Frequently Asked Questions...
sets you apart from other wedding services?
A - WE are what makes us different.
1 - Weddings ARE our BUSINESS - Weddings are our passion,
and are 100% of how we make our living. This is NOT a
'hobby' or a 'sideline' for us. We focus all of our efforts
on creating wedding memories to last a lifetime, meeting
with and getting to know all of our couples and performing
the most important services of your wedding day.
2 - Life
experience! We walk the walk, talk the talk, and as a
married couple of nearly 17 years with 2 daughters we know
the sweet and romantic aspects of marriage, and understand
the trials and tribulations that are waiting for you. Who
better to help plan theday that will become the stepping
stones for your future marriage than someone experienced,
and successful, in the path ahead of you!
3 - We have
over 28 years experience in just about every aspect of
weddings, and as a result offer our couples benefit from
that invaluable experience with our services. Not only can
we assist with your ceremony, but can help answer questions
along the way that brings your wedding full circle to the
day you dream of.
4 - We take pride in offering unsurpassed customer service.
You are not just another face or another license to us. Many
of our couples keep in touch to share news of new homes,
impending births, job changes and more. We build long-term
relationships with our brides and grooms! We take the time
to get to know WHO you are.
5 - The
importance of your day. We know the details involved in
putting together a wedding and reception. We also see all
too many times important aspects of a wedding put on the
back burner and many times left until the last minute. The
vows you make to one another are what the day is about, and
at the end of the party, after the photos are dusty on the
shelf, we know the importance of the promises you will make
to one another. We will guide you to find the perfect way to
express yourself, to honor family and friends, to bring your
children into the ceremony to reflect the formation of a
blended family. We will customize your ceremony so that you
incorporate important traditions while setting the tone for
a ceremony that you can reflect back on in the years to
Personality. While your ceremony is certainly a formal
occasion, it should also be memorable, and stress-free
DESPITE the fact that you are standing in front of 100 of
your closest family and friends! We make you comfortable,
confident, and you will suddenly find that our ability to
make you giggle a little to relieve that tension, to bring
your own sense of humor into your ceremony, not only
personalizes your ceremony, or makes it memorable by
engaging your guests and keeping their attention, but we
melt away the stage fright you may be concerned of!
How soon do we need to book our wedding with you?
A- At any
time we can receive a call just like yours requesting a
date for a wedding. We book on a first-come, first-serve
basis and subsequent weddings have to book around our
existing schedule. We can book out as far as 18 months
in advance, and as close as only a few days for last
minute elopements. Essentially the longer you wait, the
more flexible you may have to be on your time or date.
Our recommendation is that as soon as you know your date
and preferred time, you secure your services with us.
We are from
out of state but want to elope or plan a lavishwedding
in Colorado. How to we decide where to go?
Elopements and Destination Weddings in Colorado have
become so much more popular for those couples wanting to
escape the formality, the stress and the financial
burden of a large wedding. Many of our elopement clients
come for a romantic, memorable occasion just for the two
of them, our destination and intimate weddings bring a
few close friends and family and plan a simple dinner
celebration following the ceremony in one of the area's
suggested restaurants. Others are looking for the total
wedding experience with large wedding parties and up to
250 guests - and we are here to service both!
Either will allow you the opportunity to celebrate with
friends and extended family on your return... and our
spectacular photos of your ceremony can play a center
role in reflecting the day as you experienced it.
We hold our
weddingss in the mountains, lakeside, in private homes,
city parks, restaurants and hotels, any where you like!
We are very happy to help with guidance on selecting a
spot based on your vision, your personality and even
your hobbies (hiking, snowshoeing, horse-back riding,
etc). The great thing is that our packages are
completely 'mobile'... meaning as long as we have your
date and time booked, we give you the option to choose
your final destination after you arrive and have a day
to explore your options. We can even ride in a car
together through the majestic Rocky Mountain National
Park until you find that perfect, secluded, romantic
spot that 'speaks' to you as being the perfect place!
Popular spots in the park such as Lily Lake, Sprague
Lake, Moraine Amphitheater, etc. do require a
reservation along with the $50 permit, so if your
inclination is one of those spots we will need to
reserve it for you to avoid it being booked by another
there are lots of samples of flowers, cakes and
rental ideas on your website, but I have something
specific in mind from a photo I cut out of a
magazine years ago - can you work with us on
definitely!! We have lots of photos on our site to
give our clients a place to start when making their
plans - BUT, we LOVE to be challenged!! If you have
a photo or just an idea in the back of your head on
what you would like for bouquets, table decor,
ceremony flowers, your cake or other aspects of your
wedding, send it to us and let us work our magic!
Just keep in mind that some things you may like
would need to be adjusted for your number of guests,
or there could be upgrades in cost from whatever
package you've chosen. We will let you know those
fees right away so that you can make your decision!
kind of "Additional Fees" can we expect to see?
it is something you request special - NOTHING! We built
our packages to be complete with NO SURPRISES at the end
of the day - we don't like businesses that operate that
way ourselves, and we never expect to Burdon our couples
with extra charges! The ONLY fees that you can expect
over and above a standard package would be something
outside of the parameters of one of our packages, and
can be built in and determined in advance to create a
custom package for you. These fees can, only if
Fees - Depending on your choice of locations, travel
ranges from no charge within 30 minutes of Estes
Park/Rocky Mountain National Park and increase from
there depending on the location of your site.
License - Your license is up to you to obtain prior to
your wedding and is only $30.
Fees - Depending on your package and location, there may
be site fees imposed by the location you select. We'll
take care of the leg work for you... Wedding fees for
Rocky Mountain National Park can be obtained from our
office - Standard pricing for weddings in Rocky Mountain
National Park of $150.
Add-Ons - Interested in extra photos, a bigger cake, or
fresh flowers? These are all optional fees based on your
personal preferences and needs to make your day perfect!
Estes Park, CO 80517
970.586.9888 (After Hours)
beautiful downtown Estes Park, Colorado in the
Lower Stanley Village - in the McDonald's
parking lot in-between Subway and Rocky Mountain
Chocolate Factory near the mall's public
PLEASE NOTE: Our hours maybe
be adjusted on an as-needed basis to service
weddings. If you are traveling from out of
town, we strongly suggest calling ahead to
confirm our hours for that day or to schedule an
Friday - 11am - 3pm
Saturday - 11am - 4pm
Sunday - Thursday - BY APPOINTMENT
Other Hours Available
Calendar of Events
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Vows' upcoming schedule of Workshops, Bridal
Boot Camp, Meet The Pros, Demonstrations and
See photo diaries of
Vow's very own recent couples, read their
stories and testimonials and get ideas for your
own Estes Park Destination Wedding!