Inspiration for a travel themed wedding

They say travel broadens the mind, but it’s also a great concept around which to theme your wedding, especially if you and your fiance have been bitten by the travel bug. Just look at the gorgeous stationery suite above. Here’s 10 more great ideas that are worth their weight in frequent flyer points.

Postcards from the edge


Photo: Calder Clark

This is the perfect idea for a bride and groom who travel a lot. Simply pick up a bunch of postcards wherever you’re travelling and put them on display for guests to write on. It’s a top way to create a guest book with global flavour.

Final destination

travel themed wedding

Photo: Etsy vendor Sunshine and Ravioli

Old maps get a wonderful new life here as the canvas on which to create table numbers with wow factor. For something a little extra you could even ask your guests to sign them and mention their own favourite place on the globe.

Chocolate o’clock

Who doesn’t like chocolate? And when it’s beautifully presented, all the better. These confections covered in map-themed labels and styled with an atlas and more could be the perfect sugar hit as guests carve up the dance floor for hours.

Precious cargo


Photo: The Collection

If the braces don’t give away their status as VIPs, this little pair has a very important wedding task – getting the rings to the altar safely. And how better to do it than tucked safely inside a suitcase that’s small enough to lug down the aisle.

The adventure begins

Aisles are often underutilised in a wedding, but here it takes centre stage in a tableau dedicated to a love of travel. You could almost imagine it inspiring unique vows: “To have and to hold, for better and worse, in jetlag and in health.”

Getting inked

Now this is a great idea. Instead of a bouquet made from fresh blooms, this one not only incorporates the trend of paper flowers but also extends it to be atlas flowers, with each blossom made from a different map. Sensational.

Love is all around


Photo: Style of Sam

So C loves S, and apparently they both love travel. And these themed letters are a perfect way to capture the mood, bringing a little globe-setting style to the head table at the reception. The heart-shaped atlas confetti makes the perfect finishing touch.

Let there be cake!

Remember those world atlases we used to flip through at primary school? Well this looks just like them – only edible. A map-themed cake is a great way to give a delicious insight into your love of travel. You could even use icing to showcase where you’ve already been together – or even where you hope to go. Also check out the gorgeous confection below, which makes us think of taking to the skies in glamorous style with gorgeous vintage luggage stowed away safely. Bliss.

A real shoe-in

This is a genius idea! We’ve seen travel-themed cufflinks and bow ties for the men, but this bride went a step further and cut out map insoles to fit inside her shoes. Such a lovely hidden touch but one that beautifully echoes the theme of stepping off into the wonderful journey and adventure that is marriage.

Setting the scene

There’s photo backdrops, and then there’s photo backdrops. And this definitely falls into the latter camp. From the pointers to favourite cities and Union Jack luggage to a plane disappearing into the distance, it’s the perfect way to get your friends and family in on the travel spirit.

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