We all love vintage weddings because they’re so pretty and often have a romantic and fun, atmosphere to them. Also because it’s so interesting to look at all the finer details, and wonder where all the tea cups and bird cages came from, and if they’re really “vintage”. The wedding planner team at Nicolette Weddings suggest that as romantic and feminine as your vintage wedding is going to look, before planning, take a minute to consider the time, implications of your chosen theme.
If you are wanting to find and borrow all the details of your vintage wedding yourself, keep in mind that you’re not going to find everything you envisage for your big day at one thrift store, so it will take you a fair amount of time to accumulate all the props and decorations you have in mind.
For sentiment’s sake, it might be a fabulous idea to start close to home and have a look through your granny’s kitchen and even your mother’s and aunt’s, and that of your fiancé’s. They’ll be all too thrilled to be able to showcase their beautiful vintage tea sets and treasured doilies at your big day.
For other table décor items, a collection of dusty old books borrowed from friends and family, paired with a recycled glass bottle filled with your favourite flowers can make for a great, and understated, yet elegant centre piece.
Keep in mind that flowers can come in vintage tones too so speak to your florist about incorporating a vintage lilac or dusty pink coloured rose for your centre pieces.
Here is a helpful list of fun and interesting items to consider incorporating into your big day to add a touch of old world elegance and vintage flair:
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Old, patterned tea cups
Old/Ornate Picture Frames or Mirrors
Old music paper
Pearls (for wearing or for draping around dusted silver candelabras)
Aged tins, containers and crates
Anything ornately decorated such as beautiful old mirrors or vintage cutlery
(Doilies are also beautiful and detailed pieces of paper that have been underused and underappreciated for too long! They can be used as place settings, tray or dessert table liners, they can be stapled into bunting flags, or wrapped around jars for a lacy effect – the uses for doilies are endless so why not tap into your creative side and see what you can come up with.)
Incorporate old font and old looking paper into your wedding stationary
Hire a classic/vintage car to arrive in style and have a fabulous “prop” for your photo shoot
And lastly; bunting, bunting, bunting! You can never have too much of it and you can hang it both outdoors and indoors to give both spaces a really fun, vintage feel.
(All the pictures used above are from weddings created by Nicolette Weddings.)