15 Creative Ideas for a Travel-Themed Wedding

Channel your love of travel into your celebration with these unique ideas.
by Libby MacCarthy
Travel-inspired wedding theme ideas
Aaron Delesie

If you're dreaming of a destination wedding, but airfare and hotels aren't in the budget, turn your celebration into day filled with travel-inspired touches. Or maybe you and your partner are a couple of jet setters who want to share their adventures with guests through a travel-themed décor. Here are some of our favorite wedding details that will make your guests feel like they're being whisked away to a faraway place.

1. Snail Mail Save-the-Dates

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From: An Elegant Island Wedding in Maui, Hawaii

2. Map Stationery

Travel-themed wedding program and passport stationery
Sarah and Rachel

From: A Classy Garden Wedding at the Cornerstone Sonoma in Sonoma, California

3. Around-the-World Seating Charts

Travel-themed wedding escort card display idea
Carlie Statsky

From: A Classy Garden Wedding at the Cornerstone Sonoma in Sonoma, California

4. Themed Signage

Flower and greenery wreath for a rustic wedding entrance
Sarah Pudlo & Co

From: A DIY Vintage Wedding at Providence Public Library in Providence, Rhode Island

5. Globe Decor

Globe wedding decor idea
Dana Fernandez


6. Unique Accessories

Rugged groom look with a map-themed pocket square
Sarah Pudlo & Co

From: A DIY Vintage Wedding at Providence Public Library in Providence, Rhode Island

7. Centerpiece Alternatives

Nonfloral centerpiece idea for a travel-themed wedding
Katelyn James

From: A Rooftop Spring Wedding at Foundation for the Carolinas in Charlotte, North Carolina

8. Sweetheart Chair Decor
Sweetheart chair decor with framed maps for a destination wedding idea
Ashley Camper


9. Table Numbers

Destination-themed wedding table number
Heather Waraska


10. Travel-Ready Decor

Vintage suitcase wedding decorations
Love in Theory

From: A Romantic, Glamorous Wedding With a Rustic Twist at the Lace Factory in Deep River, Connecticut

11. Travel Phrases

Rustic wedding idea with hanging flowers
Corrine Kensington

From: A Chic Rustic Wedding at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

12. Non-Traditional Guestbooks

Post card guest book for a creative wedding idea
One Love

From: A Romantic, Fall Vineyard Wedding at Chalk Hill Estate Winery in Healdsburg, California

13. Creative Groom's Cake

Globe and luggage travel-themed groom's cake idea
Brian LaBrada

From: A Ritz-Carlton Cancun Wedding in Cancun, Mexico

14. Destination Signage
Travel sign idea for a destination wedding
Stephen Ludwig

From: A Travel Themed Destination Wedding at Na 'Aina Kai Botanical Gardens on the island of Kauai, Hawaii

15. Luggage Tag Favors

Destination wedding favor idea


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