Zion Brides Utah Weddings planner photographer venue Logo Menu

ADVERTISE

BLOG

BLOG

PLAN

VENDORS

Zion Brides Utah Weddings Logo
Your Zion National Park Wedding Planning Timeline

Planning a wedding can be stressful.  Planning a destination wedding is even more crazy!  Here is a timeline to help you make your Zion wedding absolutely magical! Photos courtesy of Ashley & Justin Photography.

 

12 Months +  Narrow Down Your Guest List

 

One of the most important aspects of a destination wedding is how many people you are planning to invite to the wedding.  If you want to get married in Zion National Park, be mindful that each area can accommodate a maximum number of people.  To see these locations and the numbers click here.  

You will also want to decide if you want to provide lodging for your guests, or will they be responsible to find their own accommodations?  Some brides love to book a venue like The Red Rock Villa so all her guests can stay with her and enjoy a fun adventure together.  Or you may want to reach out to a hotel in the area to reserve a block of rooms and allow your guests to pay for them but remain close to the group.  

utah valley bride WEDDING PLANNER SOUTHERN UTAH ZION BRIDES elopement st george utah1 (2)

 

12 Months +  Set a Budget

 

This one should really be in conjunction with your guest list.  The easiest way to make you Zion wedding more affordable is simply to invite fewer people.  This post will help you get down to the nitty gritty on the budget.

 

12 Months +  Hire a Wedding Planner/Coordinator

You can learn the difference between a wedding planner and coordinator here.  It is highly advised you hire someone to help you plan your Zion National Park wedding.  From transportation in the park, to lighting, to the right venue for you, Zion can be a tricky place to get married for those unfamiliar with the area.  A wedding professional will be a lifesaver to help you navigate!

zion brides weddings southern utah photographer planner destination utah national park venue main

 

12 Months +  Secure Your Venue

 

Zion National Park weddings are becoming more popular every year.  With the growth of new weddings, wedding venues can be difficult to come by, especially on high demand weekends.  Once you know how many people you need to accommodate, start securing those venues.

 

12 Months +  Hire Your Photographer

Most lists put hiring a photographer somewhere around the 9 month mark, but don't delay in finding your Zion Photographer.  Professionals who are familiar with the area book quickly, so don't delay!  Here are some tips on helping you find the right photographer for you!

 

 

 

ZION WEDDING PLANNER SOUTHERN UTAH ZION BRIDES DESTINATION ELOPEMENT1 (3)

 

9 Months- Send Save the Dates

 

With a destination wedding, it is important your guests have ample time to make arrangements.  Sending save the dates gives them plenty of heads up.

 

 

9 Months- Put Together Your Wedding Party

 

Picking the people to support you on your big day is so important!  Not only will you be asking them to stand by you, you will also be asking them to travel for you!

 

9 Months- Pick Your Other Vendors

The DJ, caterer, videographer, florist, officiant, and cake artist.  This is the time to book them all!

utah valley bride WEDDING PLANNER SOUTHERN UTAH ZION BRIDES elopement st george utah22

6 Months- Plan the Honeymoon

Is Zion also your honeymoon?  Or are you planning to travel elsewhere?  Now is the time to book the tickets to your next adventure!

 

6 Months- Book Your Rentals

Tables, chairs, linens, and even your decor; make sure you reserve them all.  You can easily book Zion rentals by using Legacy Event Rental's wish list.

ZION WEDDING PLANNER SOUTHERN UTAH ZION BRIDES DESTINATION ELOPEMENT1 (1)

 

6 Months-  Apply for your Zion Wedding Permit

 

If you want to get married in the park, you will need a permit.  You need to apply at least 3 weeks in advance, but spots can fill up quickly, so make sure you apply now here.  8 weeks in advance is more than ample time; but a destination wedding requires more time.  

