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Have you always dreamed about a wedding featuring antique details, lace and weathered accents? If you’ve imagined exchanging your vows in a rustic, 50’s retro ambiance or having your first dance with the love of your life in a straight-from-the-1920’s setting, a vintage-inspired wedding will make your dreams come true. With just a little bit of inspiration and the right tips, you’ll be able to plan the most beautiful wedding, you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
1. Look for the right venue
A barn, farm or maybe a southern style mansion can be an amazing vintage wedding setting. You’ll have all the vintage-inspired décor you’ll need. From wood, through an antique lace, pastel fabrics, doilies, and white candles, you’ll be able to add so many diverse, yet theme-appropriate accents to your wedding. Even if you decide to have your big day in a ballroom, with the right number of vintage accents, you’ll be able to create even a Great Gatsby ambiance in a blink of an eye.
2. Vintage-themed stationery
If you want your guests to get a sneak peek of what your big day would be like, think about designing vintage wedding invitations. Whether you choose to make DIY cards or have a professional design it for you, make sure that the guests can tell what the wedding is going to be all about, only by looking at the card.
Florals, embossed lace patterns, and soft blush and ivory colors is all a vintage theme is about. Alternatively, elegant silver or gold lettering on a bold black or navy background will add a dose of Gatsby-like feel to your vintage wedding. To create a sense of consistency, think about highlighting a motif on the stationary, which you also plan to use in other design elements.
3. Ride in style
Even though the wedding is going to be all about you, it doesn’t hurt to make a huge statement with your entrance, does it? Arrive at your ceremony in a vintage set of wheels and leave everyone in awe.
With one of Peter’s Classic Wedding Cars, you’ll look like you’ve just stepped out of the 60s and right into the 21st century, looking as fabulous as ever. Whether you choose a Chevrolet Impala, or Holden EJ Premier, or even a Mercedes Benz, you’ll create a lovely send-off, making a quick getaway with your new spouse in a vintage automobile.
4. Something antique to dress
A clean pocket square for a formal event or a casual broach for outdoor merriments is all a groom needs to add a bit of vintage feel into his wedding attire. As for the bride, the something old feature should definitely look as vintage as ever. Family heirloom would be an amazing detail, so think about wearing your grandmother’s pearls, wrap a piece of lace from your mother’s wedding gown around your bouquet. Not only will the details look amazing on you, but a sentimental value that you’ll bring to your big day will create an entirely different and special vintage vibe.
5. Let there be light
Good lighting can make or break an entire soirée, so don’t forget to think about all the potential lighting options through. Strung lights, several dropped light fixtures, or one grand chandelier are all wonderful choices for the ceiling arrangements. It all depends on what you find more appealing and illuminating. Paper lanterns or whimsical pom poms are great choices if you’re looking for a softer look. For those of you who pick a barn for your wedding venue, think about adding market lights woven through bare wood rafters for a vintage setting.
6. Accents matter
Vintage furniture can add a dose of sophistication without breaking the entire theme. Tufted settees, velvet, and other luxe but traditional textiles will look amazing as a part of your antique-themed wedding. Place vintage photos of loved ones all around the venue to add a dose of personalization and sentimental feel to an entire event.
Thrifted and DIY items are one of the best benefits of designing a vintage-themed wedding because they’ll create the perfect out-of-date feel and save your money along the way. To denote a mod 60’s theme, think about incorporating framed signage featuring unique lettering and graphics into your wedding décor.
Planning a wedding can be quite an undertaking, but if you know what theme you’d like to incorporate into the big day, you’re halfway through. If you run out of inspiration at some moment, feel free to use the aforementioned suggestions and create the most beautiful vintage-themed wedding.
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