Have you ever been to an indoor wedding that did not have the air conditioning running despite the fact that hundreds of people were crammed into a building and the thermostat read “pretty darn hot” outside? I had this experience one time, and let me tell you, it was not a lot of fun.
Of course, everyone who attends a wedding gets dressed up to attend.
The time I am referring to even meant panty hose for the women; plus I’m sure most of us were wearing shapewear and slips under our dresses. Of course, for men, it means undershirts, ties, and coats. I had no idea that this church I was going to would have no air conditioning! The church is located in the northeast, to be fair, so it’s not like the southeast where I live. Still, though, I never thought there would be any building that is intended to house hundreds of people that would forego a/c in this day and age. The church is quite old, having been built in the 1700s, I believe, and it is made out of stone. Admittedly, stone has its own sort of cooling effect, but it certainly is not enough to compensate for actual central air conditioning. I found myself wishing they had chosen to get married in the winter; the church did and does have a furnace! Of course, a winter wedding would mean trekking through the snow, possibly. I do understand that most people get married in either the spring or summer, but I do sincerely hope that everyone else I know who gets married does so in a church that has air conditioning, even if they are in the northern climes!