Okay, my fiancee and I are having a wedding in Arizona in JULY. For those of you who aren't familiar with AZ, the temps in July are usually around 112 degrees and the sun doesn't go down until 7 pm. My FI is in the Army and we are moving right after the wedding, so this is why we chose this month.
Anyway, the wedding starts at 6 and the hotel we picked has a beautiful outdoor area for the ceremony with an arch and everything else set up, however my coordinator suggested that we have the wedding indoors because it will be too hot to have it outside and all of the guests will complain. Which I definitly don't want, so I agreed. However the ballroom we would have it it is an empty, boring ballroom. So we would have to rent an arch and completely decorate it ourselves.
But then I was thinking... what if we switched things around?? What if we have the cocktail hour at 6 inside, and then the ceremony outside from 7-7:30 (at sunset) and then go back inside for the reception.
What are everyone's thought? I am in desperate need of help. My friends like the idea but basically none of my family does and neither does the coordinator..
I wouldn't be at the cocktail hour either way and we're already doing pictures earlier in the day, so on my part is would be easy to do.
Any opinions are appreciated! Thanks.