All About Guest Welcome Bags!

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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.

Beau Coup Winner and Feature Wedding on Wedding Chicks

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Kelly is the winner of the Beau Coup $25 gift card! Her comment was, “My guy and I have been eying the mini gumball machines and the mini martini shakers as gifts for our wedding party. They have such awesome stuff!” You can see the blog post here.

We are thrilled that Carrie and Ben’s wedding was featured on the Wedding Chicks Blog yesterday! You can see it here. Thanks to their ultra talented photographer, Karie Mclain, for the great images.

Giveaway from Beau-Coup!

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Beau-coup is a fabulous website that carries tons of stylish favors, decorations, and gifts for weddings. They are offering a $25 gift card towards anything on their site to one of our lucky blog readers!

You’ll find everything from unique wedding favors and favor packaging to bridal party gifts, placecard holders, wedding decorations, and more at Beau-coup.

Leave a comment with your favorite Beau-Coup product to be entered in our giveaway. We will announce the winner on our blog next week!