Post # 1
After much discussion, we finally found our ceremony and reception venue, a state park with a "cabin village" that we’re going to rent out for the weekend. I’m thrilled about this because we were really enthusiastic about the camp weekend idea, but couldn’t find a summer camp facility that was available when we needed it. And now we can use the money that would go toward a facility fee on booze and food. Yum.
I’m curious if anyone out there has gotten married at the park, and how you structured your day. Any tips on logistics that you have? Where did you do your hair and makeup? We’re also planning this long distance, and so I’m nervous that I won’t be able to make enough trips to the site to think of everything.
Post # 3
I am doing this exact same thing this 4th of July ironically! Mine is here in Ohio, I am not sure where you are from. You know everyone we have invited is very excited about this because it is also like a minivacation for them. We are going to the cabin on Thursday and getting married at a waterfall Saturday around 2 pm. Look around on the internet, is this a big destination place that maybe alot of people have gotten married at before? Ours is, its almost like the Gatlinburg/Vegas of ohio where people often go to have country weddings or even elope. People have large fancy weddings down to very simple ones. A couple things to consider getting married on the holiday…bekind to your officiant. Ours who specialized in weddings in the area and actually would go to anywhere in the park you wanted, has family too and want to celebrate the holiday, thus the early time. Make sure you have a shelter or something reserved in the case of bad weather. We are watching the radar on Friday and if it is bad our officant will be moved to come to the cabin and marry us there on Sat. You are really going to be on your own for hair and makeup unless you have a talented friend like I do that can help you. Alot of people will not travel on the holiday. Logistically most of my party is out of state and others are about an hr away. Give you guest plenty of time of notice but everyone was excited. We are all staying in the same cabin. After our ceremony we are having a big BBQ cookout for the holiday/reception. It is alot of fun and alot less stress than a traditional wedding. Good luck!
Post # 4
Thanks, lady. Good luck with your shindig, and I’ll think of you on my negative one anniversary!