Altitude Sickness - If you're planning on spending time in a high altitude location, be aware of the dangers of altitude sickness. This condition can cause a range of unpleasant symptoms, from headaches and nausea to fatigue and dizziness, and can last for up to 48 hours. If you're not used to the altitude, take some time to acclimatize before undertaking any strenuous activity, and make sure to stay hydrated.

5 Tips:

  1. Start hydrating a week before your wedding, especially if you're flying in from out of state. Drink plenty of water every day leading up to the wedding. This will help you avoid dehydration and feel your best on your big day.

  2. If you are flying into Denver from a lower altitude, it is advisable to spend a few days in the city before heading up into the mountains. This will allow your body to adjust to the higher altitude before you ascend even further.

  3. It is important to drink responsibly when visiting high-altitude areas. Alcohol will affect you more quickly and intensely in these environments, so be sure to let your guests know this in advance. Enjoy your time in the mountains, but please drink responsibly.

  4. You will need to consume carbohydrates in order to help your body absorb oxygen more efficiently. Plan on having a couple of meals with good Italian food after you arrive.

  5. Make sure to bring layers to your wedding, even if it is during the summer. The temperature can drop significantly in the mountains after dark and it is not uncommon for an 80 degree day to go down to the mid 50's. Since most weddings end after dark, you will want to make sure your guests are comfortable.

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