Thinking of planning a destination wedding? Whether you’re heading overseas to tie the knot, interstate or even planning a destination theme closer to home, destination wedding invitations are a great way to reflect your ideas and notify your guests of the adventure ahead. Check out these top 5 tips to choosing your perfect destination wedding invitation!
1. Information is key
Before you jump into decoration ideas and colour schemes for your wedding invites, be sure to first decide on the details. Wording can become a little complicated when explaining your travel plans to your guests, so make sure everything is clear and simple. Be sure to include the usual information needed on a wedding invitation, however you’re also going to need to include travel information for an international wedding invitation. If the wedding is planned at a resort in Fiji, has the hotel offered you guest package deals? What dates would you like people there from? Would you like everyone to stay in the same location?
Unable to fit all of this on one invite? Include extra cards of information or travel plans in the same envelope. More of a modern couple? Try a private Facebook event or wedding website with all the nitty gritty information your guests need to celebrate with you.
2. To decorate or not to decorate?
If you’re planning an Australian destination wedding invitation, there are many styles you can choose from, depending on where you’re planning your wedding. Beach wedding invitations can be understated and mutual or extravagant and bright. Consider ocean-inspired colour tones and classic beach ideas like shell decorations, sand colours, water and sunshine. Browse your options and choose something that will reflect your wedding ideas, the theme and present you as a couple.
3. Accurate theme
If you’ve decided to have a themed wedding, make sure your wedding invitation represents your theme correctly and clearly. Sending your guests a Vegas wedding invitation has many implications behind it and can rally your guests up into an excited frenzy. So be sure you’re heading to Vegas, or at least planning a themed event! You don’t want your guests to get the wrong impression of the day. The details you include in your wording, from location to dress code, can help make your plan clear, but the styling is all important too.
Overseas weddings can be a tad pricey, not only for the betrothed couple but for the guests too. When planning your destination wedding, remember to give your guests plenty of notice so they can begin saving their pennies. This usually comes in the form of save the dates. This is also a great opportunity to share your ideas, establish the theme, general location and get the ball rolling!
5. Reflect you as a couple
The most important tip and thing to remember when creating your invitations and planning your wedding, is be sure it reflects you as a couple. Don’t get lost in the bells and whistles: keep it original to you. If you’re explorers and love the outdoors, then the island wedding invitation you’ve been eyeing off is perfect! If you’re not beach people, but have always dreamt of being married by Elvis, then Vegas is you, baby!
Have fun with your invitations, keep them clean and concise, and prepare yourselves for many excited RSVP’s.