7 Ways To Include Suitcases At Your Wedding

Are you planning a travel or wanderlust wedding day? Maybe you’re simply dreaming of a dainty vintage affair. Vintage suitcases work wonderfully for either theme and they’re a lovely addition to any celebration. From centrepieces to cakes, find out how you can use suitcases at your wedding.

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Wedding Venue Décor

One of my favourite ways of using suitcases at your wedding is to incorporate them into your venue décor. Stack two or three suitcases on top of one another and add a pretty vintage vase full of daises or roses. You could even add old-fashioned photographs in antique frames on each suitcase to transport your guests to a bygone era. There are lots of different ways to style your suitcase décor – it’s completely down to your personal taste!

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Suitcase Table Plan

Suitcases are extremely versatile, especially when it comes to using them to display your table plans. Tie them in with your suitcase venue décor by stacking them on top of each other – you can then display your table plan on top of them. This is a fab idea if you’ve already got a table plan framed. On the other hand, you could open the suitcase and hang twine from the edges, and peg each table plan along the string.

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Suitcases At Your Wedding Ceremony

Suitcases at your wedding can be very useful. Fill open suitcases with confetti, wedding favours or even your order of service. Simply place an open suitcase outside your ceremony room with a sign saying ‘Please Take A Program’.

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Delicious Cake Display

Where to start with your wedding cake? Why not go all out with a suitcase themed wedding cake? You could ask your cake maker to create a wanderlust wedding cake in the shape of a suitcase! Or you could simply display your wedding cake on or in suitcase – a fab alternative to the traditional cake stand.

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Gifts And Cards

Suitcases are great ways of collecting your wedding cards and gifts. Hang card bunting across the suitcase so that you guests know where to deliver their cards – that way they don’t have to worry about losing them during the reception. A vintage card and gift table is a wonderful way of decorating your venue. All you need are a few vintage photographs and some weathered, antique books. It’ll fit in with your suitcase style beautifully.

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Table Centrepieces

Why not use suitcases as part of your wedding table centrepieces? Opt for smaller suitcases, rather than large ones as they may take over your tables a little too much. Place a mini suitcase in the middle of your table and fill with flowers or your favourite photographs of you both as a couple. Your guests will adore flicking through them and it’s a definite talking point for everyone.

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Love Notes

Time to get romantic! Suitcases can be used as a different option to a traditional guest book. Ask your guests to write a lovely note or some marriage advice on a vintage postcard, and ask them to place it in your suitcase. It’ll keep your notes safe and it means you can read them after your special day.

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Suitcases at your wedding can be a wonderful addition and there are so many different ways they can be used.




Sparklers At Weddings – Why You Must Have Them!

Sparklers at weddings are one of the hottest Summer trends for 2016 and we can definitely see why. They’re guaranteed to get your guests smiling and will give your photographer the chance to capture truly special wedding photographs. Read on to see why sparklers are a wedding must-have!

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Sparkling Wedding Favours

Sparklers count as fabulous wedding favours for your guests. Put a sparkler in each place setting so that your guests definitely have one each. If you’ve got time, you could even personalise each sparkler by writing each guests name on them in a cute tag. Alternatively, you could write ‘Mr and Mrs…’ with the date of your wedding day – perfection!

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Evening Entertainment

Sparklers at weddings are also a great way of entertaining your wedding guests in the evening. You can make a real event of the sparklers by having it at a dedicated time, this way your photographer will known when to capture it all on camera. Have a cute little sign in your wedding venue that indicates the time so your guests all know in advance. A blackboard and white chalk will look perfect!

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Wonderful Wedding Photographs

It goes without saying that sparklers at weddings make for seriously beautiful photographs. Learn to write ‘love’ or ‘married’ with your sparklers so your photographer can catch that special moment on camera. You can get some lovely shots of your guests creating a long arch-way with you and your partner walking through. Or have guests hold sparklers in a circle around your first dance. There’s also the chance of some romantic photographs of just the two of you with sparklers.

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Add Extra Sparkle

You don’t just have to use sparklers in the evening! It’ll be great fun to use them with your bridesmaids on the morning of the wedding as you’re getting ready. You could even use them straight after your ceremony to celebrate your vows. Sparklers make fabulous wedding cake toppers and are definitely a unique alternative. They look spectacular on a tall, grand cake and will make even the simplest of cakes look delightful.

