35 Save-the-Dates That Set the Mood for a Destination Wedding

A wedding far away calls for an extra-special save-the-date. Get inspired by one of these fun ideas.
by Andrea Fowler and Emily Platt

For most of your guests, a destination wedding means vacation time. So why not set the relaxed (or adventurous) vibe right from the get-go? Consider one of these customizable save-the-dates, guaranteed to get guests excited about your wedding—and their upcoming getaway.

1. City Skyline

Minted city skyline destination wedding save-the-date


Hype guests up for an urban wedding with stylish skyline save-the-dates. These ones come in chic gold foil.

Abby Munn Skyline save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

2. Shore Thing

Minted beach destination wedding save-the-date


Give them a taste of what's in store. The scene shown on these beach save-the-dates sets the tone for a nighttime celebration on a distant shore.

Rebecca Bowen At Dusk save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

3. State It

Minted California destination wedding save-the-date


Show state pride for wherever you're traveling to with unique destination wedding stationery like this.

Fig and Cotton State Stamp save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

4. Book 'Em

Minted travel-themed destination wedding save-the-date


Just say it already. These shiny save-the-dates get right to the point: It's time for guests to make travel arrangements.

Melissa Casey Book Your Ticket save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

5. Cool to be Square

Minted nature destination wedding save-the-date


Consider a cool format, like poster-inspired save-the-dates. These scenic cards are pretty enough to put up.

Karidy Walker Vintage Poster save-the-dates, from $192 for a set of 100, Minted.com

6. Totally Tropical

Papier tropical destination wedding save-the-date


Jetting off somewhere tropical? Choose a save-the-date design inspired by the destination's colorful local plants.

Papier Miravalles save-the-date, from $140 for a set of 100, Papier.com

7.  High Expectations

Minted metallic city destination wedding save-the-date


Set the bar high with skyscraper stationery for a city destination wedding. These cards are so classy.

Chocomocacino Amalfi save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

8. Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Minted map destination wedding save-the-date


Map it out with travel-themed stationery. We like how this one sweetly pictures different modes of transportation.

Leslie Hamer Destination save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

9. Compass Cards

Minted compass destination wedding save-the-date


You found each other—now it's time for guests to find their way to your wedding. These compass-shaped save-the-dates speak to that.

Annie Holmquist True North save-the-dates, from $192 for a set of 100, Minted.com

10. Don't Sweat It

Mixbook cactus destination wedding save-the-date


Throwing a wedding in the desert heat? This cactus stationery is super cute.

Hello!Lucky Cactus Wedding save-the-date cards, from $162 for a set of 100, Mixbook.com

11. On the Slopes

Etsy ski slope destination wedding save-the-date


Get everyone amped for a wintery destination with snowy wedding save-the-dates.

Seahorsebendpress Ski Lodge save-the-date, from $256 for a set of 100, Etsy.com

12. Aloha

Minted aloha destination wedding save-the-date


Honor the local language with bilingual destination wedding save-the-dates. These ones—for a Hawaiian celebration—say "Aloha."

Melissa Casey Aloha Hawaii save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

13. Meet and Greet

Minted location destination wedding save-the-date


It's okay to keep your message simple. These "Meet us in…" photo save-the-dates should do the trick.

Pixel and Hank Meet Us save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

14. Save the Weekend

Minted palm tree destination wedding save-the-date


Lots of destination weddings span multiple days. If yours does (and happens to be somewhere filled with palm trees) these creative wedding weekend save-the-dates are right up your alley.

Lauren Chism Palm save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

15. Lots of Baggage

Minted luggage tag destination wedding save-the-date


For something extra unexpected, try destination wedding save-the-dates shaped like luggage tags. These ones look surprisingly realistic.

Brooke Chandler Come Fly With Us save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

16. Stateside Celebration

Minted hitched in Texas destination wedding save-the-date


These save-the-dates also incorporate a state, making them another great choice for a destination wedding in the US.

Erica Krystek Hitched In save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

17. Wild Side

Papier safari destination wedding save-the-date


Tying the knot in the wild? (Or at a zoo?) Send out stationery with local animals on them—these save-the-dates suit a safari-inspired soiree.

Papier Savanna save-the-date, from $140 for a set of 100, Papier.com

18. Vintage Vibes

Etsy postcard destination wedding save-the-date


Stir up some nostalgia by mailing out vintage-inspired postcards with your destination wedding's basic details.

