Vintage Suitcase "Honeymoon Fund" Wedding Decor

A few months ago I shared with you my little brother is getting married. Here is the happy couple. Aren’t they are the CUTEST!?

With just a couple months until the big day, wedding plans are full speed ahead. I am thrilled to help out with the decorations for their Sedona outdoor event with a combo vintage/farm feel. The colors will be all neutral creams, whites, and beiges since the beautiful colors of Sedona will be the backdrop. In fact I’ve been collecting quite the inspiation board on Pinterest for this wedding. Click here to see it if you’d like.

I found this sweet vintage aqua & cream colored suitcase at Goodwill , a feel weeks ago, for $10 and knew it would be perfect to set on the gift table. The couple is saving their money for a honeymoon this spring and is hoping to get a little boost on their special day.

There was one slight mishap with the suitcase though. My curious 5 yr. old managed to lock the old fashioned 3 combo lock! So it eventually took some power tools to open and we were good to go..It just won’t lock..Oh well!

With the help of the most fabulous blog, The Graphics Fairy, I was able to find gorgeous vintage map printables. I used the program Picnic to type text over the map, and then cut out my triangles for the banner. After that I just hot glued them to my string.

Here is one of my thrifty pedestal picture fames used to display my “honeymoon fund” sign. I used a vintage currency printable also from The Graphics Fairy.

I also printed out some of her vintage post cards…I love love love these!!!

I am so excited to see my little suitcase at the wedding!!



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P.S I borrowed this great quote from Queenie and made this from Graphics Fairy clip art & Picnic 🙂

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35 thoughts on “Vintage Suitcase "Honeymoon Fund" Wedding Decor

  1. This is such a precious idea!!
    So unique, I've never seen anything like it…I just know it will be a hit at the wedding 🙂

  2. This is perhaps one of the cutest things I have ever seen! I wish I found you before I got married. 😉

  3. What a wonderful idea! Everything looks amazing! Coming over from Savvy Southern Style and your newest follower!


  4. How cute and so unique!

    Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Gift Card Giveaway!! If there are 500 entries, they will increase the Gift Card to $100.

  5. That map bunting is absolutely charming! Perfect match for the suitcase. Can't wait for the full post-wedding post!

  6. Ok…give up the info…where is the best Goodwill? because mine is NOT IT! I live in Buckeye and I so want some suitcases!

  7. What a cute idea! You found a really nice vintage one with great colors. I'm with you, I could not live without Graphics Fairy! I will be so fun to see pictures after the wedding, us bloggers love weddings!


  8. Thanks for linking it up to Fab Friday. It will be my pleasure to spotlight you tomorrow on my blog!

    Warmly, Michelle

  9. love this! what an adorable idea… and so special for your brother and soon-to-be-wife 🙂 i'm your newest follower!

  10. I have a very big soft spot for vintage suitcases.
    Love your idea. I'm a follower now. I'll be featuring you in my blog next week.

  11. What a fun project, and oh so clever! I love the Graphics Fairy, too, and have enjoyed using some of the same post card images. I also am in love with your pedestal sign, so creative!!

  12. I just love this idea…and how you executed it. Now you've got me thinking about other ways to create altered art from old suitcases (just what I need…another project!). Thanks for a great post and Best Wishes to your brother and is fiancee.
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

  13. Such a cute idea! And what a great sister you are for helping out with their special day, I'm sure they'll appreciate it.

  14. I love this. I will be featuring it tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much. The party opens tonight at 8pm EST.

  15. What a darling concept! I love it!
    Some friends of ours registered at a place called where you can ask your guests to donate toward your honeymoon. I thought it was a great idea, especially when you already have a blender, you know? LOL!

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  16. Saw this last month featured somewhere and I just love it!! I'm going to feature it next week! 🙂
    Thanks for linking to Thrifty Thursday!

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