We love helping come up with creative ideas for Colorado wedding welcome bags. Welcome bags help make out of town guests feel welcome, set the tone for a fun wedding weekend, and say thank you for making the trip to your wedding. They’re also a great way to show off Colorado and share local favorites with guests. Here are some must-haves to put in your Colorado wedding welcome bags.
Colorado Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas
First, let’s talk about what type of bag or container to use. One idea we love is personalized canvas tote bags. For these Colorado wedding welcome bags, the couple chose a canvas bag that said “welcome to colorful Colorado” and had their initials added to the bottom corner. We love this idea because a canvas tote bag is something everyone can use again. Plus it’s easy to throw into a suitcase if guests are flying. You can also do straw bags, customized paper bags, or a small basket or box. There’s an endless amount of possibilities for the container, so get creative!
Local Snacks and Drinks
One thing we always recommend adding to welcome bags are snacks and drinks. Many guests are hungry or thirsty when they arrive at the hotel (or they will be at some point). Having something to snack on when they arrive will make them feel welcome and ready to celebrate!
This is also a great time to share local favorites with your guests. Some of the local brands we recommend include Celestial Seasonings Tea, Boulder Canyon Potato Chips, Hammond’s Candies, Ritual Chocolate, and Justin’s Nut Butter. Having these items in your Colorado wedding welcome bags is a great way to support local businesses and introduce them to out of town guests.
For drinks, we always recommend throwing in some water. You could also consider adding a sparkling water for a fun twist. If guests are over 21, you can share your favorite local craft beers with them.
Wedding Weekend Essentials
Other great things to include in welcome bags are items guests may need during or after your wedding. For many guests, the altitude in Colorado can be challenging, so including oxygen for them is a thoughtful way to help them acclimate. You can also include sunscreen or chapstick if they’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors.
If you want to include items they may have forgotten at home, we like skin care products from Spinster Sister Co. They have great plant-based shampoo, conditioner, and soap you can share with guests. You may also want to include items they’ll need the morning after your wedding such as Liquid I.V., Advil, or mints.
Personalized Wedding Items
We also love adding in personalized items or souvenirs for the guests to take home. Custom koozies are a fun treat for guests to use during the wedding weekend. Bonus if it includes a local beer like mentioned above! You could also add in a postcard, keychain, or refrigerator magnet from Colorado for guests to commemorate their trip with. This is also a great place to share the itinerary for the weekend along with fun things to do in the area and a welcome or thank you note.
Those are our must-haves for a Colorado wedding welcome bag. We love welcome bags since they are completely customizable and reflect the style of each couple and their wedding. If you’re looking for help putting wedding welcome bags together or delivering them to the guests’ hotels, that’s part of our full service offering. Let’s chat so we can help you create the perfect wedding welcome bag to kick off your wedding weekend!