Take your guests back into the past with a vintage wedding that is extraordinary; a wedding that depicts your lifestyle and personality with an old-world flare. Some of the most interesting feelings are those of true romance and nostalgia, so bring them out by focusing on these five planning tips inspired by Andrea Fowler’s vintage wedding article from The Knot. By incorporating your personal tastes, a bit of family history, and classic, elegant details such as an antique boutonniere, you will create a wedding scene worthy of a 1930’s motion picture.
1. Setting the Tone with Stationary
Make your save-the-dates and official wedding invitations introduce your vintage wedding theme and showcase your creative style. Choose soft pastel colors, floral print, and a whimsical calligraphy style for a unique and classy look.
2. Old-world Wedding Decor
Vintage rentals such as our creme Lorraine vanity are perfect accent pieces for displaying your wedding cake and other dainty desserts you may have. Also, remember to choose pieces that will add charm and help accentuate special areas of your venue, such as the check-in or wedding favor tables.
3. Antique Accented Lounge Areas
Create classic and elegant comfort with a couple of Victorian-inspired seating areas for you and your guests to mingle during your wedding. Adding a hint of lace, ravishing rose arrangements, and some tufted settees will make these areas quaint and inviting.
4. Live Music for Luxurious Ambiance
Think of the American Big Bands of the 1930’s and bring this classic music scene to life again. Live music has a certain luxury and richness to it that isn’t achieved by your typical sound system. Have the soft words of love ballads hang in the air and create a positively romantic atmosphere.
5. Creative, Charming, and Classical Couture
Of course you have got to coordinate with your vintage wedding surroundings, so jazz everything up with what you are wearing. Take their breaths away with a stunning, old-Hollywood ball gown that glistens or an elegant, jeweled hair pin that was passed down from your great-grandmother. Netting, pearls, lace, and antique lapels are also great ways to incorporate a poised, vintage vibe.