While a traditional invitation usually consists of a very basic square white card with black font (or another colour if you want to be really adventurous), destination weddings afford you the opportunity to break with tradition and play with fun shapes, colours, textures and even some creative destination wedding invitation wording!
Put Your Wedding on the Cover of a Magazine
I was blown away when I stumbled onto this idea by April Twenty Five on Etsy. These are like a destination wedding welcome letter, invitation, travel guide, and keepsake all in one! You can have so much fun with this! Just think of all the info you can put in this very unique destination wedding invitation.
Most people have never been to a destination wedding and I guarantee that they’ll have tons of questions. These magazines will eliminate all the guesswork for your guests and fill them with anticipation for the trip. You can include info like things to do around town, itinerary for the week, dress code, travel info, hotel pictures, your engagement story –or anything else you want!
Themed Destination Wedding Invitation
I am a huge fan of invitations that reflect the culture or history of your wedding destination. If you’re having a destination wedding in Mexico, this pattern rich invitation by JP Stationery is amazing. It features a Papel Picado print and can be ordered in a variety of bright rich colours.
Tree Ring Wheel Destination Wedding Invitation
We all know that with destination weddings, there’s a lot of info to pass along to guests. What’s awesome about this idea is that you can include all those details without overwhelming your guests. It’ll actually be fun for them to turn the spinning wheel to reveal whatever info the arrow’s pointing to…lodging, attire, transportation, date, time, location, etc… There’s room for it all!
Boarding Pass Destination Wedding Invitation
Next up, is an idea that’s near and dear to my heart because my very own destination wedding invitation was a set of boarding passes. These are bound to put everyone in a travelling spirit — and that’s exactly the effect you’re going for, right?
This is also a great option if you want to maintain the traditional feel of invitations while pushing the envelope just a bit. The only aspect that needs to be non-traditional is the shape – but the design, layout, fonts, and colors can be as classic/traditional or fun/modern as you want them to be! The entire set can be held together in a boarding pass holder reminiscent of those you used to get from the airlines! Saying that these will be a huge hit, is an understatement.
Message in a Bottle
This one pretty much speaks for itself. Wouldn’t you love to receive this invitation in the mail? I know I would! This mini message-in-a-bottle is tropical with a touch of glamour! The bottle comes with a hand-foiled stamped message and gold German glass glitter. They are completely customizable so you can change the pineapple design to something else. And of course, you have a variety of colour options to choose from also. Not only is this a cool and unique invitation, it’ll make for a really artistic keepsake too.