12 Creative Travel Themed Wedding Ideas

Whether you and your partner are globetrotters or you’re having a destination wedding, a travel themed wedding is a fabulous way to let your journey begin! Get your creative wheels turning with some wanderlust inspirations. 1. Put Your Wedding On The Map Include map details inside your invitation envelopes […]


Whether you and your partner are globetrotters or you’re having a destination wedding, a travel themed wedding is a fabulous way to let your journey begin! Get your creative wheels turning with some wanderlust inspirations.

1. Put Your Wedding On The Map

Include map details inside your invitation envelopes or mail out invitations that show where you’re both from. Instead of a traditional guestbook, ask guests to sign a world globe for a wonderful keepsake you’ll cherish for years to come.

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2. Hand Out Unique Favors

There are so many ways to add extra flair to your wedding, especially with fun, unique favors! For a travel theme, you can’t go wrong with an airplane bottle opener or a compass bottle stopper.

Airplane Bottle Opener and Compass Bottle Stopper - Kate Aspen

Keep a consistent map theme even on personalized fans, which will keep guests cool in warm wedding destinations.

Travel Kraft Fan - Kate Aspen

3. Feature Your Favorite Quote

Hang a favorite travel quote above a favor or drinks table or even use it as a photo backdrop for guest photos.

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4. Name Tables By Country or Favorite Destinations

Help your guests find their table easily by naming them after countries, the hometowns of your guests, or favorite destinations you’ve visited as a couple.

A Chautauqua Institution wedding in New York with Meghan and AaronHunter Photographic via Elizabeth Anne Designs

5. Travel in First-Class Style

Your guests will travel in style with vintage suitcase luggage tags they can tie to their luggage when they go on their own adventures.

Suitcase Luggage Tag - Kate Aspen

6. Put a Map On It!

Welcome bags are fantastic for destination weddings or for out-of-town guests. Stuff reusable totes with useful items like itineraries, local guides and “emergency” kits.

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7. Add Subtle Details to the Cake

For a little globetrotter glam, add small travel-inspired details to your wedding cake. This sophisticated cake features two different map styles in the design of the first tier for a chic touch.

Travel Inspired Wedding Ideas Every Last DetailBumby Photography via Every Last Detail

8. Make It Personalized

Enhance your wedding atmosphere with special customized touches like personalized travel-themed rocks glasses. Your guests will enjoy these special glasses as a fun (and useful) “souvenir” of your special day!

Personalized Travel Rocks Glasses - Kate Aspen

9. Pack Your Suitcases

Stack vintage suitcases beside a dessert or drink bar to add more style to your indoor or outdoor venue.

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10. Give the Groom a Special Boutonniere

Show your love for your groom with a map boutonniere featuring your wedding destination or the place you first met.

Map Boutonniere Offbeat BrideWild About You Photography via Offbeat Bride

11. Take Flight with Airplanes

Get inventive with your travel theme by integrating classic travel icons into your decor, such as airplanes, trains, boats suitcases or even tickets. String paper airplanes together to create a lovely photo backdrop or use cutout planes to seat your guests.

Real Wedding Ready for Takeoff - Amorology WeddingsJessica Kettle via Amorology Weddings

12. Thank Your Guests

After your celebration you’ll need to thank everyone for coming. Stay true to your theme and send guests a vintage travel themed thank you card.

Vintage-Travel-Themed-Pink-and-Orange-Wedding_0035V.A. Photography via Every Last Detail

Here’s to a lifetime of adventures together!