Holding your wedding at a mountain lodging this winter can turn your event into a magical affair. However, it requires a bit more planning than a wedding held in a more traditional venue. Factors, such as your floral arrangements and travel plans for the guests, can be impacted by the weather in the location. Fortunately, with careful planning, you can make sure your mountain wedding is a success.
Visit the Mountain Lodge
Even if you have stayed at the venue in the past, you need to revisit it before settling on it as your wedding location. In the past, you were solely focused on being a guest and enjoying the experience. This visit is designed to help you determine what you need to consider when planning your wedding.
During your visit, you need to scout out a location to have your wedding. Many lodgings have several areas designated for weddings and other events and you want to choose the best one for your wedding. You also need to find out what services the lodge is willing to provide and get samplings of those services.
Know Which Flowers Are in Bloom
Most florists will go out their way to ensure you have the flowers you want for your wedding even if they are out of season. Unfortunately, opting for out of season flowers could mean you pay far more for your floral arrangements than you budgeted for.
Since your wedding is being held in the winter season, you should consider buying flowers that are actually in bloom during this period. For instance, gardenias, orchids, poinsettias, and roses are in season in winter.
Make Arrangements for Guests
Moving your wedding to the mountains means that you need to ensure your guests are able to and from the venue and have lodging when they arrive. A few months before the wedding, you need to contact travel services in the area to arrange for transportation for arriving guests. For instance, you can contract with a transportation service for a shuttle bus to pick up guests from the airport and deliver them to the lodge.
The lodge you are planning to stay at might offer a group discount for your guests that can help save money on the lodging. Talk to the manager of the lodging to find out what activities guests can partake in when there is a lull in wedding activities. You might be able to arrange discounts for those activities, too.