Post # 1
We are planning a destination wedding to Telluride. It’ll be an outdoor wedding so I’m curious what the weather is unusually like in September? Is there snow on the ground (other than up on the mountains of course) is it warm enough to be comfortable outside or no? Please let me know!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
Quite frankly, Telluride is IN the mountains. Expect chilly 50s and possibly snow. Generally, there isn’t snow quite that early, but it is a possibility.
Post # 4
I live in Durango and visit Telluride quite a bit. September is a wonderful time of year there. It will be warm , low 70’s, high 60’s and no snow. It is always possible that there might me a fluke storm, but unusual. You may see snow on the highest peaks. Early September should be perfect, and it is truly one of the most beautiful places to have a mountain wedding.
Post # 5
I went to college in Durango and spent a TON of time in Telluride as well. I got one of the worst sunburns in my life there around August. I am sure they would be excited if they got snow that early, but it is not likely. durangogirl knows what she is talking about.
Post # 6
@MckBrack: Hi there! I am having a destination wedding in Telluride next June. I was wondering if you had any advice on vendors (Flowers, DJ, etc). Congrats!
Post # 8
@Beaze: My wedding hasn’t happened yet, but I’ve had the worst time getting vendors to respond to me. The two vendors who have been really good are Ben Eng (photographer) and Robin, at the Peaks. We’re doing our rehearsal dinner at Rustico, and the lady there takes a long time to respond, but is at least consistent. They can also do wedding receptions, and it seems like doing it there might be a lot more affordable than doing it through the resort of at the Peaks. We’re getting our cake from Telluride Truffle. They don’t actually do wedding cakes anymore, but we’re having a small wedding, and their cake is absolutely amazing, so they’re making us two small cakes.
For flowers, I think we’re going to use the Garden Store in Telluride, but I’m starting to get really annoyed with how unresponsive they are. All of the florists have been that way, though, and they got a lot of recommendations from other vendors. If we were getting married in the summer, I’d probably just order flowers from somewhere online, but that seems like a sketchy idea in February. It seems like professionalism is something everyone left behind when they moved there. Sigh.
Post # 10
@cologirl: Hi There! You’re the second person who recommended Ben Eng and I’ve actually been in touch with him so I’m beginning to think he’ll be our potographer.
We’re trying to plan this wedding from Charlotte, NC. We have a planner that we are using out there to help with vendor coordination which has been a huge help. We are getting ready to put our deposit down on our ceremony and reception site. We fell in love with a picture of a wedding at San Sophia, which was the impetus for us planning a destination wedding. So we’re going with San Sophia and Tomboy Tavern for the reception. The craziest part, we’re having it the same weekend of the Bluegrass festival, we are hoping that while it may be more expensive because it falls on that weekend, our guests who trek across the country for us can have a pretty unique and fun experience. The info on your cake is super helpful! We are not having a formal style wedding..some of the traditions just do not appeal to me. We want cake that tastes good! Not a fondant expensive monstrosity! I’ll be sure to look into Telluride truffle!
Best of luck with your planning! I’m not sure if you’re using a planner for day of coordination but if you’re interested in using who I am, I’m happy to PM you her information. I think she’s a life saver!
Post # 11
@Beaze: The San Sophia Overlook looks amazing. We decided not to attempt to do it there, since we’re getting married in February, though. Do you spend a lot of time in Telluride?
I’m probably not going to have a day of planner, b/c I’m having a really small wedding (25-30 people), but can you PM me her info anyway? Would you mind telling me what she charges? Thanks for offering!
I’m sure your planner has already told you this, but you should tell your guests to book hotels ASAP. Telluride is crazy busy during Bluegrass. I lived there one summer, and I got kicked out of the place I rented for the entire rest of the summer b/c it had been reserved for Bluegrass way ahead of time. It will be really fun to get married there that weekend, though! Good luck!
Post # 12
I think Sept in Telluride is beautiful. We just went the first week in Oct and the Aspens were changing and the weather was HOT. I wore workout capris and a tank top most of the time during the day because my jeans and 3/4 sleeve shirts were hot but it cools off a lot in the evening and night time. There wasn’t any snow but it was forecast for 2 days after we left (again, first week in Oct).