What do you really need for a destination wedding? I mean, if you’re really going far, it can be a little tricky to try to get a bunch of things over to wherever you’re going. Keep it simple with these items.
Don’t stress about more than what you absolutely need. That’s what I’m sharing today. The very basics for a destination wedding. Here’s everything you’ll need, nothing more, nothing less.
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Ideas for a Destination Wedding
To start, the invite or save the date will set the tone of the whole party. A great way to keep it simply and incorporate the travel theme is to go with the postcard.
Next up is the RSVP or details card. Keep the theme going with special wording. I used “Plan for the Journey” for the details card and “wouldn’t miss it for the world” or “will celebrate from afar” for the RSVP choices.
My favorite idea for the program, is the passport. I used this design personally when I had my wedding and they were a huge hit. Mine was multiple pages but you can keep it simple and just do folded cards. The theme will still be kept, but it will save you lots of money! Paper can be crazy expensive.
The seating chart is not something I did at my wedding. I told people to sit wherever the hell they wanted, because at the time I plan events for a university and seating charts made me want to cry. However, if you want to plan seating, check out my idea here for naming the tables by cities or countries. Tell them “where in the world” they will be sitting!
For the guest book, I’ve created a fun map. Have your guests sign anywhere they want or sign near where they’re from or just on the map. Then frame it and keep it forever. Grab this one below for free.
Be sure to thank your guests as well and add a little tag or sticker to any favor to bring in the travel theme. Thank them for joining your journey!
For a welcome sign, I love the idea of “destination I do”. It pulls in the travel theme and the wedding theme at the same time. It’s simply adorable.
My favorite new idea for a game is to compare the lingo between cultures. Many of you know, I’ve lived abroad for 3 years; and one of the things I found most interesting is how Australians have so many different words for things than we do in the states. When we first arrived abroad, the hotel clerk kept telling us about “brekky” which I soon came to understand was breakfast. I’ve created a game below that tests your knowledge of “slang” in other countries, not just Australia! Find it on Etsy.
The last item I want to share is the thank you card. Take it full circle and make it a postcard like the invites or save the dates. Find several options below!
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Hi, I’m Jamie, and I have two great loves: creating and traveling. I’m a blogger, designer, photographer who would love to help you enjoy life’s special moments or, what I like to call life’s “journeys”. From parties to vacations, I’m here to make them beautiful and easy. I provide the tools you need to plan, celebrate, and remember, without all the hassle. Contact me for custom orders and collaborations. When I’m not creating or traveling, you’ll find me at a yoga studio or with my nose in a book and cat on my lap. Read more about me!