A vintage wedding theme can be elegant and inviting. Vintage weddings are increasing in popularity and it is easy to see why. Vintage themes are timeless and classy. Having a vintage theme can make your wedding one that people will be talking about for years to come. Learning how to create the perfect vintage wedding is not as costly or complicated as you may be expecting.
In fact, you may be surprised at how affordable and easy it is to create a vintage wedding. It does not matter what your budget is. There are plenty of vintage wedding ideas that you can use in your big day. Many vintage wedding ideas can do it yourself. This means that you can create the perfect vintage theme without blowing your entire budget.
Vintage Stationery Ideas
There are a lot of different options when it comes to vintage stationery ideas. Vintage stationery can be used for wedding invitations, save the date cards, and as well as place card settings. Vintage stamps can be used on the save the date cards and invitations to add even more to your vintage themed wedding. You can even use vintage RSVP cards. You can find all of these items either online or at stationery stores.
Choosing the perfect vintage stationery is the first step in getting your vintage themed wedding off the ground. You can even get a vintage guest book for your guests to sign. Opt for any stationery that has an off white older appearance so that it fits with your theme.
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A vintage wedding theme can be easy to pull off if you pay attention to the little details. It is the little details that can make a big difference. Consider using calligraphy on your invitations to add to the vintage theme. Vintage stationery can also be used for place cards during your reception. To make new stationery appear vintage, simply mix a small amount of instant tea with a small amount of water.
Place the stationary flat in the water. Allow it to sit overnight. Use tweezers to pull out the stationary. Let it dry for twenty-four hours. Once you are finished, you will have stationary that legit looks like it comes from another period in time. This is a great idea if you do not have a big budget to spend on stationery. There are many ways that you can incorporate vintage stationery into your wedding theme. Use a monogram or crest on your invitations to make them really stand out.
Wedding Color Theme
Vintage wedding color themes can consist of many colors. Some of the most popular color themes for vintage weddings include light yellow with gray, red with gold, or blue with white. Any mixture of these classic colors will help create the ideal vintage wedding theme. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your colors. Consider mixing cool tones with brighter colors. Gray is a common color used in vintage weddings that goes with pretty much everything. Gray mixes well with blue, red, and even orange.
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While orange is not a very popular wedding color, there are tones of orange that will add to your vintage themed wedding. Light shades of green mixed with cool tones can make the perfect wedding colors. Choosing your wedding colors is a vital part of your wedding. Mix and match different colors until you find a duo that best suits your vintage theme. Deep colors mixed with cool light tones are an idea for vintage weddings.
Vintage Wedding Décor Inspiration & Ideas
Low vintage lighting is a great way to add to your vintage theme. Use small tea light candles to create a soft ambiance. Consider creating a light-colored backdrop to go behind the table at the wedding party. Include antique chairs or tables to your indoor décor to stick with your vintage theme. You can use vintage barrels to create tables or extra seating. Decorate the vintage barrels with lace for an extra bit of flair.
Outdoor décor can consist of items like flowers, hanging fabrics, and vintage pottery. You can even include vintage items like floral prints or decorative bird cages to spruce up your outdoor décor. Other great outdoor décor items include vintage glassware and rose gold vases. Again, vintage wine barrels make great vintage décor. They can be used as tables or as seating. Creating a backdrop out of vintage hanging fabrics is a fantastic place to take pictures of the wedding party.
Your reception décor should mix together different vintage décor elements. Use colored fabrics to set a formal tone. Add vintage mason jars as table décor. Tie small strips of burlap to the top of mason jars and place a small candle inside. Use these to décor your tables at your reception. Pastel prints also make great vintage decoration items that will fit nicely into your vintage themed wedding. Instead of choosing a banquet hall, pick a vintage barn that can accommodate your guests. More couples are choosing to have their vintage themed weddings in renovated barns. Another great vintage decoration idea for your wedding is to use a vintage mailbox to receive your cards. A fresh coat of paint on an old mailbox can be an easy way to add creativity to your vintage wedding.
Decorating the wedding aisle can be as simple as adding vintage lamps or simple candles. Opt for a bouquet that is made out of wildflowers. Wrap your bouquet in vintage ribbons or lace. Don’t choose typical roses for your flower decorations. Instead, use peonies or calla lilies. Candles may seem like an outdone wedding decoration, but using vintage candlesticks can be a unique way to add to your theme. Don’t be afraid to place everyday vintage items throughout your ceremony space. Play with different ideas until you find décor ideas that fit your personality.
Consider using vintage lanterns as centerpieces. Don’t forget to add table dressings with wedding favors for your guests. Other table decoration ideas include adding strings of pearls to the table’s centerpieces. Use retro tin cans to create one of a kind vintage centerpiece. Get creative when it comes to decorating your tables. Vintage glass stemware can add to your vintage theme. Consider lace fabrics to top tables. Lace is a great vintage item that you can use in the decoration of your tables.
Bridal Look for Vintage Wedding
Choosing a vintage dress that is off-color can add to your theme. Look for bridal dresses with pearls embroidered on them. Bridal gowns with lace give a vintage feel. Long-sleeved dresses also can add to your vintage theme. Your vintage wedding theme can be simple to put together if you pay attention to the small details. When it comes to hair, you have many styles to choose from.
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Consider experimenting with old fashioned updos to create a perfect vintage bridal look. Add ribbons or lace to hold your hair in place. Vintage accessories that you can use can consist of pearls, antique jewelry, and white gloves. Brooches are another vintage bridal accessory to consider. Some brides prefer to wear vintage tiaras on their wedding day.
Themed Music to Fall in Love
With so many good songs to fall in love to, choosing just one can be overwhelming. The best advice to follow when picking music to fall in love is to pick songs that speak to your heart. Music is an important part of a wedding. You will remember what songs were played at your wedding for the rest of your life.
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Consider old love songs from the fifties and sixties. Modern love songs can still go along with your vintage theme if they have an old fashioned sound. Some of the top songs to pick for your vintage themed wedding include, but are not limited to, the following:
- At Last by Etta James
- Amazed by Lonestar
- Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra
- Crazy Love by Van Morrison
- I only have Eyes for You by The Flamingos
- L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole
- Steady as we go by the Dave Matthews Band
- All of me by John Legend
- Lost in this Moment by Big and Rich
- Wonderwall by Oasis
- Your Song by Elton John
- You’re my Best Friend – Queen
If you want to stick with your vintage theme, consider using songs from a different era during the course of your reception. For your first dance, pick a song that expresses the love you feel for your new spouse. Classical music is also a good vintage option for background music during the reception.
All in all, pulling off the perfect vintage wedding theme starts with making a few small decisions. Opt for antique decorations for your reception. Consider the numerous great songs to fall in love with. From your vows to your first dance, you can incorporate vintage items that will add to your theme. When it comes to flowers, consider using yellow roses or white carnations.