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Travel Themed Wedding

Travel Themed Wedding

While not every couple chooses a conscious theme for their big day, it is a nice touch to try and include your shared passions in some way. Why? Well for one thing, it will make the day feel more personalised and special, as it will reflect both of you as a couple. Many couples have a love of travel, for example and this theme is one of the most popular I see as an award-winning wedding coordinator. 

It’s popular for so many reasons; you may have taken a year out travelling the globe together, or indeed met while you were away. You might both be from Ireland, but live abroad in places such as Australia or Canada and have come home to say ‘I do’. 


Giving your wedding stationary a bit of a wanderlust makeover is a simple way to inject a bit of personality into proceedings.  Think about having mini passport style save the dates or boarding card invitations, travel themed menus or even orders of service for the ceremony.  

Table plan

The table plan really allows for some fun, no matter what your theme is. When it comes to a wedding theme you can ramp up the cute factor with all sorts of maps related seating plans, globes and luggage tags galore.   

On the table

Small things done well can really bring the wow factor to your wedding and a travel theme is no exception. Simple centrepieces of your favourite travel books, mini globes, postcards from your favourite destinations as table names and real luggage tags as place cards can look stunning and be a bit of a fun ice breaker for the guests too.


Your wedding cake is always going to be something of a centrepiece that most guests take the time to have a look at. So why not make it a cornerstone of your theme? Think tiers of suitcases, globes, cruise ships, planes, the Eiffel tower, the Sydney Opera House and anything your imagination can think of! And don’t forget your canapés. If you and your partner adore sushi from Japan, or can’t get enough of American BBQ why not reflect this on your pre-dinner canapés or your midnight snack?    

Photo props
Finally, using props in your photos is a lasting way to include a travel theme into your day. Think about using vintage suitcases for some of the pictures or have guests throw plane shaped confetti!

Kate Deegan
Co-ordination Made Easy

Ashfield house
Co. Clare
Tel: +353 (0)65 68 33853 / +353 (0) 86 8220 300
[email protected]

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