Planning a destination Montana wedding? Read these 6 tips!
April 16, 2015
5 Reasons why fall weddings in Montana are best!
July 9, 2015
We love all seasons in Montana, but fall in Montana is especially cool. Here’s our top 5 reasons why:
TEMPERATURE. The weather in the fall is MUCH milder than the summer, and more predictable than the Spring. You’ll still need protection from the elements, but it’s not likely to be 100+ degrees on your wedding day in the fall!
COLORS. Contrary to popular belief, Montana is not all pine trees! Aspens and Cottonwood trees abound and change to beautiful colors in the fall. If you host a wedding near the river, lots of shrubbery will change colors too.
FARM TO TABLE. With the cooler temperatures in Montana, we grow lots of vegetables which are popular for the fall – squash, zucchini, pumpkins, and apples! If you’d like to feature local produce on your menu or in your decor, the fall is a great time to do it!
AVAILABILITY. The summer is so incredibly popular in Montana as “wedding season” that many people don’t book the fall. But it’s almost MORE ideal to have your wedding from October – November! Venues are more likely to have your dates, and might even offer a booking discount! It’s also outside of “tourist season” so hotels would be more open too.
IT’S DARK EARLIER. If you didn’t know this about Montana, let me enlighten you! On the longest day of the year (June 21), it will be about 10pm before it finally gets dark outside. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like dancing in broad daylight. There’s just something about dancing in the candlelight that adds a romance and excitement to an event! So hosting a summer wedding means you get about 2 hours of darkness. In the fall, it gets dark about 8pm, which is perfect timing to wrap up dinner and have nearly a 4 hour dance party!