How to Word Your Destination Wedding Invites


So you opt for a destination wedding. You’ve found a meaningful location – whether on a beach in Mexico, an Italian vineyard, or in the mountains of the West coast.

You have your guest list and now it’s time to let people know about it. Therefore, you need to invite your closest family and friends. But, there’s so many details to include. From accommodation options to what to wear (to avoid stiletto on the beach fiasco), it’s important to include basic information. 

Destination weddings come with a lot of extra information for your guests. You want to provide the necessary information – without overwhelming your guests, or yourself, in the process. 

We’re here to give our expert advice on how to word your destination wedding invites. Luckily, there are options – like insert cards, and wedding websites where guests can get all the information they need. 


The main card for a destination wedding invite includes all the typical and necessary information. Similar to a traditional wedding main/ceremony card. For example, the time, date, location, etc. Save the extra details like venue maps, hotel options, or welcome receptions for insert cards. Similarly, you can list this information on your wedding website.

However, since destination weddings are naturally fun and unique – you can also use this as an opportunity to make your destination wedding invite wording fun.

Destination Wedding Invitation Wording

RSvp card

Traditional RSVP insert wording

Just because you’re having a unique destination wedding doesn’t mean the RSVP can’t be simple & traditional. The traditional RSVP wording option is for when guests only have to RSVP to the wedding in general (not additional wedding events such as welcome parties, day after brunches, and other wedding activities like snorkeling or boat rides, etc).

Multiple event RSVP with meal selections

An RSVP insert card with multiple events will be used when you are offering multiple activities in addition to your wedding. For example, if you are having a Welcome Party, you can just list “number attending welcome party,” like you would for “number attending wedding.” Destination Wedding Invitation Wording

 Multiple event RSVP alternative

An alternative to multiple event RSVP cards is below. When you do not require a specific number count, you can list the other celebrations in Y/N format. Destination Wedding Invitation Wording

Online RSVP option

In addition, you can opt to have guests RSVP online. Making an insert card with the RSVP date and wedding website clearly listed is the proper etiquette for online RSVPs. Destination Wedding Invitation Wording

insert cards

Wedding information insert

A “particulars” insert card can be almost like a “catch-all” for wedding information. This card can include the ceremony, reception, after party, accommodations, and wedding website.

Destination Wedding Invitation WordingWedding information insert card alternate

Similarly, the wedding information card can list as little – or as much info as you need. See below for a less detailed version.

Wedding weekend itinerary insert

The wedding wedding itinerary insert is a great way to let guests know what to expect. However, you don’t have to go overboard (remember – less is more). List the basic information for each day, like events, times, locations and if guests need more information, direct them to your wedding website.

Welcome party insert

Having a welcome party insert card is almost like a mini invite within the main wedding invite. This can list the location, time, and dress code of the welcome party. Also, don’t forget to list the hosts!

Wedding website insert

If you really want to do the less is more — you can direct guests to your wedding website. So this card would let guests know that all the information they need can be found on the wedding website. Luckily there are a ton of free wedding website hosts that are easy to create. For instance, Zola, The Knot, and Wedding Wire are some to start. 

In conclusion, we hope you’ve gained some knowledge of destination wedding invitation wording. There is a lot to think about when planning a destination wedding, but it’s worth it! If you need any additional wedding invite wording etiquette tips check out our other blog posts below.


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