If you have chosen to have a vintage themed wedding, you are probably brimming with fantastic ideas. From having a vintage-style wedding dress to hiring a vintage ice cream bike, there are so many cute things that you could do.
The good news about planning a vintage wedding is that you can do it how you like. However, having said that, when it comes to a vintage wedding, knowing where to start is the hardest part.
To help you plan the perfect vintage wedding, we have put together some simple tips, below:
Look out for vintage fashion brands
By choosing to go vintage with your wedding, you can save yourself a lot of money. Many vintage fashion stores do beautiful, affordable dresses that are ideal for bridesmaids. So make sure to have a look for a vintage fashion brand that you can use, as you will find that you can get your dresses much cheaper.
Make your own decorations
When it comes to planning a vintage-style wedding, it’s crucial that you make your own decorations. While there are lots of shops that sell vintage decorations, they are often expensive and lack authenticity. By choosing to make your decorations, you can cut costs and make your wedding more authentic.
Get your bridesmaids to come over and spend an evening or two helping you to make beautiful vintage-style decorations. If you get stuck for ideas, make sure to check out Pinterest, as the photo boards on there should give you lots of great ideas.
Use vintage furniture
Don’t hire wedding furniture, instead invest in pieces of vintage furniture. You could also have a look online, as you can often find great deals online when it comes to antique and vintage furniture. Have a look at the Love Antiques online store for a range of beautiful antique pieces - trust us, you won’t be disappointed.
Yes, it might be a little pricey, but it will add authenticity to your wedding. You could even tell your guests that all the furniture is for sale, so they can browse on your big day, to see if there is anything that takes their fancy.
Ask everyone to bring a cake
Instead of worrying about having lots of fancy desserts made by a caterer, ask each guest to bring a cake along. When you have lots of gorgeous cakes lined up on a table, your wedding will feel like the most authentic vintage event, ever.
Just make sure to tell all guests to avoid using nuts in the cakes, in case anyone is allergic to nuts. If you have any guests with a gluten, wheat or egg allergy, make sure to ask a guest to bring a cake that is suitable for them.
Choose a simple venue
For an amazing vintage wedding, a hotel venue is not necessary. Instead, opt for a venue that’s a little bit different - somewhere like an old barn would be ideal. Many weddings used to take place in village halls, so if you want a touch of authenticity, make sure to look into village halls for your reception.
Planning a beautiful vintage wedding isn’t as hard as you would think. Believe it or not, all it takes is some creativity and smart thinking, and you can plan a fantastic vintage inspired wedding.