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Vintage Maps Add an Elegant Flair to Your Wedding

Vintage map wedding seating chart

Perhaps you met while overseas? Maybe you have different cultural backgrounds? Or it could be that you’re both avid globe trotters and have selected a travel theme for your wedding, it is certainly a wonderful choice. Fabulous to decorate, too! One decorating element that’s become a huge favorite for this theme are maps. And understandably so. Maps have a certain fascination—whether vintage or contemporary, covering the entire globe or just the streets of your home city. So we scoured wedding blog posts and etsy sites for creative ways of incorporating maps into a wedding from seating charts to garlands to confetti and more!

See How Maps Can be Used from Decor to Stationery

Vintage maps as table decorations for wedding

1 – Colorful cardboard planes serve as escort cards pinned to a map, featured on Love and Lavender

2 – An antique map lends definite Old World charm to a travel-themed wedding where the actual bride and groom had met on a plane, as found at Oh Darling Wedding

3 – Envelope liners crafted from maps extend the travel theme to the invites, as seen on I-Do-It-Yourself

4 – Vintage atlas pages turn into airplane-shaped wedding confetti, available on etsy

5 – Significant locations and dates dot a couple’s escort card backdrop on Downey Street Events

6 – Free-standing wooden letters spell out a significant locale while decorated with its maps, an eye-catching idea from DIY Inspired

7 – Paper globes fashioned from vintage maps make quaint hanging ornaments, again available on etsy

More Goodies on the Web

Here are more creative ways of using vintage maps:

1. Party buntig – tutorial from Angela Osborn
2. Favor paper boats – from Amy Atlas’s vintage nautical feature
3. Table number holder – from the Knot
4. Pinwheels – from ‘i do’ it yourself

Aren’t you convinced that maps lend a romantic Old World touch to a wedding? How would you incorporate them into your decor?  Let us know!

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