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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

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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