Best Time To Start Planning a Yosemite Wedding

Couples always ask when is the best time to start planning their Yosemite wedding (even Elopements).  The short answer;  Now.  If you are reading this that means you are engaged and interested in a Yosemite Wedding or your about to be engaged “wink”.  Yosemite is a tourist destination and a popular one at that.  Many of the hotels and lodging inside Yosemite National Park book a year in advance.  For you and your guests to get the most out of your stay in the park, starting sooner is better.

Here are things to keep in mind…

  1. Busiest tourist season is summer time
  2. You can book lodging 1yr in advance
  3. Speak with a professional, go over your vision for your day with a wedding planner that knows Yosemite.  They will ease the process of planning a destination wedding.
  4. Lodging during tourist season books up fast (May-October is tourist season)
  5. You will want to check lodging availability before you book your venue
  6. Get those save the dates out quickly.  Once you book your venue, send out save the dates with venue and lodging information on them so that guests can begin their planning.
  7. Don’t wait to book your own lodging.  Not all venues save suites for couples just because they book with them.  That means you will want to make lodging arrangements as soon as you set the date and book the venue.

Happy Planning!!


Photography: Patrick Pike


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