Let your dream wedding come to life in the breathtakingly beautiful mountains of Montana! With incredible views and plenty of activities for you and your guests, you’ll create memories that will last a lifetime. Organizing a destination wedding can seem daunting, but with a clear vision and the help of some talented wedding professionals, you can make your dream wedding come true! With all the perks destination weddings offer, it’s easier and more accessible than you think. Start planning today with these 5 first steps to hosting destination wedding of your dreams!
Choose your Perfect Montana Location
When it comes to hosting your destination wedding or elopement in Montana, finding your dream location is key! When we think of Montana destination weddings, Glacier National Park immediately comes to mind. Sporting some pretty epic backdrops such as Two Medicine Lake, Sun Point, Logan Pass, or Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park is truly one of the most gorgeous places to get hitched.
While choosing a location that will look incredible in photos is certainly a plus, don’t forget to take into consideration your guests’ travel concerns. Think about the length and complexity of the journey, and whether additional transportation is required. Making it easy for your friends and family to join you will ensure your special day is even more memorable!
Look how stunning this Glacier National Park elopement is, captured by Jennifer Vernarsky Photography!
- Photography // Jennifer Vernarsky Photography, Cheers MT Premier Vendor
- Officiant // Sarah Harding, Cheers MT Vendor
- Florals // Mums Floral
- Cake // Fleur Bakery
- HMUA // Shayna Beauty
- Venue // Glacier Outdoor
Visit your Location in Advance
Ready to take the next step? Check out your elopement or wedding location in person for an up-close & personal experience before booking – to guarantee the perfect fit for you, your partner and any guests you’d like to join.
Planning a destination wedding from afar can be overwhelming, but taking a scouting trip to your venue and meeting local vendors in person is essential for making sure you have the vision that you want. It may require an added expense but it’ll be worth it to ensure that everyone in your wedding party is comfortable with the setting and travel arrangements! Plus, who doesn’t love a little weekend getaway?
Choose a Local Wedding Photographer
Choosing the right photographer for your Montana destination wedding can make all the difference for those lasting memories of your special day! Go for a local photographer to ensure you get the best photos – after travelling so far, you’ll want to make sure these moments are captured in the perfect way.
Say ‘I do’ to a Montana-based photographer who knows the ins and outs of the region! Not only do they typically know the best locations for drool-worthy photo ops, but they’ll make sure to use the best lighting conditions and a location-specific photography timeline to capture your special day and give you those perfect shots. Let their local knowledge help you plan the best wedding day, so your photos will be truly timeless!
As an avid hiker and outdoors-woman, Jill of Jill Jones Photography knows Glacier National Park inside and out, ensuring that you have a custom tailored wedding/elopement experience within its bounds! Plus, did we mention that she’s incredibly talented? Just check out these photos!
- Photography // Jill Jones Photography, Cheers MT Vendor
- Cake // Mountain Mamas Cupcakery
- Location // Many Glacier, GNP
Hire a Full-Service Wedding Planner & Coordinator
As a couple planning a destination wedding, there are countless details to consider. From the day-of events to making sure all of your guests have a great experience, it’s important to be thinking ahead and preparing for all aspects of the celebration!
Hire a Montana-based professional wedding planner and coordinator to ease the stress of planning your destination wedding. Local wedding planners have hands-on experience in all things Montana weddings and also have close connections with other professional vendors to help you find your Montana wedding dream team!
The stunning wedding pictured below was perfectly planned by Leather & Ivory, a Cheers MT vendor! From the beautiful floral design to the ceremony setup, and the small details, this day was oh-so perfect!
- Planning & Floral Design // Leather & Ivory, Cheers MT Vendor
- Photographer // Ashley J Photo
- Wedding Venue // The Barn at Teller
- Caterer & Cake // MineShaft Pasty Co.
- Rentals // Perfect Events
Create a Informational Wedding Website
Last, but certainly not least, make sure to create a wedding website to help you provide essential information and updates to your guests, so they stay in the loop with your destination wedding in Montana!
Wedding websites help you keep track of everyone attending, share the details of your event, and even make RSVPs easier for your family and friends. The best part? You get to share your love story and build up excitement for your non-traditional nuptials. What a lifesaver!
For the sake of showing you how capable these easy-to-make wedding website are, we went ahead and created one for free over on Wedding Wire! What a wonderful way to share important wedding details with your guests.