Costa Rica Destination Wedding Ideas for Save-the-Dates

A destination wedding in Costa Rica is something special and calls for an extraordinary save-the-date. Here are a few ideas for inspiration!

Wish you were here – post cards


Send your guests stamped postcards from Manuel Antonio beach, or wherever you’re planning the ceremony. Your Costa Rica wedding planner can mail them for you, ensuring they have an authentic Costa Rica postmark!

Faux boarding passes

Boarding pass save-the-dates are a fun way to get your guests excited about your upcoming nuptials abroad, not to mention an opportunity for a mini-vacation. Several websites feature full color, fully customizable designs that help bring your visions to life. If having them custom made, allow for a 2-3 week turnaround time.

Luggage tags

You have lots of options with luggage tag save-the-dates.  Make you own using free templates online and insert them in plastic luggage tags, or get some professional help from graphic designers.

Passport to paradise


Not only is this a cute idea for a destination wedding, it’s a gentle reminder for guests to ensure their travel documents are valid and in order. U.S. residents must have at least 6 months remaining on their passports to enter Costa Rica. Passport save-the-dates are totally customized to your tastes, using your favorite colors, photos, graphics and fonts. And the extra space allows room for important details like your itinerary, travel details and more. Look on Etsy for great deals and quality passport invitations.

Map save-the-dates

Whether hand-drawn or digitally made, an illustrated map of Costa Rica is a quirky way to share your chosen destination. Use this opportunity to incorporate your wedding colors and important tidbits of information when announcing your special day.

Remember that save-the-dates should be sent out at least 9 months prior to your Costa Rica wedding. This affords friends and family enough time to plan accordingly, request vacation time if needed and book their tickets!


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