Destination Save the Dates

When deciding on a destination wedding, you really want to think about making it easy on your guests who need to plan well in advance for your I Do's. These three save the date ideas not only set the tone for a fun event that's not to be missed, they double as gifts for your guests.

The Luggage Tag

Look for vintage postcards on Card Cow or eBay and add your wedding details along with "Save the Date" to the front side. Keep the design simplified and ask guests to visit your wedding website for more travel and specific information.

On the reverse side, write in your guests' address and laminate the two pieces together. Finish by inserting a heavy duty ribbon or cord to the tag to complete the look. Viola - you have a stylish save the date and a gift for your guest to enjoy!

Airline Tickets

I designed a similar invitation when my husband turned 30 and I wanted to surprise him with a trip to Grand Cayman. Styled after an old-fashioned ticket, you can include lots of travel information just by adding extra pages. Staple each card together at the left hand side and slightly score the cards to the right of the staples to make them easily accessible.

The design can also be tailored for more personalization - use your wedding colors or add in fun graphics that represent the city the event will take place.

Mock Passports

Like the airplane ticket idea, you can add pages to include airline information and other accommodation listings. Add embellishments to really bring the concept to life with travel-inspired rubber stamps, maps and stickers.

passport images via: Ana de Roux / Mrs. Sushi from Weddingbee / Wedding Invitations UK / iStockphoto. Airline tickets and luggage tags by Inspired Goodness.

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Posted on April 13, 2010 and filed under IG Tips, Paper Goods.