With so many talented stationery designers out there, you’ll have a lot to choose from when it comes to your destination wedding invitations. From beach ceremonies to city weddings in New York or Las Vegas, there’s something for every couple.
You don’t need to go all-out with the theming, though, if you don’t want to â€” there are plenty of simple, understated designs that hint at your dream wedding destination without giving it all away. read more…
Weddings are romantic. So we werenâ€™t surprised to learn that Lacey and Steve met at the wedding of a mutual friend. You could say it was the perfect beginning (and you would be right). With a shared appreciation for all things sun and beach, Lacey and Steve knew they wanted an intimate, destination wedding filled with fun festivities for their guests to enjoy.
Someone once said to me that the main reason why a couple chooses to have a destination wedding is to keep the wedding small without having to compromise on the guest list. Whether or not you agree with that, here are six things not to do when planning a destination wedding:
1. Inviting people you dislike: Since your guests will be spending money and time to fly to your wedding, they will most likely also turn the trip into their own personal vacation and stay longer than the actual wedding. Â So before you send your ex an invite, ask yourself if you really want to see him for more than a day.
2. Sending invitations at the last minute: If you want anyone to show up, you need to send out invitations, or at least save the dates, as soon as possible so your guests can plan ahead. Digital invitations can save you a lot of time!
3. Forgetting to the check the weather: The last thing you want is a hurricane to ruin your wedding day.
4. Forgetting to take care of your guests: Did Sally fly to the wrong airport or Marcus get a sunburn because he forgot to pack sunscreen? Â Remember to provide important transportation information on Greenvelope’s details page and welcome baskets with essentials for your guests.
5. Not asking for help: Â Planning a wedding at a distance can become overwhelming. Hire a destination wedding planner to help shoulder some of the burden.
6. Underestimating costs: It’s easy to forget to factor in expenses such as welcome bags, unexpected activities, and travel costs.
Greenvelope is a design-focused and eco-friendly digital stationery company focused on contemporary correspondence. Our paperless invitations are elegant for your wedding, playful for your birthday and formal for your annual board retreat. We are dedicated to making your event memorable from the Save the Date to the Thank You Note, reducing paper waste, and donating to environmental efforts.
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