Many of our clients at Save the Date Events are from out of state and have chosen Colorado for the beautiful mountains, fresh clean air and big blue skies. The guests who will travel far and wide to attend your Colorado wedding would love a Colorado welcome bag upon check in at their hotel. The Welcome Bag gained popularity more recently due to the increase in destination weddings, but are commonly given to guests if many of them are traveling great distances to a wedding. Couples should take advantage and offer a warm welcome to guests, as well as set the tone for your wedding weekend’s series of events.
The cost of offering welcome bags can be curbed in a couple ways; you can find out if many friends are sharing a room and double-stuff just one welcome bag for them to share. Also, remember you do not need to make one welcome bag per guest, but rather one welcome bag per room. Many hotels will assist in handing these bags out as your guests check-in, or they will deliver the bags directly to the guest’s rooms for a nominal fee. Include essentials that will make their stay more comfortable such as bottled water and a small snack. Also include your wedding weekend itinerary, with times and locations of where the happy couple will be and any shuttle information they may need. It is also important to include an item or two that is locally made or grown, such as Izze Soda, made locally in Boulder Colorado. For Colorado brides, it is popular to include a reminder on high altitude tips. A hand-written thank you note should always be included in the welcome bag. Your professional wedding consultant will have many more ideas and suggestions.