Do you envision yourself saying “I do” with the sand between your toes or expressing your vows while surrounded by a magnificent mountainous vista? A destination wedding can be a dreamlike experience that’s filled with wonder and stunning scenery. But it can turn into a nightmare real quick if not properly planned. So as soon as you nail down a date and location for your ceremony, the first thing you should do is send out some stylish save the dates to all the people on your guest list.
This is a must for any destination wedding because it will give your nearest and dearest enough time to book a flight or make other travel arrangements. Also, it will allow them to clear their calendars of anything that might be conflicting with your special day. But if you wait too long to inform them of these important details, you could run the risk of having a smaller wedding than expected.
Save the dates are by far the most fun pieces of wedding stationery because there’s no exact etiquette outlining how they should look or sound. Unlike formal wedding invitations, these cards can be embellished with playful snapshots and wording. Plus, the more creative and unique they are, the more memorable they’ll be for recipients.
Upon receiving save the dates, invitees will make up their minds about whether they’ll be able to attend your grand getaway or not. That’s why it’s important to include special requests or details that you think could be a deal breaker for some people. For example, many couples would probably prefer moms and dads to leave their little ones at home. If this is the case, you should nicely state this request on your save the dates.
So before you pack your bags and sail away to paradise, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to prepare in the months leading up to your big day.
*all images are from Wedding Paper Divas