Colorado is such a beautiful place to get married. Many couples chose to fly from out of state to have a Colorado destination wedding! If you are one of the couples that is choosing to have Colorado as your destination wedding, here are some tips to know in advance!
Even if you are local to the U.S., Colorado weddings are still considered "destination."
To really create that “destination” wedding feeling for your guests who have chosen to fly in for your special day, it is a great idea to create a welcome basket. When putting these together, think of some things that are unique to Colorado, such as a gold-dipped aspen leaf, some turquoise jewelry, or even some tasty treats from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Another way to create a destination experience for your guests is through dining. Consider having some local eats for your reception dinner—this could be trout or bison!
Because your guests will not be familiar with the area or climate, it is important to create a wedding website for all your guests to check out whenever they need. On this landing page, you should have all the address information that will be needed, time schedules and local recommendations.
Keep in mind that Colorado is at much higher altitudes than other states, and oftentimes guests do not come prepared or know to avoid altitude sickness. Remind your guests to drink much more water than they typically would, to wear sunscreen and that alcohol has a much more substantial effect at high altitudes. With this in mind, you can incorporate some cute goodies in your welcome bags, such as monogrammed water bottles or little packs of sunscreen.
Here are some fun statistics about destination weddings to leave you off with!
• 25% of marriages are destination weddings.
• 340,000 destination weddings take place each year.
• The destination wedding market accounts for $16 billion in annual spending.
• The average budget for a destination wedding is $28,000.
• The average number of guests at a destination wedding: 48.
• 9 out of 10 couples say the weather is a key factor in selecting a destination.
• 60% of destination weddings take place in a domestic 25% location and 40% international.
If you choose to have your destination wedding in Colorado, you will have no regrets!
Psst! You should also check out this list of the top Colorado Mountain Wedding Venues!
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