If you have decided to have your wedding in a destination away from your home, it is not only important that you plan everything the right way, but it is also important that you understand the right way to invite people to your wedding! After all – if your money is far away – not everyone will have the money to attend, so you might also be planning to have a bigger reception upon your return. To this reception, you will probably be planning to invite not only the people who were unable to spend the money to travel to the wedding, but also those you could not invite to the actual wedding because of the space contraints of the destination where you are holding your wedding. As this means that you are going to be inviting people to two distinctly different events, in two distinctly different locations, it is important that you word the invitations in the proper manner.
One thing that can be helpful is to talk to everyone you plan on inviting to the wedding before you send out the invitations, and to find out how many of these people imagine they will be able to attend. Once you have gathered this information, you will have a better understanding of how many people might be attending the wedding, and of how many more people you might be able to invite. Because a destination wedding requires more planning on the part of those attending than an "in town" wedding would, you will want to make sure you get the invitations out as early as you can. The invitations should provide as much help as possible to those who might be coming, including airline information, lodging information, and the clothes they should bring for the trip as well as for the wedding. The easier it will be for your guests – and consequently, the easier it will be for you – if you provide a lot of information. Once you have taken care of all these things, the invitations will be ready to go out, and you will be able to begin planning all the other aspects of your wedding!