Summer Wedding Originality With a Personalized Vintage Theme


Retro, shabby chic, vintage…whatever you call it, it’s a cool wedding theme and a great excuse to be creative!

For instance, you can send out letterpressed invitations, arrive in a camper van and treat your guests to cupcakes as a vintage alternative to the traditional wedding cake. Mismatch your china and flatware and include cute teapots, cups, and saucers and leave out an old, antique suitcase for your guests to leave cards in. A tea length dress accessorized with a pretty, antique parasol adds a gorgeous vintage touch. And of course, give the DJ a playlist of golden oldies to keep the theme running through to the dance floor.

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Other Details You May Want to Consider

  • Vintage lace doilies
  • Homemade bunting and chalkboards for signage and good luck messages
  • Vintage books look great incorporated into centerpieces
  • Vintage earrings, to accessorize your beautiful vintage dress
  • Classic, dirty martinis or daiquiris on arrival to keep that retro vibe

Finally, a DIY TokenThe gift

Adding your own personal touch to a vintage wedding theme is easier than you might think. There are lots of different DIY products on the market that are perfect for this purpose. To give you a helping hand, we’ve picked 3 fabulous finishing touches to inspire you.


Although stamps might not be that cheap to purchase, they can be used and used and used.  So once you’ve purchased your stamp, the cost of each item is minimal. The more you use your stamp, the cheaper it gets.


If you’re planning a 40s or 50s-inspired wedding, you just have to include flowers. You can make this option as cheap or as expensive as you want to. Papers are a great way of adding a vintage floral touch. Retro floral print papers can be used on all your wedding stationery, confetti cones, and bunting. It looks great if you mix and match the colors and prints, too.


For an edgy and cool vintage look, we recommend using keys. They look amazing when combined with Kraft papers and twine. Use them on everything from your “save the date” cards, right through to the final finishing touches.  They are incredibly easy to use so even the most novice craftsman can make them look great.

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