Now that you know you wish to have a vintage style wedding, you need to work out the details to make it happen. The basics of vintage revolve around antique details, lace, and some weathered accents. The key to pulling off beautiful vintage decor is to style old-world elements in such a way that the venue looks aged in a charming, fashionable, and romantic way.
You are in luck! A vintage wedding theme can be applied to almost any type of venue. Let your chosen venue help fine-tune your specific style. For example, if it’s a garden, go for secret garden vintage; if it’s a ballroom, choose a vintage glam; and if you choose a barn, go for rustic vintage.
Your save-the-dates and invitations set the tone for the celebration, so pick something that gives your guests a little sneak peek of what’s in store. Since your vintage style may be made up of mismatched details, consider highlighting one of your wedding colors or a motif you plan to use in other design elements to create a sense of consistency.
Neutrals like ivory, silver, and beige look beautiful on vintage tables with pastel accents or colored glass centerpieces. You could also opt for flowerless centerpieces and instead use antique details like stacks of old books, clocks, or birdcages. For a more glamorous feel, consider mixing and matching different heights of mercury glass candle votives.
When looking to choose a bouquet that speaks of your vintage style, pick loose bundles of wildflowers, baby’s breath, blush pink roses, and hydrangeas. These will give an arrangement a more romantic and timeless look.
To set the mood, welcome guests to your nuptials with a cocktail hour and a live band, complete with a retro stand microphone! Ask them to play music reminiscent of the specific period you have chosen. Then, after dinner, you can have a DJ come in and start the party!
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