You’re getting married! Congratulations! While you still can’t stop daydreaming about your fiancé’s hopefully oh-so-romantic proposal, I’m sure you are aware that planning a wedding is no mean feat. As such is it always best to be fully on your feet and in the know of the various things you may need to do, plan and just think about. Okay, so you know that you want a vintage style wedding, well that is a great start. But as for the details, you still don’t know what to do or where to begin. Yes, you plan to scan some magazines containing the most fabulous vintage wedding dresses and vintage wedding rings; but that is just the tip of the iceberg. As a truly stylish vintage wedding is beyond just the design of your dress and accessories. It is about the mood, feel and ambiance of the entire day.
Planning for Your Vintage Wedding
You may want to have a full vintage feel on your wedding or opt for more of a modern one with a little vintage twist here and there. It’s really your call. Below are some suggestions that can guide you in planning for that beautiful day:
1. You may want to look at some samples of vintage wedding invitations.
Your wedding invitation is the best tool you can use to inform your guests about your theme. You may opt to customize your invitations to look like telegraphs, old photos, or any remarkable item from your preferred era.
2. Consider the colors and designs of every single thing at your wedding venue.
Some periods are noted for particular colors and designs. For instance, turquoise would be a great representation of the 1950’s. You may also choose timeless styles for every detail in your venue, from the lighting to the tables and other decorations. Should you opt for a modern venue with a vintage twist, make sure everything blends well with each other.
3. Look for ideas about popular meals from your chosen era.
Your chosen era may have signature drinks and recipes that you may want to try. If you’d love to rekindle old family memories, you may choose your grandmother’s recipes and your grandfather’s favorite drink. Also, you may scan some catalogues containing the most adorable vintage wedding cakes.
4. It is best to also give some souvenirs that fit in your vintage theme.
Again, it depends on your chosen era. You may want to give away some vintage-styled items or products from an old family recipe as your wedding favors, for instance some sweets or trinkets that your great-grandmother used to make.
5. Choose between a vintage wedding dress or a modern one with a vintage touch.
The first option requires you to look for a specific style that represents your chosen era, whereas the latter enables you to just look for accessories that would complement your modern wedding gown. Neither are necessarily the easier choice, as both options require careful thinking and a lot of considerations. Meanwhile, whatever your choice is, make sure the attire of your whole entourage blends with yours and your groom’s.
There you have it; some simple vintage wedding ideas that can help you in planning for your big day. And while you may still go back to the memories of your fiancé’s proposal, you may likewise daydream of your upcoming vintage themed wedding! And hey, don’t forget to take wise action, do you research and most importantly go with your gut instinct, this way you will be able to turn your wedding day dreams into reality.