1. How much do you want to invest in your elopement?

Eloping helps maximize every couples wedding investment to be able to have their dream wedding, with everything quality you have imagined. Truly, the sky is the limit. “Elopements” or mere “Intimate Weddings” have become extremely popular as of late, because many couples have prioritized their investment into the destination, photography, videography & the intimacy of sharing this incredible day, with just themselves or with a group of people. Many of my couples will still go home and throw a fun reception, but with a complete low pressure budget and timeline!

2. What matters the most to you for your wedding?

This is something to sit and consider for a moment. In the end, what do you want to remember? Then from there, make your plans, everything else will work out, but prioritize everything around: what matters most!

3. What date do you want to get married?

Sometimes your wedding date matters a lot, sometimes it matters little. Dates can be prior anniversaries, first dates, a memory of a loved one… and sometimes your date just becomes what it becomes. But is this important to you? If it is, work everything around this!


couples have prioritized their investment into the destination, photography, videography & the intimacy of sharing this incredible day, with just themselves or with a group of people. Many of my couples will still go home and throw a fun reception, but with a complete low pressure budget and timeline!

2. What matters the most to you for your wedding?
This is something to sit and consider for a moment. In the end, what do you want to remember? Then from there, make your plans, everything else will work out, but prioritize everything around: what matters most!

3. What date do you want to get married?
Sometimes your wedding date matters a lot, sometimes it matters little. Dates can be prior anniversaries, first dates, a memory of a loved one… and sometimes your date just becomes what it becomes. But is this important to you? If it is, work everything around this!

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4. How do you want to feel on your wedding day?

Wedding planning, elopement planning - it doesn’t matter the size, it can get stressful. Sit and think, how do you want to feel on your wedding day… then as you go forward with your wedding/elopement plans, always come back to this feeling and no matter when things get out of control, or when something tiny goes wrong - remember it doesn’t matter. It’s your wedding day to the love of your life!

5. What type of weather do you prefer?

When planning an elopement, outdoors, in nature, weather is certainly unpredictable - but there are times of year that you can plan accordingly to standard records. Do you prefer that brisk & cool with a slight warming sun? Maybe fall is for you! Do you love the magic of snow? Well we know the answer to that! Do you love the warmth of hot summer days and nights? Or maybe the crisp air of spring, smelling the fresh green grass & seeing the snow peaked mountains…. Make your day all about you and what you love!

6. What type of scenery speaks to you the most?

This might be the easy part, but pouring through images and galleries, you’ll usually know what you connect with most, mountain peaks, top of the world feeling, rivers, waterfalls, snow peaks, golden fall… it’s endless, but it plays one more role in what, where & when you choose!

7. Will you be inviting any guests?

This is actually one of your key decisions to where you can get married! And yes, you can have a few family & friends and still call it an elopement! We suggest less than 10, but industry standard includes up to 25!

8. What vendors are most important for you to have on your wedding day?

In the state of Montana, anyone can marry you. Some prefer to do their own hair & makeup. Some couples want fresh flowers, while other love wood flowers. How important is having videography? Do you have a reception back home that you want to show your video of your elopement? What type of photography speaks to you? How important are the images you get from your wedding day? Consider all of these things, as the vendors you may want & need could already be booked on a date you are considering.

4. How do you want to feel on your wedding day?
Wedding planning, elopement planning - it doesn’t matter the size, it can get stressful. Sit and think, how do you want to feel on your wedding day… then as you go forward with your wedding/elopement plans, always come back to this feeling and no matter when things get out of control, or when something tiny goes wrong - remember it doesn’t matter. It’s your wedding day to the love of your life!

5. What type of weather do you prefer?
When planning an elopement, outdoors, in nature, weather is certainly unpredictable - but there are times of year that you can plan mostly accordingly. Do you prefer that brisk & cool with a slight warming sun? Maybe fall is for you! Do you love the magic of snow? Well we know the answer to that! Do you love the warmth of hot summer days and nights? Or maybe the crisp air of spring, smelling the fresh green grass & seeing the snow peaked mountains…. Make your day all about you and what you love!

6. What type of scenery speaks to you the most?
This might be the easy part, but pouring through images and galleries, you’ll usually know what you connect with most, mountain peaks, top of the world feeling, rivers, waterfalls, snow peaks, golden fall… it’s endless, but it plays one more role in what, where & when you choose!

1. How much do you want to invest in your elopement?
Eloping helps maximize every couples wedding investment to be able to have their dream wedding, with everything quality you have imagined. Truly, the sky is the limit. “Elopements” or mere “Intimate Weddings” have become extremely popular as of late, because many 

7. Will you be inviting any guests?
This is actually one of your key decisions to where you can get married! And yes, you can have a few family & friends and still can it an elopement! We suggest less than 10, but industry standard includes up to 25!

8. What vendors are most important for you to have on your wedding day?
In the state of Montana, anyone can marry you. Some prefer to do their own hair & makeup. Some couples want fresh flowers, while other love wood flowers. How important is 

having videography? Do you have a reception back home that you want to show your video of your elopement? What type of photography speaks to you? How important are the images you get from your wedding day? Consider all of these things, as the vendors you may want & need could already be booked on a date you are considering.

