Skip to main content

Creative Wedding Themes: Travel (Part 2)

Last week in part 1 of our "Creative Wedding Themes: Travel" blog we talked a lot about decorations and favors. This week our online wedding accessory store continues this adorable theme by getting into the food, drinks, inspiration, and fun gifts that you can incorporate. Many of these items you can buy directly from, and some of these ideas can be done easily on your own or with the help of a local wedding vendor.  

The Food and Drinks
When it comes to the travel-themed food you can serve at your wedding reception, get inspired by dishes from the places you have visited, or hope to visit in the future. Each course can even represent a different place if you like. If you're feeling crafty, make the menus resemble passports that your guests can fill out as they try each food. 

The same goes for drinks. If you have a specific one that your favorite vacation destination is known for, mix that up for your guests. You can also name a couple of specialty drinks with titles that bring exotic places to mind, like a "Blue Lagoon" or a "Moroccan Mojito." 

"A Kiss and We're Off" Wedding Cake Top 
Travel Inspiration
Inspirational quotes can be used on programs and other paper items, and even in frames placed decoratively around the room. Pick out a few of your favorites to share with the guests. Some examples we found are: 
  • "A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles." -Tim Cahill
  • "We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us." -Anonymous
  • "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -Helen Keller
  • "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." -Susan Sontag
  • "Oh the places you'll go." -Dr. Seuss
  • "It doesn't matter where you're going, it's who you have beside you." -Unknown
  • "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." -Confucius 
  • "The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." -Eleanor Roosevelt

Travel Gifts for the Wedding Party
Most people will be giving gifts to you in honor of the wedding, but you'll want to find some special presents for the members of your wedding party to thank them for playing a big part in your very special day. Carry the travel theme over to these wedding party thank you gifts by finding items that will encourage their own spirit of adventure, like a personalized travel tote or messenger bag.

Wedding flip-flops are a great reminder for them to get themselves to a beach soon, and they're perfect for tired feet at the wedding reception too! Even something as simple as a travel tumbler for their coffee every morning is a wonderful "get up and go" gift. 

Travel Gifts for Yourself
Don't forget about yourselves too! First of all, you've got a honeymoon coming up, and most likely all of your old luggage tags have a maiden name on them. Pick up some new ones that will let everyone know you are the happy new Mr. & Mrs. even has some really cool flip-flops that announce your new marital status everywhere that you walk in the sand. 

If you'll be traveling out the country, matching passport covers can be a fun addition to your packing list. You can also pick up a couple of cute bags to throw a few items in while you're out exploring each day. 

No matter what type of theme, color scheme, or style that you decide on while you are planning a wedding, you can find nearly everything that you will need to pull off an amazing celebration at our online wedding store. From invitations to decorations to gifts for everyone at the wedding, our site is Where Brides Go... for What Brides Love! 

Where Brides Go®
...for What Brides Love!

~ The Team
Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant

Connect with online!


Popular posts from this blog

Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

There's no need to be  overwhelmed with the thought of planning your big day. Sit down, take a deep breath, grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine and look over our popular 12-month planning guide. Planning a wedding is simply a matter of getting organized. 11-12 Months Before the Wedding Officially announce your engagement online and in your local paper. Bride's Planning Tote Decide on a time and date for the wedding. Decide style of ceremony (size, setting, formality, etc.). Contact a wedding officiate. Arrange for your families to meet if they haven't met before. Develop a budget and decide who will pay for what. Begin compiling your guest list. Visit and reserve your reception venue. 9-10 Months Before the Wedding Order your wedding gown and determine who will make any necessary alterations. Choose your wedding party. Decide on a color scheme (consider the recepti

10 Ways to Get the Groom Involved

Planning the wedding is no longer the sole responsibility of the bride and her mother. If your fiance is happily going about his life while you are out talking to the florist, caterer, wedding cake baker, and  DJ,  it's time to get him involved in the planning. After all, planning your wedding will probably be the first major project of your life together. It's important for both of you to feel connected to this process. 10 Ways to Get the Groom Involved Request His Help. This may sound like a "no-brainer," but often the groom doesn't get involved because he has been under the mistaken impression that his help wasn't desired. Sit down with your fiance and ask him what he would like to have at the wedding/reception. Tell him what you would like and develop a plan together. Give Him The Knowledge. The fact that almost every bridal magazine is directed at brides

The Tradition of Wedding Favors

Did you know? It is widely believed that European aristocrats started the time honored tradition of giving wedding favors . The first wedding favors were tiny boxes made of porcelain or crystal called bonbonniere. These boxes often contained a cube of sugar or other small confectionery. Because sugar and other sweets were rare and expensive, wedding favors were only given out by the wealthy. Over time, as sugar became more readily available and less expensive, even couples of modest means adopted the tradition of giving wedding favors as a sign of the couple's appreciation. In fact, tradition states that the giving of gifts leads to years of good fortune. With virtually thousands of products on the market today, deciding which wedding favor to give can be a daunting task. You want the wedding favor gift to be meaningful, yet practical. While your budget will be an important deciding factor, your guests will truly appreciate that you took the time to choose a meaningful memento of