5 Helpful Suggestions for Planning Your Vintage Wedding

You’re getting married! Congratulations! While you still can’t stop daydreaming about your fiancé’s hopefully oh-so-romantic proposal, I’m sure you are aware that planning a wedding is no mean feat. As such is it always best to be fully on your feet and in the know of the various things you may need to do, plan and just think about. Okay, so you know that you want a vintage style wedding, well that is a great start. But as for the details, you still don’t know what to do or where to begin. Yes, you plan to scan some magazines containing the most fabulous vintage wedding dresses and vintage wedding rings; but that is just the tip of the iceberg. As a truly stylish vintage wedding is beyond just the design of your dress and accessories. It is about the mood, feel and ambiance of the entire day.

Planning for Your Vintage Wedding

You may want to have a full vintage feel on your wedding or opt for more of a modern one with a little vintage twist here and there. It’s really your call. Below are some suggestions that can guide you in planning for that beautiful day:

1. You may want to look at some samples of vintage wedding invitations.

Your wedding invitation is the best tool you can use to inform your guests about your theme. You may opt to customize your invitations to look like telegraphs, old photos, or any remarkable item from your preferred era.

2. Consider the colors and designs of every single thing at your wedding venue.

Some periods are noted for particular colors and designs. For instance, turquoise would be a great representation of the 1950’s. You may also choose timeless styles for every detail in your venue, from the lighting to the tables and other decorations. Should you opt for a modern venue with a vintage twist, make sure everything blends well with each other.

3. Look for ideas about popular meals from your chosen era.

Your chosen era may have signature drinks and recipes that you may want to try. If you’d love to rekindle old family memories, you may choose your grandmother’s recipes and your grandfather’s favorite drink. Also, you may scan some catalogues containing the most adorable vintage wedding cakes.

4. It is best to also give some souvenirs that fit in your vintage theme.

Again, it depends on your chosen era. You may want to give away some vintage-styled items or products from an old family recipe as your wedding favors, for instance some sweets or trinkets that your great-grandmother used to make.

5. Choose between a vintage wedding dress or a modern one with a vintage touch.

The first option requires you to look for a specific style that represents your chosen era, whereas the latter enables you to just look for accessories that would complement your modern wedding gown. Neither are necessarily the easier choice, as both options require careful thinking and a lot of considerations. Meanwhile, whatever your choice is, make sure the attire of your whole entourage blends with yours and your groom’s.

There you have it; some simple vintage wedding ideas that can help you in planning for your big day. And while you may still go back to the memories of your fiancé’s proposal, you may likewise daydream of your upcoming vintage themed wedding! And hey, don’t forget to take wise action, do you research and most importantly go with your gut instinct, this way you will be able to turn your wedding day dreams into reality.

Throwing The Quintessential Vintage Wedding

The vintage ‘theme’ strikes up various likenesses to the early 1900’s. The images of these eras have inspired weddings with the vintage theme and have grown increasingly popular. This has much to owe to the gentle, romantic, bewitching and classic setting this theme offers – with the delicate, textured, laced and ‘dusty’ fabrics. The ‘antique look’ is elegant flows naturally, whilst still being simplistic, to create a more memorable ‘I do moment.’

The Wedding Dress

If you’re opting for a vintage themed wedding – the bride’s wedding dress should be a portrayal of that. After all – the dress will set the day’s mood from the start. A vintage wedding dress recounts the allure and elegance that once was. Such a glamorous dress will embrace the natural and feminine, with soft colours and plenty of lace. Although you could have your own unique vintage dress made, you would get a much more genuine and sterling look from a real vintage dress, worn during the apex of this style.

The Right Décor

Another key feature that should be included in your wedding planning is lace – lots of it. Lace gives that authentic antique feel and works splendidly with up-cycled decorative pieces. Include such items as burlap table runners; fine bone crockery; candles; vintage silverware and elaborate old-fashioned silver and gold ornaments. Placing a few antiqued furniture pieces here and there to create comfortable seating areas, adds an extra touch. Use items such as Persian carpets, vintage couches and wooden side tables or even a dresser as the gift table.

Don’t Forget The Flowers

The most suitable arrangement for a vintage theme would be a combination of wildflowers of subtle hues. Loosely arrange gentle yellows, whites, pinks and greens, without making it look arranges, to achieve a refreshing, naturalistic atmosphere.

Lastly – Lighting is Essential

You can never go wrong with adding fairy lights at a wedding – and even more so with a vintage theme. They create a wedding setting straight out of a fairy-tale and are less harsh – which means great things for your wedding photos. Other options for subtle lighting, that offers gentle, muted tones, are vintage glass bottles, silver candlesticks and chandeliers.

Now take all these elements and put them together under the roof of a Bedouin-inspired stretch tent. Stretch tents have fluid flowing organic lines, natural fabric colours and their exceptional elegance and beauty will make the perfect canopy for your vintage themed wedding. Your guests will be transported into another world, in another time and you will have the special day you have always dreamed of.

Planning to Wear Vintage Wedding Dresses?

Vintage wedding dresses are an entirely different concept if one wants to be reminded of the old times. ‘Old is gold’ is well said and seriously the style, fabric, design used to come at old times still looks trendy. Trends always repeat themselves except for the few changes that make the dresses a bit modern. Many couples want to keep their marriage simple and stylish; they want to stay away with the pinch of glamour and shine. So, the need arises of completely different wardrobe that goes with the theme. Vintage wedding dresses serve the purpose here.

If bride is going for vintage dresses, some trends can be kept in minds. Some styles that were very pleasing at that time can also be used today with a little modification. Netting at the neckline, dresses made of silk, white, ivory, off white or beige color can be some amazing trends which can be amended to give a perfect look keeping in mind the today’s era. Avoid ball gowns and prefer simple casual style to have a look of vintage dresses. Ankle length and floor length free flowing dresses are evergreen. Sleeves style is very important while deciding for vintage dresses. Long puffed, medieval, off shoulder peasant styles are some styles popular in those days.

You can buy a new dress inspired by vintage one. Consult some one having old dress and give it as an example to your tailor or designer. Besides this, you can also contact your grandmother or mother for their dress. It is easy to get the vintage style dress but remember to keep your style, simplicity, touch in the dress. Minor lace tears, rusted buttons and stains are easy to fix but split or shattered silk cannot be overlooked. You can also combine the old dress with new one. You can have the new gown combined with old veil. But, please remember to have a look upon veil condition. May be that the veil is shaded off and its white color is converted into off white that will surely not compliment your dress.

Online searches can help a lot in fixing the problem. There are many sites that can provide you with sample photos of vintage dresses. You can give those images to your designer. This is in fact the best one can do. Combining the vintage wedding dresses trends with new comfortable fabrics can give fruitful results.

One should take pains in deciding the vintage dresses as if not decided properly can give you an absurd look!