I love a destination wedding brief. They have an exotic aura that's fun to work with. We've created so many different destination wedding invitations. Here's our definitive 'What to Include' list.
- Before sending destination wedding invitations you should send a Save the Date, up to a year in advance. Ensure guests can get organised early by including some basic information with your save the date, such as travel and accommodation.
- A bespoke invitation is a wonderful option for a destination wedding. Commission a bespoke laser cut design that's evocative of your destination and personal to you. Incorporating your favourite iconic buildings, landmarks, scenery, flowers, vehicles and even your venue.
- Include a map. You can even make it part of the invitation. Check out our friend Stephannie Barba for beautifully illustrated map invitations.
- Include plenty of information for your guests. Travel and accommodation are a must, but also details of local customs, dress codes, and social rules, so guests don't get caught out. Consider a 'what to bring' list if the weather is variable, or if you're planning a party or outing.
- Reply cards are essential for destination weddings. Use them to quiz your guests about anything you're organising, transport, babysitters, dietary requirements and so on. Don't forget a 'please reply by' date.
- Above all make your destination wedding invitations fun. Entice your guests, get them excited. This could be with a passport information booklet, paper sunglasses, a travel guide, or a bespoke design they can coo over and explore.