Planning a mountain wedding can be a daunting task because of the remote location, but with careful planning and some help from professionals, it can be an event to remember for a lifetime. Here are some tips for planning a beautiful mountain wedding.
Choose the Right Location
When choosing a location for your mountain wedding, make sure that you take into account the altitude and the weather conditions. You’ll also want to make sure that the location is accessible by car or van so that your guests can get there easily.
Book Your Venue Early
Most popular mountain wedding venues fill up quickly, so book your venue as soon as possible. You will also need to allow for more time to address the logistics of a remote location. Even a local wedding requires many hands and vehicles to transport tables and chairs, decor, food, flowers, and gifts. Consider Sprinter van rentals for transporting guests to the wedding site if neccessary. Vans can be a great way to transport guests to and from your mountain wedding site safely and comfortably–especially if the site can’t accommodate more than a few vehicles. Services like this are things you’ll want to book as soon as your venue is reserved.
Hire a Professional Photographer
A good photographer will be able to capture the natural beauty of the mountains in your photos. With any luck, there might be some waterfalls or lookout points to add to your photo lineup! If you aren’t entirely familiar, research the area for points of interest and employ the research skills of your photographer to decide on the locations that will achieve as gorgeous and memorable photos as possible.
Plan Your Menu Carefully
Since you’ll be outdoors, you’ll need to plan a menu that is both tasty and easy to prepare and store. Try serving dishes that can be cooked on a campfire or grill. If you’re hiring a caterer, they likely have all the equipment needed to safely store food at their correct temperatures. If you’re going it alone and the weather is warm, make sure that plenty of ice is on hand for cold items and beverages.
Keep Weather in Mind
You’ll want to make sure both you and your guests are prepared for the weather conditions. Advise your guests about what to expect regarding the weather and pack accordingly. If you’re having a snow season wedding, be sure to have a place for guests to cozy up with a warm beverage and stay warm. Consider bringing along season-appropriate entertainment pieces, like outdoor games in fair weather, or toboggans and sleds for a white winter wedding.
The mountains are an extraordinarily beautiful place to exchange vows, and with a little bit of extra planning, your mountain wedding can be an unforgettable event for all. By following these tips, you can make sure that your mountain wedding is both beautiful and memorable.