How To Plan Your Dream Travel Themed Wedding

Adding a theme to your wedding can help your creative vision come to life, it can pull your ideas together and it can be a great way to ensure your guests remember your special day. This week on the blog we are looking at the theme of travel! Would you like a travel themed wedding?

A travel themed wedding

Over the last 18 months, many of us haven’t been able to travel as much as we might have hoped. Cancelled holidays, cancelled honeymoons, and cancelled overseas adventures. But if travel has been a huge part of your life, there’s no reason why it can’t be a huge part of your special day. Travel brings people together; it binds stories and time and place and allows us to share dreams and experiences with each other. So why not bring this feeling, styling, and theme into your wedding.

Here’s how you can plan a travel theme wedding:

– Seating Plan– You may have made friends from all over the world. Why not use the seating plan as a chance to display your theme in a subtle way. You could use a map, or an arrivals board, or even an old suitcase.

– Photos – You could share some of your favourite travel photos, so your guests really get to see a part of your lives they may not have seen before.

– Decorations– Did you get engaged abroad? Could you create a display of your engagement story? Or could you display old postcards? If you need more ideas for decorations, this blog post will help.

– Place settings This is where you can get really creative. You could use luggage tags, mini passports or paper aeroplanes even to help showcase your theme.

There are so many other great ways you could include travel too:

  1. Naming your tables after places you’ve been together or your favourite holiday destinations.
  2. A creative travel guest book – who said you must have a standard guest book, what about having a guest globe book – everyone can still sign it and it would look fabulous on display in your home. Or, what about asking guests to sign a map of your hometown, or the place where you both met.
  3. You could turn your wedding invite into a plane ticket or design it in a passport-style. Your guests will know from the start of the day that you’re planning a travel themed day.
  4. Or you could theme different elements of your wedding around different countries. The ceremony could be in one location, then you could head to the wedding reception, and it could be decorated and themed as a whole other world!

The beauty of a DIY wedding is the freedom that allows you to do whatever you want. You can locate your wedding at Hargate Hall, but from there you could travel all over the world!

We are ready and waiting for your DIY wedding enquiry. You can call us on 01298 872591. Or email us at with the dates you’d like to book, and we’ll get straight back to you.