Fall is just around the corner now and that means there will be more fall weddings in the air than colorful leaves on the ground.
Since many couples like to do outdoor destination weddings in the mountains or state parks to take full advantage of mother nature’s beauty when the leaves start to change, you’ll probably be getting an invitation for an out of town wedding soon. Here are some tips to make the best of your trip.
Research. Sure, it might be somebody else’s day, but if you’re going somewhere beautiful, historical or unique, be sure to set aside time before the ceremony for exploring. Do some research or ask around for something unique to do. A lot of popular fall destinations have seasonal attractions to see. You’d hate to spend the night half a mile down the road from where the most famous American poet of the 19th century lived and not at least stop by for a picture or two. Maybe there’s a famous restaurant nearby where a memorable movie scene was shot, allowing you to sit in the same seat as your favorite actor. But, you won’t know any of that unless you do your homework!
Double-check. I once knew a person who went to an out of town wedding at a mountain top resort and not only forgot their gift for the couple, but also lost their hotel room because they didn’t follow the proper procedure to confirm. It was a horribly dramatic affair that left a full grown woman raving around the grounds like an escaped insane asylum patient. It wasn’t pretty and there was no one to blame except herself. Double check everything when you’re going out of town: who’s feeding your pets, what time your flight is, how many outfits you have packed, your , the works. You don’t want to be walking around on top of a mountain at midnight crying to an owl about sleeping in a tent.