 

4 Months- Finalize Your Timeline

Keep in mind, the light can be tricky in Zion.  Make sure you work with your planner and photographer to ensure you have the perfect light for your perfect moments.

 

4 Months- Mail Your Invitations

Even though you already let your guests know about the big day, your invitations will give them all the addresses and info they need for the big day!  For a typical wedding,

 

3 Months-  Finalize Ceremony and Wedding Details

Do you want someone to read a poem at your ceremony?  What do you want to dance to?  Decide if you will do dances with parents, or better yet, take dance lessons and really take it up a notch.  

zion brides weddings southern utah photographer planner destination utah national park venue elopement surprise cliff

 

6 Weeks- Wrap Up Final Details

 

Did you decide to do a garter toss?  Make sure you purchased it.  Make sure you have all the little details.  One important, last minute item, is to get party favors for your guests.  

 

2 Weeks- Break in the Shoes

You don't want blisters when walking down the isle.  

 

2 Weeks-  Check in With Vendors

Check in with all your vendors to make sure everything is ready to go!  Your photographer should have a shot list ready to go.  Getting everything finalized will allow you to relax on the big day!

 

AdventureAndVow AJPhoto Casandrah Forevermore Nikibaldwin Shutterfreek Unleashed

Top Wedding Photographers in Southern Utah

With so many photographers to choose from in Southern Utah, St. George, Zion National Park, etc.-- We've selected a list to help you pick the right one for you!
Read More
AJPhoto ENGAGEMENTS Sunrae

Zion Canyon Overlook: Kristi + Patrick

Need some sunset inspiration? Here's a beautiful formal session at the popular Zion Canyon Overlook.
Read More
AJPhoto CBJ INSPO JocelynsFlorals Legacy PLANNER Tambra VENUE WEDDING

Mediterranean Wedding Inspiration: Averill + Johannes at the Villa

by Tambra Moultrie When you dream of your perfect day, incorporating the perfect style, and being able to RELAX and...
Read More
ELOPEMENT INSPO PHOTOS

Inspo | Red Rock Boho Formals

Stunning Southern Utah Boho Inspiration
Read More
ENGAGEMENTS INSPO

Moody: Disco Balls and the Desert Engagement Session

by Ashley Maura at Two Mermaids Photography "A fun engagement session in the desert.  Lots of love, lots of disco...
Read More
Zion Brides Utah Weddings Logo
Your #1 Resource for Destination Weddings in Southern Utah
Zion Brides feature wedding wire knot
ZB Team Since 2018
Zion-Brides-LATEST-Utah-Weddings-Logo
Your #1 Resource for Destination Weddings in Southern Utah
Zion Brides feature wedding wire knot
ZB Team Since 2018

Follow Us

alt

SUBSCRIBE

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE THE LATEST WEDDING TIPS & TRICKS, AND EXCLUSIVES!

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Categories

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Search Zion Brides

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors
post
at_biz_dir
page

ZION BRIDES MARKETPLACE

Our online marketplace, started in 2018, has helped numerous brides find inspiration, vendors, and helpful tips in bringing their vision to life!  Our staff has years of experience in the industry and has loves showcasing the work of the talented members of the Southern Utah wedding industry.  Our ZB Vendors will help you build your dream team for your wedding, elopement, or formals/bridals!

Need a Wedding Planner to help you assemble photographers, tables, linens, florals, a venue and more? Our trusted vendors are here to help!

Zion Brides is honored to serve Southern Utah as well as venues in the Zion National Park, Bryce, Arches, and Snow Canyon area. Your feedback is always valuable to us! We’re committed to providing you a quality, memorable experience. ​

Contact Us
Zion-Brides-St-george-southern-St-George-Utah-Weddings-Zion-National-Park-Planner-Photographer-Vendors-Wedding-How-to-Get-Married-Elope-Propose-Logo
alt

SUBSCRIBE TO ZION BRIDES

Fun, interesting, dreamy posts from your favorite wedding marketplace