Wedding Planning: Go Vintage

by emilienathanson

There are many different wedding themes out there. For your special day, consider one of America's most loved themes and go vintage!

Wedding planning is most likely one of the major events you will have to plan for all of your life.  There are so many options, so many different themes, and so many different routes of which you can take to create your dream wedding.  All these options can be both a blessing and a curse.  It’s a blessing because you have all the freedom in the world to control your wedding, but it’s a curse because you might become overwhelmed with all your options. 

Before you do anymore research on wedding ideas, a growing and popular theme is going vintage. Vintage wedding theme might be popular but they remain one of a kind.  The overall theme of a vintage wedding is sophistication, stylishness, romantic, classiness, and grand ceremony.  If that sounds like your cup of tea, then keep on reading! 

Couples are leaning more towards vintage weddings because of the delicacy of the entire ceremony from the beauty of the lace, the vintage wedding invitations, to vintage themed decorations.  Having a vintage wedding doesn’t mean you have to pick a specific time period and have everything reflect a single time period.  For example, couples can opt to have a vintage wedding dress from the 20’s, early Victorian wedding invites, late 1800s décor, and so forth.  Another great option is to have vintage items from different cultures and different parts of the world.  Especially for people of other ethnic backgrounds, it might be a great idea to combine vintage and culture to have a classy, cultural celebration. 

Now here is the most important question, how much do vintage themed wedding usually cost?  There is no definite estimate of how much vintage themed weddings will cost.  It is really up to how much you are willing to spend.  Vintage weddings can run the gamut from very expensive to pretty cost effective. 

Vintage Venue

The heaviest expense will be the venue.  If you have enough money to spend on a good venue and reception area, consider a historic house or mansion.  However if you don’t want to spend too much on venue, consider having it in an open field, someone’s backyard, or some other quaint isolated place. 

Vintage Decorations
Vintage decorations are really elegant.  Consider the color scheme before you decent on the specifics.  Usually vintage weddings use some shade of soft colors such as creams, pinks, light blues, and greens.  However you can have a darker vintage theme with deep rich reds, black, and grays.  Common vintage pieces include candles, lace, old pictures, antique furniture, and so forth.


Vintage Favors

Best way to create vintage themed favors is to make the favors yourself.  Incorporate same themes you used for decorations into your favors.  Decorate it with lace, small trinkets, vintage stationary paper, and so forth. 

Get the Vintage Look

What vintage item do you look forward to having at your wedding?

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Updated: 01/17/2012, emilienathanson
 
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