Vintage Wedding Ideas
Written by: Lindsay Shugerman
July 31, 2014
Filed Under Weddings
Contributed by Info Guru Lindsay Shugerman
I think vintage themed weddings are some of the most beautiful events I have ever attended. And apparently, brides-to-be agree, because the demand for antique accents and dresses modeled after those of yesteryear are in demand.
I think it’s because vintage is all about the unique touches each couple brings to the celebration. Unlike so many canned wedding themes, you’re unlikely to see your exact table decor, gown or reception accessories at someone else’s wedding. Each and every ceremony and reception is unique.
If you’re looking for vintage wedding ideas for your special day, here are some resources to get you started.
Vintage rings and wedding day jewelry
Once you see gorgeous estate jewelry, you won’t want to settle for anything from the mall or a big box store. Each finely crafted piece carries with it the elegance of time gone by and the artistry missing from so many modern rings, necklaces and bracelets.
Victorian Trading Company
Classic Victorian furnishings for indoors and out
It might just take a piece or two, like this romantic hammock from Victorian Trading Company to set the mood. String lacy hammocks among the trees, add fairy lights above for instant vintage romance. And don’t forget to check out their vintage furnishings for staging an indoor or outdoor wedding in style.
Vintage details to make it all you imagine
Let your guests help capture all the little details of your wedding without pulling out cell phones when you add some of these vintage looking cameras to each table. They’re affordable, so you can let everyone play photographer. A wedding store has lots of other little details to make your wedding look exactly as you’ve always imagined, from table decor and ceremony accents to fun little extras just because.
Replacement China Suppliers
Your tables will look amazing!
One of the hallmarks of shabby chic, antique and vintage themed weddings is the beautiful tables. Forget plastic or caterer supplied identical white plates. You want real china and glasses in classic patterns. Now you could spend the year before your wedding searching for all the pieces you need. Or you could fill in the gaps with help from a china replacement store. They probably have just the patterns and pieces you need to complete Aunt Martha’s discontinued set, or coordinate with your rummage sale finds. All you have to do is shop their catalog and order. One more thing off your checklist!
If your wedding is at night, you’ll need lights. But there’s no need to settle for the ordinary or worry about running wires for your times-gone-by wedding theme when a home store has so many choices to illuminate your evening or nighttime event in classic style.
Bring glamor back
Oh, for the glamour and elegance of the gowns women one wore. Have you ever watched the women in classic movies, floating around in yards of chiffon and silk? You can bring that look to your wedding with classic gowns for your bridesmaids…and of course, for the bride. A dedicated formal wear store or rental shop has dozens of choices that can give your wedding old Hollywood glamour.