Destination-Inspired Wedding Invitations
Whether you're planning an event that's a couple of hours away or crossing the entire country, 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 throughout your day. Everything from table numbers to dessert table décor can be every bit as location-centric as your plans. One of the best places to include destination inspiration in your wedding? Your paper goods, of course!
From that save-the-date to your thank-you cards, it's simple to add a little local flair into your whole 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 ranging from rustic suites perfect for a ranch wedding in Montana to the dreamiest cacti-filled inspiration (and RSVP cards) a desert wedding could desire. Seriously, you're going to love these details.
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.
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.
Cactus illustrations plus locally-inspired prints equals the key to a fantastic destination-inspired wedding invitation. This suite from Momenti Design Studio is completely on point.
Long Eddy, New York
A simple map can bring local ideas (and travel inspiration) to a new or unique destination's suite, as seen is this design from Mixed Company.
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.
Antlers, monograms and mountain backdrops make a pretty and memorable detail for a Wyoming wedding. This bride's sister DIYed the entire rustic suite.
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.
Shelter Island, New York
This destination-inspired suite by Edwina White doesn't pull any punches. The flag details (which were cleverly used by this couple to mark important celebration spots) are a perfect addition to the detailed map.
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.
A custom sketch of the Chicago skyline is the perfect accent to this invitation that honors the Windy City, created by Sarah Drake Design.
Antiquaria used vintage cactus motifs to make this design subtly Western.
Napa Valley, California
A folder with a custom letterpressed postage-stamp sticker houses, created by A Day in May Designs, made for a chic invitation with a whimsical vineyard design.
Whistler, British Columbia
Log cabins and snow-topped mountains are a repeating theme in this winter wonderland design from CECI New York.
Perfect for a laid-back beach affair, this Mr. Boddington's Studio invitation is the perfect mix of simple and chic.
A single red heart ties the love theme together in the sweet skyline design seen on this invitation from Swash Press.
Swiss Cottage Designs created custom illustrations of city landmarks to help celebrate this historic location.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Morocco meets Mexico in this bright and bold suite set inside a gold folder with a watercolored paisley pattern inside, all designed by CECI New York.
Horseshoe Bay, Texas
This rustic-style design from Delphine Press is ideal for a casual Southwestern wedding.
Inspired by vintage letterhead and western posters, this bold invite from Antiquaria includes arrow motifs and a feather enclosed with the suite.
Inside this laser-cut sleeve, inspired by Old World Spanish wrought-iron patterns, is an invite with Otomi accents from CECI New York.
New York City
A crisp black, white, and gold color palette sets the tone for this classic Cheree Berry Paper wedding-invitation suite.
Delphine Press transformed a seemingly generic snowflake motif into something extra special by linking it to a wintry wedding in Colorado.
For these Aloha-style invitations, CECI New York created fold-out card that provide information in a rich format; the last page is a tear-off reply card with "accept/decline" options for several activities.
Get wedding guests excited about their trip by sending them passport-inspired invitations like these from Spark Stationery. And because this is a folder style, you can pack it with useful travel information for your guests.