Oh Winter! Have you ever dreamed of your Winter Wonderland Wedding? Not to worry then! Montana is your girl! Even though many of the peak and mountain accesses are closed, in West Glacier there are some amazing prime locations still open, and the very top of our ski hills with incredible views. Better yet, most vendors have Winter Discounts, so it's a great time to take advantage of what's considered the "off season" - your budget can be significantly stretched to make your dream Montana Winter Wonderland Wedding!

We have a beautiful window from early May into June that is absolutely incredibly lush and gorgeous! Keep in mind that due to weather, May/early June is slightly unpredictable in rain, and cold tempuratures (mid 50s) but from years in Montana, I've learned that Montana Summers are just as unpredictable as Montana Spring. The best part is you have the flexibility of vendors before their busy season starts!

So re-think Spring in May in Montana!

Considered peak season, summer is our most popular time of year when everything is open so it's 99% guaranteed good access to all locations, and warm weather! I personally LOVE SUMMER and I thrive in these months! Generally the Going to the Sun road is fully open and one of the most popular tourist attractions to our area. If you're wanting more guaranteed access, and guaranteed weather, summer is best for you!

Don't underestimate fall - it's actually a very prime time for us here in Montana, the change of colors, the warm days, but less tourists while most accesses are still open. The hotels within the park usually start closing in September, but little to worry - there are hotels available immediately outside the West side of Glacier!
Usually depending on weather, in October into November is when the Going to the Sun road closes, and accesses to the other areas start closing. If you can get here in the fall - it's a GREAT time!

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Choose your Season To

Mid- Week

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CHOOSE When To

Most vendors have much more availability mid-week, making your elopement more likely to be available, with a lower starting rate. Though completely do-able on a weekend, you're looking at a significant price increase.

First consider the pros and cons to the day of the week

Weekend

When considering dates, some couples need to have a weekend due to schedules, guest schedules, or a significant date.  If this is the case, be sure to 

What date do you want to get married?
Sometimes your wedding date matters a lot, sometimes it matters little. Dates can be prior anniversaries, first dates, a memory of a loved one… and sometimes your date just becomes what it becomes. But is this important to you? If it is, work everything around this!


Availability

Check into the availability with the vendors that are your biggest priority.  If your actual date doesn't matter, then checking availability with the venue, permits, photographer, videographer, and your lodging will play a large role into this!

Experience

WEST GLACIER

Experience

Logan's Pass

Experience

East Glacier

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CHOOSE Where To

Will you be inviting any guests?
This is actually one of your key decisions to where you can get married! We suggest less than 10 total with vendors to have your largest choice of locations to choose from within Glacier Park! 

Open Year Round

Generally Open May 24 - Nov 1st

Generally Open June 17 - Oct 15

A permit is key to getting married in Glacier Park!   Once you choose your location within the park, and how many guests you have, you can pick out an exact spot.  Some photographers have their own spots, and the permit rangers have other spots for you to choose from.  Either direction you choose, getting a permit as far in advance as you can, is ideal with the growing love for Glacier National Park! 


       love,
Jennifer

II. Permit

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CHOOSE HOW To

What vendors are most important for you to have on your wedding day?
In the state of Montana, anyone can marry you. Some prefer to do their own hair & makeup. Some couples want fresh flowers, while other love wood flowers. How important is having videography? Do you have a reception back home that you want to show your video of your elopement? What type of photography speaks to you? How important are the images you get from your wedding day? Consider all of these things, as the vendors you may want & need could already be booked on a date you are considering. 

Permit Applications

Anyone can marry you here in Montana - you just need a marriage license! We have a list of recommended officiants below, you can choose your own, or we all all inclusive elopement experiences that include an officiant from our team!

III. Choose your officiant

RECOMMENDED Officiants

Sally Hanger
W: MarryMeInMontana.Me

Chrysta Bourne
P: (406) 890-3597
E: chrystalbourne13@gmail.com

Reid Copeland
(406) 261-2220
E: 406reid@gmail.com
FACEBOOK

Tom Paris
W: tomparisido.com

hair

ty nykole

makeup

la vita e bella

florists

Mum's Flowers

Rose Mountain Floral

cake

Fleur BakeShop

VIDEOGRAPHERS

Whitefish Productions

BonJour Bakery

Arrowroot Productions

J Renee Esthetics

BREE WALLACE

Having a well trusted team is the key to making your day a pure blissful dream!

IIII. Choose your OTHER VENDORS

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Booking your photographer is the first step before you lock in the other vendors.  Your photographer ends up being your guide in so many ways through this entire process and may hear exactly what you're wanting and give you suggestions and ideas you hadn't known about.  

Make sure you have a good connection, their work speaks to you, and you look at full wedding galleries... but more than anything make sure you have connection.  In the end the story your photographer tells of your wedding day is based in someone who gets you, who you are, individually & as a couple and what matters most to you!


I. PHOTOGRAPHER

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