“I’m having a destination wedding, but what do I include on my destination wedding invitation?”

Great question! So a destination wedding follows traditional wedding invitation etiquette in a lot of ways. However, there are some key points that should not be overlooked when mailing/e-mailing out your destination wedding invitations!

destination wedding invitations

So before we get to the actual invite, let’s brief with “Save the Dates.” Due to additional travel plans/vacation time from work, it’s important to give your guests plenty of time to plan for your destination wedding. Save the Date cards should be sent out approximately 6-8 months prior to your wedding date. No major details needed. Just date and location. Something like this will do the job (click photo for link)…

destination wedding invitations


Ok, now back to the invites! Here’s a list of what to include on your destination wedding invitation:

  • Date & Time (per usual)

  • Address (per usual) *Make sure to include clear indication of “beach wedding” so guests can plan attire accordingly.

  • Reception information or “Reception to follow.” If no reception, there is not need to make any additional note. 

  • Include an accommodations card OR double side your invite with accommodation information on the back. Accommodations card should include guest hotel options/information and any group discounts available. 

  • Wedding Website URL- A wedding website is a great way to inform guests of your engagement story, photos, ceremony/reception details, and any other important details worth sharing. Check out theknot.com for an easy to use and free wedding website creator!

  • RSVP card 

Invite ideas:

So you can go digital and choose evite.com to save time and money. Otherwise, websites like minted.com or etsy.com have some fun beach-inspired destination wedding invitations waiting for you!

destination wedding invitations



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