A Guide To Destination Wedding Invitations

People who are planning an overseas wedding will need to put some thought and preparation into their destination wedding invitations. A wedding that is held overseas will need destination wedding invitations that are clearer and contain more information than a regular invitation. One of the first considerations that will need to be made is who will be sending out the destination wedding invitations.

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If the bride and groom choose to go the traditional route, the parents of the bride will be responsible for sending out invitations. However as society is more liberal than it was 20 years ago, this will be an unlikely scenario. The more common situation with the modern couple will involve both the bride and the groom sending out their destination wedding invitations.


When somebody is planning an overseas wedding it means that the invitations will need to be sent out well in advance of the wedding itself. Some couples will opt to send save the date cards instead. This is usually done so that the guests have time to arrange getting time of work and save up the money they need for air tickets and other expenses.  Brides and grooms will need to understand that a large amount of the people they invite will turn down their invitation. This will be because they cannot leave work or leave the country for longer than a few days. This especially applies to couples with very young children. Some people will simply decline because they do not want to spend thousands of dollars to attend a wedding. Unfortunately this is something that everybody who is hosting a destination wedding will have to deal with.

When designing unique destination wedding invitations, the bride and groom will need to include specific information in their invitation text. This will include the date, time, venue, location and the country that the wedding and reception will be hosted in. The invitation should also include how long guests are expected to stay as well as the costs of the accommodation. Those who can afford to pay for the accommodation of their guests should mention that the costs are covered in the card. Couples who are asking guests to pay for their own accommodation should list any discounts they may be eligible for. Most couples will be able to negotiate discounts with hotels, travel agents, airlines, airport transfer companies and food outlets if they are booking a bulk number of guests. Details of all these discounts will also need to be listed. The contact details of the venue should be on the invitation, along with the contact details of the wedding coordinator. Lastly information about the dress code and the country the wedding is being held in should be discussed briefly. As this is a lot of information to include in an invitation the bride and groom will need to set it out so the information does not look cramped.

Most couples will be concerned about their budget as there will be more items to pay for later on down the road. Because of this it is important to shop around and get a good deal on cheap destination wedding invitations. Those who are looking for destination wedding invitations ideas can look for ways to incorporate the location into the design. For example a wedding held in Thailand could have gold trim or pictures of a beach. Once the design and text has be decided upon the couple can go to several companies and get a no-obligation quote. When the couple has found a reasonable price and attractive design they can order and send off their invitations.