Getting married is a big decision, and it can feel like there are a million different things to consider. One of the decisions you will need to make early on in your planning process is who should be invited to your destination wedding. It’s not always easy to figure out how many people you want at your wedding or what type of guest list you would like, but hopefully this blog post by Designed Dream team will help!
Consider Your Guest List
Plan your destination wedding carefully. You want to make sure that those who attend are comfortable and able to afford it, but you also don’t want your guest list to be too big as this can stress out everyone involved in planning the event.
The first people on your invitation list should probably be family members who live close by or will not mind traveling. This may include your parents, siblings and their spouses or significant others, children if you have them, etc.
Next on the list should be close friends that will travel to attend. You can even think about splitting this group into two sections: those who are single and therefore don’t mind traveling alone (or with a friend), unmarried friends, etc., and those who are married or in committed relationships that may have children to think about.
This guest list should be followed by any friends or family members who live too far away to attend but you still want there with your special day because they mean so much to people involved. You can then consider inviting aunts/uncles, cousins, grandparents (if they are in good health), etc.
Finally, if there is room left on the invitation list you can think about inviting friends of yours whom you would like to get to know better or who may be able to offer assistance with planning and organizing your destination wedding.
Think About How You Want To Spend Your Time With Them On The Wedding Day
You should consider their personalities, interests, and the way they spend time. For example, if your guests enjoy being active or spending downtime on a beach with books to read then you would want to organize activities accordingly.
For some people who are more introverted, it may be harder for to adjust in these types of social situations. It is important to consider this when inviting people. While you may want the extra company it isn’t worth having guests who are unhappy because they feel overwhelmed by their surroundings or uncomfortable in social situations.
Make Sure They’re Comfortable In Their Surroundings (Both At The Ceremony And Reception)
There are several tips that you can follow to ensure everyone has a great time. First, it’s important to select an outstanding hotel for your guests. The hotel will serve as a home base for everyone, so it’s important to ensure that the rooms are clean and comfortable. The food provided by the hotel should also be delicious in order to keep guests satisfied throughout their visit.
Second, you’ll want to pick an activity or two that all of your guests can participate in together. This could be a beach day, an excursion to nearby towns, or some other fun experience.
Thirdly, it’s important that you and your new spouse areas involved with guests as possible throughout the weekend. This will help everyone feel comfortable around the two of you before your big day! You don’t necessarily have to do everything together; just make sure that you make time to hang out with everyone.
Finally, it’s important to stay in touch throughout the planning process and even after your destination wedding is over. This will help ensure all of your guests had a great time at their once-in-a-lifetime event!
Invite People Who Are Easygoing And Don’t Have Strong Opinions About Things That Might Cause Tension During The Event
A destination wedding is a great time to spend with friends and family. But, not all of your friends and family will be as easygoing as you’d like them to be when it comes to traveling for an extended period of time. While you certainly want everyone at the wedding, inviting people who are going to cause problems can ruin the mood and make for a terrible time.
Here, we’ll talk about the types of people you should and shouldn’t invite to your destination wedding. You might want to see which ones apply to your life before sending those invitations out!
Don’t Invite: People Who Are Going Through Tough Times
There’s nothing like sharing such an exciting day with those who are going through a tough time. However, those people might not be as easygoing and positive as you’d like them to be for your wedding day.
Invite: People Who Will Be Excited About the Destination Wedding
It’s important that the people attending your destination wedding actually want to attend it . If they’re going just because they feel like they have to, it might not be the best idea.
Make sure that you’re inviting people who are excited about attending your wedding and want to celebrate with you! That’s what this day is all about after all – sharing it with those closest to us!
Don’t Invite: Your Enemies or People You Don’t Get Along With
Your wedding day is the one time you get to be surrounded by those closest to you. You don’t want anyone there that can ruin it for you, so make sure your enemies and people who have a difficult time getting along with others aren’t invited .
Invite: Your Friends’ Significant Others Who Are Easygoing People
You want to make sure you’re inviting your friends’ significant others. If said significant other is a good person, but isn’t easygoing, it might not be the best idea to invite them because they won’t gel well with everybody else.
If their SO is an easy-going type of person who gets along with just about anybody then this could work out really well. Just make sure they’re not going to ruin the wedding!
