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I HAD AN ANXIETY ATTACK RIGHT BEFORE MY WEDDING. WHAT IT MEANT? WHAT IT DOESN'T? AND HOW TO COPE!
BEAT THE HEAT
Avoid the heat
Adjust the time. Push the ceremony back so it's as late in the evening as possible. Think about a sunset wedding or a night time wedding.
Keep it short. Have a short ceremony and then bring the reception inside.
Find a venue near water. Lakeside or beach wedding anyone? Or, hell, get married on the water on a boat — the breeze from a moving ship should keep everyone cool.
Shade is your friend. Definitely try to set up your ceremony in a shady location.
Cope with the heat
Have a pool party wedding. Pool parties are the coolest parties. You can totally take the "first plunge" instead of a first dance.
Fans and parasols. Turn your wedding programs into fans, or have fans readily available as favors. Or set out a bucket full of cheap paper parasols.
Dress code. Dress in breathable fabrics and inform your guests to dress for the heat — shorts, flip flops, light cotton shirts, sun dresses etc.
Hydration station. Have water, iced tea, and/or lemonade readily available