Destination-Inspired Wedding Invitations That Honor Your Celebration's Locale
Whether you're planning an event that's a couple of hours away or crossing multiple oceans, a destination wedding can be a dream come true. And if you're head over heels for your location and hoping for a wedding day that's inspired entirely by the happy place itself, consider including details representative of your locale on your invitations and throughout your big-day paper goods. Everything from the ceremony programs and escort cards to the table numbers to dinner menus can be every bit as location-centric as your plans. One of the best places to include destination inspiration in your wedding? Your wedding invitations, of course! After all, this is the first glimpse guests get at your big day, so why not go big?
From that save-the-date to your thank-you cards, it's simple to add a little local flair into your suite, but if you're particularly interested in an invitation that will get your guests extra excited about the big celebration, look no further. We have all the best destination-inspired wedding invitations ideas right here, and they range from rustic suites perfect for a ranch wedding in Montana to the dreamiest cacti-filled inspiration (and RSVP cards) a desert wedding could desire. Simple tree and mountain graphics added just the right amount of woodland inspiration to this Mount Spokane State Park invitation suite from Evermore Paper Co.
If you're looking for a subtle nod to your destination, seemingly small details like your chosen color palette and the type face can make a big difference. And if you're ready to go all out, consider adding bigger, bolder thematic details, like skyline illustrations, maps, or destination-inspired motifs. Ahead, we're sharing some of our favorite destination-inspired wedding invitations—from locales near and far—to inspire your own.
The suite, which was a team effort between Minted, Basic Invite, Rock Paper Sugar Events, and calligraphy by Monica Welsh of Willow Wynn Studio, featured a breathtaking Parisian scene. Vintage ribbons, navy blue and lilac toned stationery, and a custom wax seal all helped drive home that luxe French vibe.
Co. Clare, Ireland
This destination-inspired invitation set was designed, printed, and assembled by House of Hannah Weddings and Events. The suite was calligraphed on handmade cotton paper and wrapped in a vellum booklet, and the envelope liner featured a breathtaking painting of the Cliffs of Moher, a nod to the ceremony location.
Bright colors reminiscent of Portugal lent a subtle nod to the destination wedding invitations by Sofia Nascimento Studios.
Punta Mita, Mexico
LouLou Baker printed a custom map of Punta Mita onto this invitation suite. To further incorporate the locale, a custom crest featured Mexican-inspired motifs.
Big Sur, California
Ashley Duhon of Model Paper created this custom invitation suite, which perfectly exemplified the destination thanks to a map of California complete with major landmarks. Modern typography and bold colors added extra oomph.
Palm Springs, California
Marco Island, Florida
Luster Designs created these gorgeous invitations reminiscent of the couple's Florida locale. Palm-frond green text, a jute tie, and a printed vellum wrap gave a nod to the tropical theme.
Orange County, California
The bold, tropical-themed stationery by Prim & Pixie emulated the wedding's destination. Small palm trees lined the invitations, while a palm-frond print served as the envelope liner.
Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
These invitations, from Minted, paired a swooping, lowercase script with bold autumnal colors and floral elements that offered up a preview of the wedding's location.
These wedding invitations, created by Tara Spencer of Idyll Wed, included a subtle watercolor envelope liner that spoke to the big-day locale.
The invitation set, which was dreamt up by Kelly from Pink Champagne Designs, featured a custom print on the envelope liners as an homage to the wedding's destination. Bespoke stamps further hinted at the location.
This custom invitation set from Cree and Co. included a unique illustration of the venue; handmade deckle-edge paper; and a gold twine tie for a gorgeous destination-inspired suite.
Every detail of this colorful invitation suite, created by Happy Menocal Studio, reflects the vibe of the couple's tropical destination, from the hand-painted pineapples to the lush greenery.
What better way to round out an incredible destination-inspired invitation suite, created by Jessica Lee Calligraphy, than by adding a postcard-style save the date to complete the picture? The barn motif, featured on the invitation, map and envelope is just the thing to incorporate a little something from the couple's venue, too.
This invitation suite's black and gold color palette is completely on point, but the best detail is its destination-inspired, travel-friendly map of the couple's location, Seattle. The couple's stationer, La Happy, included tourist highlights for out of town guests—the perfect, personalized touch!
Colorful cacti exude a summery air for this desert wedding invitation suite from Katlem Design. The matching envelope liner is a gorgeous touch!
If illustrations aren't your style, why not incorporate a photo (or two) from your location instead? This suite from Amber Moon Design featured mountain photographs and the added bonus of bison stamps for just the right rustic vibe.
Hudson, New York
Absolutely in love with the view from your venue, or the surrounding area? It's the best place to turn for invitation inspiration, too. That's exactly what Tor Koluglu did for this couple's colorful invitation suite.
La Chapelle-Fortin, France
The elegant illustration of this couple's venue was the perfect way to round out their chic invitations. Even better? The entire suite was handcrafted by the bride's talented mother.
Hand lettering may not be location-specific, but it can add a complementary look to invitations, especially when accompanied by a map and hillside RSVP to match. This suite, created by Chelsea Petaja, hits the romantic vibe you expect from an Italian wedding.
Leiper's Fork, Tennessee
Natalie Chang's custom illustration of this couple's venue brought their location to life even before the big day and included a small map of their favorite spots in the area.
Playful typography meets stunning on-location images for this Utah invitation suite by Cheryl Louise Humphreys. Even better—the photo reflects the season of the celebration itself.
US Virgin Islands
Nautical elements make this island invitation suite from Lulu & Roo Design really pop. The stripes, shades of blue, and pelican illustrations all add up to a look fit for any ocean event.
Palm Springs, California
Nothing says Palm Springs like bright colors, eclectic gold motifs, and a swimming-pool inspired invitation insert. Add cactus stamps, like Amber Moon Design did here, and you're ready to go.
Santa Barbara, California
Even a sophisticated, elegant invitation suite can include a destination-centric detail. This vintage postcard (and the accompanying visitor-friendly map) from Lazaro Letterpress are just the right touch.
Inside this laser-cut sleeve, inspired by Old World Spanish wrought-iron patterns, is an invite with Otomi accents from CECI New York.
The maps featured in this destination invite aren't intended to be used, just admired.
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