- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2009
Hi Baltimore Hive!
You may or may not be aware that this weekend is the Baltimore Running Festival. My friend got married on the weekend of the Baltimore Running Festival 4 years ago and we were reminiscing about it the other day. At that point, we hadn’t really heard of the running festival and had no idea what an impact it has on the entire city that day. Because the running festival includes a marathon and 20,000 runners in all the races combined, there are widespread road closures and traffic is impacated throughout much of the city. Because we weren’t aware of this, many of her guests unfortunately got snarled in the crazy traffic and never made it to the ceremony. I wish we had known about this so that we could have advised guests appropriately.
If you are getting married on the 16th, don’t panic. There are alternate routes! But, if you are getting married that day in the city or have guests who will be traveling through the city, you may want to go to the Baltimore Sun website to check out road closures and give your guests (and bridal party!) a heads up.
Hope this helps any Baltimore brides for this weekend avoid the situation my friend had to deal with!