I've had to develop a reasonably intense set of coping strategies to ensure I survived these summer weddings without keeling over like a cricketer facing a West Indian quick without a box.
Frist ensure you have two very lightweight shirts washed and ironed (by your mum or partner of course). Leave getting ready to late, don't worry the women will still be sorting their make up so you won't be the last one ready.
Start the process with a cold shower and dress your lower half only initially. Layer up with plenty of antiperspirant, literally roll around in the stuff!
Next find a fan or air conditioning unit to stand by while further cooling off with the an ice cold Speight's.
Leave your departure to the last minute and ensure your taxi or car is air-conditioned as you now have your first shirt on. When you arrive stash your deodorant in the foyer and hang up the second shirt for later on once you have destroyed the first one with perspiration.
For the ceremony seek shade or a spot with a decent breeze (at least 30kph). Don't be a stranger at the bar those ice cold tri stars will hold back the ponds for precious minutes.
Another key trick is to find a sympathetic member of staff with whom you can negotiate your way into the chiller at regular intervals.
One of the more unique a tactic's I've seen is the 'Manpon' pioneered by an old mate Simon Ward it's for your underarms and consists of rolled up toilet paper placed conveniently and discreetly in the sweat zone.
My next wedding is in Hawaii in a few weeks so I will need to pull out all of the above to get through!
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