Wedding Themes: Vintage

This classy sign carries a vintage feel.

This classy sign carries a vintage feel.

What even is a vintage wedding?
Vintage weddings don’t usually attempt to recreate a particular historical moment in wedding history. Rather, couples hodgepodge aesthetically pleasing pieces from many eras of history to create something unique to their tastes and vision.

Why choose a vintage wedding?
Flexibility! Rather than feeling pressured to create a certain kind of thing, you have the freedom to experiment, to mix and match, and to fit every element to your budget. And you’ll have a great excuse to go thrift shopping and browse Etsy!

What’s the big picture?
Some of the popular style elements of vintage weddings include loose floral designs and soft colors. Wooden boxes and baskets, lace fabrics, and glass bottles are all popular table decor and more. Do-it-yourself and handmade items are also common for invitations, party favors, and decor.

Your vintage theme can carry into your engagement photos as well!

Your vintage theme can carry into your engagement photos as well!

The importance of Things
Vintage wedding dresses are all the rage on Etsy, and they come in all styles, lengths, and colors. You could also ask your grandmothers or aunts if they still have their wedding gowns and would permit them to be altered for you – most of the time, your relatives would be honored and pleased at such a request.

But it’s not just the dress – it’s also the entire decor of your wedding. Thrift stores and Etsy shops are replete with gorgeous suitcases, pottery, lace tablecloths, books, teapots. All of these things can be used as-is or repurposed as a card box or centerpiece. This is your day: find things that appeal to you and let your creativity run free!