Archive for March 29th, 2011

Destination Wedding Save the Date Cards

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

destination save the date cardsDestination: LOVE!  Destination weddings are growing increasingly popular nowadays with brides from the east to the west.  Whether you’re traveling to the mountains, the beach or a location outside of the US, heading away from home for your nuptials is one of the most popular trends in wedding planning! 

Is a destination wedding for you?  There’s good and bad parts to having a destination wedding, so it really depends on your ‘couple style’ and budget.  Destination weddings are a great way to take all of your friends and family on a fun-filled vacation while celebrating your next path in life!  Downside?  Some guests that you’d like to attend may not have it in their budget to be able to attend, especially if you’re heading overseas or out of the country.  Most destination weddings are small and intimate with a few close friends and family members.  Also, having a destination wedding can seem like your entire family is attending your honeymoon after the wedding?  If ‘the more the merrier’ is your celebration style, a destination wedding is where it’s at!  Destination weddings also offer a bit of wedding planning relief, as if you’re traveling far away, you may need to have a destination planner who takes care of your arrangements and decisions for you.  Be sure that you’re comfortable in explaining your style, wants and needs for your wedding so that you can trust your planner to make the proper decisions for you.

If planning a destination wedding, you’ll need to plan on sending your save the date cards and wedding invitations out a bit earlier than when you would for having a local wedding.  Send your destination save the date cards about 6-12 months before the event, and your wedding invitations about 8-10 weeks before the event.  This will give your guests time to plan to make their proper travel arrangements and budget for the event. 

When sending your destination save the date cards and destination wedding invitations it can be fun to incorporate your destination location into the theme of your pieces.  Whether it’s a cityscape, a mountainside or a palm tree on the beach, you’ll be able to give your guests a preview of the beautiful scenery that you’ve chosen for your special day.  Below are some of our most popular destination invitations…

destination wedding invitations