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Planning Tips for Your Vintage Wedding

Planning your wedding may well be one of your life’s most exciting experiences. From the ceremony all to the reception, you want everything to be perfect, including the general atmosphere of this big day. Of course, when it comes to themes, one of the most popular today is vintage.

If you intend to have a vintage wedding, here are handy tips to help you prepare for it:

The Style
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By deciding on a vintage style wedding, take note that you should consider the multiple details involved, like invitations and decors, the couple’s dress and suit, photography, etc. Decide as well if the wedding must include reminders of the past and touches of modernity, or if it has to be entirely vintage.
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Importance of Details

Every era has specific details that make it distinctive, like the 20s’ audacious spirit symbolized by women’s low-rise skirts and beautiful tuxedos donned by men, and those lavish Hollywood parties and banquets. Four decades later, dresses become more girly – picture Audrey Hepburn in her Christian Dior attires – while the 70s shifted to disco, extravagant styles. You can select any era you like, but do keep things simple. Your wedding should still be the focus, not the theme.


The photography style you use in the wedding should be vintage-inspired as well. In the 50’s, for example, photography was the happy family portrait, straightforward, colorful and vivid; the 70s had that certain blur and a range of pastel colors, with plenty of sun and life. Speak to your photographer and discuss your choices early on.


Of course, your venue should also be in line with the theme you have chosen. If you go with the 50s, a country house with a lush green garden would be great. If you’re more interested in the 20s, look for a mansion that the owner is renting out for special occasions like weddings, and use silver and gold shades in your d?cor.

Dress and Suit

The wedding dress of the bride and the suit of the groom are two of the most important elements that define a vintage wedding. Needless to say, these two should be in perfect sync with the rest of the thematic elements of the event. Brides in the 1950s, for example, wore a knee-length full skirt and a characteristic birdcage veil, while the grooms’ suits had clear inspirations from the New York business man style.

The Details

Finally, if you want a truly unforgettable vintage wedding, play on the details. Pick music that is characteristic of the period you have selected. Design your invitations so that they look like they’re really from that era. If you want to take things up a notch, you can even request your guests to wear an attire of the same theme. Very importantly, be consistent – mixing and matching eras obviously defeats the purpose.