Travel-Inspired Destination Wedding Invitation Ideas

Be inspired by these travel-themed wedding invites perfect for a destination wedding!

No matter where you're getting married, gather inspiration from these stunning invitation suites for destination weddings featuring tropical details, luggage tags, passport motifs, and more!

Photo: John Cain Photography

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When choosing the look and style of your wedding invitations, there are thousands of options. From choosing to buy invitations online to hiring a couture invitation designer to selecting the design of each piece in your invitation suite, it's important to do what's best for the formality and theme of your wedding. Couples hosting a destination wedding, for example, may want to incorporate fonts, motifs, patterns, or colors reminiscent of their wedding location.

A beach wedding may call for an invitation suite that takes inspiration from the sun, sand, and sea; a vineyard wedding may be introduced with an invitation suite featuring watercolor illustrations of the winery venue itself; and an invitation for an island wedding may include tropical leaves, foliage, and plants native to the destination. If you'd prefer more traditional wedding invitations, choose a classic design for your formal invitation and have some fun with your save the date instead!

Find exceptional wedding invitation ideas within this collection of our favorite travel-inspired suites. From punchy and bold to understated and sophisticated, this roundup highlights memorable elements, such as custom illustrations, hand-painted watercolor details, usable leather luggage tags, and peek-a-boo clues for surprises to come at the celebration. After so much uncertainty this past year, it’s time for an abundance of happiness! Have fun with the process, and wow your guests with one-of-a-kind, unique wedding invitations to hint at the theme, highlight the destination, or even introduce a surprising color palette for your upcoming travel-inspired event. 

Whether you plan to exchange vows in a tropical locale or a wintry wonderland, there are so many ways to create an impressive suite, so start thinking outside the box and be inspired by these stationery styles. Discover some of our favorite travel-themed destination wedding invitation ideas from real weddings crafted by talented invitation designers, below:

Travel-Theme & Destination Wedding Invitation Ideas

Tropical-Toned Wedding Stationery Suite

Colorful Destination Wedding Invitation

We love how bright and festive this wedding invitation suite is – as well as the matching paper goods! As warm-weather locations make for beautiful weddings in any season, warm up a late-winter celebration with a joyful suite featuring punchy hues. “Laura & David” invitation suite featuring double-side printing with letterpress and foil printing inside a custom created foil pocket, vellum overlay program, and custom matchboxes by Emily Baird Design; Photo: Hunter Ryan Photography

Palm-Print Wedding Invitation

Palm Print Destination Wedding Invitation

To introduce their destination wedding on Mahe Island in the Seychelles, this couple sent their loved ones a fun save the date featuring geometric details and a tropical green palm print to set the tone for the destination fête. Lovely save the date for a destination wedding by Elizabeth Grace;

Passport-Inspired Wedding Invitation

Blue & Orange Passport Wedding Invitation

To invite loved ones to a weekend full of events in Australia, this couple's destination-wedding invitation suite looked like a passport holder and even included personalized luggage tags! “Wedding Passport” suite featuring a cotton turn-edge book highlighting personalized leather luggage tags with laser-cut pocket for inserts and invitation showcasing blind embossing and multicolor letterpress printing by Lehr and Black;

Bird of Paradise Wedding Invitation

"Our Paradise" Destination Wedding Invitation

Perfect for a destination wedding in Hawaii, this foil-pressed invitation featuring illustrations of palm fronds, monstera leaves, and bird of paradise blooms will certainly get your wedding guests in the mood to travel to the tropics to witness your "I dos." “Our Paradise” wedding invitation by Elly for Minted;
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Coral-Inspired Wedding Invitation

Destination Wedding Invitation with Coral Details

This couple invited their loved ones to witness their nuptials in the Bahamas with an invitation suite featuring colorful coral accents and a watercolor map of the islands. “Joanna & Peter” custom destination-wedding invitation suite highlighting a combination of letterpress and flat printing featuring map and compass by Atelier Isabey;

Vintage-Inspired Destination Wedding Invite

Vintage-Inspired Destination Wedding Invitation

If your wedding venue has a lot of history, consider making it a focal point of the wedding invitation like this stunning suite. “Boathouse New York” letterpress-printed custom suite featuring a velvet-lined envelope, blind stamping detail reminiscent of the tile work seen at the Boathouse, and vintage postage used to tell a story of the couple’s life in New York by Every Little Letter;

Watercolor Destination Wedding Invitation

Watercolor Destination Wedding Invitation

For this pair's destination wedding in Mexico City, they took inspiration from the surrounding sites and décor to create a gorgeous watercolor invitation with their stationer. “Talavera Tile” invitation suite featuring original watercolor renderings, hand-painted detailing throughout, custom illustration of the venue’s courtyard, and a hand-drawn map highlighting local attractions by Momental Designs;

Italian Wedding Invitation

Italy Destination Wedding Invitation

Take inspiration from your wedding location to design an invitation suite reminiscent of the site, such as patterns, fruits or foliage, and even the native language. Custom invitation suite showcasing invite foil printed on wood with a laser-cut layer mounted on top, back with a layer that you are able to “pull back” the flowers to reveal clues, and envelope with a hand-painted watercolor liner by Ceci New York;

Tropical Wedding Invitation

Tropical Destination Wedding Invitation

Even if your wedding is taking place in a city or another location that wouldn't typically be seen as tropical, you can still incorporate tropical elements. Don't be afraid to share details of your wedding theme or style in the invitation suite! Custom tropical-themed suite featuring watercolor details and a palm-wrapped invitation by By Dami Studios;

For more wedding invitation ideas, view save the date ideas, discover the coolest all-inclusive wedding venues, see some of our favorite online wedding invitations from Minted, Shutterfly & Zola, and browse some of our favorite wedding invitations with organic details!

Opening photo by John Cain Photography; From Event: Whimsical Styled Wedding Shoot with Tropical Décor and Dark Palette