Photo by Chris J. Evans

5 Ideas for Personalizing Your Destination Wedding

February 13, 2023
Words by Grace Hardy
Photos courtesy of various

To help couples create a personalized and memorable destination wedding celebration, we’ve gathered a list of creative and engaging concepts.

guestpix gallery example

Photo courtesy of guestpix

QR Code for Disposable Cameras

Wedding photographers are essential for capturing the special moments of the bride and groom, but they only provide a limited view. To add more perspectives, couples can create a scannable QR code for guests to take and upload their own photos. Guestpix, for example, offers couples the chance to simply create a welcome page for guests and share the instant QR code or URL. It’s so fast and easy, and it doesn’t require an app download. Through a service like this, the images can be added to an album that allows the couple to relive their special day and see moments they may have missed.

DIY Stationery Design

Designing wedding stationery suites can be a fun and personalized way to welcome your guests to your celebration. A unique approach could be creating a save-the-date newspaper with the couple on the front page and their love story on the back cover. Or perhaps you’d like to highlight your destination on your invitations and get guests excited for the trip.

table cards with "Melbourne" and "San Sebastian"

Photo by Chris J. Evans // Décor Calligraphy: Miss B. Calligraphy

Telling Your Story Through Seating Charts

Make your seating charts a visual representation of your love story. For example, you could use numbers to match the months of your relationship and include special dates and memories. Another idea is to label table cards with various locations important to you as a couple. They could be the place where you met, the city you live in or destinations you visited during your relationship.


Photo by Nur Yilmaz from Pexels

Handwritten Letters to Guests

After the wedding, it can be difficult to find time to send thank you notes to guests. A creative solution is to create a wall of thank-you notes at the ceremony for guests to find and read. This will allow them to experience your heartfelt gratitude in the moment.

red heart lock with heart key

Photo by Bru-nO from pixabay

Lock in Your Love Instead of Throwing Bouquets

Instead of throwing bouquets and creating a competition among guests, couples can hang keys on the wall for guests to take and try to open a lock. This fun and engaging activity will leave guests curious to see who the lucky winner is.

Use these ideas to turn your destination wedding into the celebration of your dreams, and make the most of your special day with your loved ones!

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