Awesome Vintage Wedding Planning Tips

Awesome Vintage Wedding Planning Tips

Awesome Vintage Wedding Planning Tips

Weddings come in all shapes and sizes. Some couples dream of a beach wedding in the Maldives, saying their vows on a sun-kissed beach, surrounded by a few close family and friends. Others would rather do things differently and say, “I do!” at the bottom of a bungee rope. For many, however, a vintage wedding is the best way to celebrate their union, so if you have sealed your love with a diamond engagement ring from and you need some vintage wedding tips, read on.

What is a Vintage Wedding?

A vintage wedding makes use of elements that hark back to a bygone era. You could wear a vintage wedding dress passed down the generations with food and drink at the reception served on vintage miss-matched china tea set. You could also use filters to add a ‘retro’ look to your wedding photos.

Read for Inspiration

Wedding magazines are full of photos and the internet is awash of inspirational images. For starters, you could watch a movie such as The Great Gatsby – this gorgeous adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel is likely to spark a few ideas. Pinterest is also great, as it allows you to create idea boards from images you find online.


If you are planning a vintage wedding from a very specific era, for example a 1920s Gatsby wedding, do your research to ensure the details are right from the get-go. Even the tiniest details, such as the script on your wedding invitations, matters.

Decorate the Venue

Wearing a vintage dress is great, but if you want to wow your guests, decorate the reception venue in keeping with your theme. For example, if you have decided to go for a 1940s wedding, you could hang lots of bunting and flags, serve food on wooden trellis tables, and play music from the era. However, it’s probably best to avoid using air-raid sirens to clear the venue at closing time.

DIY the Décor

Buying items for a wedding reception can be expensive if you are getting married on a budget. By the time you have splashed out on table clothes, napkins and table decorations, your budget could be blown out of the water. To keep costs down, have a go at making your own decorations. Look for vintage fabric offcuts and browse items in junk shops. You should have no problem picking up old teacups and plates at bargain prices.


The great thing about vintage weddings is that they tend to be more relaxed in feel. However you do it, whether you organize a wedding in your back yard or say your vows in a cornfield, aim for a relaxed feel so your guests can enjoy a quirky, rustic wedding rather than an overdone celebrity extravaganza.

There are no rights or wrongs when planning a wedding and you don’t have to stick rigidly to a theme. A wedding should reflect your personality, so create a wedding that is about you, not an idea.


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