Vintage Wedding Tips & Ideas

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Kathy Lehr

Wedding season is upon us, and with it comes all of the stress, pressure, and hustle-bustle of a big day. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to keep your special day as stress-free as possible! Keep reading for some great vintage wedding tips & ideas that will help you get ready for your big day with less anxiety and more love!

Go for Gold

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Many people think that gold and white are the most classic colors for a wedding. While it is nice to keep things classic for the most important day of your life, you really don’t have to stick to these colors if you don’t want to!

You can easily incorporate gold into your wedding colors by using metallic paper, metallic frames, and metallic wedding stickers. Not only are these colors gorgeous, but they are also practical as they will keep your wedding money safe! Get a wedding caterer to do all the vintage-style plating too.

Use Vintage Calligraphy

If you are interested in adding a bit of nostalgia to your wedding day, consider using calligraphy to write your wedding vows and invitations. This is a great option if you are looking for a more artistic approach. You can either use the traditional script or a more modern one that suits your taste.

There are many websites with free fonts that you can use to create your wedding calligraphy. If you are interested in writing your wedding vows and invites in calligraphy, the website Ravelry has a vast collection of fonts that you can use for free!

Go Victorian With a Modern Twist

The perfect way to go old-school and make your wedding day a bit more modern is with a Victorian-inspired wedding. This will give your day a more elegant and class feel, not to mention add that vintage charm to your wedding photos.

Themed party favor bags, fancy place cards, and a license to Plain Jane are all you need to make this charming. You can find tons of ideas for wedding favors themed around different time periods on Pinterest.

A great idea would be to create a Pinterest board for your wedding day to save you time and effort. You can browse through the boards to find some inspiration. Once you create your board, simply add any wedding-themed content to the board to make it even more enticing for guests to visit.

For example, your wedding favors could be perfectly themed gifts from your favorite periods, such as a corsage box from the 18th century, a lace veil from the 19th century, or a posy from the 20th century.

Roll Up With a Vintage Car

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If you are going to roll up with a vintage car, then why not do it on your wedding day? Whether you are driving a Ferrari, a Lamborghini, a Jaguar, or a Rolls-Royce, the car will add an air of great style to your wedding day.

Wear a Juliet Veil

If you are going to wear a beautiful vintage dress, why not wear it on your wedding day? Wearing a beautiful dress on your special day will make your day that much more special. Not only will wearing your dress remind you of the past, but it will also help to keep your dress dry while you are getting ready for your big day.

In fact, keeping a Juliet veil dry can be a challenge! Luckily, you can use a hair tie to secure the lace around your neck.

Use Vintage Brooches

Brooches are like old-fashioned charm bracelets, and they make great wedding gifts. If you are willing to go the extra mile and get a handmade brooch from a loving relative or friend, then that is definitely an option. But if you are willing to go the electronic wire and combs accessible gift-giving route, then you can find plenty of options online.

Walk the Aisle With a Wildflower Bouquet

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One of the best vintage wedding tips anyone can give you is walking the aisle with a wildflower bouquet. It’s guaranteed to please both your guests and the judges on the buzzer. The bouquet is one of the first things guests will see when they walk into your reception hall, so keeping it in great condition is essential.

If you are willing to spend a bit of extra time and effort to make sure your bouquet is in perfect condition, then, by all means, keep it wild! If not, most grocery stores sell ready-made bouquet boxes that are easy to mistype.

Use A Vintage Door As The Entrance

A fancy entry door is a way to go if you are willing to go a bit further than just walking the aisle.

Whether you choose a circular or square-shaped door, it is sure to please. If you are willing to invest in a fancy door, you can wear it as a wedding present yourself. The door will surely last longer than a cheap plastic decoration, and it will sure to please both you and your future in-laws!

Set Up Bistro Chairs

If you are willing to mix things up a bit and set up a bistro-style seat for your guests, then, by all means, do so. Hosting a smaller group at your table will allow you to interact with your guests in a more personal fashion while still being able to feed and entertain them.

If you are willing to go the extra mile and provide a more formal table setting for your wedding, then, by all means, do so. But for a more casual atmosphere, guests are sure to love the open-air feel of a bistro table.

Repurpose Antique Furniture

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If you have an old farmhouse, a furniture store, or an antique shop nearby, it would be wise to give it a makeover for your wedding. Simply sanding, buffing, and waxing the furniture will give it a new life, and it will look almost as nice as new. When you are finished, your furniture will look new again, adding a warm, vintage charm to your reception hall.

You can also shop for antique furniture in shops near you.

Get Started With These Vintage Wedding Tips!

Ready to get started on your vintage wedding journey? Start planning your vintage wedding today with these tips and ideas! Top these all off with some delicious food to go along with the vintage vibe, too. And don't forget to have fun – after all, this is your big day! Congratulations and happy planning!

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