we did with our fans:
We had our little flower girls (Lindsey's 3 young nieces) handing out the fans from baskets. They had so much fun. I had thought that only the women would take them, but I saw a few males sporting a fan here and there as well! Trust me! Everyone loved them. When my granddaughter's basket was empty, she told me that she had "sold" them all! Ha Ha! I wish I had thought of that! (I don't think she really got any tips!) I can't wait to show you how beautiful these girl's looked when the pictures come in!
Here is one more shot of our last fan, resting on my new couch!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!