Boarding pass wedding invitations can certainly set the tone for your destination wedding. But, what we love about boarding pass invites, is that they can be used for local, cross-country or out-of-country weddings! They’re perfect for travel weddings where must guests will be coming from out of town, yet they won’t need a passport. Plus, the plane ticket shape and theme leaves no question about how they’re going to get there.
Boarding pass wedding invites have several different parts; it’s good to know the different options before making your selection, so here is the 411.
Sleeve or Jacket? The sleeve is, in it’s simplest form, a folded piece of paper. It’s open at three sides and only has one folded side to hold in the plane ticket. A boarding pass sleeve can be printed on (which is great for including additional details about your wedding). The sleeve can also be a double fold or a single fold. The double fold wraps around the plane ticket invitation twice and holds more information — it’s more of a reveal. On the other hand, the invitation easily slides out of a single fold and if you don’t have a lot of details to include is a more concise option. The jacket can not be printed on and is only opened on one end to allow the plane ticket invitation to slide in and out. This Tropical Boarding Pass Wedding Invitation uses a jacket, so check it out!
Single-sided or Double-sided? Typically plane tickets are single-sided, but when it comes to a boarding pass invitation, we think they look more “finished” double-sided. Even if you don’t have more information to include on the back side, it’s still nice to feature a vintage map of your destination and a signature, such as, “We hope you can join us!” It’s a personal touch that puts a little more of you and your fiance into the design!
RSVP Options? Typically, we include a luggage tag RSVP with a tie and coordinating envelope. What can we say, they’re cute and tie together the travel theme nicely. However, you can change this as well. Maybe a vintage postcard RSVP is more your style; no problem! The Vintage Air Mail Boarding Pass Wedding Invitation uses the luggage tag RSVP with a raffia tie for a classic look.
Embellishments? This might be the hardest part to decide on — what embellishments do you want to complete the look of your boarding pass wedding invitation? A ribbon or raffia tie looks great around the boarding pass invite. There is a variety of ribbon colors to choose from, while the options for colored raffia are more limited. Either way you go, it will still look amazing! Wooden embellishments are also available — an airplane is the most popular for boarding pass invitations, but we’ve done a palm tree, flower, sea turtle, shell, starfish or custom wedding logo.
Envelope Printing? Until recently, we hadn’t really done a lot of envelope printing for boarding pass invites. However, it’s catching on and adding another custom touch to your unique wedding invitations. We could print an airmail border, your wedding logo or a simple message on your mailing envelope. Just let us know what ideas you have we’ll work with you to make your wedding invitation design unique.
So, now that you know all the options available, what are you going to choose for you boarding pass wedding invitations?