Couples, families and planners, are you looking to create a unique mountain wedding experience in Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone and Silverthorne, Colorado?
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Tip #7 – Visit
So, you’ve got your budget, timeline, theme, and other important priorities figured out, like determining that you want to subject your friends and family to the uncertainties that exist above 9,000 feet. Expect an adventure from the start, and be patient with all bumps in the trail ahead. Heed the mountaineer’s mantra to “go slow, to go fast” and that means walking among the streets where your event will be.
In the mountains, the rain will only last a few minutes (hopefully), but the memories will last a lifetime. So, maybe you should plan ahead as much as possible, and that means a road trip! Visiting the venues and lodges firsthand will give you much more insight into maximizing the mountain experience you wish to create.
Make a few contacts before your trip and set up appointments with key vendors critical to overall event design. Ask the hotel concierge or property management owner whom they’ve worked with in the past, and if the room you’re wishing to use will be available to tour at the time of your visit. There could be a conference or some other type of gathering using your room, so plan ahead.
Ask yourself if your lodging and any other buildings used in your wedding will be a comfortable distance apart over multiple days. If it’s not an easy walk for you from one place to another, it’s too far and a shuttle might be needed.
Couples who are tech savvy can use email, social media and free online tools like Skype to communicate with vendors, while possibly never meeting until the day of the event. For other couples, it will be very important to make a personal connection via a face-to-face consultation. Just know what will help you sleep at night and do what’s best for you.
Vendors might offer early-booking incentives or mud season specials that might have you planning an off-season wedding. And that’s a new trend we think we’ll be seeing more of, more shoulder season bookings and events.
Ask for linen samples or any other things that can be seen, felt or better yet, tasted. Meet with a cake maker and catering company to taste the options out there. Some vendors might charge for samples, so be sure to ask if there’s a charge.
I hope this gets you going on more ideas on how to plan a perfect mountain wedding. Please let me know if you have any particular subjects or ideas for a particular tip idea!