I absolutely LOVE vintage suitcases. Every time I go into the many, many charity shops in my hometown (which is now quite often), I have to check out whether or not they have any suitcases for sale straight away. I am becoming a religious eBayer and Freecycle’er and I literally cannot let a weekend pass by without visiting my local car boot. Basically I am always looking for that extra special bargain to add to my ever expanding collection and It seems that I am not the only one with a bit of an obsession for these retro delights. They are enormously popular right now. People all over the UK (and the US by the looks of it) are on the hunt just like me! All I can say is that I hope they don’t steal all of the bargains away from me though before I get a chance to buy them..!
Due to their differing sizes, rectangular shape and the fact that they are actually used to ‘carry things in’, there are so many ways that you can utilise them at your wedding. Regardless of whether you are going for a vintage theme, a rustic theme, a shabby chic theme or even a sparkly ‘glitzy glamour’ type theme it really doesn’t matter. They truly are that versatile. Chuck a load of stuff inside them, decorate them with bows or just simply stand them on top of each other to make an eye catching focal point!
Once again I found myself migrating towards Pinterest this morning looking for inspiration (I told you I am a self-confessed addict) and I couldn’t believe the amount of different photos and links that popped up as soon as I typed the word ‘suitcase’ into the search bar. I have put together a selection of my favourite photographs for you in the hope that I might inspire all of you brides-to-be.
7 innovative ways to use a vintage suitcase at your wedding.
1. Cake Stand
2. Table Centre-Piece
3. Cards Box
4. Table Plan
5. Photo Booth Prop Holder
6. Favour Holder
7. Eye Catching Focal Point
For more inspirational ideas take a look at our Pinterest account now. The Rustic Wedding Company on Pinterest
Are any of you planning on using a vintage suitcase at your wedding? We’d love to hear about it!
The Rustic Wedding Co. Team x