Sunny Says: Destination Wedding Save The Dates
Sunny here! When planning a destination wedding, it’s very important to know the marriage requirements of the country you’re getting married in, such as how long a couple must be in that country before they can wed. For most Caribbean destinations, the time can range from 48 hours to a week depending on the location. Which leaves the question; What should I put on my save-the-dates?
I suggest a save-the-week! If you’re planning on being at your destination from the beginning of the week but your wedding isn’t until the middle or end of that week, inform your guests of the entire time you’ll be at your destination. This makes it much easier for them to make arrangements. So let’s say you’re arriving at your destination on the 6th of May, having your wedding on the 9th and starting your official honeymoon on the 11th, you’re save the “date” should say: Save the Week May 6th to the 9th!
By doing this, you also give your guest a heads up on making arrangements for that week as far as vacation time and funds. It’s always good wedding etiquette to give your destination wedding guests at much notice as possible! When you are ready to send out your official wedding invitations, you can include a schedule of events to let guests know what your official wedding day and time will be. For destination wedding invites, we suggest including:
- Welcome Date- The first day most or all of your guests arrive. You may want to meet up with all of them at a place on resort to give them a welcome pack!
- Date of Rehearsal Dinner
- Actual Wedding day, place and time.
- The day your honeymoon starts and you’re officially unreachable!
One of WeddingMoons’ past real wedding brides’ Kerri, made a passport wedding invite with a welcome message, schedule of events, the works! It was truly a destination wedding work of art.
Thanks to one of our twitter followers for asking about this; we hope this helps! Keep an eye on our blog for more quick and super useful tips like these!