When you invite guests to travel the world with you for your wedding, a little more information is required. For the destination weddings we design & produce, we use the save the date as a perfect point to not only get guests excited about the day, but also give them the information necessary to make their travel planning that much easier. Obviously, it goes without saying that the destination, date and venue should be included, but for the rest of the details, here’s what to include as you start designing those save the dates:
1. The itinerary : Don’t forget to include the schedule for the wedding weekend if you want your guests to plan accordingly. If there is going to be a Thursday night cocktail party or a farewell brunch, let them know. This allows them to ensure they arrive and depart on time.
2. The travel details : Make it as easy as you can for your traveling guests. Include the closest airport to fly into, the hotels where you have room blocks as well as offer guidance on any vacation rentals for families. Also, touch on ground transportation whether you’re going to a place with great public transportation or if they need to rent a car.
3. The wedding website & point of contact : Guests will always have more questions and want more information. To save yourself a bit stress, set up a wedding website going into as much detail as possible about the destination. Also add a point of contact on the website as someone other than yourself such as your wedding planner, mother or best friend.
4. Something fun : Get them excited for the weekend by creating a fun design like the passport shown above or including something relevant to the destination. Think “Top 10 Hawaiian words” if going to the islands or even just a list of your favorite activities to do when in the area.