While wedding favors certainly aren’t a necessity, they’re a lovely way to give back to your guests. If you’re planning a destination wedding where friends and family have traveled some distance to be there, a gift will be especially welcome. I always think the best favors should be either useful or memorable. And by memorable, I mean that they should say something either about the couple or about the place where the wedding is held. Integrating mountain themes into your wedding favors is a way of celebrating your wedding location. It also sends guests home with a fun souvenir. Here are some of the best Colorado destination wedding favor ideas.
After a wedding, it’s usually the edible favors that don’t get accidentally left behind. Everyone loves a little treat. Send your guests home with a taste of the Rockies with favors like Enstrom candies, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Chocolates or Aspen Brownie Works brownies. Little pots of jam or local whipped honey are another sweet option. Or, if you’re looking for one DIY idea to add to your day, why not whip up your own batch of trail mix.
Give a nod to the Colorado outdoors tradition with camping and hiking themed favors that they can use after the wedding. For example, custom water bottles and engraved campfire mugs make great gifts. Granola is the perfect treat to fuel morning-after hikes (or just cure hangovers!). Or opt for a camp classic and make personal s’mores kits for your guests.
We’re big nature lovers here, so it only makes sense to choose a natural or nature-inspired favor for a Colorado destination wedding. Saplings are a great choice that look so pretty (and with personal tags, can double up as escort cards). Wildflower seeds are another lovely option. Or if you love the scent of wildflowers but not the effort involved in planting them, opt for a candle with a light mountain meadow fragrance.
Pretty but practical
Just because a gift is practical doesn’t mean it can’t be cute too. For example, you could give guests pretty blankets to use if you’re having an outdoor ceremony in the fall or winter, which they can then take home. Lip balm is extremely useful in the dry Colorado climate, but packaging can be customized to complement your wedding theme. A map tote is another great idea, and something guests will use again and again.
What Colorado wedding favors would you add to the list?
Top image by Marianne Brown