While I was in Madison over the past weekend, I happened across guests exiting what I'm sure was a very beautiful wedding taking place on the University of Madison Campus. I was in town for a Badger game, but there was another event that was taking place right outside this ceremony. As the guests exited the wedding site they were greeted by the sounds and smells of the 41st Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival. While it's possible the bride and groom knew that this was taking place, you could tell by the look on grandma's face that she did not.
A very simple but sometimes forgotten tip: do a bit of research to see what other events may be going on the same weekend of your wedding. If you have a lot of out of town guests this can be especially important in regards to availability of hotel rooms. Keep in mind that sporting events, festivals, concerts and even holiday parade routes should be considered before finalizing your date. For the happy couple it's easy to forget that anything else could possibly be happening on their big day and sometimes your date is not flexible. However, by doing a bit of research you can at least be prepared for the higher priced hotel rooms and the extra traffic won't come as a shock. Of course, It's always polite to warn your guests of the added festivities as well.
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