Lake Tahoe weddings can be the most beautiful events of a lifetime. Whether you are in the wedding or attending one there, this beautiful, one-of-a-kind location provides incredible views, and powerful memories. If you're planning a wedding, and want to make it something a "little bigger" than the typical wedding, this may be the place to go! Of course, the majority people don't actually live there, so you would need to obtain the services of a wedding consultant who specializes in the area.

How can you tell if a consultant is reputable? All professional consultants who are certified by a well known wedding association have to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics. If your consultant has been certified, typically this indicates that they have completed an extensive program on the wedding industry. The very fact that a consultant has committed time and resources into a certification program shows they are dedicated, professional and knowledgeable. It's always a good idea to ask for references from other businesses in Lake Tahoe, as well as brides and grooms who have used their services and local vendors. What are the important qualities a Lake Tahoe wedding consultant should have? Experience in the field, knowledge of the area, and continual training.

Questions to Ask a Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner

Q: Why choose Lake Tahoe for a destination wedding?

Lake Tahoe is quite simply a natural wonder. Where else in the world can you ski down a 4000 foot vertical slope overlooking a giant lake in the morning and gamble in the evening? Your guests will be amazed by the beauty of the mountains that surround the glassy waters of Lake Tahoe. Your guests will thank you too! They'll get to attend a great wedding and go on vacation. Lake Tahoe also offers all the necessary professional services for weddings including florists, photographers, caterers and reception sites. Lake Tahoe also offers many different types of accommodations, from first class resorts to spectacular cabins overlooking the lake. Lake Tahoe weddings are fun!

Q: The Location I have chosen has an on-site coordinator. Why do I need someone else?

Most banquet facilities that handle Lake Tahoe weddings have staff that act as wedding coordinators, in addition to their other duties. Most of them are extremely professional and experienced; however, some locations have multiple events going on simultaneously. If personal attention is important to you, then hiring a professional consultant is important. They will attend to your needs only, including everything from determining the ceremony site to the decorations at the reception.

Q: What is it that you do exactly?

With so many people out there with the title "wedding coordinator", it helps to understand what this person will do for you. Make sure you review

• Assistance in finding the perfect location for your ceremony and reception.

• Assistance in finding vendors who suit your budget and needs.

• Understanding your vision and helping to create your wedding day as planned.

• Create the agenda for your wedding day and events leading up to it for your guests.

• Confirm with all vendors the timing for the wedding day.

• Remind client of any final payments due prior to the event.

• Assist with the rehearsal if required.

• Confirm last minute changes.

• Assist clients on the day of the wedding, including music coordination, and assisting bride attendants and groomsmen to their appointed positions.

• Final touches to bride before she walks down the aisle.

• Watch over the event to ensure event is going as planned.

• Final assistance to make sure all items such as toasting glasses, guest book and other items have been taken care of.

• Final tipping or payment to vendors who require payment at the end of the event.

• Giving you and your family the opportunity to enjoy the day and not work it!

Lake Tahoe weddings can be spectacular, just make sure you plan it the right way! That way, you can focus on your soon spouse-to-be.