Vintage Weddings | Themes

by mandeesears

Vintage weddings are all the rage right now. Everything from centerpieces to fashion can have that romantic, vintage theme. What direction will you go with a vintage wedding?

Yes, you can go different directions with a vintage theme -- they aren't all canning jars and daisies!

Concentrate on what aspect of vintage -- era, style, decade, etc... -- is most appealing to you. That's what will make your wedding celebration memorable, unique and different.

Vintage Weddings Themes

So Many Choices...

One of the hottest wedding trends for 2012 is to use a vintage theme. It can be subtle or all out -- the choice is up to you. 

There are many different directions you can go with a vintage wedding. To name a few:

and much more. Virtually any theme can be given a vintage feel through your decor and invitations. 

Vintage Weddings and Do It Yourself Centerpieces

A vintage wedding is the perfect venue for do it yourself centerpieces. Unique and different centerpieces can be created to showcase your chosen time period or era. 

Consider using vintage items in a grouping on guest tables as your centerpieces. This is not only "one of a kind" centerpieces but is a very eco-friendly idea -- reusing old or outdated items in a new way. 

You can still use florals and candles as accents but they don't have to be the main focus. 

Shop in your local thrift stores, flea markets and even estate sales and yard sales. These can be treasure troves of possibilities for making vintage centerpieces

Stack old books and use them as a riser for other vintage items like lanterns or candlesticks. Incorporate old maps or brochures, vintage vases, tea cups, garden statuary or old advertising tins and jars. Add a single flower inside one of the items.

Go for the rustic look using chalkboards for your wedding or canning jars for centerpieces with single stems in them. Use vintage everyday items and give them a twist -- A scale as a floral arrangement holder, a typewriter on the guestbook table...the possibilities are endless! 

Ideas for Vintage Feel Centerpieces

Cargo Cool Euro Suitcases, Soft Green, Set of 3
resource international inc.
Only $25.00
Old-Fashioned Luggage Labels (Stickers)
Dover Publications
$9.95  $4.64
Elegant Beaded Candleholder Shabby Candle Holder Chic
Furniture Creations
$9.95  $6.19

Vintage Ideas to Incorporate

Vintage CameraThere are certain items that can bring vintage style to most any wedding. Using monograms is one option.

Consider using monograms on your invitation, as your cake topper or casting a monogram image onto your dance floor. 

Lace and pearls are appropriate for a lot of different vintage themes like Victorian, Vintage Hollywood, Country and more. You could use lace doilies for the base of your centerpieces, incorporate a lace design in your invitations, menus or programs.

Old picture frames, vintage advertising, tourist attraction figurines, books, cigar boxes, vintage cameras and the like are all great starting points for building a vintage centerpiece.  

Vintage Weddings Themes Resources

Vintage Wedding Ideas
One of the trends for today's weddings and other events is to go Vintage. There is just something romantic, sophisticated and glamorous about Vintage weddings.

Vintage Wedding Ideas | Vintage Definition
Vintage Weddings are steadily moving up the popularity list — but what is the vintage definition as it applies to a wedding or event theme?

Vintage Centerpieces
This is a compilation of posts -- all together in one handy place -- about Vintage Centerpieces. I will be adding to it as new posts are published with the vintage centerpieces category.

Vintage Weddings

A vintage theme for a wedding may be popular but yours will be very unique and different with your individual interpretation of vintage. 

Your wedding dress and/or veil and the bridesmaids and groomsmen attire can reflect a vintage era as well. Use a birdcage style veil for yourself and put the guys in white dinner jackets with black trousers. The girls could wear knee-length vintage style dresses to match.

Or go very formal -- think red carpet. A birdcage veil is very versatile with whatever style dress you put with it. Glamor is the theme here. What bride doesn't want to feel glamorous on her wedding day? 

A vintage theme opens the door to a lot of different avenues. Choose yours and have the wedding of your dreams! 

Updated: 07/12/2012, mandeesears
 
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2uesday on 09/14/2012

This idea would work well for a wedding theme where the bride loves vintage style clothing. If worked carefully and with skill it could save money on the wedding outfits and the reception too.
Setting an era for the style of the wedding would save the guests being confused as to what to wear and what was going on.

RubyHelenRose on 07/12/2012

Wow, this is great, I knew vintage was coming back in style thanks to some businesses that are really into it. I never thought about it attracting wedding gals. Of course, right? This is a wonderful page about the styles and ways to prepare and participate. Gotta add it to my pinterest Seven Wedding Junction page, so your great pictures and ideas I can save.

ohcaroline on 07/20/2011

Vintage weddings are and can be very classy. I don't think I've ever been to a vintage style wedding.

RhondaAlbom on 06/17/2011

What fun!

vikksimmons on 06/12/2011

I didn't realize Vintage weddings were so hot right now.

WordCustard on 06/04/2011

Ah, I love the glamour of a vintage wedding. It's such a classic look and would really make a day special.

mandeesears on 06/02/2011

It's one of my favorites since it is so versatile!

Guest on 06/02/2011

I like vintage too. I can't imagine a better theme for a wedding.

mandeesears on 06/01/2011

Awwwwee, that sounds like fun! My mom always told me I was born in the wrong generation. I love vintage and retro anything!

I have done a couple of vintage weddings and they were my favorite!

petunia on 06/01/2011

It would be fun to plan a vintage wedding -- and most folks my age have lots of "vintage" in the house!
Note - for our daughter's wedding, my sister brought a bridesmaid veil from her wedding in the early 60's. we had fun playing with that veil in the hospitality room!


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