35 Destination Wedding Save-the-Dates for a Far-Flung Celebration

A wedding far away calls for an extra-special save-the-date.
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Laura Hampson - The Knot Associate Editor
by Laura Hampson
Laura Hampson - The Knot Associate Editor
Laura Hampson
Associate Editor, Performance Content
  • Laura is a writer and editor, specializing in all things weddings, travel and shopping
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Laura covered travel and lifestyle features for publications like Glamour, Evening Standard, Cosmopolitan and Culture Trip
  • Laura has a journalism degree and lives in London, UK
Updated Jul 07, 2021
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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 destination wedding save-the-dates, guaranteed to get guests excited about your nuptials—and their upcoming getaway. (PS: With The Knot Invitations, you can match your customizable save-the-dates to your wedding invitations, RSVP cards and thank-you notes too.)

Boarding Pass

boarding pass destination wedding save the date

Let your guests know they're in for an adventure abroad as soon as they open the envelope. You can personalize these vintage boarding pass cards with your country, venue and even a picture from your engagement photo shoot.

Amalfi Dreaming

yellow lemon destination wedding save the date

Saying "I do" in Italy's Amalfi Coast or Sicily? These Italian-themed save-the-date cards will instantly transport your guests to Europe. We'll raise a glass of limoncello to that.

Shore Thing

beach destination wedding save the date

Give them a taste of what to expect at your beach wedding. The scene shown on these destination save-the-dates sets the tone for a nighttime celebration on a distant shore.

Beach Blooms

beach flower save the date with engagement photo

California calling? Let your guests know you're heading to the Pacific Coast with these beach destination wedding save-the-dates, which you can personalize with a picture of you and your better half.

Sweet Succulents

cactus destination wedding save the date

Swapping florals for succulents is still one of our favorite wedding trends. If you're holding your destination wedding in a state where cacti is abundant (Arizona, Utah, Nevada) or even heading to Mexico, these modern save-the-date cards are a nice nod to the locale.

Pretty Protea

tropical destination wedding save the date

Start the island vibes early with these protea flower and palm leaf-adorned tropical save-the-dates. The protea flower is native to South Africa and Australia, for those planning on a southern hemisphere vow exchange.

High Expectations

chicago destination wedding save the date

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

Grape Escape

winery destination wedding save the date

For the oenophiles among us, a winery wedding is a no-brainer. Set the pretty vineyard scene off the bat with these watercolor save-the-dates.

On the Slopes

ski slope destination wedding save the date

Whether you're heading to the Rockies or the European Alps, get everyone amped for a wintery destination with snowy wedding save-the-dates.

Passport Please

passport destination wedding save the date

Nothing says "destination wedding" quite like a passport. These creative save-the-dates are ideal for your wedding abroad, with a passport theme on the back and space for your engagement photo and further details on the front. Parisian wedding, anyone?

Olive Branch

foodie destination wedding save the date

Foodies, rejoice. Whether you're getting married in Greece, Italy or California, these olive-adorned save-the-dates are a not-so-subtle nod to the location.

Save the Weekend

weekend 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.

By the Seaside

seaside destination wedding save the date

You don't have to get on a plane in order to have a destination wedding. If you're simply traveling to your nearest patch of coastline to get married by the sea, reflect the scene with these nature-inspired save-the-dates.

Desert Delight

desert boho destination wedding save the date

Throw your guests into your desert-themed nuptials with these cute save-the-dates. The sun palms and dried desert florals that frame your details on these cards would make a stunning IRL wedding arch.

New York, New York

new york city destination wedding save the date

Start spreading the news: Your wedding planning is underway. For those opting for an elegant New York City wedding, give your guests a taste of what's to come with this illustrated save-the-date.

Pack Your Bags

luggage destination wedding save the date

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

Nature's Calling

mountain destination wedding save the date

If you're dreaming of a mountain celebration, these nature save-the-dates are perfect for sending to your nearest and dearest. 

Tropical Greenery

tropical destination wedding save the date

Whether you're heading to the Caribbean, Mexico or even to Hawaii, a warm-weather wedding calls for tropical wedding save-the-dates. These minimalist cards should do the trick.

Wild Side

safari destination wedding save the date

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

Heavenly Hibiscus

tropical destination wedding save the date

Hawaiian wedding in the cards? Set the theme for your island wedding with these tropical hibiscus save-the-date cards.

Painted Waves

waves destination wedding save the date

Go abstract with your beach save-the-dates. The painted wave print on these destination wedding cards mimic the appearance of sand dunes—perfect for a seaside summer wedding.

Pineapple Paradise

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.

Chic Citrus

spain destination wedding save the date

With leafy orange-filled branches framing your details and an engagement pic, these destination wedding save-the-dates are primed for nuptials taking place in California, Florida or even Spain—really, any destination that's synonymous with the citrus fruit. 

Love Birds

flamingo destination wedding save the date

Let the flamingos on the front of these save-the-dates give guests the first clue about your destination. Flamingos are found in Aruba, the Bahamas and the Everglades in Florida—all excellent options for your far-flung celebration.

Heart It

washington dc destination wedding save the date

Here's another destination save-the-date idea: a minimalist outline of the city you're getting married in. For those getting married in the capital, these save-the-dates are modern and romantic, thanks to the heart detail.

Hidden Oasis

morocco destination wedding save the date

The oasis-style botanicals on these cute save-the-dates make us think of the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, which is full of succulents and desert blooms. Time for a romantic Moroccan wedding, we think.

Magic Monstera

greenery destination wedding save the date

Sometimes, it's the simplest designs that make the biggest impact. Personalize these postcards with your engagement picture and allow the watercolor monstera—a plant native to the tropical forests of Mexico and Panama—to give a big hint at where your destination wedding will take place.

Up in the Air

plane 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 destination wedding stationery.

Bright Lights, Big City

city destination wedding save the date

Whether you want to get married in Vegas or party the night away in Nashville, these postcards are ideal for a city-based destination wedding. Plus, they're under $1 each!

Desert "I Dos"

joshua tree destination wedding save the date

Planning a Joshua Tree wedding? The painted scene on the back of these destination save-the-dates will put your guests in the desert mood. You can personalize the front of the card with a picture of you and your soon-to-be-spouse for a special touch.

Show Off

map destination wedding save the date

Show guests exactly where they're headed on a map. These destination save-the-date postcards have a heart over the wedding location.

Minimalist Greenery

minimalist destination wedding save the date

With foliage wrapped like vines around the minimalist lettering, these destination wedding save-the-dates wouldn't look out of place for an Italian or French-style celebration.

Contemporary Cool

tropical destination wedding save the date

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

Winter Wanderlust

winter destination wedding save the date

Heading somewhere cold for your winter destination wedding? Stick to your wedding color palette with these unique save-the-dates that were designed by Melissa Koby as part of our Black Artist Collective.

Bright Botanics

floral destination wedding save the date

Make a statement with these pretty save-the-date postcards, which frame your details in bright yellow blooms. The color palette would suit a California or Mexico destination wedding.

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