Did you get engaged over the holidays? Full-hearted congratulations from our team! Eager to start planning your wedding? Planning a wedding is one of the most special experiences a couple can share together.
Renowned across the world for their soaring peaks and breathtaking views, the Canadian Rockies are a wonder to behold. Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, Canmore is home to stunning backdrops for a wedding. If you’re a lover of the great outdoors and want to say “I do!” surrounded by beauty, Canmore is THE location to tie the knot. Below are a few pointers to consider when planning a wedding in the Rocky Mountains.
Canmore is home to some of the most popular wedding venues in the Alberta Rockies. From unique and naturally elegant locations like the Cornerstone Theatre to breathtaking outdoor spots like the Canmore Ranch and Rundleview Parkette, there is no shortage of incredible venues. In order to make sure you’re able to secure your dream location, it’s important to book as soon as possible and to have some flexibility when it comes to dates. During the peak summer seasons, venues book up extremely quickly. The sooner you book your venue, the less likely you are to be disappointed. It’s also worth mentioning that you’ll want book photographers, caterers, florists and all other time sensitives service providers as well.
Choose Your Season
One of the best parts about getting married in the mountains is that Alberta provides incredible scenery all year round. From the beautiful changing colours of fall to the magical winters and blooming flowers in the spring to stunning weather during the summer, there’s truly something for everyone. That said, it’s important to bear in mind the specific challenges that come with each season (especially for those planning outdoor ceremonies). Weather in the Rockies can be fickle. For those planning outdoor weddings we strongly advise having a backup venue in case Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate fully.
Couples booking both their outdoor ceremony and reception with Cornerstone Weddings will have the Theatre reserved as an alternate venue in the case of inclement weather.
Help Your Guests Plan Ahead
If the majority of your guests will be travelling, it’s important to give them plenty of time to plan. Also, provide them with information on local accommodation, maps and clear instructions and tips to prepare for your ceremony (i.e. advising female guests to wear flat shoes for outdoor weddings). We advise reaching out to accommodation providers early on to inquire about group rate discounts and other available options.
Give Yourself Plenty Of Time To Enjoy Your Wedding
No one likes to feel rushed before or after their big day. Consider arriving a few extra days ahead of schedule. This will give you time to settle in and unwind before jumping into the full excitement of your wedding day. Canmore offers a lot of cool activities, places to explore and great restaurants and shops. The days before your wedding will feel like a mini-vacation! You can also choose to stay a couple of extra days after to enjoy your first moments as a newlywed couple surrounded by the magic of the Rocky Mountains!
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