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Sparkling Wedding Theme

It’s easy to create a magical theme using sparklers at weddings. Start your wedding theme off by using sparklers in your engagement photographs and even add one to your wedding invitations. It’ll give your guests a subtle clue as to what’s around the corner, and they’ll be expecting a sparkling wedding day!

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Sparklers At Weddings Instead Of Fireworks

We must admit, fireworks at weddings are a truly magnificent sight but they’re bound to break the bank. Sparklers are a purse-friendly alternatively that will still have the same effect – and you’ll be able to stick to your wedding budget.

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Before you organise your awe-inspiring sparkler moment, be sure to check with your wedding venue that it’s allowed. Some venues might not allow sparklers at weddings because of insurance or safety hazards. It’s best to opt for extra long sparklers so that they don’t fizz out too quickly, and make sure there are lots of matches to hand.



Vintage Poster Kit To Hang Map Table Plans

Are you planning on using one of our map table plans for your wedding? If so have you spotted our new vintage poster kit which makes the maps easier to hang? We suggest using either these or our bespoke wooden frames, but these are a more cost effective option.

The maps fit neatly into the wooden dowels and can be hung at your venue.

Vintage Poster Kit To Hang Map Table Plans

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Product Details

  • This vintage poster kit is is designed to fit our maps perfectly – available for landscape maps only at the moment.
  • This kit is an alternative to framing your map, the map sticks the wooden struts and can be hung from the twine at your wedding venue.
  • Fits 28″ x 20″ horizontal print (prints / maps not included)
  • Made in the U.S.A of sustainably sourced oak.
  • Price: £16
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How To Make A World Map Wedding Table Plan

Our world map wedding table plan is the perfect choice for a couple who loves to travel. Name your tables after cities or countries you have visited and use the world map as a table plan display. Here we show you the step by step process involved in creating a world map wedding table plan – it’s super easy!

Plus, we sell everything used in the step by step guide (apart from scissors, drawing pins and glue) so you can easily re-create this yourself.

You may have also spotted this in the latest issue of You And Your Wedding Magazine.

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What you will need:

World map print
Glue stick
Luggage tags
Bakers twine
Kraft address labels
Mapping pins

Step By Step Guide

  • Open up the wooden frame.
  • Stick the map print to the inner card and place back in the frame.

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  • Decide on the names of your tables, these could be cities or countries that are significant to you as a couple.
  • Print the table name and guests names on to address labels, these could be plain white address labels (24 per A4 page). Here I have used our brown rustic labels for more of a travelling look. I have also used a typewriter style font, you can download fonts for free from various different websites, I like dafont.com.
  • Stick the printed labels onto your luggage tags.

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  • Add length of bakers twine to your first luggage tag and stick on the map near the country / city it corresponds to.
  • Place a mapping pin into the city country on the map.
  • Tie the bakers twine around the mapping pin and cut at the right length, stick the luggage tag to the print so it doesn’t move about.
  • Repeat this for all your tables
  • Place the frame on an easel

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American Style Wedding Mailbox

This week our wedding decoration of the week is our American style wedding mailbox. It’s a lovely idea to have a postbox or mailbox set up on a table at your wedding so guests know where to leave their cards and gifts. Set up a table in an appropriate place at your wedding venue, add a table runner or linen to tie in with your overall wedding style, with think this mailbox suits hessian burlap and wooden crates for a laid back rustic inspired wedding. Place the American style wedding mailbox on the table and pretty up the space with some additional vases and signs.

American Style Wedding Mailbox

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american style wedding mailbox

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Product Details

  • The vintage style wedding mailbox looks fab set up on your wedding present table or on a stack of wooden crates surrounded by flowers in glass bottles or jam jars.
  • Let wedding guests fill the wedding mailbox with their cards and letters.
  • The wedding mailbox is made from galvanised metal with MAIL embossed into the front.
  • The mailbox has a cute vintage style red flag with a heart cut out on the side.
  • The wedding mailbox measures 19 x 38 x 24cm and can hold up to 250 cards.
  • This wedding mailbox is exclusive to The Wedding of my Dreams.
  • Price £48
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