Etiquette For Destination Weddings
Destination wedding etiquette, or what you should know before inviting guests to the party:
First of all, destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular among couples who want a big celebration without having to worry about how much it’ll cost them to rent out that banquet hall in their hometown. Destination weddings may be more relaxed and fun compared to traditional weddings, but there are still some rules of etiquette that must be considered.
Most importantly, you should make sure any guests who get invited to your wedding RSVP in a timely manner whether they can attend or not. If someone receives an invitation and doesn’t give their response within the time frame given (usually one month), this will likely be taken as a “no”. The RSVP date should be made clear at the bottom of your invitation.
In addition, you can also figure out who will host any guests that cannot attend your wedding by asking them to reply whether they plan on hosting or not. This way, no one gets stuck footing an expensive bill while others are unable to make it.
Many couples may be asking themselves, “What should I do if someone can’t attend my destination wedding?” It’s always better to give two dates you’re available for guests who are unable to come during the first month of their invitation time frame. If someone needs an additional date after that first month has passed, try giving them a date that is at least three months away.
The most important things to keep in mind when inviting guests are making sure they’re informed of all key details, allowing enough time for them to reply, and providing multiple options so no one has to turn down the invitation because it’s too expensive or inconvenient.
When To Send Wedding Invitations For Destination Wedding?
When it comes to sending invitations for destination weddings, there are a few different factors to consider. Knowing when and how often to send invitations can be tricky if you don’t know what kind of wedding you will have or who should receive an invitation. It’s important that your guests understand the importance of receiving their response as soon as possible because it influences other aspects such as travel plans and dress fittings. So, when do you send invitations for destination weddings?
The best time to send invitations for destination weddings is anywhere from four to six months ahead of the wedding date. However, there are exceptions. If you’re having a large guest list or if your budget permits it, then sending out an invitation about eight weeks in advance is acceptable as well. In addition to considering how powerful your guest list will be and when they should send invitations, it’s also important to figure out how often you should send invitations for destination weddings.
How many times do I have to send invitations? This is another tricky question. The number of times you send invitations for destination weddings depends on whether or not your wedding is small, medium, large or extra-large. If it’s a tiny destination wedding with only close friends and family attending (50 people or less), then you can probably get away with sending one invitation. However, if the guest list reaches 100+ people, then you definitely have to send a second invitation.
In addition, there are rules for how often invitations should be sent- it all depends on what kind of wedding destination theme you have. A beach or casual wedding requires fewer invites than an elegant and formal affair because not as many people can afford the price tag that comes with those kinds of weddings.
Who Pays For Destination Wedding?
Parental units (i.e., parents or guardians) of the bride and/or groom are typically in charge of paying for most wedding expenses. However, they may ask friends to help chip in with costs like airfare, lodging, transportation during your stay at the destination, etc. If you’re inviting a large group of people to your wedding, try to be considerate when reaching out. Still, don’t be afraid to ask people who you know will say yes.
How To Plan A Reception After A Destination Wedding?
Planning a reception after the destination wedding is different because youâre not responsible for the location. However, it is still very much necessary to plan your reception party!
If possible, consider asking friends or family members who are somewhat familiar with your wedding plans so they can be more helpful when setting up the event at their homes. If this isnt an option due to distance or time constraints, then consider hiring a wedding planner to help you plan the event.
In order to perfectly plan your reception party after your destination wedding, you need to consider a few things:
- – The size of the guest list.
- – Any dietary restrictions from those attending.
- – Decorations and colors that will fit with your outdoor or indoor venue as well as reflect the style you have been going for throughout the planning process.
When considering a wedding party after a destination wedding, you need to remember that it is not supposed to be as grand or formal. You can still have fun and celebrate with those who love you the most!
If you’re lucky enough to be invited to a destination wedding, chances are the couple will want your help in wedding planning. It may seem like an overwhelming task at first glance but we can make it easy for you! Our team of experts has years of experience and training on how best to plan every detail of the ceremony, reception, food service, transportation, you name it. Whether you have already accepted the invitation or have not yet received one, let us know today so that we can get started with organizing this once-in-a-lifetime event before it’s too late!