When Tim and I renewed our vows this past June in front of 70 people in the 110 degree heat we knew he had made a bad decision. However it was a decision I was sticking to because our venue was beautiful and I had always wanted an outdoor wedding. That’s when I started researching ways to cool the air outdoors with more than just a basic fan. Portacool does exactly that.
Portacool evaporative cooling units actually work to cool the air up by filling them with water. The best part is the water is never put out into the air because it evaporates, so all you get is nice cool air. Not air like a fan, we’re talking cool air. The Portacool Cyclone 3200 cools around 700 square feet and we were offered 4 units for the vow renewal.
It was incredibly hot the day we said “I Still Do”, so hot that I feared I would sweat my makeup off. So hot that we all went back in the house to wash off our armpits and reapply deodorant after our pre ceremony pictures. But this was because the Portacools weren’t set up quite yet.
Once the guests began arriving they were all turned on and pumping out that cool air that was needed to keep everyone happy even if no one knew where it was coming from.
Here are some quotes from my guests:
Shelley with OnTheGoinMCO said: The Portacool made being outside on a summer evening in Florida comfortable…and that is no small feet! Being able to enjoy a glass of wine with friends on while not worrying about the heat was an amazing treat!
Jen Hamel said: Having the portacools available added a little comfort for all the guests outside. My husband particularly enjoyed standing in the cool stream of air while eating hors devours and having a drink.
So as you can see my friend’s are serious lushes. But they aren’t wrong, people love to let loose at an event like a wedding but doing so when you are hot and miserable isn’t fun.
Lynsey with MoscatoMom.com said: As a Florida girl myself I was worried that I was going to absolutely melt at an outdoor wedding in June. I was pleasantly surprised to not only not melt – but to be comfortable the entire time thanks to the Portacool. They were unobtrusive and super quiet. As someone looking to plan my own wedding soon, I am excited to have options for an outdoor wedding – even in the summertime!
Kelly Green who sang at my vow renewal said: I’m a Florida girl and the heat and me “go way back”. It was so nice to have somewhere to go to cool off where I didn’t miss out on the action. And, yes, I knew RIGHT where to be during the reception. They say “no parking on the dance floor,” but I may have broken that rule just a tad. It was too fun not to!
With just a few extension cords and a hose (or manually if necessary) we were on our way to comfort. And then we wheeled them all over the property.
First they were pointed towards the guests for the ceremony audience with one pointed towards us under the gazebo.
Next we wheeled them to the brick covered cocktail reception patio so everyone could enjoy drinks and hors-d’oeuvres and get to know everyone.
Finally we moved them to the reception space which was outdoor but also indoor. It was in an airplane hangar, which I realize it very confusing. It isn’t really hot in the hangar but it certainly isn’t air conditioned. We had two pointing at the dinner tables and two into the hangar for dancing. The venue itself has a giant Portacool so that certainly didn’t hurt. They know what’s good. 😉
In all my years blogging this has been one of the best products I’ve ever received for review. I will use this thing constantly. Tim just used it to do yard work over the weekend. We offer it to our elderly neighbor when he works in his yard. It takes 2 minutes to set up and lasts hours upon hours and uses little electricity, a toaster’s amount. I recommend a Portacool Cyclone 3200 for your everyday needs whether it be around the house of for special events. Now that 4 local bloggers all have a Portacool we know we can make local events a lot more comfortable for everyone.
*This is a sponsored post. I received a Portacool in return for blog review. All opinions are my own.