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.

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How To Style Vintage Suitcases At Weddings

Here at The Wedding of my Dreams we have just added a couple of vintage style suitcases to our latest collection. These have already proven popular with our customers so today we thought we’d share some of our ideas for styling them at weddings.

How To Style Vintage Suitcases At Weddings

For a vintage or travel style wedding suitcases can make wonderful props.

  • Use suitcases stacked up on one another to create different heights to display props and signs.
  • Fill the suitcase with pretty blooms and display around your venue, or use a smaller one for your centrepieces.
  • Use a suitcase at your wedding ceremony to hold all your order of service cards.
  • An open suitcase can be used as a table plan showing guests where to sit.
  • Use a vintage style suitcase on your card and gift table to collect your wedding cards.
  • Place all your favours in a suitcase and encourage guests to help themselves.
  • Smaller suitcases could be filled with children’s activity books and games to create an activity pack.


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Vintage Wedding Ideas & Decorations For Sale

Are you looking for vintage wedding ideas? There are loads of vintage style wedding ideas around, you only have to type vintage wedding ideas into Pinterest to see hundreds of vintage details. It can be a bit overwhelming and if you’re like most of our couples you’ll love everything you see, but which do you choose for your wedding?

When thinking about styling your wedding it is important to make sure all you ideas complement each other, rather than trying to include everything you have seen and liked. We sometimes find our couples have enough ideas for 3 or 4 weddings. Try to narrow down your ideas and have constant look running throughout the day, whether everything is linked by a colour scheme or a specific style. For example if you are thinking of having a vintage wedding are you thinking it will be rustic vintage, summer vintage or a vintage tea party?

Rustic Vintage Wedding Ideas

For a rustic vintage wedding you could include natural wooden and bark items with pretty pastel flowers. Wooden crates are a must, but you may choose to paint them blush pink or mint green for a lighter look. Pretty blooms with large flower heads such as peonies, roses and texture from astrantia and foliage works well for a vintage rustic wedding. We love the jam jar wedding favours below displayed in a wall of wooden crates and love notes collected in a vintage suitcase. If you are thinking of having a vintage rustic wedding you will probably love our rustic chic collection of wedding decorations.

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Image source: 1 scrabble wedding date 2 rustic vintage bride chair sign 3 dessert table made from wooden crates 4 wooden crates stacked up for wedding cakes 5 rustic vintage bridal bouquet 6 envelopes filled with lavender 7 Flowers in vintage bottles on a tray 8 jam jar wedding favours on wooden crate shelving 9 love notes collected in vintage suitcase

Summer Vintage Wedding Ideas

If you are planning a summer vintage wedding you could include floral details, floral bunting, pretty pastel colours, cut glass vases or jam jars decorated with lace for your flowers. Delicate lace table cloths look stunning draped over tables or made into wedding chair sashes extra details such as your favourite childhood books or favourite novels can be used stacked up to give height to decorations. If you are thinking of having a summer vintage wedding you will probably love our vintage collection of wedding decorations.

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Image source: 1 Pretty bunting hanging from trees 2 flowers in blue mason jars vintage wedding 3 blush pink flowers in mason jars 4 vintage blooms on lace table cloth 5 vintage books for wedding program with stamps 6 flowers in a vintage tin on a stack of books 7 blue and pink wedding flowers 8 vintage dessert table 9 keys wedding escort cards 10 typewriter wedding guest book

Vintage Tea Party Wedding Ideas

Perhaps you are thinking more along the lines of a vintage tea party, serve your guests tea and cake straight after the wedding ceremony or use vintage tea cups and cake stands to hold your flowers for centrepieces. Pearls, crystal cut glass and soft pastel tones look perfect with this look. If you are thinking of having a summer vintage wedding you will probably love our tea party collection of wedding decorations.

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Image source: 1 Blush pink roses in a tea cup 2 pastel pink and green wedding flowers with a pink tea pot 3 vintage tea cup for a bride 4 time for tea sign 5 vintage china and crystal glass filled with roses 6 pearls, books and lace

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