Wedding planners and wedding photographers sometimes can be one in the same. I often offer my brides lots of advice, suggestions on vendors and work on the timeline with them- acting much like a wedding planner. But hiring a wedding planner is one more step in the right direction. They may cost a pretty penny, and of course some more then others, but in the end the brides I have worked with always says it was worth it. Beside helping with all the planning leading up to the big day, having someone who knows your vision and the flow of the day on the day of the wedding is usually a tremendous help to the bride, groom and the families. It is especially nice for those brides who live outside of Crested Butte and are planning a wedding remotely.
Here in Crested Butte there are a host of planners. The best resource for your vendor needs for a wedding in the Gunnison-Crested Butte area is The Gunnison-Crested Butte Wedding Guide. There you can find a list of all the vendors you will need, including event planners. Four event planners I have worked closely with in the Crested Butte area are Jamie from Blue Bird Events, Stephanie Ames at Alpenglow Events, Stephanie Prater with CB Princess Productions, Frankye with the Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Stephanie with The Club at Crested Butte. All are excellent and offer different services to fit each bride. Blue Bird Events offers full service and by the hour (great for day-of needs). She also rents some beautiful decor and offers a full floral service. A full service event planning company specializing in weddings, parties, and a la carte services. Fantastic!
The planners for the Club at Crested Butte and Crested Butte Mountain Resort plan specifically for their respective locations. Sarah at the Club at Crested Butte will help with everything from menu to decor, timeline to guest activities. the Club offers a golf course country club vibe with breathtaking views. The chefs can customize the menu to fit everyone’s personal taste.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort offers 8 different locations to get hitched at. They have everything from a grand ballroom in the Lodge at Mountaineer Square to outdoor spaces with majestic views. You can ride a chairlift to the ceremony site or be in the comforts of a unique restaurant. Spectacular views combined with unique reception venues, professional catering staff, and first class lodging helps you manage all the details of your wedding. Tracy Hastings will personally walk you through all the details of your day, making sure everything is perfect!
So if you are debating on whether or not to hire a wedding planner for your Crested Butte wedding I highly recommend it. There are a variety of wonderful people to chose fro who all have their own flare and are very knowledgable. This way you can relax and enjoy your wedding planning and wedding day, and not be worried about the details!