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  • Writer's pictureAydin Odyakmaz

Getting married in the mountains

The Canadian Rockies is a beautiful place to get married and its easy to do so.

The basics are getting a marriage license two witnesses and a marriage commissioner everything else added on makes the day extra special.

Photographer - Pick someone that you connect with feel conformable with and like their photographic style. Remember they are artist that have a visions so if you think you have a Pinterest shot you like maybe just contact that photographer rather than getting someone to recreate it.

Videographer - The people that never get videos regret it, the people that weren't sure about it and got the video would place it on their top 5 to get at your wedding list. Same goes for videographer pick someone you like and like their work.

Wedding planner- Nice to have someone take care of the details and give you the time to focus on your day rather than the details. Day of planning works for those that have managed planning it all and just need that planner to take care of managing all the great people you hired.

Florist- Get flowers that can hold up to heat or cold weather. If your just getting a bouquet pick something simple that will hold up and not wilt by the time your photo session starts. Local Florists are aware of what works best.

Transportation- If your eloping you maybe just want to drive yourself or hire a driver and car for the time you need them. Check with your photographer if your moving around a lot to different locations. It easier for the driver to drop you off and pick up rather than try to park etc. If your having a bigger wedding think about hiring a bus to get your wedding party to the location . Parking can get busy in Summer everywhere in the Canadian Rockies even on Monday!

DJ or Music - If your eloping you can just have aa Bluetooth speaker to play your song as you walk up if you like. But if you wedding is bigger you may want to hire a DJ that can set up play the music have a mic ready and adjust the volume as needed. They can then set up at the venue for your reception.

Hope that helps with some quick ideas.

Aydin has been in the industry for many years in hotels as a concierge , tour guide and has owned a DJ company in the past. His profession when not a marriage commissioner is a photographer and videographer shooting everything from weddings to commercial shoots.

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