We’re sharing tips for planning a Canadian Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding in Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise, and Jasper. Here’s Tip #7.
Consider hiring a wedding coordinator / planner who specializes in mountain weddings in the area you are getting married at.
A Canadian Rocky Mountain destination wedding is appealing in so many ways! With picturesque beauty, nothing is more beautiful or romantic than a magnificant mountain setting. Planning a wedding at anytime can be a daunting experience, but planning a destination wedding, even more so. From hiring wedding professionals long distance, to planning your decor, to traveling and packing everything to bring, challenging is an understatement! Even if you live relatively close, a mountain wedding still means travel and accommodations for you and your guests. Logistically, there’s just more things to take care of. You’ll need a clear game plan for everything to run smoothly.
Hiring a local wedding planner who specializes in mountain weddings will save you much time and stress. Not only will they know which local wedding vendors are of the highest quality and offer the best value, they’ll also be able to give you the inside scoop on things to do in the area and great places to eat! They can assist you in finding a suitable reception venue and help you find a perfect ceremony location, even if that means a mountain meadow accessible only by helicopter. They’ll help you secure caterers, florists, photographers and other local vendors, and they’ll let you know what permits you require.
An experienced planner will have contingency plans for mountain weather, whether it be wind, rain, heat or snow! They can advise you and your guests on what to wear for various conditions and they’ll likely come prepared with sunscreen, bugspray, umbrellas and whatever is necessary for your guests to be comfortable.
You can read about Tip #6 here.
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