Post # 1
I’m getting married in Colorado, and my fiance and I live here but we will have many guests traveling from out of the state to be at our wedding. I would like to make welcome bags for them and include some “Colorado” things in them. So far we have:
sunscreen (we get lots of sun and are much closer to it than many other places so it’s easy to burn here)
water (altitude = drink lots of water to avoid altitude sickness)
That’s pretty much it that I’ve thought of to tie back to “Colorado”…any other ideas?
I really appreciate the help ladies!
Post # 4
You might provide some type of advil or pepto. I ALWAYS, without fail get altitude sickness every.single.time I go to CO. And some breath mints. Then maybe some trail mix and some type of map of trails around the area for down time.
Post # 5
How about some stylish sunglasses and a disposable camera (you’d be surprised how many ppl forget theirs)
And maybe a “Don’t Forget the Altitude” list with sypmtoms/ways to prevent in a cool font =)
Post # 6
Wonderful ideas!!! Thank you!
missfireslayer – we’ll be in Granby (Winter Park area) for the wedding.
Post # 7
chapstick….i live in colorado and cannot go one day without chapstick..
Post # 8
- Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception
you could always give them a cookie or piece of fudge from rocky mountain chocolate factory. Trail mix, chapstick, kleenex… that’s all ive got now, i’ll keep thinking
Post # 9
I second the chapstick idea. That is a really good one! Keep an eye out at Target in their clearance section they usually have packages of blistex brand or chapstick brand for about 1 buck for 3. I’ve even seen Burts Bees in there too. Just check the ends of the aisles in the health and beauty section.
If your wedding isn’t during ski season you could check with the ski resort there and see if you could get some coupons for the big slide and include those in the bags.
Post # 10
Yum Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory!
Post # 11
What about one of those mini oxygen bottles? Okay, if not that, maybe in Winter Park there is a great little store that makes a special jam or honey. What about a winery or a specific bottle of CO beer?
Post # 12
We gave water and Boulder chips.
Post # 13
We’re giving out local beeswax lip balm as favors. There are a bunch of local companies – we’re using Copoco’s in Fort Collins and they’ll do custom labels if you send a graphic. Our welcome bags will also include mini chocolate bars from Chocolove in Boulder. I’d suggest a refillable water bottle rather than a plastic water bottle. Also, tea from Celestial Seasonings in Boulder. I may copy the Boulder chips idea. If you’re doing beer you can’t beat Fort Collins – I prefer O’Dells, but of course New Belgium is obvious, and Oskar Blues made the first good beer in a can.