Guests from out of town may not be prepared for the elements at your outdoor ceremony in the mountains of Colorado. Altitude sickness it real and not a pleasant feeling, so please prepare your guests for the altitude before the arrive with a few tips. Suggest they arrive a day or two early and to stay at a lower elevation during that time. They should also avoid or limit caffeine and alcohol intake. Keeping them safe and comfortable should be a top priority. Always have sunscreen and water available for your guests any time they are outdoors! Hate sunscreen like I do? Consider offering an alternate to sunscreen and rent some classy parasols. Having cheap sunglasses on hand isn’t a bad idea either. Also, don’t forget older and younger guests may not be able to walk far, so be sure to have alternate transportation options for them. Lastly, consider providing an oxygen bar for guests as a precaution. Having an oxygen bar at your reception can temporary relieve symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (aka Altitude Sickness). In the Summit County and Grand Lake County Area check out Oxygen To You.
After 9 years in the business I have worked at hundreds lot of weddings. Mountain weddings offer opportunities that are hard to beat in an urban city environment, but they present a wide variety of logistical challenges. Therefore, I work closely with my couples during their planning process to ensure they are prepared for anything. My background in Outdoor Leadership taught me if you want to stay safe and have a good time outdoors in the mountains, you must plan ahead and prepare. The best advice I can give my brides to enjoy their wedding day, is to plan ahead and prepare for the worst which is actually the first principal of the Leave No Trace Ethic Guide. I used to be a certified teacher, so I hope sharing my knowledge will help improve the outcome and experience you have at your mountain wedding. To ready more about the Planning Ahead, check out the LNT website.
Wedding After 9 years in the business I have realized that I have to share my knowledge to everyone I possibly can! I hope this video series helps you plan your mountain wedding. My first video is about the most important thing to consider when planning a wedding, the weather.
Today most brides are trying to plan their wedding on their own, well with the help of Pinterest, but they often forget to consider the environment around them. Nature is unpredictable, so mountain weddings require a lot more planning than any other type of wedding. Weather is highly unpredictable and in the mountains temperatures can fluctuate dramatically, especially in transitional seasons. Planning a mountain wedding can be a full time job. There are just so many scenarios to consider and plan for, rain and wind being the biggest two.
“Imagine being able to look at your wedding photos, watch yourself walk down the aisle, and hear the vows, the music, and the laughter all at the same time. Tell your story in a unique cinematic way called Fusion! The final product is an easily distributed, beautifully orchestrated record of your event that can be emailed, posted to YouTube, and uploaded to websites such as Facebook.”