Planning a destination wedding is definitely a lot of fun, but it’s a lot of work irrespective of whether you’re planning it overseas or just interstate! One of the first tasks to get started on is choosing your wedding stationery which should include a save the date (especially in the case of a destination wedding since your guests need ample notice), destination wedding invitations and a RSVP card to start with. What are some key points to address when choosing your destination wedding invitation cards?
Include Key Information in Your Destination Wedding Invitations
Aim to include as many key details as possible in your destination wedding invitation cards without making it look cluttered. Apart from regular information that would normally go on a wedding invitation card such as the date, time, location and dress code, it is essential that you include other key information such as travel information ( travel agent details if you have arranged a discounted group deal for your guests), as well as hotel accommodation details.
When it comes to hotel accommodation, you may want to do some research and include a few hotel options close to your wedding location with different pricing. If all extra information is hard to fit on your wedding invite, you could always opt to include a Directions/Accommodations card to fit in the extra information neatly so that your wedding invite doesn’t look messy.
Should Your Destination Wedding Invitation Reflect Your Wedding Location?
The simple answer is yes it should, however you don’t want to go over the top. For instance if you’re sending out an Australian destination wedding invitation, you don’t have to limit your options to just shell decorations or other nautical elements. Get creative, consider ocean inspired hues for your colour palette or even add your favourite picture of the two of you at the beach. Do your research and browse through your options and instead of just choosing something to suit your wedding theme, opt for a design that reflects you as a couple!
When Should You Send Out Destination Wedding Stationery By?
Destination weddings require a lot of planning and saving so you should give your guests plenty of time to prepare! The general rule of thumb when it comes to sending out your save the date cards, is more time the better - nine to twelve months is perfect as it gives your wedding guests plenty of time to schedule travel plans and time off work. The average lead time for wedding invitations should two to three months ahead of a destination wedding.