Enough about us… let’s dive into what you may need to include in your destination wedding invitations!
Welcome Cocktail Party or Welcome Dinner Invitation
One of the great things about a destination wedding weekend is that you’ll often have the chance to host a welcome event. Whether you are planning a cocktail hour or a formal dinner party, the details for your welcome event should be included in your invitation suite as a separate insert. At minimum, you need to include the date, time, and location of the welcome party. Guests often start arranging travel once they receive their invitation and so you want to get them the welcome party details at the same time!
On top of that, there are a few extra details you’ll want to include. First, your guests will also appreciate some insight into the dress code. Whether you are having a white party, a theme (like festival or ultra colorful!) or even just a note saying the dress code is casual, guest’s will appreciate it. Nobody wants to feel over or underdressed at a party. One line on the welcome event insert will keep your guests from feeling stressed. If you are arranging a shuttle (which we typically recommend for destination wedding events!), make sure to include the pick up and drop off details here as well.
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Post Wedding Event Invitation
Like we mentioned before, why not make the most of your destination wedding weekend? Whether you are planning a morning after brunch at the hotel, or another fun activity like a pool party or BBQ, consider adding an additional insert to hold all of the details for events after the wedding. Similar to the welcome party, you want to include the date, time, location and any attire recommendations. Oftentimes, our couples come to Hudson Valley because they love the destination and it has a special meaning to them. Don’t miss the chance to share that with your guests! We always love to plan a post wedding event!
Destination Wedding Invitations Details Card
Although the actual invitation card has details of the venue and the time, for a destination wedding you may want a separate details card with additional information. For our couples, we typically recommend including your wedding website (which may house your registry information), information about your hotel room blocks and shuttle schedules for the weekend. More than that, you may want to include a few of your favorite things to do in the area so your guests can start to plan their trip!
Your RSVP Card
Like any other wedding invitation suite, you should include an RSVP card. For a destination wedding weekend, you are going to want to make sure that your guests have the chance to RSVP individually for each event you will need a final count for. For a group activity like a pool party you may not need an exact count, but for something like a formal welcome dinner you will. Don’t forget to include a line for shuttles too!