Colorado is a HUGE destination wedding spot. About 50%-65% of all the brides we work with are destination brides. While destination weddings can be the way to go for some couples, they can also add on an extra layer of stress during the planning process, so here are a few things to think about:
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Get a Dang Coordinator
Do yourselves a favor and get some help! Especially if the destination is relatively unknown to you, hire a coordinator. They can help guide your through venues, vendors, etc.
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A lot of destination brides schedule a couple of trips out to their destination spot to meet with vendors, do hair and makeup trials, and general wedding planning tasks. But keep in mind that most of your vendors work on the weekends (because weddings) and most likely wont be able to meet with you Friday-Sunday.
Finding vendors can easily become a decision making overload in just 5 minutes which is why using site like The Knot can be a great way to expedited the process. We like thinking of it as the Tinder of weddings. If you have friends in the area and they are sending you recommendations, please be sure to still check out the vendors website and make sure it is a good fit with your style and budget.
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Think About How The Climate May Effect Things
Colorado has a crazy dry climate, not to mention the altitude! With that being said, make sure you and your weddings party are doing all you can to combat the changes. Drink extra water, MOISTURIZE, and be prepared!
Consider The Time of Year
While getting married in the Rocky Mountains during the Fall and Winter can be one of the most romantic and beautiful backdrops there is, keep in mind that our weather can be unpredictable at best, and some vendors may not be able to make it to your wedding if there is inclement weather. So try and hire as local as possible when you can
Just remember, at the end of the day, you will be married!