Beyonddesign Letter postcard save-the-dates, from $143 for a set of 100, Etsy.com

19. Pineapple Paradise

Minted pineapple destination wedding save-the-date


Pineapples aren't just tropical—they're also symbols of hospitality. Let guests know you'll be awesome destination wedding hosts with these save-the-dates.

Fig and Cotton Party in Paradise save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

20. Heart It

Minted heart skyline destination wedding save-the-date


Here's another skyline idea: a minimalist outline of the city. These save-the-dates are modern and romantic, thanks to the heart detail.

Erin Deegan Love in the City save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

21. Time to Pack

Minted sunglasses destination wedding save-the-date


Give guests a heads up in terms of what they should bring. For a sunny destination, sunglasses are a must—which is why they're on these save-the-dates.

Olive and Violet Shades save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

22. Adventure Awaits

Minted adventure destination wedding save-the-date


Marriage is even more of an adventure when it involves traveling. These destination wedding save-the-dates nod to the exciting journey ahead.

Stacy Cooke Let the Adventure Begin save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

23. Passport

Shutterfly passport destination wedding save-the-date


Another popular design idea? Destination wedding save-the-dates that look like passports. These ones are realistic but also leave room for photos of you and your partner.

Fine Moments for Wedding Paper Divas Passionate Passport save-the-date, from $135 for a set of 100, Shutterfly.com

24. Up in the Air

Minted mountains and airplane destination wedding save-the-date


Get guests excited for air travel—yes, that's possible. Just put a pretty airplane on your save-the-dates, like the one shown on this stationery.

Erin Niehenke Travel With Us save-the-dates, from $192 for a set of 100, Minted.com

25. Show Off

Minted map with heart destination wedding save-the-date


Show guests exactly where they're headed on a map. For example, these destination save-the-dates have a heart over the wedding location.

Bumble Ink A Faraway Destination save-the-date postcards, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

26. Personalized Place

Minted photo destination wedding save-the-date


Frame your save-the-date photos in something thematic, like the shape of a state, as shown here.

Heather Buchma Love Location save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

27. Pretty Pattern

Papier tile destination wedding save-the-date


Love the architecture wherever you're going? Share the beauty with your guests before they arrive. These destination wedding save-the-dates are inspired by gorgeous tiles.

Matthew Williamson Deia Fiesta Tiles save the date, from $170 for a set of 100, Papier.com

28. Lovely Luggage

Minted luggage destination wedding save-the-date


Who knew luggage could look so chic? It certainly does on these cards.

Rebecca Bowen Luggage save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

29. Sip, Sip Hooray

Etsy vineyard destination wedding save-the-date


Clue guests in on a vineyard venue with wine country wedding save-the-dates.

Factorymade Wine Country postcard save-the-date, from $125 for a set of 100, Etsy.com

30. Contemporary Cool

Papier floral striped destination wedding save-the-date


Combine your wedding's theme with destination motifs. These tropical save-the-dates work well for a contemporary event.

House of Holland Tropical Stripe save-the-date, from $140 for a set of 100, Papier.com

31. Save-the-Date Snapshots

Minted luggage tag destination wedding save-the-date


Love the luggage tag idea but still want to include a photo? This stationery's for you.

WHALEN Pack Your Bags Destination save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

32. Watercolor Wanderlust

Mixbook watercolor mountains destination wedding save-the-date


If the mountains on these cards look pretty now, imagine how they'll look to guests in real life? They'll be excited to find out.

Mixbook Photo Co. Watercolor Mountains save-the-date cards, from $162 for a set of 100, Mixbook.com

33. Local Landmarks

Minted city landmark destination wedding save-the-date


Local landmarks will make your wedding destination instantly recognizable. These save-the-dates spotlight San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, for example.

Hooray Creative Big City save-the-dates, from $135 for a set of 100, Minted.com

34. Native Bounty

Papier lemon destination wedding save-the-date


Especially excited about your destination's food? Tribute that with your save-the-dates. We recommend these ones for an Italian escape.

Papier Limoni save-the-date, from $140 for a set of 100, Papier.com

35. Jungle Journey

Papier jungle destination wedding save-the-date


Venturing to an ultra-lush locale? Embrace what's to come with nature-inspired save-the-dates, like these photo cards.

Bow & Arrow Press Jungle Foliage save-the-date, from $140 for a set of 100, Papier.com


Need help planning the rest of your destination wedding? We have more tips where these came from. For more free help, check out DestinationWeddings.com and connect with a planning specialist for free!

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