1. Guest Books
With so many things to remember for your destination wedding, the one thing you won’t want to forget is your wedding guestbooks. I just love recommending Basicinvite.com to my clients.They have beautiful guest book options in a variety of colours. I love the look of this customized one, which allows you to all one of your favourite pictures. My best tip is to purchase it early and keep it in your suitcase, so it doesn’t get forgotten when you board your wedding trip to paradise.
2. Program, Menu and Place Cards
So the guest book is a must-have, but what about the rest of your wedding must have’s? Well, I’ve got you covered here with another great tip. You’ll want to consider items such as program, menu, and place cards and even coasters themed in your favourite wedding colours. Best tip, choosing your wedding theme and colours early so you can incorporate into all your wedding invitation and guest book needs.
3. Ask Friends and Family for Help
Before you choose your wedding invitations and guest book, you’ll want to look at the number of guests invited, along with general invitation sizing. Save the dates and wedding invitations will be sent long before you arrive at a destination. However, place cards and other must-have items must come with you to your chosen destination. My best tip here is to ask family members, bridesmaids and close friends if they can help with bringing some of your most needed paper material. A little pre-planning in advance can make a difference in baggage costs associated with travel. A quick tip: Always check with your travel agent as to baggage allowance for your particular flight plans to ensure you don’t have hefty pre-boarding bills upon departure.
4. To Mail Invitations or No
tA frequently asked question with my couples is whether or not a mail out wedding invitation is necessary with a destination wedding. Of course, budget is always a factor in weighing this out. I must say I love to get wedding invitations in the mail. I’m a die-hard keep-sake keeper, and former wedding invitations bring back such wonderful wedding memories of the special people in my life. Whether you do or not is perfectly up to you. What is fantastic about having a destination wedding abroad is you’ll have lots of time to budget invitations and save the dates. Many couples book a year+ for their wedding trip plans abroad.
5. Wedding Website
Another best tip is the complimentary wedding website. Here basicinvite.com has another great solution to your guest’s pre-travel needs. You’ll be able to collect mailing addresses, share all of your essential destination wedding information and even manage your RSVP’s all in one handy location. Putting all your Destination wedding information can feel daunting. Having a wedding website makes it so convenient and comfortable for your guests to find all the information they need to confirm save the date requests.
I hope these suggestions give you wedding planning inspiration. With so many resorts, destination and guest considerations, it’s nice to have a one-stop-shop company like Basicinvite.com No matter what you choose, don’t forget the guest book when you head off to paradise with your wonderful fiance, family and friends. You’ll have a lifetime of memories and a beautiful wedding guest book to fondly look back at them.
Destination Wedding Expert