If you’re a couple who loves to explore the world, why not incorporate that into your wedding theme?


Make it personal

The fact that you’ve chosen a travel theme suggests you’re probably both globetrotters, so why not name your tables after your favourite cities, countries, or even special spots where you both have great memories together?

You can then theme each table individually – for example – American flags and Statue of Liberty place card holders to decorate the USA table; the Union Jack flag and stationery adorned with double decker buses and the Big Ben on the British table and so on.

To complete the look, make sure there are photos of you and your hubby at each destination left on the appropriate tables for guests to browse through. This will make a great talking point for them and help break the ice.

Stationery says it all

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Let your guests get an insight to your theme from the off, with stationery printed with an airmail design, stamps, pictures of landmarks around the world, and of course, maps.

For a cheap but brilliant table plan alternative, get a large map and attach it to a large cork board, then get printed table numbers with the appropriate guests’ names on each sheet and pin it to a country or spot on the map that inspires you.

You could also mount map cuttings on card for DIY table numbers, and luggage tags could double up as your place cards, too.


Travel props

Complete the travel theme with props scattered around your venue.

A vintage style suitcase could hold your wedding cards, deck chairs are perfect for outdoor parties and old-fashioned cameras, globes and postcards could be used to decorate the tables.

For the ultimate prop, you could book a photobooth that prints with a postcard background to keep your guests entertained – try the booths shaped like VW Campervans at groovycampers.com!


Summer holidays

Perhaps your travel inspiration is more about sun-soaked holidays?

Incorporate this into your wedding theme by serving cocktails instead of Champagne for the drinks reception, book an ice cream van to dish up your dessert, and put on a punch and Judy show to entertain the children.

Style yourself pretty!

How can you incorporate a travel theme into your wedding look? Consider a shorter length dress to give the impression of summer, or go all out with a coloured design or a floral print gown.

Don’t forget to get your picture taken with your bridesmaids, all wearing brightly-coloured sunglasses, too, and make sure you have some flip flops on hand for an evening of dancing! We love Trudy Lee and Mark Lesley’s beach-ready designs.

Need more inspiration? Try these beach-themed favour ideas and wow your guests!