A perfect match…You light my fire…We struck it lucky…

There are so many love related connotations with matches, why not incorporate them into your wedding?

Here are some chic and unique ideas on how to use them at your wedding:

{From top left clockwise}

♥ These matches in a jar  with a cute tag attached would make perfect wedding favours ~ it reads you are my match {Happy Valentine's Day} but the folks at the Tortoise Loves Donkey Etsy shop can customise the notes to read whatever you'd like so you could personalise them by including your names and/or wedding date.

♥ A slim white box with a printed definition of marriage ~ perfect for a chic black and white wedding.

♥ I love this retro style match box cover with cute little bow design from the Orchard and Brown Etsy shop – perfect for use on cheap match boxes bought in bulk as favours or pop them in a bowl for guests to take during your reception. {The colours are customizable to your own wedding colours too!}

♥ Why not use a match box as your save the date? As see on Martha Stewart Weddings ~ this ‘see sparks fly' slogan is perfect for a new years day wedding with lots of celebratory fireworks!

♥ I love these pastel letterpress matchbooks from Twig & Thistle ~ there are no matches inside but instead there are custom magnets that are perforated at the bottom so they can be torn off and saved on a refrigerator. Such a fabulous idea!

♥ Or simply use the cute ‘Perfect Match' motif for your invitations/save the dates like this stationary via Minted.

Or, you could collect matchbooks from restaurants and hotels then simply pop your eclectic collection into a jar for guests to pick from ~ like a lucky dip:

{Photography by Erin Hearts Court via Style Me Pretty}

Are you a DIY bride? Here's an easy peasy tutorial to make cute mini mason jars filled with matches.

It's such a neat little idea, you strike the matches on the sandpaper topped lid!

{Tutorial by Mandy Fowler via My Chic Life}

I know in this day and age most people use lighters for all their fire needs but there's something so quaint about matches and don't you just love the smell after you've struck a match? {Or is that just me?!}

Just don't put them on or near the kid's table!

Hope you liked my little round up. Weddings + matches = a match made in Heaven. {Sorry…I just couldn't help myself!}

What do you think of matches as favours/save the dates?