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Vintage Wedding

Vintage themed wedding 

We love nothing better than a vintage themed wedding. A vintage theme is so romantic and allows you to achieve a more individual feel to your wedding. Here we have put together some ideas for your vintage themed wedding that may help you in the planning of it, and we hope will save you some time.
A vintage-themed wedding is a charming and nostalgic celebration that transports couples and their guests to a bygone era, filled with romance, elegance, and timeless aesthetics. From decor and attire to music and ambiance, every element is carefully curated to evoke the grace and sophistication of a particular era. Whether it's the roaring 1920s, the retro 1950s, or the bohemian 1970s, a vintage-themed wedding allows couples to pay homage to the past while creating a unique and memorable experience for their special day.

Why go for a vintage theme for your wedding ?

A vintage theme can be surprisingly affordable as most of the items that are used are not new. This greatly reduces the costs particularly if you go for a vintage or pre-loved wedding dress. Vintage jewellery & accessories for the bride and bridesmaids are also generally much less than buying new. If you opt for vintage china, cutlery, and glasses and purchase them you then get to keep them afterwards, or you could give them as party favours to your wedding guests to take home. There are aslo companies who specialise in hiring out vintage china, glass & cutlery for weddings.  We and are always happy to supply vintage china, cutlery, candlesticks, cake plates, glasses and props. Click here for vintage china

One of the wonderful things about using a vintage theme is that not everything has to match, and this greatly reduces the cost. Cut glass vases and silver plate candlebras can be picked up very cheaply, and you simply mix and match them to create a lovely relaxed vintage feel to your wedding tables.  
Shopping for your vintage themed wedding is aslo great fun, and allows much browsing through antiques shops and centres, as well as online. Shop for vintage wedding handbags & brides purses

Here are some suggestions to get you going on your vintage themed wedding

Invitations: Set the tone for the vintage wedding with invitations that reflect the chosen era. Consider incorporating elements like sepia tones, lace patterns, or Art Deco designs for a Gatsby-inspired feel. Vintage fonts and language that captures the essence of the chosen period will give guests a glimpse into the theme.

Attire: For the bride and groom, selecting attire that reflects the chosen era is crucial in bringing the vintage theme to life. A flapper-style dress with fringe and sequins for a 1920s theme, a tea-length gown with a birdcage veil for a 1950s look, or a flowing bohemian dress for a 1970s vibe. Grooms can opt for classic suits or tuxedos that match the period, complete with accessories like suspenders, bow ties, or fedoras.

Decor: Transform the wedding venue into a vintage wonderland with carefully chosen decor elements. Antique furniture, vintage lace tablecloths, mismatched vintage and antique china, and delicate floral arrangements can add a touch of old-world charm. Consider incorporating elements like old books, birdcages, vintage lanterns, and string lights to enhance the ambiance and go for a hand tied bouquet of native locally grown flowers for the brides bouquet.

Color palette: Select a colour palette that complements the chosen era. For example, soft pastels and muted tones work well for a vintage garden wedding, while rich, jewel-toned colours evoke a sense of opulence from the 1920s. Pay attention to the details, from table linens to bridesmaid dresses, to ensure a cohesive and authentic vintage atmosphere.

Music: Set the mood with a playlist that reflects the musical preferences of the chosen era. Jazz and swing for a 1920s wedding, rock and roll for the 1950s, or folk and classic rock for the 1970s. Live bands or DJs specializing in vintage tunes can elevate the experience and get everyone on the dance floor.

Favours and details: Send guests home with thoughtful and era-appropriate favors. Vintage-inspired trinkets, personalised mementos, or even small jars of homemade jams can be delightful tokens of appreciation. Consider incorporating details like typewriters for guest books, vintage postcards for well-wishing, or polaroid cameras for a touch of nostalgia.

Vintage wedding gifts

We also have an extensive stock of gorgeous vintage & antique items that would make lovely wedding gifts for a vintage enthusiast. Shop for lots of ideas for your vintage themed wedding
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