When we decided to get married we didn’t want to go the typical route – church, big wedding party, 4-hour reception. It wasn’t enough time to celebrate! We essentially wanted a big party that lasted for days as our friends and family rarely have a chance to get together.
The question was how to pull that off. Neither of our hometowns meant much to the other, and our current hometown, NYC, was too expensive for just such a party. So it was easy to settle on Long Beach Island, NJ – a place we both spent a lot of time during our “early” years and a place in which we’ve vacationed together since we’ve met.
For both our save-the-date and invite, I based the design on the vintage postcards from the shore, with their “Greetings from….” feel. They evoked the laid-back essence of our celebration in a way that a traditional invite couldn’t. Not only were we thrilled with how they turned out, but guests loved the uniqueness of them as well.
And that got me thinking – maybe there are other couples that would love something different to announce their destination wedding. So I decided to create a line of destination wedding save-the-dates inspired by vintage travel postcards.
As eight of the top ten wedding destinations are beach-related, I started with designs for tropical destinations. All of the postcards are templates and can be customized for the couple, the destination, and the date.
I’d love feedback as this project unfolds and if you know of anyone who is planning a destination wedding, please forward this on!