So, how do you go for a vintage-themed wedding? This wedding aesthetics have to reflect the style of the bygone era. You can have vintage furniture. You can decorate flowers in a vintage theme. You can have a vintage theme dress. There are many ways to have a vintage theme in your wedding. You can tick mark the below points in your vintage wedding planning:
- Vintage Venue: For the classic vintage wedding, try getting married in an old city that has a rustic charm to it. Or you can select a village or a garden and decorate it with a vintage wedding theme. How about a wedding under a huge oak tree or along the river path? You can even redesign a barn to serve as the reception area. The bare walls and the large wooden door will serve as the perfect vintage setting for your wedding. When in the city, do not forget to book a band to play some music of the vintage era.
- Vintage Theme Wedding Dress: You can check the old snaps of your parents’ wedding. You can get an idea about what you want to wear for your vintage wedding. If your mother has still saved her dress, then it is time to bring it out from her wardrobe. You can redesign it for that perfect vintage gown look. There are many online sites available that sell fantastic gowns with stunning options. Use fabrics such as lace and details like pearls on the buttons. Have a long-sleeved, low-back gown. See that your look that day matches the vintage or retro look. Your hair and make-up also should gel with the vintage look.
- Vintage Theme: A vintage-themed wedding means that you have to use a lot of imagination. But feel free to experiment with the looks. There is no point in sticking to your selected theme. Select pastel or neutral colors for a romantic vintage wedding.
- Beautify the chairs at the reception by tying cute sashes in pastel or floral.
- Keep small birdcages with candles inside them on the tables.
- Order a naked cake that not only looks delicious but also matches the vintage theme.
- Place doilies under the centerpieces or use them as a coaster for cups.
- Use lace around the table cloth or cover the flower vase with lace.
- Hang bunting is made of vintage fabrics all around the venue. Beautify the chairs at the reception by tying cute sashes in pastel or floral.
- Place one or two old trunks at strategic locations in the hall and keep some old books on top of it.
- Invitations and Gifts: Let your vintage wedding invitations be creative. A handmade invitation card can be an idea. Could you give it to your close ones? This will help you build stronger relations with them before the wedding. You can select homemade jams in glass jars or cookies baked with your mother’s recipes for gifts. This attention to detail will delight the guests, and they will cherish the gifts for a lifetime.
- Vintage Photos: You want to go for the vintage look photos. This means that you are going for an old kind of photography. You can achieve this retro look. You have to reduce the saturation or the contrast of the pictures. They have to have a faded look and not have a filtered look. You can do photo editing. There are tools available online. You can work on the pictures and make them look ideal. Please take a couple of monochrome snaps as it gives you a timeless feel. The black and white photos or the sepia colors are an art form in itself.
- Vintage Limousine: Yes, how can one forget the limousine that will ferry the bride to the venue? Book a vintage car or limousine so that you can arrive in style. For photographs, you can make the car stand up in the front. This will help the guests to take photographs inside and next to it. Even more classic is the horse and the carriage. Or cars like Cadillac or a Beetle.
Vintage weddings are great because they help you rediscover the past’s beauty. Wedding planners will do everything to give a vintage look to your wedding. But remember, the ultimate idea is to have fun at your wedding, and that is what you need to do.