Some new information :
a) We booked lodging - it was around $200 for the night. Check in time is actually after the start of the ceremony and the checkout is pretty early the next AM ( 10:30 )
b) It isn't a tram, it's actual ski lift chairs. Apparently they will come to a complete stop ( unlike in ski season ). Nope - not for me - how would I do that in dress ? What if my shoes fell - oh wait a minute - its high in the air and my are dangling... nope nope nope.
c) MIL is very ambivalent about going. DH is going to talk to her and Sally closer to the date. MIL will not be able to see the ceremony, I bet she will spend 2 hours at the reception. I want DH to tell me - who will be going back to the room with MIL when she wants to leave. Because if it is either of us, I am not going. I can't see the point in driving 3 to 31/2 hours, paying several hundred dollars for the room and missing the ceremony and most of the reception.
I also want to know what is the expected dress, are people really riding a lift in suits and dresses ? How long is it going to take to ferry people up and down the mountain ?
I am really going to suggest that MIL not attend, she will miss the vows, whe will hate the reception (cause she doesn't like loud parties ) and she will wnat us to leave at the crack of dawn on Sunday to bring her home.
Oh well - I looked at the registry and it was actual very reasonable. I like them - I do - but this whole adventure is not well thought out.