WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ADDRESS COVID-19?
IS MONTANA SAFE? // IS MONTANA "OPEN"?
IS IT SAFE TO FLY?
WILL GLACIER NATIONAL PARK BE OPEN?
WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
ARE CHILDREN INVITED?
WHAT ABOUT DOGS?
WHAT DOES "OUTDOOR EVENT ON UNEVEN GROUND" REALLY MEAN?
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK LODGING?
SHOULD I RENT A CAR FOR THE WEEKEND?
WILL THERE BE TRANSPORTATION?
CAN I DRIVE TO WHITEFISH BIKE RETREAT MYSELF?
CAN I STAY AT WHITEFISH BIKE RETREAT?
CAN I SHARE WEDDING PICTURES?
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
CAN WE GO BIKING/ CLIMBING/ BOATING/ ADVENTURING TOGETHER?
We plan to have the wedding as long as regulations allow, understanding that it'll be smaller than planned, spaced out, and heavily sanitized. Please visit the Day-of Info page for a detailed note on health and safety at the wedding!
Flathead County, MT has experienced some of the lowest COVID-19 morbidity and mortality rates in the country and we want to keep it that way! As of 7/15/20, there have been 92 total cases in Flathead County since the pandemic began. Tourists and visitors like us pose the greatest threat to local communities. Please do not travel to Montana if you are ill or have been in close contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to traveling. While visiting the state, please adhere to 6ft distancing, wash your hands, and wear a mask in public. If you need to cancel last minute, we understand and deeply appreciate your choosing to help keep us and Montana safe. You can find the latest information on Montana's reopening plan HERE and a current update on COVID exposure in Flathead County HERE.
Ultimately, any decision to travel in a COVID-19 world is a personal one, and we hope you'll make the decision that's right for you. All airlines arriving and departing from Glacier Park International Airport have put extensive flight safety procedures in place, including: sanitizing the entire plan between each flight through electrostatic fogging and redundant disinfecting of all high-touch surfaces; filtering cabin air with hospital-grade HEPA filters, reducing aircraft capacity, and requiring face masks at all times at the airport and while onboard the plane. Montana has also mobilized the National Guard to complete symptom and temperature checks for all arriving passengers. You can find specific information about each airline's safety procedures here: Alaska Airlines // American Airlines // Delta Airlines.
The West side of Glacier National Park (near Whitefish) is open to visitors. As of 7/13/20, vehicles are allowed on Going-to-the-Sun Road. East Glacier, which rests on Blackfeet Nation land, will remain closed for the 2020 tourist season. We highly recommend driving to Logan Pass and hiking the Highline Trail or Hidden Lake Overlook trail. You can find the latest information on GNPs reopening plan HERE.
Late August in Montana is typically dry with warm days in the 70's and cool nights in the 50's. Check the "Day-of Info" page for a more detailed forecast as we get closer to the big day!
Friday: Casual. Flannels encouraged!
Saturday: Comfortable cocktail. Short or long dresses, jumpsuits, slacks, skirts, and dress shirts. No jeans, please! Flat shoes, block heels, or wedges. We recommend layering with a jacket or wrap in case it's chilly!
Sunday: Casual. Come as you are!
Children are welcome at the Friday Bonfire and Sunday Sendoff, but in order to allow all guests a night of relaxation and uninhibited revelry, we respectfully ask that no children attend the wedding ceremony or reception. We appreciate your understanding and would be happy to assist with child care arrangements in Whitefish. Please let us know how we can help!
Dogs are welcome to camp at Whitefish Bike Retreat but we kindly request that dogs do not join the party on Saturday.
We will be gathering and receptioning on a flat, gravel surface. The wedding ceremony will take place at a wooded theater about 1/4 mile from the reception site and the path to and from is an uneven, packed dirt mountain bike trail. We will have a truck available to shuttle anyone who might be uncomfortable or unable to walk on the trail.
August is the busy season in Whitefish and hotels/BnB's will fill up fast. We recommend booking your lodging as soon as you know that you can make it!
If you're interested in exploring in and around the Flathead Valley or Glacier National Park, you'll want a car! If you plan on staying in Whitefish town, Lyft/Uber is a great option. Our venue offers complimentary shuttles to/from Whitefish three times per day for guests camping on-site.
Yes! Wedding shuttles will run on Saturday from/to downtown Whitefish. Visit the Day-of Info page for details!
Yes, but parking is limited and you may need to walk a short distance to the wedding site. We kindly encourage guests to take a shuttle or carpool whenever possible.
Yes! The wedding party will be staying in the Bike Retreat Lodge and there are campsites available for guests who would like to join us at the venue. Visit the Travel page for more details.
Yes! Please use our hashtag #bridgersbecomingbrothers when posting on social media.
All events are on! We'll do our best to keep everyone warm and dry so you can focus on enjoying the party!
It wouldn't be our wedding if there weren't activities involved! We will be in Montana the week before our wedding and would love to adventure with you!
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