May 21, 2022
Are you heat sensitive and worried about attending a wedding? Summer weddings can be hot and the heat from a formal dress or full tux can be dangerous.
ThermApparel has helped many Brides, Grooms, members of the bridal party, parents and guests who have heat sensitivity but don’t want to miss out on all the fun of the big day.
The ThermApparel UnderCool Cooling Vest is the best cooling vest for weddings. It weighs less than 2 lbs and when worn under a dress, tux or suit no one will know you have it on.
ThermApparel Cooling Packs will refreeze in ice water in 30 min making it the perfect on-the-go cooing pack. Quickly and easily refreeze your cooling packs in a cooler of ice water or even a large 2 gallon Zip-Lock type bag.
A FOTB (Father of the Bride) with Multiple Sclerosis contacted us about finding the right size for wearing under his tux. He was in between a Medium and Small size and ended up going with the Small as it fit best with his tux and was the most comfortable. He chose to purchase the Adventure Bundle which comes with 2 Vest Garments and 2 Sets of Cooling Packs and he added on an Additional Set of ExtendedCool Cooling Packs.
He called and talked to Julia and as they were talking he shared his concerns about when to put the vest on so he had the most amount of time with the ExtendedCool Cooling Packs. He needed to make it to at least 8 p.m. for his FOTB speech before dinner.
"The ceremony and reception are at an outdoor venue in the summer and the temps are going to be in the upper 80’s. I am most nervous about giving the speech, when I get nervous my heat sensitivity amps up and I want to make sure the packs last that long.”
After talking for a few minutes Julia was able to put him at ease She was able to put together a timeline of when to switch out the cooling packs and a cooling plan of how.
…little unknown secret. Julia was a professional wedding photographer for 14 years and has tons of experience putting together timelines for weddings…
The FOTB was going to put on the vest at 5 p.m. and hope he and the cooling packs made it to 8 p.m. when he was to give his speech. This isn’t going to work. The ExtendedCool Cooling Packs are not going to make it the full three hours.
But wait - ThermApparel say’s their ExtendedCool Cooling Packs will last 2-3 hours. Shouldn’t he be able to make it from 5-8? Simple answer, no he won’t make it and here's the two reasons why.
The ExtendedCool Cooling Packs last 2-3 hours depending on your level of activity and the ambient temperature.
3+ hours wearing it inside in an air-conditioned area.
3 hours doing light housework.
2.5 hours outside doing gardening or taking a brisk walk.
2 hour on a treadmill or exercising.
1 hour in extreme temps.
His ExtendedCool Cooling Packs are going to last around 2 hours because he will be in a full tux, outside in the heat, excited about seeing his daughter get married and nervous about giving his speech.
Weddings never run on time. (never)
Here is the Timeline and Cooling Plan that Julia put together for the FTOB.
Don’t wait until you get hot to put on your ThermApparel UnderCool Cooling Vest. Use Pre Cooling, Event Cooling, and Post Cooling to keep your heat sensitivity under control.
1. Assemble your team
Have your spouse or close friend be the designated person to do the Cooling Pack switch-a-roo.
Practice, practice, practice with this person a few days before the wedding. To relieve as much stress as possible don’t wait until the day of the wedding to figure out how the vest and cooling packs work.
2. Understand how your Vest Garment and Cooling Packs work.
Depending on the venue and timeline, you might not have time to take off your shirt to get to the Cooling Packs.
Tip from the ThermApparel Team - Wear the vest inside out so the pockets for the cooling packs face away from the body. This makes it easy to switch the packs without taking your shirt off. Just lift up your shirt and your team can do the switch-a-roo. Check out the video of Kurtis and Julia explaining how to switch out your Cooling Packs without taking off your shirt.
3. Assemble the needed items.
- Cooling Vest Garments
- Cooling Packs
- Cooler or Large 2 gallon Zip-Lock type bag - If you are staying at a hotel, the hotel fridge is not going to be able to keep up.
- Ice and water - ThermApparel Cooling Packs will refreeze in ice water in 30 min
- Figure out if the hotel has an ice machine or if you need to get this from room service or bring with you.
- Water bottles
- Towel to wipe off Cooling Packs when they come out of the ice water.
4. Pre Cooling.
Wear your cooling vest.
The days’ leading up to a wedding can be busy, hectic and hot. Wear your cooling vest and switch your cooling packs every 2-3 hours.
Wear it to the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. This will help keep your energy levels up, cog-fog at bay and you won't be exhausted the day of the wedding
Hydrate with water as much as possible.
Don’t chug, instead drink small sips of cold water consistently to keep you hydrated. Keep a water bottle with you all day.
Practice switching the cooling packs with your Cooling Pack switch-a-roo team
Tip: Have a towel handy to wipe off the Cooling Packs as they come out of the ice water.
5. Event Cooling
The day of the event is going to be a whirlwind of excitement, nerves and happy tears. Knowing your timeline and limits will help you enjoy the day instead of worrying about overheating.
The less layers the better. If you can, skip the undershirt and have a second tux shirt to change into if needed. If you choose to wear an undershirt, wear it over your Cooling Vest.
Wear your Cooling Vest inside out so the pockets open away from your body.
The day after the wedding use your Cooling Vest at brunch, keep that cooling going to keep your energy up and your mind sharp.
With this Cooling Plan and Timeline, the FTOB will be able to keep his heat sensitivity under control and enjoy his daughter's wedding!
If you need help putting together a Cooling Plan and Timeline for your wedding or event call 855-232-7233 and talk to Julia.
This is a free service from ThermApparel. We want to make sure you enjoy your wedding and not worry about how to survive it.
ThermApparel is a small business making big waves in the heat sensitivity world by designing the first lightweight, comfortable and invisible cooling vest, UnderCool. Check us out online, on our blog, or on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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