Three versions: for couples, single guys and single ladies. We scavenged Facebook for everyone's mugs and attached their heads individually. (Yes, that's my grandmother.)
Lots of eye candy to make invitees laugh, remember it, and want to join the fun.
The invitations drove guests to a website. We created a quick little tumblr to serve as our wedding hub.
We researched which booking method gave the best deal, gave them links to travel layaway plans, and told them how to book their ground transportation. Anything to make the effort cheaper and easier.
Plus, for people we don’t see very often, we included the standard fare, such as engagement pics and a not-so-standard “stick story” of how we met.
Last step: The Bueno-rific Report. (For the non-Spanish speaking audience,”Good-rific.”)
I know from previous personal failure / experience, it’s easy to put things off, and then miss the wedding altogether.
So the Bueno-rific Report is an email reminder we sent out a few times in the months leading up to the wedding. Kind of a tropical vacation teaser. But also a reminder for guests to book their trip and/or RSVP.
OH, AND P.S.
I made a couple temporary tattoos for all the guests to wear in Mexico. 'CAUSE IT'S FUN.