Vintage weddings have been such a popular trend for so long now! It's a super fun theme that everybody can get involved with.
Here is our helpful guide to throwing the perfect vintage wedding:
First, you'll need your ideal invitations. We have a wide range of vintage wedding invitations that perfectly suit a vintage theme.
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Our 'Elegant Lace' boutique wedding invitations have proved to be our most popular designs for vintage weddings. Not only are they super sophisticated, but they can be personalised to suit any vintage colour scheme, with the option to change the colour!
With the RSVP, band, and optional guest information card included in the set, they're useful as well as beautiful.
There are so many amazing decoration ideas that are ideal for vintage weddings.
A traditional floral centrepiece is timeless, and perfect for vintage weddings. We often see the use of picturesque bird cages and vintage lamps, as well as bold ribbon and cute tealights.
You can really get creative when making your centrepiece, and can add anything that you like!
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Get creative with your colours! A vintage wedding can work with any colour scheme - from on-trend navy to summery yellow, sage, and blush pink.
For cute vintage themes, you can also use dainty teacups as decoration. Pair with delicate doilies and Alice-in-Wonderland style 'drink me' bottles to complete the look.
You can't go wrong with a bit of bunting! Adorable fabric bunting will complete any vintage theme, and looks perfect in quirky venues.
When it gets dark, you'll need some sparkling fairy lights to brighten up your venue. These make for ideal photo opportunities, and add a magical touch to your day.
Add a sprinkle of table confetti to each of your wedding tables to complete the look.
Cute heart-shaped confetti is perfect for adding a touch of romance.
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We have so many stunning vintage designs available, as well as confetti that can be personalised with your names and wedding date.
Don't forget about your guest book! It makes the perfect wedding keepsake, and is an amazing way to treasure those special memories.
We have a wide range of gorgeous guest books, including many vintage styles.
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Add a vintage Polaroid camera alongside your guest book to capture those special memories.
Alternatively, opt for a 'Fingerprint Tree'. These unique pieces of art are completed by your wedding guests, who each add their own fingerprint to your design.
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You can choose from a wide range of colour ink pads to suit to your wedding colour scheme.
There are many different options for your venue, depending on your vintage style. Here are a couple of ideas that we adore:
If you're wanting a traditional wedding, opt for a stately manor venue.
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A building with period features helps provide a backdrop to your styling, and is truly unforgettable.
For more unique, quirky themes, you may want a cottage venue. It's super cute, and unlike anything your wedding guests will have seen before.
Marquees in the garden will also give your venue a rustic touch, and is perfect for summer weddings.
Your outfits are essential for completing your vintage theme.
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Ivory shades and lots of beautiful lace are perfect for representing the theme.
For the groom and the groomsmen, they will want to go all out with their outfits to add to the look.
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Pair a classic suit with a waist coat, a bow tie, and braces for the perfect vintage style.
For the bridesmaids dresses, you will want to find dresses that suit the time period of your theme. Experts also recommend for each bridesmaid to wear a dress that fits the theme but that suits them individually, instead of all of the girls matching, as it is more of a modern trend for the dresses to match.
Don't forget about your accessories! For the bride, a traditional bridal umbrella, a lace veil, pearl jewellery, and a pair of kitten heels completes the look. The groomsmen will look dapper with some vintage leather shoes and handmade buttonholes. Bridesmaids can complete their look with floral hair accessories and vintage jewellery.
You'll also need to consider your wedding food!
Whilst being a popular trend at the minute, food vans are also perfect for vintage weddings. You can choose from so many different themes - so whether you love street food, classic roast dinners, or burgers, you're sure to find something that is perfect for you.
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Alternatively, a classic buffet is another great option that guests will love.
A delicious display of sweets will also give the vibe of a vintage sweet shop, and is sure to be adored by all of your guests.
Add a candy floss machine and ice cream stands to make the food even more fun!
You can made a beautiful statement on your wedding day with a matching stationery collection.
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We have a wide range of gorgeous wedding stationery available, for every step of your wedding day. So whether you're after beautiful save the dates, order of service, or even a table plan, you're sure to find your ideal stationery.
Don't let everyone get bored! Here are some fun vintage activities for your wedding:
Is a wedding really complete without live music? We don't think so!
Opt for a traditional swing band or an authentic 1950s jive band to get everyone on the dance floor.
A photo-booth is also a great way to keep everyone entertained!
Vintage accessories, such as hats, gloves, and old-fashioned glasses will make for hours of fun.
Old fair games will also delight your guests. A coconut shy, giant ring toss, and skittles are so much fun!
If your budget is large, you could even rent a carousel. It would be amazing!
Finally, thank guests for coming with thank you cards!
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As with the rest of our wedding stationery, there are so many vintage designs available.
You can personalise the cards to say anything that you wish!
We hope you have enjoyed this blog! For more wedding inspiration, also head over to our other blogs. We have so much wedding inspiration, as well as tips, tricks, and ideas.