Who doesn’t love vintage weddings? The old fashioned, Scarlet O’Hara dresses, the soft blue, pink and beige pastels, the groomsmen in suspenders and other such touches are more than enough to wow even the toughest of critics. However, while vintage weddings are certainly growing in popularity, there’s no denying that, with the amount of people adopting this theme, these ceremonies are gradually losing their charm.
So, if you want to stand out from the crowd, be sure to add some special touches that will enhance your vintage wedding theme while providing a stunning visual effect.
Vintage clothing for the entire bridal party
It definitely goes without saying that the bride should preferably be dressed in a vintage-theme gown. Of course, there are quite a few eras to choose from, so you’ll certainly have a wide variety of choices. Whether you want to go for a puffy 30’s ball gown or a slinky 20’s wedding dress, be sure to accessorize it with the proper vintage accessories. Chocker necklaces, 20’s headbands and anklets are all items that will instantly draw attention to the old-fashioned atmosphere.
For a more pronounced vintage feel, the groom, as well as the groomsmen and bridesmaids can also dress up in vintage clothes. Don’t be afraid to push the boundaries and add a bit of a costume-party feel to your vintage wedding for a more striking effect. The groom, for example, can don a thick velvet suit instead of the typical tux. Suspenders, polka-dot bow ties and hats are other accessories that the groomsmen can don for the special day.
Cake and table setting
Don’t undervalue the importance of table settings as well. This is not the time to invest in ultra-contemporary, sterling silver table settings and decorations. Go for softer hues instead. Pale pink, blue, cream, beige and ecru will definitely enhance your vintage wedding. Lace napkins or tablecloths are absolute must-haves in any old-fashioned weddings.
As far as the cake goes, try to decorate it with varying shades of peach or pink for a more pronounced vintage look. Candies in old-fashioned jars or tubes will most certainly make your guests nostalgic for the bygone days. If you can’t afford to invest in some vintage table place cards, why don’t you go for DIY cards using clothes pins, vintage frames and twine? Bear in mind that it’s not necessary to match every place card: in fact, contrasting cards will bring quite a lot of emphasis to the overall theme of the day.